2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Concert and Race Lineup

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Ready to have some fun at The Best Party Anywhere?

Well, that’s what you’re going to get when you come to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s concerts and races during the 2018 Sturgis motorcycle rally.

More bands and events are being confirmed for 2018 right now, which means you could see another announcement within the next couple of weeks!

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2018 Sturgis Entertainment Lineup

Monday, July 30-Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 – Bikini Beach Pre-Party – Band Coming Soon

Pop Evil –Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

Brace yourselves for a hard-hitting concert that’ll ignite like gasoline-soaked gunpowder, setting the tone for an explosive nine-day music and motorcycling experience at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Fan favorites Pop Evil will wake the lions of the Best Party Anywhere on Friday, Aug. 3, and the roar will be deafening.

Foreigner  Reunited with All the Original Members – Saturday, – Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018

Go dizzy and develop Double Vision singing your lungs out to the massive catalog of catchy hits that’s made Foreigner one of the greatest selling bands of all time. The classic rock megastars Foreigner will reunite all of their original members with those who rock today to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their 1978 album “Double Vision,” on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. It will be the only show like it in the world. And when they’re done you’ll swear it Feels Like the First Time you’ve been to a concert so good.

Red Sun Rising –Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018

The stirring sounds of Red Sun Rising will have you swearing you’ve just seen the light when their classic grunge-influenced alternative rock floods the Buffalo Chip Amphitheater with illuminating melodies and riffs. Rock and roll’s rapidly ascending sons will beam from the Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 4, charging you up for the Foreigner concert to follow it.

HUNKS The Show  –Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018

Ladies– prepare for an entertainment experience unlike any that’s ever been at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® before. Head straight for the Kinison Playground Stage prior to the headlining performance from Foreigner and strap yourselves in for the ride of your life. The no. 1 all-male revue will be taking to the stage, and you’re going to want to be so close you can feel the sweat spray off their chiseled bods.

Theory of a Deadman – Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 –Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018

Prepare for a rock and roll and racing extravaganza that’ll raise the dead! When you join the frenzied hordes of hard rock-addicted racing fanatics in a unified head-banging mass of unbridled energy, you’ll know it’s no theory that hard rock music and motorcycle racing go together better than whiskey and coke. And that’s exactly what will happen when Theory of a Deadman takes the stage after the Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Grand National Championship Races as part of the Chip’s annual Moto Stampede® event series.

American Flat Track Sturgis Buffalo Chip TT Races Presented by Indian Motorcycle  –Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018

America’s original extreme sport is coming back this August to inject your party with a serious dose of adrenaline! After its explosive Buffalo Chip debut in 2017, The American Flat Track Series is returning to bring you and your friends the next level of racing on Sunday, Aug. 5 prior to a headlining concert on the Buffalo Chip’s main stage.


Lynyrd Skynyrd –Monday, Aug. 6, 2018

A long-running and favorite tradition will continue when the self-proclaimed Sturgis Buffalo Chip house band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, returns to rock the Wolfman Jack Stage. When the godfathers of southern rock will rain down their fan-pleasing sound on Sturgis Buffalo Chip, you’ll be right in the heart of the world’s best biker venue seeing the world’s best biker band.

Aaron Lewis –Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

Kick up dust and knock back something stiff with all your friends as rocker-turned-outlaw country artist Aaron Lewis fills the sweet South Dakota August air with his crossover country rock hits on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018!

The Marshall Tucker Band Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

Spend your party with one of the most important bands of Southern Rock, The Marshall Tucker Band! This staple biker band will fill the air with their groundbreaking mixture of rock, R&B, country, jazz and gospel on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, hitting a high note for the festival’s halfway point.

HUNKS The Show  –Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

Ladies– If men in uniforms, cowboys, firemen, and guys who can move get your temperature rising, then head straight for the Kinison Playground Stage prior to the Aaron Lewis for an encore performance by The HUNKS. Feast your eyes on some of the sexiest men alive as they sing, dance, and strip in choreographed routines to thumping beats and dazzling light shows.

Eric Church –Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

Indulge in sweet country-rock party anthems, the roar of American V-Twins, and all your best friends cheering together during a performance from Eric Church. The Nashville-based country-rock singer-songwriter extraordinaire will belt his hits from the Wolfman Jack Stage on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, and all you need to do is be there with a drink in your hand.

