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The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® is returning for its 41st consecutive event in 2022! See the best concerts during the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for FREE with your campground admission pass. Ride in like a Bat Out of Hell to The Best Party Anywhere.
2022 Sturgis Rally Bands
All Concerts & Entertainment Free with Camping
Monday, Aug. 1-Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 – Bikini Beach Pre-Party with Big Skillet
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!
Buffalo Chip Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff – Friday, Aug. 5, 2022
There’s no such thing as being fashionably late when it comes to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This party begins with a bang at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5 at the no. 1 Sturgis Rally destination—the Sturgis Buffalo Chip! Parade through the Chip’s legendary amphitheater for the Buffalo Chip Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff. Experience the spectacle of magnificent machines and famous faces making their grand entry down Buffalo Chip Main Street. The festivities continue into the evening with live entertainment on the main stage from Quiet Riot, Judd Hoos, Big Skillet the International Bikini Team and more!
Quiet Riot - Friday, Aug. 5, 2022
Despite their name, Quiet Riot is anything but quiet. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album “Metal Health”. Their follow-up album “Condition Critical” went double platinum and the band continued to record and tour throughout their 25+ year history. Quiet Riot will keep heads banging all throughout the Buffalo Chip amphitheater Aug. 5 at the Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff Party.
Judd Hoos - Friday, Aug. 5, 2022
South Dakota’s own golden boys, Judd Hoos, take the biggest stage at the Sturgis Rally on Aug. 5 to kick off nine nights of music at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. Recently featured on NBC’s hit show American Song Contest, Judd Hoos bring rock ‘n’ roll hits like “Bad Girl,” “Lipstick Stain,” “We Were Young” and many more to the Wolfman Jack stage for the first time ever..
Big Skillet – Friday, Aug. 5 – Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022
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 when this Missouri-based quartet gets the night started on the Wolfman Jack Stage Friday Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6. There will be plenty of chances to come back for seconds on both the Bikini Beach and Big Engine Bar Stages. See full schedule for performance times.
The Art of Rap - Ice-T, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Kevie Kev and DJ Boogie Black – Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022
Kick it old school with a colossal group of hip-hop’s most celebrated stars on Saturday, Aug. 6. The Art of Rap, featuring legendary artists Ice-T, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Kevie Kev and DJ Boogie Black, will be cranking the bass and spitting rhymes so fast your head will spin as they make their debut on the Wolfman Jack Stage
Buckcherry – Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022
If you are lookin’ to get “Lit Up”, it’s hard to find a better band to do the job than Buckcherry. The premier party band of the last two decades 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 before The Art of Rap on Saturday, Aug. 6.
A long-running and favorite tradition is returning when the self-proclaimed Sturgis Buffalo Chip house band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, come home to rock the Wolfman Jack Stage for the first time in four years. When the godfathers of southern rock rain down their fan-pleasing sound on Sunday, Aug. 7, you won’t want to be anywhere except right in the heart of the world’s best biker venue seeing the world’s best biker band.
Bush – Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022
Calling all Machineheads! After captivating audiences worldwide for nearly 30 years, multi-platinum English grunge rock superstars Bush are making their Sturgis Buffalo Chip debut. It might be hard to come back down from your cloud after hits like “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Everything Zen,” and “The Chemicals Between Us” echo through the Buffalo Chip amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 7.
Devon Worley Band – Sunday, Aug. 7-13, 2022
The most loveable bunch of mainstream music outliers you’ve ever heard is headed to the legendary Buffalo Chip this August. Whether you’re a country fan, rock fan or something in the middle, the Devon Worley Band’s powerful originals are sure to set your soul ablaze. Get a glimpse Worley’s strong, old-soul sensibility as she wisely navigates the diverging roads inside her head and heart throughout the band’s incendiary sets. You can catch these unapologetic country rockers on the Wolfman Jack Main Stage ahead of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bush, then get encore performances daily on the showcase stages for the rest of the week!
Rob Zombie – Monday, Aug. 8, 2022
Get on your bike and ride like a Demon Speeding to one of the most memorable performances to ever hit the Wolfman Jack Stage. The multi-platinum-selling, seven-time Grammy-nominated King Freak himself, Rob Zombie, is making his return to the Best Party Anywhere. Descend into madness as Zombie pushes you to the limit with his heavy grooves, high-energy performance and mind-blowing stage production on Monday, Aug. 8.
Lita Ford – Monday, Aug. 8, 2022
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 Monday, Aug. 8.
Foundry – Monday, Aug. 8, 2022
They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But one of Sin City’s top hard rock bands is breaking that rule. Foundry will be making their way to the Best Party Anywhere to bring you an incredible live performance that’s uniquely Las Vegas ahead of Lita Ford and Rob Zombie. Although their roots are based in classic rock, many of Foundry’s tracks have found their way to success on top 40 active rock radio.
Papa Roach – Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022
Take a white-knuckle ride that swerves between lanes of rap-rock, electronic rock and good ol’ rock n’ roll when Papa Roach makes their way to the Wolfman Jack Stage Tuesday, Aug. 9. The quartet has spent more than 20 years veering across freeways that most bands barely have the nerve to occupy, creating a diverse and fearless discography that’s featured hits like “Last Resort,” “Help,” “Scars,” “Falling Apart,” “Swerve,” “Kill the Noise” and many others.
