The Legendary Sturgis Concerts and Entertainment Lineup at the Buffalo Chip

2020 Limited Edition Lineup Poster Now Available Below!

 

 

The 80th anniversary Sturgis Rally is on at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip! See the best concerts in 2020 at the Best Party Anywhere®!  

Limited Edition 2020 Poster – Only 150 Printed

To commemorate the lineup of concerts, entertainment and events at the Best Party Anywhere during the 80th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Buffalo Chip commissioned artist Darren McKeag to create an insanely cool collector’s edition poster that anyone (including you) would be stoked to have hanging on their wall. Only 150 people will be able to get in on this extremely limited run of prints, so if you’d like to memorialize your trip the Sturgis rally with one, you’d better nab it now before they’re all gone!

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2020 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Lineup So Far
(All Concerts Free with Camping)

Monday, Aug. 3-Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 – Bikini Beach Pre-Party with Big Skillet

If you’ve heard it’s fashionable to arrive late to a party, what you’ve heard is DEAD WRONG. The Buffalo Chip Bikini Beach Pre-Party lets you and your friends blow through the gates of the Buffalo Chip four whole days before the festival’s official rally kickoff date to nab your favorite camp spot, watch the festival spring to life and rock out to nightly concerts from Big Skillet on the Bikini Beach Stage!

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Hank Rotten Jr. – Friday, Aug. 7 – Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

Between the tall tales, tenacious personality and more than 1,000 appearances on the Buffalo Chip’s main stage, Hank Rotten Jr. has become a legend. After exploring careers, Rotten began performing and recording an edgy and, at times, downright uncomfortable, repertoire of raunchy tunes such as “Sleepin’ with my Butt to the Wall” and “Sheep Don’t Tell” with Allen Ross. Ross & Rotten made their way to Sturgis in 1988 to make their fortune with 300 copies of their cassette tape “Bowling Balls and Harleys.” They set up on a street corner and sold all 300 tapes at $5 a pop. Figuring they were on to something, they made their way to the Buffalo Chip where they began performing for the growing number of bikers making their way to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. He soon became known for his unique call of “The Legendary Buffaloooo Chiiiiiiiiiiiiiip!”

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Lita Ford – Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

Immerse yourself in glam metal 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 on Friday, Aug. 7.

Puddle of Mudd – Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020

It’s too early to predict the forecast, but you should have your galoshes ready to wade through some of the biggest hard rock hits of the last couple decades when Puddle of Mudd kicks off the The Best Party Anywhere® during the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The revitalized Kansas City, Missouri quartet will get the festivities underway.

Adelitas Way – Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020

Brace yourself for a powerful punch that will hurt so good when Buffalo Chip fan favorites Adelitas Way kicks off the party on Saturday, Aug. 8. The blow from bold and brash songs like “Invincible,” “Notorious” “Sick” and “Dog on a Leash” is sure to leave you breathless.

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Trapt – Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020

No matter how hard you bang your head, the aggressively catchy songs you hear performed by Trapt on Saturday, Aug. 8 are sure to be stuck there for the duration of the Sturgis Rally. The California-based hard rock quartet’s blend of biting lyrics, irresistible hooks and heavy instrumentals has produced a huge list of hits that have practically been required listening at any party for the past two decades. And number ones like “Stand Up,” “Still Frame” and “Headstrong” have been totally escapable.

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Night Ranger – Monday, Aug. 10, 2020

Indulge your wild side in a giant rock and roll party with enough hair and anthemic riffs to fill an airplane hangar when 80’s hard rock masters Night Ranger bring their gigantic sound to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s August music festival. The San Francisco quintet will take over the Wolfman Jack Stage Monday, Aug. 9 to create a night of loud, fast and wild musical mayhem.

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Buckcherry – Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

If you are lookin’ to get “Lit Up” this summer, then get ready for Buckcherry to blast its way back into the Buffalo Chip concert lineup during the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. These seductively slithering rockers will be coming at you with the crushing chords and familiar refrains of songs like “Crazy Bitch”, as well as tracks from their 2019 album “Warpaint” when they take to the Wolfman Jack Stage on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

The Takeover – Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

Experience a one-two punch that’ll leave you seeing stars when The Takeover kicks off a heart-pounding night of entertainment in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Take your place ringside in the Flaunt Playground for this sanctioned professional boxing event, brought to you by Team Certified Sports. Here, you’ll see some of boxing’s most ferocious competitors go toe-to-toe during six bouts of fierce fighting, including one title fight.

Great White – Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

Ride an emotional wave of sultry connections and arousing lyrics when hard rock legends Great White bring their arsenal of hit songs to the Wolfman Jack Stage, including “Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love” and the Grammy-nominated “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.”

