Steal The Show: The Best Buffalo Chip Concert Moments Through the Lens of Jordan Axtman  

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • by Jeff Smith


See the extended gallery with even more concert photos from Jordan Axtman

If you’re a music lover and avid concertgoer, then you’ve no doubt experienced THE moment– the moment that cements the experience in your memory forever. A sustained note. An otherworldly solo. A dynamic performer who’s in the zone. Losing yourself in the collective of fellow fans around you as you all sing together that chorus, that lyric, that melody line, whatever it is, that’s been instrumental in the soundtrack of your life and sends chills up your spine.

It’s the moment that steals the show. It’s why you’re there, and it’s why you keep coming back for more.

When you’re a world-class concert photographer, you’ve trained your ears to conduct your eyes, hands and camera like an elite band of musicians to distill those moments of auditory bliss into a visual moment you can almost hear when you see it. To steal the show, so to speak, and capture the magic that was emanating from the stage through the crowd.

If you were in the house for Best Party Anywhere® in 2019, then you no doubt experienced some of these moments yourself, and concert photographer Jordan Axtman’s lens was a conduit for all the emotion and energy of each and every show.

Join him on his nine-day musical odyssey at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and relive these show stealing moments.

What were your favorite concert moments from the 2019 party at the Chip? Tell us in the comments below.

Did you capture magic Sturgis Buffalo Chip concert photos of your own in 2019? Enter them into the Chip Shots Photo Contest for the chance to earn yourself a free pass to the party in 2020!

About Jordan Axtman

As far back as I can remember, music and photography have been an important part of my life. I photographed my first band in 2008, and I still remember it like it was yesterday. The feeling has never left. The lights, the noise, the people, everything coming together to make for a unique experience each and every time. After covering over 350 nationally touring acts, the feeling remains the same. I've been featured in SPIN Magazine, MusicRadar, and several news and industry websites in the US, Canada, UK, and Sweden. I've photographed for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for seven years, I was the house photographer for the Bismarck Event Center for 11 years and have recently relocated to Minneapolis, MN.

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