CMT® Partners with Sturgis Buffalo Chip® to Bring the Popular Music and Motorcycle Festival to Over 92 Million Homes

(Sturgis, South Dakota) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and CMT® are bringing the annual motorcycle festival best known for its massive 9 day superstar concert lineup, week of jaw-dropping stunts, and off-the-wall competitions to television when CMT BIKE WEEK premieres the first of multiple specials August 18. Filmed at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s two weeklong event in Sturgis, S.D., CMT BIKE WEEK will give viewers an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look into the music, culture and camaraderie that make up this popular festival.

“We are thrilled that CMT BIKE WEEK intends to bring the Chip to the world of CMT and document our most exciting traditions,” says Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “The Buffalo Chip has always offered a unique sanctuary to bikers in search of freedom, camaraderie, and entertainment. Built by bikers for bikers, we aim to provide the most thrilling experience to the many who consider us their second home and return to the wild festivities each year.”

In each CMT BIKE WEEK special that features the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™, viewers will get to see the completely unique events and endless entertainment that the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has been providing bikers and music fans since 1981.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, affectionately known to fans that make the annual pilgrimage as the Best Party Anywhere™, takes place July 29 through August 11. The 9 days of world class concerts announced thus far include Queensrÿche, The Cult, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, ZZ Top, Halestorm, Kid Rock, Doobie Brothers, Toby Keith, Tesla, Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Machine Head, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brantley Gilbert, Sublime with Rome, Fuel, Lit, and Alien Ant Farm with more to be announced soon. Festival event information is available at and CMT BIKE WEEK programming information can be found at

Cary Glotzer, Joe Townley, Jordan Stone, Mark Farrell and Michael Yudin will executive produce for My Tupelo.

2024 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 29–Aug. 1
Concerts Aug. 2–Aug. 11

2025 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 28–Jul. 31
Concerts Aug. 1–Aug. 10

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Cody Ertman
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