NOW It’s a Buffalo Chip Party

Again? You betcha. Buffalo Chip crowd favorites Buckcherry and Puddle of Mudd return to rock the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Friday, Aug. 11. 

Sturgis, SD (June 29, 2023): It’s not a party without the “Buffalo Chip House Band” Buckcherry and crowd favorite Puddle Of Mudd rockin’ the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Wolfman Jack main stage during the Sturgis Rally. These two crowd favorite rockers are returning to complete the party Friday, Aug. 11 and join top names for the 2023 festival including Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Limp Bizkit, ZZ Top, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Koe Wetzel, Whiskey Myers, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Pop Evil, Lita Ford, Steel Panther, and many more. See the Buffalo Chip band lineup so far at  

“Just over one month until the biggest biker party around kicks off!” said Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Throwing in rally favorites that put smiles on everyone in the audience year after year is a must. Buckcherry and Puddle of Mudd always put on a great performance, and now on the same night, they’ll certainly bring down the house

Aug. 11

It’s hard to find a better band to get the rally crowd “Lit Up” than Buffalo Chip house band Buckcherry. The premier party band of the last two decades will be coming back to the Chip with the crushing chords and familiar refrains of songs like “Crazy B****”, as well as tracks from their latest album when they take to the Wolfman Jack Stage after Puddle of Mudd on Friday, Aug. 11.

Puddle of Mudd
Aug. 10

Sturgis rally favorite and a group with some of the biggest and most recognizable hard rock hits of the last couple decades, Puddle of Mudd takes the stage at The Best Party Anywhere. The Kansas City, Missouri quartet will get the party started prior to a performance from Buckcherry on Friday, Aug. 11.

World-class entertainment is just part of what the Sturgis Buffalo Chip will present again for 2023. Guests will have the opportunity to experience thrilling events, legendary rides, powerful freedom celebrations, top-tier bike shows, heart-pounding stunts, white-knuckle racing, worthwhile charity events and so much more. Entertainment is free with campground admission pass. A full list of Sturgis Buffalo Chip events is available at The Buffalo Chip is home to the Sturgis Rally Information Center™ and is the official sponsor of the free Official Sturgis Rally Registration Program.

2023 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Event and Entertainment Lineup

Friday, Aug. 4
ZZ Top
Buffalo Chip Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff Party™
Support Bikers Moto Meetup
Full Throttle Magazine Official Rally Kickoff Bike Show
Parade into the Amphitheater
Beer Wall Smash

Saturday, Aug. 5
Koe Wetzel
Steel Panther
Schools Out Chopper Show
Wango Tango Custom Gold Wing Show
Motorcycles As Art Exhibit Opens
Creator Hangout

Sunday, Aug. 6
Lynyrd Skynyrd
FXR Show & Dyna Mixer
Flying Piston Breakfast

Monday, Aug. 7
Limp Bizkit
Lita Ford
Legends Ride®
Pretty Fast Bike Show
Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search

Tuesday, Aug. 8
REO Speedwagon
Biker Belles® Women’s Day Celebration
Biker Belles Women’s Bike Show
Sportster Showdown
Mini Bike Show

Wednesday, Aug. 9
Whiskey Myers
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Rusty Wallace Ride
Evo Entanglement
Bike Show Mafia Bike Show & Godfathers of Bass Soundoff

Thursday, Aug. 10
Def Leppard
Pop Evil
The Death Wire Daredevil Spectacular
Freedom Celebration
Western Frontier Motorcycle Ride
Rats Hole Custom Bike Show

Friday, Aug. 11
Puddle of Mudd
Custon Series King Award

Saturday, Aug. 12
Entertainment TBA


About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the award-winning leader in music and motorcycle lifestyle experiences. Hailed as The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® and The Best Party Anywhere®, it has been the epicenter of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally since its establishment in 1981. Every August, the Buffalo Chip brings together the world’s largest gathering of music and motorcycle fans, with visitors from all 50 states and over 20 countries. It remains one of the world’s most televised and longest-running independent music festivals. The Chip advances the Sturgis Rally by being home to the Sturgis Rally Information Center™ and the official sponsor of the Official Sturgis Rally Registration Program. More details are available at

Further Inquiries:
Cody Ertman
[email protected]

2024 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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

2025 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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

Contact Us

Cody Ertman
[email protected]
Office: 605-347-9000