Summer Music Festival Crams in More Bands for Upcoming Sturgis Rally
Experience the Best Party Anywhere™ in the midst of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip's large natural amphitheater. Over the years, superstars including Kid Rock, Aerosmith, Toby Keith, The Allman Brothers, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, ZZ Top and countless others have graced the campground’s legendary centerpiece, Wolfman Jack stage, during the Sturgis Rally.
In an experience one must experience to fully understand, the Wolfman Jack Stage often invites Chipsters to ride into the amphitheater on their bikes and trade in loud cheers for thunderous engine revving.
The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ just got a helluva lot bigger with the addition of the Friday Fest pre-rally party at The Chip®. On Friday, Aug. 1, kick your August music festival off right starting at 3 p.m., with six amped-up bands, sexy dance troupes and free tailgate beer until the kegs run dry, all on the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage!
Plan to surrender to pulse-pounding beats and dark supernatural guitar attacks as The Cult takes you on a journey through post-punk, psychedelia and transcendental hard rock during the Chip's 2014 August music festival. The British band worshipped for infusing a soulful mystique and authentic primal depth into a shallow era of rock is adding its mystically wild stage show to the Chip’s legendary lineup of Sturgis concerts on Saturday, Aug. 2.
The arresting hooks and maximum metal swagger will practically knock you off your motorcycle when Queensrÿche makes its way to the Best Party Anywhere™ this August! The world-famous powerhouse quintet will be joining the jam-packed lineup of Sturgis concerts on the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 2, prior to the headlining performance from The Cult.
High-energy anthems and howling ballads promise to kick off your Sturgis Rally in a big way when Lovebettie takes to the legendary Wolfman Jack Main Stage on Saturday, Aug. 2. This band’s super-hot and amazingly talented vocalist, Alexandra Napels, will have you spellbound and she belts out one irresistible tune after another during the Chip’s August music festival. Fresh off its immensely popular “Awake and Dreaming” tour, Lovebettie comes to the 2014 Sturgis Rally to introduce you to its unique brand of “swagger rock” prior to performances from The Cult and Queensrÿche.
Jared James Nichols
The celebrated blues guitarist of our generation has arrived, and his name is Jared James Nichols. You won’t know what hit you when this emerging 23-year-old singer, writer and performer shows off his mind-blowing chops on the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage, Sunday, Aug. 3 prior to Collective Soul and Lynyrd Skynyrd!
Feel a wave of electric energy wash over you as Collective Soul brings its grinding guitars and catchy choruses to the Buffalo Chip’s 2014 Motorcycle and Music Festival. Don’t miss your chance to see the multi-platinum-selling quintet celebrate 20 years of success with an unforgettable Sturgis Rally debut prior to Lynyrd Skynyrd's performance on Sunday, Aug. 3.
Lynyrd Skynyrd set the bar high when they became the first band to sign on for a 2014 Sturgis Rally performance at the Legendary Buffalo Chip. The Southern rock gods will bring their unique mix of guitar-driven blues and traditional country undertones to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ the week of Aug. 3, 2014.
Let the music take over as Sweet Cyanide’s cocktail of dark glam rock courses through your veins during the Buffalo Chip’s 2014 August music festival! These New York City hard rockers and Chip fan favorites are joining the legendary lineup of Sturgis concerts on Monday, Aug. 4 to get your blood pumping before performances from Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper.
Country crossover stars, Zac Brown Band, have added their name to the ever-expanding list of Sturgis concerts taking place at the Buffalo Chip’s annual summer music festival. The three-time GRAMMY winners will take to the Wolfman Jack Stage on Monday, Aug. 4, following an unforgettable performance by legendary blues man, John Mayall.
Legendary blues man, John Mayall, will join the incredible line-up of Sturgis concerts at the Buffalo Chip on Monday, Aug. 4 during the Sturgis Rally. After a career that has spanned over 50 years, Mayall will be headed to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ for a night of driving Chicago-style blues that you’ll never forget.
Four bass drums, four beats and four musicians will combine on Aug. 4, when the 4onthefloor kick off an unforgettable night of Sturgis concerts during the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. The rumble of stomping feet and the roar of thousands of motorcycles will echo through the night as this up-and-coming, delta blues band rocks the Wolfman Jack Stage prior to performances from Zac Brown Band and legendary blues master, John Mayall.
