Bands for 2021 Coming Soon!
The 40th anniversary of the Best Party Anywhere® is on at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip! See the best concerts in during the 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally!
2021 Bands & Entertainment Coming Soon!
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See 2020 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Lineup Below
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!
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!”
Molly Hatchet – Friday, Aug. 7, 2020
Veteran Southern rockers Molly Hatchet will give boredom the axe, kicking off the party as the headliner on Friday, Aug. 7. The band’s 40-year-career has produced celebrated hits such as “Flirtin’ with Disaster,” “Dreams I’ll Never See” and “Whiskey Man.”
The Guess Who – Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020
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.
Smash Mouth – Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020
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.
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 Monday, Aug. 10 to create a night of loud, fast and wild musical mayhem.
Saving Abel – Monday, Aug. 10, 2020
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.
Lingerie Fighting Championships – Tuesday, August 11, 2020
No-holds-barred wrestling madness meets lacy, racy lingerie when the ladies from the Lingerie Fighting Championships square off at the Best Party Anywhere®. Get ready for "A Little Bit of Wrestling, A Little Bit of Clothing" and a whole lotta mayhem as fighters like Tomiko “The Temptress” Tajima and Jenny “Bloody” Valentine throw vicious strikes, clamor for submission holds and generally knock the crap out of each other wearing nothing but gloves and some skimpy lingerie.
Drowning Pool – Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
Lit – Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
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.”
The BlueFrog Band – Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020
Quiet Riot – Friday, Aug. 14, 2020
Blacklite District – Friday, Aug. 14, 2020
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
The Hawkeyes are a relentless force of nature...a true rock powerhouse that forges a pure unique blend of driving rock, rustbelt grit, and big stage headlining attitude persona. The intense rock four-piece puts on a live show that convincingly displays their full-throated passionate sound, unforgettable songs, and pure rock n roll swagger. Don’t miss your chance to see this Pittsburg-based quartet on the Bikini Beach and Big Engine Bar Stages. See daily schedule for performance times.
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.
See How the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Compares to the Others
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