2015 Buffalo Chip Sturgis Concerts Announced!

Rock the Rally Harder than Ever Before during this Year’s Summer Music Festival

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Discover the legendary performers who will rock your world at this year’s summer music festival below. Then prepare to be hit with a wave of sound and an experience you won’t ever forget in the Buffalo Chip’s world famous natural outdoor amphitheater.

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Free Three Day Pre-Rally Party July 24 - 26 Featuring Pop Evil and More
If you’ve heard it’s fashionable to arrive late to a party, what you’ve heard is DEAD WRONG. That’s because for the first time in history the Chip has added three more nights of legendary concerts to its 2015 lineup, and seeing them won’t cost you a single penny! That’s right, it’s free!

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Texas Hippie Coalition
Prepare for a party the size of Texas during one of this year’s wildest Sturgis concerts. Texas Hippie Coalition’s pounding Red Dirt Metal madness will awaken your inner rebel during their 2015 August music festival performance debut at the Buffalo Chip. The Texas metal quartet will ignite the Wolfman Jack Stage Friday, July 31, 2015.

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Stolen Rhodes
Get swept away by a series of Sturgis concerts that mix the music of American legends. Stolen Rhodes’ folky songwriting, coupled with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe of yesteryear, will cement them as one of the best new bands you see this Sturgis Rally. The New Jersey quartet joins Texas Hippie Coalition and Charlie Brechtel on the Wolfman Jack Stage to create a night of phenomenal Sturgis concerts Friday, July 31, then takes on crowds at the showcase stages on Saturday, Aug.1 and Sunday, Aug. 2.

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Alice Cooper
The Godfather of shock rock, Alice Cooper, will be bringing rock’s spookiest stage show to the 75th Sturgis Rally for the Buffalo Chip’s August music festival. Cooper will be headlining the Wolfman Jack Stage on Aug. 1 following performances from Sweet Cyanide and Five Finger Death Punch—culminating a night of rock ‘n’ roll chaos you absolutely do not want to miss.

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Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch’s unrelenting blend of crushing metallic grooves and defiant, searing melodies will knock you down during their Sturgis Rally debut at the Buffalo Chip’s 2015 August music festival. The Las Vegas heavy metal outfit will be making their presence known on the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

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Sweet Cyanide
Let the music take over as Sweet Cyanide’s cocktail of dark glam rock courses through your veins during the Buffalo Chip’s 2015 August music festival! These New York City hard rockers and Chip fan favorites are joining the legendary lineup of Sturgis concerts on Saturday, Aug. 1 to get your blood pumping before performances from Five Finger Death Punch and Alice Cooper.

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Brantley Gilbert
Get ready for a performance that will grab you by the throat with its first guitar strum and hold on tight until the release of the final chord. Brantley Gilbert is adding his unique style of outlaw country rock to the Buffalo Chip’s 2015 summer music festival lineup on Sunday, Aug. 2, which means Sturgis Bike Week is about to get all fired up!

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38 Special
Get ready for a musical celebration of camaraderie and brotherhood that could only come from a band the likes of 38 Special. The Southern rock sensation will be taking to the Wolfman Jack Stage between performances from The Guess Who and Brantley Gilbert on Sunday, Aug. 2 for a night of Sturgis concerts you’ll never forget.

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Godsmack
Prepare for the blunt force of one this year’s most relentless Sturgis Concerts when Godsmack’s combination of hard-hitting alternative metal riffs, hypnotic melodies, and no-nonsense lyricism mesmerizes you during their 2015 August music festival performance debut at the Buffalo Chip. The Boston hard rockers will shine down from the Wolfman Jack Stage Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.

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Dee Snider
If you laugh in the face of convention, then you’re riding on the same wavelength as rebel rocker Dee Snider. This multi-talented metal madman has added his name to the Chip’s lineup of Sturgis concerts on Monday, Aug. 3 between performances from Nazareth and Godsmack. Together, these legendary powerhouses will create a rock triumvirate unlike one you’ve ever seen at the Chip before!

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Nazareth
Prepare to dive deep into the vault of classics you started spinning on vinyl in the ‘70s and have yet to stop playing today. Epic Scottish rockers Nazareth are headed to the Buffalo Chip on Monday, Aug. 3 to deliver legendary licks from the Wolfman Jack Stage prior to performances from Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider and Godsmack!

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Lynyrd Skynyrd
It wouldn’t be history’s biggest biker party without a performance from the quintessential biker band, the band Chip fans request most—Lynyrd Skynyrd. So when the Southern rock gods bring you their unique mix of guitar-driven blues and traditional country undertones on Tuesday, Aug. 4, just enjoy the ride.

