Buffalo Chip Announcements

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Another iconic classic rock band jumps on the 2017 Chip wagon, and they are more than just alright.

Sturgis, SD (February 21, 2017) After five fruitful decades the Doobie Brothers have produced a bedrock of classic hits that resonate with Sturgis Buffalo Chip® fans. Now, this long-time fan favorite will be bringing their powerful live performance to the venue’s Wolfman Jack main stage on Monday, Aug. 7. The band is just the second of many world-class performers yet to add their names to the 2017 lineup. See the Best Partier Anywhere make the announcement by clicking here.  

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Published on Monday, February 6, 2017

Move it on over for George Thorogood!

Sturgis, SD (February 7, 2017) –George Thorogood and the Destroyers will be performing for fans at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® on Thurs., Aug. 10, and they’re still “Bad to the Bone.” The band’s show will follow Doug Danger’s Rattlesnake Jump, an attempt to jump Evel Knievel’s 1972 Harley-Davidson 120ft. over a pit filled with live rattlesnakes. See the best partier anywhere make the announcement by clicking here.

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Published on Friday, January 27, 2017

Sturgis, SD (January 27, 2017) – Two well-known and highly experienced motorcycle rally event specialists have recently joined the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® team. Brenda Vasknetz and Tammy Bohn, both former executives with the City of Sturgis Rally Department, will now be assisting the Buffalo Chip.

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Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Sturgis SD - January 26, 2017)   The Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, which is celebrating it’s 36th Anniversary this year, has tapped ReverbNation for the second consecutive year to provide bands for its stages during the annual motorcycle and music festival Aug. 4-12, 2017.   Five ReverbNation bands will join headliners on the Buffalo Chip’s stages for “The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling.”

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Published on Sunday, January 22, 2017

Prestigious award recognizes the Buffalo Chip as an outstanding leader in the state’s visitor industry.

Sturgis, SD (January 21, 2017) – Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels and Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen delivered an impressive list of accomplishments during the South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism Awards Night Gala January 19 before presenting the Buffalo Chip with the prestigious Excellence in Tourism Innovation award. This annual award honors an industry partner for its innovative thinking in marketing or special promotion.

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Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Industry celebrities, prestigious sponsors, gear-heads, artists, custom enthusiasts, and their families and friends gather to share passions, enter projects and welcome new expo to the show.

Saint Paul, MN (January 17, 2017) – Motorcycle and car enthusiasts across the country will soon congregate at the 30th Annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show presented by Dennis Kirk to see and be seen at the largest custom bike and car show in the Midwest. In addition to motorcycles and cars, the 225,000 sq. ft. indoor event showcases a brand-new Tattoo Expo and a popular swap meet billed as the largest parts extravaganza on the planet.

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Published on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Evel Knievel’s 1972 Harley Davidson XR750 will again fly as Doug Danger fearlessly pilots it over a 120-foot pit filled with venomous prairie rattlers.

Sturgis, SD (January 5, 2017) – An already crazy attempt by stuntman Doug Danger to make an underpowered vintage motorcycle sail 120 feet through the air across the Buffalo Chip amphitheater is becoming even more dangerous. This celebrated daredevil has agreed to have up to 2,000 live rattlesnakes placed in a pit beneath his path prior to the stunt. Danger plans to jump the pit of rattlesnakes at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

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Published on Monday, December 5, 2016

Spearfish, SD (December 5, 2016) – Black Hills area high school students are invited to apply for a position in the prestigious Buffalo Chip Challenge 2017 custom motorcycle build program, which offers a chance at significant educational scholarships. Ten students will be accepted to learn valuable mechanical skills and customization techniques through hands-on instruction from industry professionals at Terry Components in Spearfish. The class will meet two to three days per week December through April during after-school hours and on weekends.

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Published on Monday, October 31, 2016

Buffalo Chip, SD (November 1, 2016) – To put a smile on someone’s faces for the holidays, The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ is teaming up with some of the biggest names in music and apparel to give away two very cool collector’s guitars and two hefty holiday shopping sprees. Members of rock bands Buckcherry and Pop Evil each added their signatures to an Epiphone Les Paul Special guitar while performing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in 2016, instantly turning both instruments into highly sought-after music memorabilia. One incredibly lucky Chip fan will win the Buckcherry guitar, another will win the Pop Evil inscribed instrument and both will win a $125 Hot Leathers shopping spree. Rock 106.7 in Salt Lake City, Revolver Magazine and Hot Bike Magazine will also encourage fans to enter the free sweepstakes at BuffaloChip.com/RocktheHolidays.

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Published on Monday, October 17, 2016

BUFFALO CHIP, S.D. (Oct. 13, 2016) – A monumental partnership has been struck to preserve an authentic rally tradition and take professional racing to the next level of entertainment. AMA Pro Racing, Indian Motorcycle® and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® are electrifying motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world by hosting the premier form of dirt track racing - American Flat Track. The racing action will be happening during the Largest Music Festival in MotorcyclingTM on Sunday, Aug. 6.

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