See the Latest Entertainment Announcement for the 2021 Party at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Below

More Bands & Entertainment Coming Soon!



The 40th anniversary of the Best Party Anywhere®  is on at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip! Confident that open air festivals can be held responsibly, we’ve charging ahead toward the 2021 Sturgis Rally!

The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® is continuing to live up to its name for the 40th anniversary with another jaw-dropping announcement for 2021! If you want the best prices for your much-needed vacation, you’ll need to act fast.

(All concerts and entertainment are free with camping.)

See 2021 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Lineup So Far

All Concerts & Entertainment Free with Camping

Buckcherry – Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021

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 2021 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 latest album when they take to the Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 7

Drowning Pool – Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021

All of your inhibitions will plunge deep beneath the surface where they’ll be begging for breath when Drowning Pool opens up the first Saturday of the Best Party Anywhere on the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage. Prepare yourself for their insane, balls-to-the-wall heavy metal mayhem before a performance from Buckcherry.

Kid Rock – Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021

You’ve waited long enough. The time has come to reunite with your friends, crank your party up to eleven and lose your mind to the tight rhymes, magnetic party anthems, and down-home Americana crossover stylings of Kid Rock. The freedom-loving, fire-spitting, over-the-top, American badass will make his triumphant return to The Best Party Anywhere® on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, and it’s the party you need to be looking forward to all year and All Summer Long.

Reverend Horton Heat – Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021

Anybody who’s ever been to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s music festival can attest to South Dakota’s toasty summer nights. On Sunday, Aug. 8, 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 band will crank the heat prior to a headlining performance by Kid Rock, and you’d better have your fire extinguisher handy when they do

Stone Temple Pilots – Monday, Aug. 9, 2021

Your goosebumps will have goosebumps as you travel into the era of raw rock with legends Stone Temple Pilots. When the eight-time platinum-selling act makes their Buffalo Chip debut on Monday, Aug. 9, you’ll experience the same blend of crunching riffs, candied melodies and psychedelic flair that made you fall in love with STP in the ‘90s. Sing along to signature hits like "Plush," "Creep," "Big Empty," "Vasoline," "Interstate Love Song," and "Big Bang Baby," as well as tracks from their most recent sonic adventure “Perdida.”

ZZ Top – Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Calling all Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers! That Little Ol’ Band from Texas is returning to The Best Party Anywhere®! They’re Bad, and they’re coming to rock the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for its 40th anniversary party in 2021. Classic rock megastars ZZ Top bring their legendary raunchy blues rock boogie to the Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, and you’ll want to make sure you and your Cheap Sunglasses are close by when they do.

Corey Taylor – Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Lose your mind and let go of a little pent-up crazy with the one-and-only Corey “Motherf**kin’” Taylor. The longtime frontman of hard rock acts Slipknot and Stone Sour is headed to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Wednesday, Aug. 11 as part of the tour supporting his debut solo album “CMFT.” Connect with Corey as he sings, growls, screams, shouts and raps his way through the night prior to the headlining performance from ZZ Top.

Anthrax – Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021

Brace yourself as one of the notorious “Big Four,” as in Metallica, Slayer, Megadeath and Anthrax thrash metal legend notoriety, pummels you with lightning-fast riffs and solos. Never before to the Sturgis Rally, Anthrax joins the concert lineup like a fist to your eye, bringing the noise to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Main Stage following coheadliners Black Label Society. Jump in and surrender to the madness Thursday, Aug. 12.

Black Label Society – Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021

Thrust your horns up for these vigilant keepers of the hard rock flame! Black Label Society, led by charismatic beast and consummate showman Zakk Wylde, will bash out thick riffage from the Wolfman Jack Stage Thursday, Aug. 12 ahead of that night’s performance from coheadliner Anthrax!

Shinedown – Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

Put on your riot gear and get ready to rumble because it’s about to get heavy. Shinedown’s hard rock Molotov cocktail of fiery vocals and razor-sharp riffs will detonate into one of the most explosive concerts of the Buffalo Chip’s 40th anniversary party.

Black Stone Cherry – Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

Like a double shot of straight bourbon whiskey, the sounds of Black Stone Cherry will go down smooth and fire up your night when they make their Sturgis Buffalo Chip debut this August. The Edmonton, Kentucky quartet will bring their fiery yet rootsy Southern hard rock to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage Friday, Aug. 13, prior to that night’s headlining performance from Shinedown.

P.O.D. – Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021

Ready or not, here comes the boys from the South! Three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated, multiplatinum mainstay P.O.D. are headed to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Saturday, Aug. 14, making dang sure that the 40th anniversary of Best Party Anywhere goes out with a BOOM. The San Diego quartet will bring their hypnotic hybrid of hard rock, hip-hop, reggae and alternative to the legendary Wolfman Jack Main Stage following a performance from fellow Buffalo Chip newcomers From Ashes to New on the final night of the festival.

From Ashes to New – Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021

Things are guaranteed to get crazy when From Ashes to New rises for the final night of Sturgis Rally concerts. The Lancaster, PA-based quartet will blast their blend of rock, hip-hop, pop and metal from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 14 prior to P.O.D. When they do, you’ll have no choice but to get caught in the panic.

More 2021 Bands & Entertainment Coming Soon!

Want to be the first to find out what other bands and entertainment will be rocking the Chip in 2021? Be sure to sign up for the Sturgis Rider® Newsletter to get announcements before anyone else. And if there’s a band you’re dying to see, click “Request a Band” and shoot us their name in the comments section on that page!


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!

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
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
Buffalo Chip®

The Other Guys

Original Biker-Dedicated Entertainment Destination in Sturgis X
39 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
30 Years of Directly Supporting Veterans and Veterans’ Organizations X

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