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Shinedown
Get ready for a ruckus when Shinedown’s hard rock spectacle of powerful vocals and guillotine guitar riffs ignites in one of the year’s most explosive Sturgis concerts. The Florida hard rockers will descend on you during the Buffalo Chip’s August music festival Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Let down your hair, kick up some dirt and let the distinctive sounds of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real help you find yourself on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The band will be kicking off an unforgettable night of Sturgis concerts on the Wolfman Jack Stage with their self-described brand of “cowboy hippie surf rock” prior to performances from Shinedown and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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John Fogerty
Get ready to party at one of the year’s most anticipated Sturgis concerts when John Fogerty, lead singer, guitarist, and founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival, takes to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 during the Buffalo Chip’s August music festival.

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Social Distortion
One of punk rock’s greatest icons, Social Distortion, has joined the Buffalo Chip’s lineup of Sturgis concerts on Wednesday, Aug. 5! After holding down a spot on the Chip’s list of most-requested bands for over a decade, the enduring rockabilly punk rockers are making their Sturgis Rally debut on the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage during the momentous 75th anniversary celebration. This high-octane live show will inject you with a dose of energy so strong that you’ll remain supercharged long past the John Fogerty performance that follows it.

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Brent James & The Vintage Youth
Get ready for a series of Sturgis Concerts that blends the best sounds of American music history. Brent James & The Vintage Youth is bringing a conglomeration of Americana to an eclectic night of legendary music at the Sturgis Rally, joining John Fogerty and Social Distortion on the Wolfman Jack Stage Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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Brian Grilli
Let your inner outlaw out when Brian Grilli tears up the Wolfman Jack Stage for two nights of Sturgis concerts. The Virginia country rocker joins Brantley Gilbert and 38 Special on Aug. 2, and then returns on Thursday, Aug. 6 for an encore performance before Styx and The Guess Who.

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The Guess Who
Strap yourself in for a legendary rollercoaster ride of electric instrumentation, cool harmonies and unpredictable jamming on Thursday, Aug. 6.  Classic Rock greats, The Guess Who will be adding their psychedelic earthiness to an eclectic night of Sturgis concerts at the Buffalo Chip that truly offers something for everyone. When this tight, talented quintet takes to the stage following a terrifying world-record jump and performances by Styx, you’ll immediately be transported to the era of grooviness.

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Styx
Prepare for a Sturgis concert of epic proportions when the living legends known as Styx brings their rock and roll spectacle to the Buffalo Chip’s 2015 August music festival. The Chicago progressive rockers will make their return to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015.

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Def Leppard
The heavenly sounds of hallowed rock will send you into hysteria when Def Leppard descends upon you during the 2015 Sturgis Rally. The charismatic quintet will be adding its melodic riffs, soaring guitar solos and unmistakable showmanship to the legendary lineup of Sturgis concerts on the Wolfman Jack Stage Friday, Aug. 7, which goes to show the Chip’s Party of the Century will be balls to the wall all the way to the very end!

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Skid Row
Prepare for a rock ‘n’ roll party from the wrong side of the tracks when Skid Row brings their no-holds-barred heavy metal to one of the hardest rocking nights of the Sturgis Rally. The New Jersey hard rockers will be joining Def Leppard and Sweet Cyanide to set the Wolfman Jack Stage ablaze during an unforgettable night of Sturgis concerts on Friday, Aug. 7.

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WAR
After raging for eight straight nights, the gritty, good old-fashioned sounds of WAR will give you enough juice to make sure you get seriously funked up during the festival farewell. These living legends will close out the lineup of Sturgis concerts on the Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 8 following performances by Adelitas Way and Nicnos. The group’s fusion of funk, rock, Latin, reggae, and rhythm and blues will have you getting down until the final note of the Chip’s music festival resonates through the amphitheater.

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Adelitas Way
Brace yourself for a powerful punch that will hurt so good on the final night of the Sturgis Rally. Buffalo Chip fan favorites Adelitas Way are joining the lineup of Sturgis concerts on Saturday, Aug. 8 between performances by Nicnos and WAR, and the blow of their bold and brash sound is sure to leave you breathless.

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NIcnos
Righteous riffs, ferocious fiddling and bluesy vocals will set the tone for an unforgettable festival finale when fusion folk-rock outfit Nicnos takes to the Wolfman Jack Stage Saturday, Aug. 8. After bringing the house down on the Kinison Stage during the 2014 August music festival, this Oklahoma-based quintet is back to blow you way as openers for Adelitas Way and WAR.