Legendary glam metal rockers, Mötley Crüe, will be storming the Wolfman Jack Stage for one last no-holds-barred Buffalo Chip performance as a part of their “All Bad Things Must Come to an End” tour. The group is calling it quits after 33 years of merciless metal and going out with a bang by taking one final tour of the U.S. with special guest, Alice Cooper.
The master of shock rock, Alice Cooper, will be bringing his dark theatrical stage show to the Sturgis Rally for the Buffalo Chip’s 33rd annual August music festival. Cooper is touring the country with glam metal legends, Mötley Crüe, as part of their “All Bad Things Must Come to an End” tour, and both will be playing at the Chip for a wild night of Sturgis concerts you won’t want to miss.
Jeremiah James Korfe
Soak up some old-fashioned country charm and out-of-this-world stage energy to kick start your night of Sturgis concerts at the Chip on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Emerging country artist, Jeremiah James Korfe, is taking to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage to open for Florida Georgia Line and ZZ Top, and it’s sure to be a performance you’ll never forget!
Florida Georgia Line
Contemporary country sensation, Florida Georgia Line, will make their Sturgis Rally debut during the Buffalo Chip’s 2014 Motorcycle and Music Festival. The singer songwriter duo comes to the annual August music festival toting an arsenal of such mega-hit songs as “Cruise” and “Get Your Shine On.”
Searing guitar solos, thick blues jams and perfectly choreographed stage moves will give you a high like no other drug when That Little Ol' Band From Texas, ZZ Top, joins the Chip’s 2014 lineup of Sturgis concerts. Get ready for a party when these Chip fan favorites unhinge their catalog of rock, blues and boogie, following an electrifying Florida Georgia Line performance, Wednesday, Aug. 6!
Pistol Day Parade
If you want to live like a rock star, then don't miss Pistol Day Parade during the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™! Raw vocal power, ripping guitar solos and emotionally charged lyrics will fill the air as this Detroit-based modern rock band takes to the Wolfman Jack Main Stage Thursday, Aug. 7, prior to Pop Evil and Train, in addition to its performances on the CrossRoads Stage on Wednesday and Friday.
Pop Evil is back to inject a dose of pure adrenaline into your veins when the high-energy modern rock group storms the Wolfman Jack Stage on Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 during the Sturgis Rally!
As their name suggests, Pop Evil’s music strikes a balance between the syrupy pop of mainstream radio and the sharp bite of razor-edged metal.
Wild Blue Country
Take in twangy steel guitar, blistering solos and crystal-clear vocal harmonies as the U.S. Air Force Academy’s country band helps kick off the Freedom Celebration Ride by playing your favorite country hits on Main Street in Spearfish. Then help the band salute our soldiers by watching its poignant acapella performance of the national anthem later that evening on the Buffalo Chip Main Stage between performances by Pop Evil and Train.
For the first time ever, fans will be merciless against the addictively alluring sounds of Train as they join the onslaught of big-name Sturgis concerts thrilling crowds at the Chip’s annual Motorcycle and Music Festival this August. The three-time GRAMMY award winners will crawl inside your brain and take over with a full-blown invasion of unforgettable hooks during their mesmerizing Sturgis Rally debut, Thursday, Aug. 7 on the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage.
The Pretty Reckless
Prepare to be hit with more swagger than you can handle because in-your-face rockers, The Pretty Reckless, have joined the star-studded lineup of Sturgis concerts at the Buffalo Chip’s 2014 Motorcycle and Music Festival. These present-day rock gods take to the Wolfman Jack Stage on Friday, Aug. 8!
Get ready for crashing chords, one-of-a-kind instruments and an irresistible blend of punk, pop and metal, because Cheap Trick is pulling out all the stops at the Buffalo Chip’s 2014 August music festival! These storied rock rule-breakers are capping off four decades of nearly continuous touring with an unforgettable performance at the Best Party Anywhere™, joining fellow groundbreaking rock rebels, The Pretty Reckless, on Friday, Aug. 8.
A Course of Action
The Buffalo Chip has literally planned A Course of Action to melt faces on the final day of the 2014 Sturgis Rally. A Course of Action is both the plan and the band! This intense rock metal quartet will roar into the Rally on Saturday, Aug. 9 to add its spine-tingling set list to the legendary lineup of Sturgis concerts on the Wolfman Jack Stage just prior to Sevendust and Buckcherry.
