Kid Rock to perform in South Dakota

Kid Rock publicity photo.

For a state with fewer than 1 million residents, South Dakota gets more than its fair share of big-name concerts. That’s due to events such as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which draws thousands of people to South Dakota’s Black Hills every summer.

There was a particularly big announcement this week from the Buffalo Chip Campground, where most of the Rally’s big-name concerts are held. "The Chip" announced that Kid Rock will perform on its stage Tuesday, Aug. 10, during the Rally.

"There probably doesn’t exist a more electrifying live performer than Kid Rock," Rod Woodruff, Buffalo Chip owner, said in a news release. "Likewise, there are few audiences more electrifying and appreciative of great performances than the campers who stay at the Buffalo Chip. It’s a perfect match."

The Chip isn’t what you’d call a family destination, but it’s a place that adults go for some of the most memorable concert experiences of their lifetimes. Last summer, The Chip gained a measure of national noteriety when Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler fell off The Chip’s stage, resulting in an injury that ended Aerosmith’s tour (Tyler is just now going back out on tour).

Rock joins ZZ Top, Jason Aldean, Dave Mason, The Doobie Brothers and Disturbed for the 2010 Buffalo Chip line-up. Woodruff said more announcements are forthcoming.

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association’s Better Newspapers Contest. Seth’s day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota’s state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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