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The Living Deads
It’s impossible not to have a good time when The Living Deads explode onto the stage at the Best Party Anywhere™. The band’s sexy swagger grabs your attention, and its greasy, energetic and sensual rockabilly punk sound keeps it! Sultry upright bass player Symphony Tidwell, dramatic drummer Randy McKnight and their undisclosed kidnapped guitarist will knock you out when the group joins the lineup of Sturgis concerts at the Buffalo Chip.  

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MMS
World-class bands of all types and genres play on the Chip’s stages each year, but there’s never been another band in the lineup of Sturgis concerts quite like MMS. After touring Japan for years on their Harley Panheads, this Japanese biker band fulfilled a lifelong dream by making the 5,600-mile journey from Tokyo to the Buffalo Chip to perform during the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ in 2014. Now, thanks to the requests from fans like you, we’re bringing them back again in 2015!

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Colossal Boss
You’ll get every ounce of party you deserve when Colossal Boss brings its intoxicating mix of in-your-face rock and melodic blues to the Chip’s summer music festival. Colossal Boss’ performances on the Chip’s showcase stages promise a party of epic proportions--with more grit, soul, outlandish outfits and insane stage antics than you can handle.

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Jimmie Bratcher
Unearthly melodies and blistering blues guitar licks will fill the air when The Electric Reverend, Jimmie Bratcher, descends upon the Buffalo Chip’s showcase stages. While some may find it conflicting to hear a minister playing “the devil’s music,” the only contradiction found in Bratcher is that he is a happy blues man. According to Bratcher, there are only two kinds of music – good and bad – and when he unleashes his heavenly sound during the Sturgis Rally, you’ll see he’s making the good kind!

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Charlie Brechtel
If you’ve taken a Sturgis Rally vacation at the Buffalo Chip anytime within the last decade, there’s a good chance you’ve heard or at least bumped into Charlie Brechtel. “Good Time Charlie,” as fans know him, has become an important part of the Chip’s showcase experience, and his nightly performances shouldn’t be missed! 

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Iron Cowgirl Missy
Want living proof that life on a bike can change your life? Look no further than a performance from Iron Cowgirl Missy! Missy’s sweet Southern Rock sound will draw you in, but it’s her amazing story and tough-as-nails attitude that will keep you coming back time and time again…and don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of chances to do so during the Chip’s August music festival! 

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The Mods
If you love the melodic riffs of ‘60s rock and the grungy edge that conquered the ‘90s, you're gonna love The Mods! This Arizona throwback band combines the best of these two eras into one rock ‘n’ roll punch after another. Transport yourself to a bygone era as this Buffalo Chip favorite rocks out throughout the Sturgis Rally on the Chip’s showcase stages!

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Mothership
When Mothership lands on Sturgis Buffalo Chip soil, it will be a sign that pure, honest rock ‘n’ roll has once again returned to our planet on a mission to unite true believers. The Dallas-based trio will be bringing its intergalactic heavy rock to the Chip’s Jägermeister and Kinison Stages for Sturgis Rally debut that will leave you feeling that all is well with the universe.

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Trucker Radio
Get ready to stomp your feet when Trucker Radio broadcasts from the Jägermeister Stage at the CrossRoads July 29 and 30. The Rapid City, South Dakota quartet will be keeping the party of totally FREE Sturgis concerts rolling following the Buffalo Chip’s Pre-Rally Party.

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Big Skillet
Belly up, boys and girls. The Missouri quartet Big Skillet is cookin’ up a crock full of daily Sturgis concerts you’ll never be able to get enough of Aug. 3-8. Party down with great classic rock, R&B, blues, funk and modern country daily at the Jägermeister Stage at the CrossRoads.

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Brandon Jones and the Thirsty Fish
If you’ve got an unquenchable thirst for country rock, you can drink till you’ve had your fill during daily performances from Brandon Jones and the Thirsty Fish on the Jägermeister Stage. This Rapid City-based cover band will be playing all the hits you know and love Aug. 2-8 at the Chip’s free-access CrossRoads destination.

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Lovebettie
High-energy anthems and howling ballads promise to keep your party rockin’ when Lovebettie takes to the showcase stages during the Chip’s August music festival with its unique brand of “swagger rock.” This band’s super-hot and amazingly talented vocalist, Alexandra Napels, will have you spellbound as she belts out one irresistible tune after another.

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Andy Babb
Let the positive vibes wash over you when Andy Babb’s feel-good funky folk rock compels you to move your feet, clap your hands and generally act a fool. Nurture your desire to cut loose, have a good time and get a little silly this Sturgis Rally when you inevitably catch the fun bug during Andy Babb’s Sturgis Concerts at the Chip’s showcase stages.