An aggressive blend of bottom-heavy riffs and soulful, accessible melodies will bring you to your knees when Sevendust makes its Sturgis Rally debut on Saturday, Aug. 9 during the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™.
Fans of in-your-face, no frills rock ‘n’ roll, get ready to rage! Buckcherry will be bringing its punk grit, gutter attitude, honest storytelling and razor-sharp hooks to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ during the 2014 Sturgis Rally.
The most dynamic festival experiences in the world await you all through the day and well into the night with unbelievable Sturgis concerts and performances from showcase artists at the Kinison, Bikini Beach, Hoyt Axton, Comedy Club and CrossRoads Stages. Stay tuned to this site and the Sturgis Rider® News Blog for upcoming announcements of showcase performers.
Charlie Brechtel Band
If you’ve taken a Sturgis Rally vacation at the Buffalo Chip anytime within the last decade, there’s a good chance you’ve heard or at least bumped into Charlie Brechtel. “Good Time Charlie,” as fans know him, has become an important part of the Chip’s showcase experience, and his nightly performances shouldn’t be missed!.
Iron Cowgirl Missy
Want living proof that the Buffalo Chip can change your life? Look no further than a performance from Iron Cowgirl Missy! Missy’s sweet Southern Rock sound will draw you in, but it’s her amazing story and tough-as-nails attitude that will keep you coming back time and time again…and don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of chances to do so during the Chip’s August music festival!
If you love the cheerful melodic riffs of ‘60s rock and the grungy edge that conquered the ‘90s, you're gonna love The Mods! This Arizona throwback band combines the best of these two eras into one rock ‘n’ roll punch after another.
Take a step back in time as The Mods help kick off the Best Party Anywhere™ during the third annual Friday Fest.
You’ve had the chance to see world-class bands of all types and genres on the Chip’s stages. But in 33 years of Buffalo Chip history, it’s guaranteed you’ve never seen a band quite like MMS. After touring Japan for years on their Harley Panheads, the premier Japanese biker band is making the 5,600 mile journey from Tokyo to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ to perform for you during the 2014 Sturgis Rally!
The Living Deads
It’s impossible not to have a good time when The Living Deads explode onto the stage at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. The band’s sexy swagger grabs your attention, and its greasy, energetic and sensual rockabilly punk sound keeps it! Sultry upright bass player, Symphony Tidwell, dramatic drummer, Randy McKnight, and their undisclosed kidnapped guitarist will knock you out when the group joins the lineup of Sturgis concerts at the Buffalo Chip. .
The Jäger Kings
Get ready for a wild ride, because Jägermeister has put together a rock ‘n’ roll juggernaut to entertain you throughout the Sturgis Rally at the free-access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip®! The Jäger Kings is an all-star classic rock band that plays all the songs you know, love and can’t help but sing along to. .
Brandon Clark Band
The Brandon Clark Band will renew your faith in the hard-working American spirit when it blends elements of country and rock with just a touch of folk storytelling for you during the Buffalo Chip’s August music festival. So when you saddle up for the 2014 Sturgis Rally, head to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® showcase stages and listen to the tales the Tulsa-based band has to tell.
Whether you are in the mood for a guitar solo reminiscent of legendary Chip performer, Slash, or some nasty, Angus-Young-style, three-chord, bluesy rock, you’ll want to ride over to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® to see the band once described as "AC/DC and Guns N' Roses get in a bar fight and everyone wins." It’s the Shotgun Rebels, a five-piece featuring a little bit of blues, a little bit of rock and a lot of attitude!
Soulful acoustic guitar and a unique batch of melodies will provide you with and a change of pace from the frenzied rock blistering the Buffalo Chip stages this August. Stephen Speaks make its Sturgis Rally debut at the Chip® and the word is spreading like the hordes of bikers who will soon fan out across this nation’s highways on their way to the Best Party Anywhere™.
The Outer Vibe
Take just one listen to the motorcycle riding anthem, “Hoka Hey,” and you’ll be inspired to saddle up your bike and steer it toward the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, where you can check out The Outer Vibe’s first appearance during the 2014 Sturgis Rally.
You’ll get every ounce of party you deserve when Midstokke brings its intoxicating mix of in-your-face rock and melodic blues to the Chip’s August music festival. One glimpse of this band’s outlandish outfits and wild stage antics will draw you in, and one listen to its members’ high-energy solos will have you hooked! If you’ve seen this Seattle-based four piece before, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, because they’ll be pulling out all the stops on the Chip’s showcase stages in 2014 to celebrate their ten-year anniversary.
