Win a Chance to Meet the Stars During with Guess the Band Contest


Guess the Band Contest

Enter for Your Chance to Win and Meet the Stars During the 2017 Rally!

Special Prices End Mar. 20 @ 5 p.m. MST!

Next Band Announcement is March. 21!

Some opportunities only happen once in a lifetime. And some moments are so precious they’re worth every effort they took to get. Every year you get an opportunity to win a chance to meet your favorite stars, hang out in the pit and hob knob with famous VIPs at The Chip®. How? By simply submitting a guess in the Guess the Band Contest.

How Does the Guess the Band Contest Work?
Each day leading up to the announcement, we’ll release a clue (see the clues below) and remove one or more bands from the list. Use the clues and band list to help determine what you think the announcement will be and submit your guess in the form below.

How to Win
If you correctly guessed the band, you’ll automatically be entered to win a prize pack overflowing with cool Buffalo Chip swag and the Guess the Band grand prize…a Buffalo Chip Fan VIP Upgrade, your chance to meet the stars at the Chip!

Today’s Clue:
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Guess Now

Which of these bands do you think will be announced?

Chris Stapleton

Propelled to prominence by a stunning performance at the 2015 CMAs, Chris Stapleton might not be a household name, but he’s written no. 1 songs for artists so famous you’d have to live under a rock to not know. With tour dates currently only planned through July, a stop at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip seems like a possibility. Would you raise a glass of Tennessee Whiskey to that?

Alter Bridge

Orlando alt-metal band Alter Bridge may be considered by some to be a super group. However, unlike most super groups, Alter Bridge is greater than the sum of its parts with an identity and massive sound distinct from any of its members’ former projects. They are touring in support of their fifth album, “The Last Hero,” and no conflicts stand in the way of them crossing the bridge to the Best Party Anywhere.


Korn is a pioneer and one of the most successful bands of the nü-metal genre, having sold 35 million albums worldwide and earning two Grammy awards and numerous other accolades. They’ll be touring Europe and South America this spring, and returning to the United States in time for festival season. Would it make your life peachy if Korn made their Sturgis Buffalo Chip debut in 2017?


Groundbreaking grunge band Soundgarden has been making hard rock headlines as of late with mentions of a new album being in the works. They’ve also been finding themselves on or near the top spot of several massive rock festivals all over the United States in spring 2017. Their current tour dates extend through May, so it seems like they could swing down to Buffalo Chip this August.

Killswitch Engage

Massachusetts metal band Killswitch Engage are on top of the hard rock world. Their latest album “Incarnate” debuted at no. 1 on the US Top Rock and Hard Rock album charts, and they will be on tour with Anthrax supporting that release this spring. Would an appearance by Killswitch Engage at the Best Party Anywhere flip your switch?


Pop punk practitioners Blink-182 aren’t the first band to blend high energy punk rock with infectious pop melodies, but it is arguable they perfected it and wrote the “How-To” book for any band looking to play that style. They’re currently touring in support of their 2016 Grammy-nominated release, “California,” and August is wide open. Would Blink-182 at the Chip make you drop All the Small Things to attend The Best Party Anywhere?

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(Hint, hint… Guesses posted within Facebook comments won’t be counted.)

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You have to submit your Guess the Band guess in the submission form above for it to count, but feel free to tell us who you’d love to see at the Chip in the comments section below.

Remember, if you want to find out before anyone else what bands will be rocking the Chip in 2017, sign up for the Sturgis Rider® Newsletter and see the announcements before they go public!