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BC & The Big Rig
Your faith in the hard-working American spirit will be renewed when you hear BC & The Big Rig blend country and rock elements with touch of folk storytelling during the Buffalo Chip’s August music festival. So once you’ve arrived for the 75th annual Sturgis Rally, head to the showcase stages and listen to the tales of this Tulsa-based band.

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Swamp Fox
If you’ve ever been to the Buffalo Chip, you know you’re bound to hear several excellent bands playing many different styles of music on any given day. However, one thing you’ll almost never hear is one band incorporating elements of two completely separate genres into a single moment of a song the way Swamp Fox does with banjos and heavy metal. Plant your feet in preparation of the blast that will come from the showcase stages during their Sturgis concerts because their sound may go down like wine, but it kicks like ‘shine.

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Skytown
Groovy rhythms, hypnotizing hooks and soothing leads will make you lose control and move your whole body to the beat when Skytown takes to the Buffalo Chip showcase stages during Sturgis 2015. This acoustic-guitar-driven rock band from Tulsa, OK has joined the Chip’s 2015 lineup of Sturgis Concerts with a sound unlike any band you’ve heard play at the Best Party Anywhere™ before.

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Framing the Red
When Framing The Red takes to the Buffalo Chip showcase stages with its spellbinding southern hard rock riffs and alluring lyrics, the experience will be one you’ll talk about long past Sturgis 2015. The band’s contagious energy and high impact stage show will make sure there’s not a single inch of the stage or the dance floor that goes unused!

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Empire Grey
Get ready to take flight through space and time with the progressive psychedelia of Empire Grey’s Sturgis concerts. Fans of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Ted Nugent and other virtuosic guitar-driven progressive rock bands of yesteryear will experience a flashback to a funkier time when this Oklahoma-based power trio rocks the Chip’s showcase stages during the Sturgis Rally.

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Sovereign Dame
There’s nothing low key about the keyboard-driven rock act Sovereign Dame. When this indie blues-rock band takes to the Chip’s showcase stages, you won’t know what hit you. This female-fronted five piece pulls its inspiration from life, love, rebellion and the freedom of individuality to create an irresistible sound that’s uniquely their own.

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Captain Jack
Under normal circumstances you might be turned off if a grizzly old biker sang you a song about sex toys, but after a few moments spent with the “social lubricant” known as Captain Jack, you’ll let all the dirty jokes and crude stories of Chip yesteryear slide right in. This loveable musician will again bring his quirky brand of folk blues comedy to the Chip during daily performances at the Kinsion Stage and Comedy Club, and catching at least one is mandatory if you want the true Buffalo Chip experience.

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Reformed Whores
Reformed Whores might not be proud of their past, but don’t be intimidated by their transformation. The only change you’ll need to make will be into a fresh pair of underwear after wetting yourself from laughing at their hilariously raunchy Sturgis concerts. If you only brought one pair of undies to their show, don’t worry; Reformed Whores will be performing nightly at the Chip’s Comedy Club and daily at the Hoyt Axton Stage, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see them if you soil yourself. See the Chip’s daily schedule for performance times.

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Amber Klear
Get ready to laugh until you’re clutching at your last bit of breath. Imagine a person with the energy level of a bunch of kindergartners hopped up on candy, the attention span of a chicken nugget, the sense of humor of a fifth grade boy and the intelligence of an Southern Illinois University graduate, and you're somewhere in the ballpark of describing Amber Klear.

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Dwight York
“Hope you like jokes, cause here we go…” In one hilarious unexpected turn after another, Dwight York will crash straight into your funny bone during the Sturgis Rally with his crude and quick one-liners. Take a load off at the Buffalo Chip Comedy Club and catch this ridiculously raunchy comic’s nightly stand up performances.

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Sturgis Rider® Rhythm Rockers
Feast your eyes on bold booty shaking as the Sturgis Rider Rhythm Rockers dazzle you with their sexy Sturgis Rally dance routines. The Buffalo Chip’s own dance troupe has been working hard all year to serve you up sass and class while shaking plenty of ass during 2015’s Party of the Century! Watch as they shake what their mamas gave them during nightly performances on the Chip’s showcase stages.

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Illumination Fire Troupe
Sensual dances, blazing fire and aerial circus stunts will light up your nights when you take in a performance from Illumination Fire Troupe during the Chip’s August music festival. As the premier fire performance troupe of the Midwest, the luscious ladies of Illumination will combine their visionary choreography and acrobatic skills with fire, to spark your imagination, ignite your spirit and bring you an experience that is uniquely Sturgis!

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