All Music Magazines four day coverage of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2020 and Music Festival on August 11th 2020 from The Full Throttle Saloon. All Music Magazine‘s correspondent Mark Horan of MarkHoran.Pictures LLC. With shows happening on two stages, images and concert reviews are being submitted as they become available. Please checkout the first hand coverage by our contributor.
After little sleep I returned to the Full Throttle Saloon with a little hop in my step. My favorite new band will be gracing the main stage headlining the evening, Dirty Honey! Opening for Dirty Honey will be Black Heart Saints, and the incredible energetic, Saliva. And gracing the indoor stage, Lynch Mob who are playing everyday and opening for Steel Panther Wednesday night on the main stage.
I spent an extended time getting my photo credentials sorted out, the staff at the Full Throttle got me situated. Amongst the confusion, the staff was attentive and took great care to get the issue resolved and treated me like a VIP!
Once the issue was corrected I headed to the main stage to see “The Black Heart Saints” a rock band out of Texas who had been playing for almost an hour. The band is Josh Ross on vocals, Mark Sean on guitar, Nathan Flores on drums, and Ian CG playing bass. With a long list of awards and experience.
– Official SXSW Performer
– Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner 2017 & 2018
– Elkhart Bike Night 2019 Headliner
– Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
– Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month
– San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
– Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
– ESPN X Games Performer
The night came to a close on the inside bar with Lynch Mob hitting the stage at approximately 12:30am. It was late, but never to late to watch George Lynch tear it up. George Lynch is one of the finest metal guitarists of the past 30 years. Originally with Dokken, then forming his own band Lynch Mob. Joining George on stage tonight was Paul Drennan on bass (Lynch Mob, Three Forks Road, Blandini) Will Hunt on drums (Evanescence, Black Label Society, Blandini) and on vocals Nathan Utz (Resist and Bite, Blonz). There was also a special guest appearance of Jeff Blando (Blandini, Slaughter, Vince Neil) on guitar. A great line up at any hour of the day. As Blandini and Lynch Mob are playing every night, there will be more coverage and images of them in subsequent articles.
It was a long night and I hope you enjoyed the coverage. Check back day to day to see the fours days of coverage in Sturgis, South Dakota.
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