Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Gets Weird in 2016

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The incomparable, chart-topping king of parody Weird Al Yankovic will bring the 35th anniversary of the Largest Music Festival in MotorcyclingTM to a campy conclusion on Saturday, Aug. 13

Continuing a long-standing tradition of presenting wacky and wonderful world-class comedians, Weird Al Yankovic will perform at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Aug. 13, 2016.

What’s a party without a few laughs?

Continuing a long-standing tradition of presenting wacky and wonderful world-class comedians such as PeeWee Herman, Cheech & Chong and Sam Kinison, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is getting totally weird in 2016. The incomparable, chart-topping king of parody Weird Al Yankovic will bring the 35th anniversary of the Largest Music Festival in MotorcyclingTM to a campy conclusion on Saturday, Aug. 13. Inspired by Weird Al’s skill for satire, the Buffalo Chip put together its own bizarre video parody for the Weird Al announcement where Rod “Woody” Woodruff talks about interactions with Chip comedians including the time he gave Weird Al his first perm. The video can be seen here: http://bit.ly/1KZAQw0

Weird Al’s comedic genius has been building since the release of his first demo tape on the Dr. Demento Radio Show in 1976. Now, with four Grammys to his name, his last studio album, “Mandatory Fun,” debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, a feat not accomplished by a comedy album in over 50 years. Hits such as “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Another One Rides the Bus” and “White and Nerdy” have elevated Weird Al to megastar status. In addition to his extraordinary music career, Weird Al has appeared in numerous movies and television shows including the “Naked Gun” series, “Halloween II,” “The Simpsons,” “30 Rock,” “Galavant,” “The Odd Couple,” and “Gravity Falls.” He also had the honor of being named as the first guest editor of “Mad Magazine” for the publication’s 533rd issue.

“Laughter and fun have always been an integral part of what we do because, frankly, what’s a party without a few laughs?” said Rod Woodruff, Buffalo Chip President. “Weird Al is at the top of his game, and we’re looking forward to having some fun while he performs some of his hit songs. Weird Al will keep the good times going until the very last second of the 2016 rally.”

In addition to Weird Al Yankovic, the Buffalo Chip has announced that Kid Rock will perform on Sunday, Aug. 7 and Miranda Lambert will perform on Thursday, Aug. 11. The Chip’s annual motorcycle and music festival, known as ”The Best Party Anywhere®,” kickstarts on Monday, Aug. 1 and runs through Sunday Aug. 14, 2016.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. Established in 1981, the venue’s nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere™, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Buffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, thrilling PowerSports and more. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers cabins, RVs, camping, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, paved roads, and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip's concerts are free with camping. More details are available at http://www.BuffaloChip.com.

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