Unearthly melodies and blistering blues guitar licks will fill the air when The Electric Reverend, Jimmie Bratcher, descends upon the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip® during his daily Sturgis Rally performances on the Jägermeister Stage, Sunday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 7.
After his hysterical Buffalo Chip debut during the 2013 Sturgis Rally, critically acclaimed “Bad Boy” comedian, Toby Roberts, is returning as your host to the jam-packed lineup of 2014 Sturgis events at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads destination.
Baron Von Swagger
Every good party needs some southern rock with a touch of metal swagger, and there’s no other band who can deliver it better than Baron Von Swagger. This Tulsa rock quartet will bring you its razor-sharp musicianship on the Chip's showcase stages for the first time during the 2014 Sturgis Rally. Baron Von Swagger’s heart-pumping power and demanding stage presence makes its Sturgis concerts a must see!
Are you ready to hop aboard your hog, crank up some Hank Williams Jr. and hit the highway for the Sturgis Rally?
Billy Reasons is tailor-made for the Chip’s August music festival, because, like so many Rally-goers who adore the old-school country legend, Reasons loves to “Crank the Hank.” He even wrote a song about it!
With its beautiful excess of polished chrome, amped-up engines and high-octane horsepower, the Sturgis Rally is a perfect place for Dryvr. Where else would you rather watch a band that’s been called “so metal, they had to expand the periodic table?” Without a doubt, Dryvr has all of the elements necessary to bring a scintillating show to The Chip®'s showcase stages as part of the lineup of 2014 Sturgis concerts!
You may think you've heard it all at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™, but you ain’t seen nothin’ until you’ve seen Taddy Porter unleash its tumultuous tunes on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® showcase stages.
Taddy Porter add a decidedly upbeat twist to its southern rock-inspired sound by mixing elements of blues, Motown soul, raw rock and psychedelic pop. Add Taddy Porter to your list of “must see” Sturgis concerts as you head down the open highway for the 2014 Sturgis Rally! It’s sure to be a sonic experience you won’t soon forget.
The Grizzly Band
If anything can rival the revving of 500,000 motorcycles rumbling into the Sturgis Rally, it’s the roar of The Grizzly Band!
Chad Grizzly’s crew of outlaw country rockers will furiously attack the airwaves at the Best Party Anywhere™ with rowdy rock guitar rhythms and stellar steel guitar grooves.
Able the Allies
Catchy melodies and strong songwriting will draw you in when Able the Allies, take to the Buffalo Chip’s showcase stages during the August music festival. From Oklahoma to Oceanside, these alt rockers have traveled all over the U.S. to support their burgeoning musical career, and they will soon be able to remove “Sturgis Rally” from their bucket list.
You really needn’t more of an introduction to Buffalo Chip showcase band, The Heroine, than an endorsement from founding Mötley Crüe member, Tommy Lee. The legendary drummer got right to the point by simply calling the San Antonio rock/metal band “Bad Ass.” This five-piece rock juggernaut will tear through the Sturgis Rally like a tornado, taking you on a wild ride that will leave your heart pounding and your ears ringing.
Well Hung Heart
As a two-person outfit that packs the raw power of a 100-member marching band, Well Hung Heart are sure to turn heads on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® showcase stages during the 2014 Sturgis Rally.
“Hope you like jokes, cause here we go…” This year the Buffalo Chip Comedy Club again opens its arms to the hilariously raunchy comedian, Dwight York. The crude one-liner genius is sure to provide sidesplitting laughter to everyone at the Sturgis Rally with such quick and hilarious punch lines as, “I had a date once with a woman cop.
Sturgis Rider® Rhythm Rockers
Feast your eyes on bold booty shaking as the Sturgis Rider Rhythm Rockers dazzle you with their sexy Sturgis Rally dance routines. The Buffalo Chip’s own dance troupe has been working hard all year to serve you up sass and class while shaking plenty of ass during the 2014 Motorcycle and Music Festival!
Illumination Fire Troupe
Sensual dances, blazing fire and aerial circus stunts will light up your nights when you take in a performance from Illumination Fire Troupe during the Chip’s August music festival. As the premier fire performance troupe of the Midwest, the luscious ladies of Illumination will combine their visionary choreography and acrobatic skills with fire, to spark your imagination, ignite your spirit and bring you an experience that is uniquely Sturgis!