Shotgun Willie Kicks Off Sturgis Rally with a Bang on Friday, Aug. 5
 
 

"Shotgun Willie" Kicks Off Buffalo Chip Motorcycle and Music Festival during the Sturgis Rally with a Bang!

Celebrate 35 Years of The Best Party Anywhere® with the Last of the Outlaw Legends

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You don’t get many chances in your life to share a moment with a legend. But on Friday, Aug. 5, you can be a part of the greatest kickoff party the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has seen in its 35-year history by spending the evening with the one and only Willie Nelson!

For over six decades this renegade country icon has been inspiring generations of fans like you to do things differently, and he proved that amazing things can happen when you play by your own rules. Willie’s attitude toward the conventional Nashville sound brought about a slew of songs that have now become woven as tightly into the fiber of American life as the very braids draped over his shoulders.

Songs like “On the Road Again,” “Always on My Mind,” “Bloody Mary Morning,” “Hello Walls,” “Crazy,” “Willingly,” “Blues Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain,” “Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys,” “Good Hearted Woman” and “If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time” helped Willie earn a staggering 11 Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, nine CMA Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards and many others.

With over 200 albums under his belt, including nine released in the last five years, the set list on Aug. 5 is anyone’s guess. But a few things are damn near guaranteed: the whiskey will be flowin’, and the wood will by flyin’ from Willie’s battered old Martin guitar “Trigger” as he blazes his way through some of the most seminal songs and solos of the past sixty years. And when it’s all over, you’ll be left with a memory you’ll hold dear until the day you die.

Life’s short, and the greats won’t be around forever. So don’t let Aug. 5 be a date you look back on with regret for having missed this once-in-a-lifetime performance. Come along for one hell of a ride with the last of the outlaw legends by kicking off your Sturgis Rally with Willie Nelson! Reserve your passes now!

What’s your favorite Willie Nelson song? Tell us in the comments below!

“I will be 100 yrs old in a wheelchair and still will be there for sure. Of course I will have killer engine on my wheelchair by then.” - Puffnallawolfie Suziatto

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