Kid Rock –Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

Crank your party up to eleven and lose your mind to the tight rhymes, magnetic party anthems, and down-home Americana crossover stylings of Detroit’s own American Bad Ass, Robert Ritchie, better known to the world as Kid Rock. The Bullgod is making his triumphant return to The Best Party Anywhere®, and it’s the party you need to be looking forward to All Summer Long.

Lita Ford –Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

Immerse yourself in glam metal personified as Lita Ford takes you back in time to an era filled with lightning-fast licks and enough hair spray to make Bigfoot look pretty. This guitar goddess will remind you just how much you love the ‘80s when she lights up the Buffalo Chip’s motorcycle and music festival with searing solos and brilliant, emotional ballads prior to Kid Rock on Thursday, Aug. 9.

John Kay & Steppenwolf –Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Flashback to the dawn of motorcycle culture via the trippy, heavy metal thunder of the most iconic motorcycle rock band in history–John Kay & Steppenwolf. The legendary band will blast out their thunderous rock from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 and the roar will heard from miles around.

Yelawolf –Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Get ready for a party that spans generations and genres of biker music like few have ever done before when new school meets old school on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s stage. Heavy-hitting motorcycle musician Yelawolf will get the party revved up prior to a performance from the original biker band and music legends John Kay & Steppenwolf on Friday, Aug. 10. When Yelawolf’s blend of hip-hop, rock, country, blues and biker badassery hits your ears, you might not be sure how to describe it, but one thing you’ll know for sure is you won’t be able to stop listening until the show is over.

Chevelle –Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

Get ready to put the pedal to the alternative metal when melodic hard rock maestros Chevelle take the Wolfman Jack Stage and floor it into the red zone on the final night of the Buffalo Chip’s 2018 Motorcycle and Music Festival. The Chicago-based power trio will headline following a performance by progressive metal pioneers Queensrÿche, ending the 2018 Best Party Anywhere on an explosive high note.

Queensrÿche –Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

Get ready to put the pedal to the alternative metal when melodic hard rock maestros Chevelle take the Wolfman Jack Stage and floor it into the red zone on the final night of the Buffalo Chip’s 2018 Motorcycle and Music Festival. The Chicago-based power trio will headline following a performance by progressive metal pioneers Queensrÿche, ending the 2018 Best Party Anywhere on an explosive high note.


More Bands & Entertainment Coming Soon!

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See How the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Compares to the Others

Sometimes it’s good to have options. And as you can see below, only the original biker-dedicated destination that brought music and motorcycling together during the Sturgis rally gave you more options than anybody else in 2017, and 2018 sure to be even better yet. See for yourself why it’s the best choice for your vacation!

Buffalo Chip®
The Other Guys
6 Stages of Entertainment X
30 World-Class Bands & Entertainers including Eric Church, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foreigner and More X
Concerts Free with Camping
6 Days of Races X
Nationally Televised Championship AMA Flat Track Races X
6 Days of Free Bike Show Access X
Drag Racing in the Amphitheater X
World-Renowned Motorcycles As Art Exhibition X
4 Signature Black Hills Rides X
All Women’s Motorcycle Campout X
International Bikini Team Nightly Pageant X
Nightly Performances by The Flaunt Girls X
A Zip Line Over the Amphitheater X
World-Record-Setting Stunts X
Buffalo Chip®
The Other Guys
Shaded Campsites
25+ Bars X
$1 Drafts & Dogs X
$2 beers and $3 Wells Everyday X
Air-Conditioned Steakhouse & Wine Bar X
Daily Rally Newspaper Delivered to Your Doorstep X
Motorcycle Retail & Mechanical Service Outlet X
Bikini Beach Swim Paradise with Rope Swing and Sun Decks X
Sturgis Party Shuttle Headquarters X
24/7 Gas Station with 93-Octane Fuel Cheaper than In-Town Prices X
Free Fuel Happy Hours X
Free Daily Pancake Breakfasts X
Free Showers
Paved Roads
Buffalo Chip®

The Other Guys

Original Biker-Dedicated Entertainment Destination in Sturgis X
38 Years of Experience Throwing a Great Party X
AMA Track of the Year Award X
American Flat Track Event of the Year Award X
Locally Owned, Family-Run Business X
Winner of the 2017 South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation Award X
Longest-Running Women’s Ride in Sturgis X
27 Years of Directly Supporting Veterans and Veterans’ Organizations X

You can’t get more for less anywhere else in the world.