Falling in Reverse – Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022
Shift gears and discover the fine line between genius and insanity that is Falling in Reverse. Experience the vicious bite and playful innuendo of hits such as “Popular Monster,” “The Drug in Me is You,” “Good Girls Bad Guys” and “I’m Not a Vampire” as this post-hardcore quartet keeps the energy rising between Hollywood Undead and Papa Roach on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
Hollywood Undead – Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022
The rock hits will be Comin’ in Hot all night on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Hailing from the streets of Tinseltown, Hollywood Undead will make their Sturgis Rally debut to pick up the party where Bad Wolves leave off. Experiencing the band’s mix of brash hip-hop, rock and metalcore in tracks like “Undead,” “Everywhere I Go,” “Bullet,” “Day of the Dead,” and “Comin’ in Hot” may be one of a few things happening at the Chip that you may not want to share with your mom.
Bad Wolves – Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022
Tilt your head back and howl into the South Dakota sky as platinum-certified heavy metal outfit Bad Wolves kick off a cram-packed evening of unapologetic hard rock in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater. The LA-based quintet’s unpredictable metallic intensity and impressive instrumental proficiency will shine as bright as the full moon as they perform hits such as “Killing Me Slowly,” “Remember When,” “Sober” and their haunting cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie.”
Travis Tritt – Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
It’ll be a Great Day to Be Alive when you and your friends are partying under the stars with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Travis Tritt. The multi-platinum-selling country rock icon will take to the Wolfman Jack Stage on Wednesday, Aug. 10, delivering decades worth of hits like “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde,” “Here’s a Quarter” as well as tracks from his new album “Set in Stone.”
Aaron Lewis & The Stateliners – Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
Kick up dust and knock back something stiff as rocker-turned-outlaw-country artist Aaron Lewis makes his return to the Best Party Anywhere on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Along with backing band The Stateliners, Lewis will fill the sweet August air with hits like “Country Boy,” “Northern Redneck” and “Am I the Only One” ahead of that night’s headlining performance from Travis Tritt.
Jon Pardi – Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022
Fans of toe-tappin’ country music might get a little dirt on their boots when CMA and ACM-winning singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi rolls into The Best Party Anywhere on Thursday, Aug. 11. Known for applying fresh ideas to country’s classic sounds, Pardi brings no. 1 singles like “Head Over Boots,” “Dirt On My Boots,” “Heartache on the Dancefloor,” “Heartache Medication,” and more to the Sturgis Rally for the first time ever.
Williams & Ree – Wednesday, Aug. 10 & Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022
Need a laugh? On Aug. 10 and 11, the country comedy duo that’s been delighting audiences for over 50 years is coming to the Buffalo Chip! Known as “The Indian and The White Guy,” Williams & Ree’s off-beat brand of humor of is something that’s hard to come by these days. These guys truly say what they want, and fans love it! Songs like “Running Beer'' and “Ding Dong Song” will have you falling over laughing prior to performances from Aaron Lewis and The Stateliners and Jon Pardi.
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 takes the stage at The Best Party Anywhere®. The Kansas City, Missouri quartet will keep the party rockin’ after a performance from Pop Evil on Friday, Aug. 12.
Pop Evil – Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
Sound the alarms! You’re about to feel like waking up for a night of hard-hitting rock jams that’ll go off like a powder keg the second the first note cuts through the warm August air. Sturgis Buffalo Chip fan favorites Pop Evil will wake the lions of the Best Party Anywhere on Friday, Aug. 12, and the roar will be deafening.
Zillion – Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
Fresh on the hard rock and hip-hop scenes, Zillion brings hard-hitting songs like “Pocket Boy” and “Potluck Lunch for Cannibals” to the Best Party Anywhere prior to performances from Puddle of Mudd and Pop Evil on Friday, Aug. 12.
Back In Black – Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022
Get Thunderstruck by the high-voltage performance of the hottest AC/DC tribute band around. For over two decades, Back In Black have been entertaining audiences with a performance so true to the power and high energy of AC/DC that they’ve gained worldwide attention and have performed with some of the biggest names in the business. Back In Black brings their electric set of loud and proud classic AC/DC hits to the Wolfman Jack stage on Aug. 13 to close out the 2022 concert series.
Blacklite District – Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022
Kick back, relax and let the Black Hills’ own Blacklite District be your guide as he takes you down a diverse path of deeply personal rock and hip-hop tracks on the final evening of the Largest Music Festival In Motorcycling®. The YouTube star and Billboard Top-40-charting artist returns to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage performing hits like “Falling,” “Cold As Ice,” “Gotta Get Outta Here,” and many more Saturday, Aug. 13.
DJ Hulio – Friday, Aug. 5 – Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022
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.
Camp Comfort – Friday, Aug. 5
The Black Hills' own Camp Comfort will be rocking the Big Engine Bar Stage at the Buffalo Chip Friday, Aug. 5. Creating music that is equal parts bonfire jam session, reggae house party, and festival blues rock, Camp Comfort’s magnetic jams will draw even the most stubborn wallflowers out onto the floor.
Chris Trew – Saturday, Aug. 6 - Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022
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. 5 - Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022
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.
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