August Music Festival Lineup Welcomes Leon Russell Sunday, Aug. 7
 
 

Leon Russell Flexes His Musical Muscle at The Chip’s 35th August Music Festival with Weighty Song Arsenal

Take a Trip through 50 Years of Hits with this Living Legend on Sunday, Aug. 7

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Fill up your tank and prepare to blast off as "The Master of Space and Time" takes you on a journey through some of the most celebrated music of the last 50 years. When the legendary Leon Russell makes his way to the Wolfman Jack Stage prior to Kid Rock on Sunday, Aug. 7, his wispy white mane, long beard, cowboy hat and trademark aviators might make you think you’re being paid a visit from Biker Santa. And this assessment wouldn’t be too far off, because once he sits down at his custom-made white baby grand and starts to play, you’ll feel like a kid on Christmas morning!

Leon Russell is a true music icon and one of the most versatile artists in rock ‘n’ roll history, having lent his gruff, soulful voice and ingenious instrumental talents to a diverse collection of pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records.

Russell is also arguably one of the most accomplished musicians alive today. Over the course of his distinguished 50+ year career as a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader, and touring musician, he’s had occasion to collaborate with a virtual who’s who of the music industry. The long list of acts he’s teamed up with includes Joe Cocker, Edgar Winter, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Bruce Hornsby, B.B. King, Elton John, Steve Winwood, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson and literally hundreds more.

When you stand in the presence of the great Leon Russell on Aug. 7, you’ll be amazed to hear just how many celebrated songs this living legend has put his stamp on. Mega hits such as "Tight Rope," “Bluebird,” “Superstar,” “This Masquerade,” “A Song for You,” “Hummingbird” and “Delta Lady” are a mere drop in the bucket when it comes to his list of amazing contributions.

With so many influential musicians leaving us each year, the opportunity to see an artist of Leon Russell’s caliber perform is a true rarity. Don’t let this once-in-a-lifetime chance pass you by. Reserve your passes to see Leon Russell and Kid Rock together for one unforgettable night during the Chip’s August music festival!

“The reason that we keep coming back to the Buffalo Chip every year is because it is the only venue that I know of thatn you can sit on your bike and watch the good bands.”

- Steve Sladek

 

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