The Chip® August Music Festival Hosts More Stages and Concerts Than You Can Handle
There’s a reason the Buffalo Chip’s August music festival is known as the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. With seven stages—each with its own distinctive theme and atmosphere—you are bound to find endless entertainment and activities to keep your party going around the clock.
Wolfman Jack Stage
As the centerpiece to the Chip’s August music festival, this legendary stage has played host to some of the music industry’s hottest performers, including Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, Ozzy Osbourne, Sheryl Crow and Rob Zombie. The Wolfman Jack Stage often invites Chipsters to ride their bikes into this famous amphitheater and trade in loud cheers for thunderous engine revving.
Bikini Beach Stage
Every day is paradise at Bikini Beach. This stage hosts some of the Chip’s best showcase bands and is home to wild events like the Homemade Bikini Contest. The double deck stage features a viewing platform which allows Chipsters to overlook all the activities. Since it’s located next to the swimming hole, you can also take in stage entertainment while relaxing on the beach or lounging deck, enjoying a drink from the cabana bar on the patio or showing off your best cannonball on the rope swing.
Just inside the West amphitheater entrance, under the big buffalo skull, right next to the good ol’ Bus Bar, you’ll find the Sam Kinison Stage. This stage features crazy spectacles like Hank Rotten’s Pickle Lickin’ Contest and high-energy performances from showcase bands between sets on the main stage. There’s plenty of room for getting down on the dance floor plus two dancing polls out front. After dark things heat up with the Kinison’s very own fire dancers.
CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip®
The CrossRoads is the most recent showcase stage addition at the Chip. The stage features Sturgis concerts, contests and stand up comedy throughout the day and well into the night. This CrossRoads area is free to the public, which means you can take in all the entertainment without having to pay a campground admission fee. The CrossRoads area also includes plenty of vendors and two bars, not to mention the Largest V-Twin engine sculpture in the world!
Hoyt Axton Showcase Stage
Get your fill of down home biker blues at the Hoyt Axton Stage. Every night Charlie Brechtel serves up a heaping helping of sizzling blues, while the neighboring Surf-n-Turf Steakhouse serves up mouth-watering lobster, steak, ribs and chicken. Recharge from a day of riding while enjoying a relaxing meal and listening to “Good Time Charlie” bear his soul on the Hoyt Axton Stage.
The party never stops at Club Chip! Dance the night away next to smokin’ hot Buffalo Chip go-go dancers as live DJs spin the latest hip-hop, pop and dance hits. This premier Sturgis nightclub also features its own micro brew. With its huge variety of frothy craft beers, Club Chip will give you all the liquid courage you need to get out on the floor and bust a move!
Get out of the heat and get in some good laughs at the Buffalo Chip Comedy Club. The club has hosted such comedians as Dwight York, Donnie Baker and the Pork Pistols and Toby Roberts. Add your name to the list of Buffalo Chip comedians and have the chance to bring home awesome prizes by participating in the Comedy Club Joke Contest held every night at midnight.