Sturgis Concerts | Lita Ford

Runaways guitarist plays Buffalo Chip

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Welcome to Sturgis, Lita.

Courtesy of Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Last week, Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter Leon Russell suffered a heart attack, leaving a void to fill at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s concert lineup. Fortune smiled on the Chip, however, and now Runaways lead guitarist and ‘80s glam metal maven Lita Ford opens for Kid Rock on Sunday, Aug. 7 in Russell’s place.

While British-born Ford earned her stripes as a founder of the smoking-hot, all-girl group The Runaways in the 1970s, she has earned considerably more topping the charts with a duet next to Ozzy Osbourne titled “Close Your Eyes Forever” and hits such as “What Do You know About Love,” “Shot of Poison,” and “Larger Than Life.”

The complete Wolfman Jack Stage band lineup for the 35th anniversary of The Best Party Anywhere:

Friday, Aug. 5 – Willie Nelson, Drake White, Jimmie Bratcher

Saturday, Aug. 6 – 3 Doors Down, ONE – The Only Tribute to Metallica, Midnight Mob

Sunday, Aug. 7 – Kid Rock, Lita Ford, Tim Montana and the Shrednecks

Monday, Aug. 8 – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elle King, Mothership

Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Cheap Trick, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Grizzled Mighty

Wednesday, Aug 10 – Five Finger Death Punch, Reverend Horton Heat, Low Volts

Thursday, Aug. 11 – Miranda Lambert, RATT, Stolen Rhodes

Friday, Aug. 12 – Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Sweet Cyanide

Saturday, Aug – “Weird Al” Yankovic, Reformed Whores

Those wishing to purchase passes may do so by going to or calling 605-347-9000.