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38 Special – Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020

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 during the Buffalo Chip’s Freedom Celebration armed with classics like “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up In You,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Back Where Your Belong” and “Fantasy Girl.”

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Eagles of Death Metal – Friday, Aug. 14, 2020

You won’t hear any death metal on Friday, Aug. 14. You sure as hell won’t be seeing The Eagles either. But when Eagles of Death Metal make their Buffalo Chip debut, you’ll hear what it might sound like if those polar opposites combined. Rock out to a revved-up blend of riff-heavy, tongue-in-cheek garage, blues, boogie and hard rock that’ll leave you flying high.

Black Stone Cherry – Friday, Aug. 14, 2020

A vicious new breed of Southern rock will prime pumping fists in the Wolfman Jack amphitheater when Black Stone Cherry makes their Buffalo Chip debut on Friday, Aug. 14, prior to that night’s headliner performance from Eagles of Death Metal. The Kentucky-based rockers have been celebrated for tracks including “Blame It on the Boom Boom,” “White Trash Millionaire,” and “Me and Mary Jane.”

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Reverend Horton Heat – Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

Anybody who’s ever been to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s music festival can attest to South Dakota’s toasty summer nights. On Saturday, Aug. 15, it’ll go from balmy to straight-up incendiary when rockabilly legends Reverend Horton Heat burn up the Wolfman Jack Stage. The Dallas, Texas-based quartet will crank the heat on the final night of the Best Party Anywhere, and you’d better have your fire extinguisher handy when they do.

The Flaunt Girls – Friday, Aug. 7 - Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

Part dance, part cirque, and 100% tease–The Flaunt Girls nightly performances will be ones you’ll never forget with burlesque dancing, fire drumming and dazzling aerials. Strap yourself in as Mia Bigtease, Rosy Cheeks, Ana Malll and the rest of the Flaunt Girls explore your every Flauntasy on a naughty but nice ride through the Land of Flaunt.

Chris Trew – Saturday, Aug. 8 - Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

You’ll laugh, you’ll burp, you might even hump the air when nationally touring comedian Chris Trew leads you and your friends through the daily Bikini Beach Olympics. Grab a cold beverage from the cabana bar and join Chris for hilariously fun events including the Homemade Bikini Contest, Beers & Burps Contest, Frozen T-Shirt Contest, Air Sex World Championships and more for the chance at prizes and serious bragging rights.

Tumbleweed – Friday, Aug. 7 - Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

On the Big Engine Bar Stage, the bands bring the rock, and the master of ceremonies brings the roll. Stage emcee Tumbleweed keeps the party going between stage performances, letting the fun move in whatever direction the wind takes him. Watch or participate in a variety of crazy contests and events he hosts including the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Contest, Biker Games, Buffalo Chip Fan Fest and many others.

Big Skillet – Friday, Aug. 7 – Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

Bring your appetite, because Big Skillet is cookin’ up a crock full of concerts at the Chip that you’ll never be able to get enough of. Party down with great classic rock, R&B, blues, funk and modern country with this Missouri-based trio. There will be plenty of chances to come back for seconds on both the Bikini Beach and Big Engine Bar Stages. See daily schedule for performance times.

The Hawkeyes – Friday, Aug. 7 – Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

Experience a unique blend of Heartland rock, Rustbelt grit and Americana soul that exhibits as much honesty as it does attitude. Don’t miss your chance to see this Pittsburg-based quartet bring their full-throated passionate sound and pure rock ‘n’ roll swagger to the Bikini Beach and Big Engine Bar Stages. See daily schedule for performance times.

DJ Hulio

Bumpin’ beats, original remixes and masterful mashups of your favorite songs will have you dancing your asses off until the wee hours of the morning thanks to DJ Hulio. This mix master will be keeping your party going nightly by performing high-octane live sets throughout the festival at Club Chip between and after shows on the main stage.

 

2021 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 gives you more options than anybody else. See for yourself why it’s the best choice for your vacation!

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT Sturgis
Buffalo Chip®
The Other Guys
Multiple Stages of Entertainment X
World-Class Bands & Entertainers X
Concerts Free with Camping X
Multiple Days of Races X
8 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
World-Record-Setting Stunts X
AMENITIES Sturgis
Buffalo Chip®
The Other Guys
Shaded Campsites
25+ Bars X
$1 Drafts & Dogs X  
Motorcycle Retail & Mechanical Service Outlet X
Bikini Beach Swim Paradise with Rope Swing and Sun Decks 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
ACCOLADES Sturgis
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 2017 Award Recipient 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
29 Years of Directly Supporting Veterans and Veterans’ Organizations X

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