Buffalo Chip News

Biker Belles® Women’s Day Celebrates 15 Years of Charity, Encouragement, Empowerment, and Mentorship this August

Sturgis, S.D. (May 2, 2023): Women riders, passengers and friends who support
them are invited to gather at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® for the 15 th anniversary of Biker
Belles Women’s Day Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023. Harley-Davidson® and a long list of
leading ladies who are shaping the motorcycle industry will join the upcoming event held
during the 83 rd Sturgis Rally
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Def Leppard Concert and Death Wire Daredevil Spectacular Set for Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Aug. 10

STURGIS, SD – April 25, 2023 – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, hailed as The Best Party Anywhere®, has added multi-platinum, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Def Leppard to the list of rock superstars performing at its annual event this summer, which runs August 4-13 at The Buffalo Chip Campground in Sturgis, SD. Headliners announced so far include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Limp Bizkit, ZZ Top, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Whiskey Myers, Koe Wetzel, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers with more to be announced in the coming weeks. Campground passes, which include entry to all shows at the amphitheater, are available at buffalochip.com.
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The Most Exciting Kickoff the Sturgis Rally Has Ever Seen

Sturgis, SD (April 13, 2023): The Best Party Anywhere® will celebrate the start of the 83rd Sturgis Rally with the largest kickoff party the Sturgis Rally has ever seen. The Buffalo Chip’s Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff™ will feature the bearded giants of classic rock and biker favorites ZZ Top. To help ZZ Top kick off the rally in style, the Buffalo Chip will host the Support Bikers Moto Meetup, the Full Throttle Magazine Official Rally Kickoff bike show, a parade into the amphitheater, a beer wall smash stunt in honor of Sturgis Rally founder Pappy Hoel’s original fire wall smash stunt and so much more. In addition, the Chip has allied with the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce on the Sturgis Battle of the Bands, with the competition’s winner receiving a set in front of ZZ Top. See the full band lineup so far and all 10 Bike Shows in the Custom Series at BuffaloChip.com/BANDS and BuffaloChip.com/Bikes.
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Wild Nu Sturgis Experience Announced

Sturgis, SD (April 4, 2023): Sturgis Rally goers asked for something new, so they’re getting something nu, from the top of the food chain. The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® continues to provide new, soon-to-be-favorite experiences with its latest announcement – Limp Bizkit, the band that made nu-metal explode in popularity and sold millions of albums will rock the stage with classic metal rocker Lita Ford. Limp Bizkit and Lita Ford join an epic lineup of artists including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Koe Wetzel, Whiskey Myers, George Thorogood & The Destroyers and many more. See the full Sturgis Buffalo Chip entertainment lineup so far at BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.
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Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rides with Tixr as Official Live Event Commerce Partner

SANTA MONICA, CA – February 2, 2023Tixr, a global experiential commerce leader, today announced a long-term partnership with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® in South Dakota, hailed as The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. As the Buffalo Chip’s exclusive commerce platform, Tixr now powers sales of all campground admission passes, VIP concert upgrades, legendary motorcycle rides, tent camping, RV camping, cabin rentals, limited-edition merchandise, and all additional amenities and services available for guests. The award-winning music and lifestyle experience, also known as The Best Party Anywhere®, returns this August 4-13, 2023 just outside Sturgis, SD. Headliners for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, presented by Progressive Insurance, include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Whiskey Myers, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
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Country Rebel Koe Wetzel Makes Sturgis Buffalo Chip Debut August 5

Sturgis, SD (February 28, 2023): Superstar singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer Koe Wetzel brings his unapologetically rowdy live performance to The Best Party Anywhere® Saturday, Aug. 5 during the 83rd Sturgis Rally. Koe Wetzel joins a growing lineup of artists scheduled to rock The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Whiskey Myers, George Thorogood & The Destroyers and more. See more at BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.
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A Buffalo Chip Tradition – Lynyrd Skynyrd Returns to Rock the Chip for Their 50th Anniversary

Sturgis, SD (January 26, 2023): The most legendary name in Southern rock and self-proclaimed Buffalo Chip house band Lynyrd Skynyrd will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first album release with a legendary performance at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® on Aug. 6 for the 83rd Sturgis Rally. Skynyrd joins a stacked lineup of artists for the 42nd annual festival including Styx, REO Speedwagon, Whiskey Myers, George Thorogood and the Destroyers and more to be announced. See the announcement video at BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.
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Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Announce Jeff D’Entremont as Vice President, Global Brand Alliances & Sponsor Relations

Sturgis, SD (January 24, 2023): The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is proud to announce the addition of Jeff D’Entremont to the full-time management roster as Vice President, Global Brand Alliances & Sponsor Relations. D’Entremont brings with him decades of experience in the powersports industry and a background that complements the staff at the legendary venue and its many sponsor relationships.
D’Entremont will expand sponsorship and co-promotion activities, as well as develop new brand alliances. His background in events management and facilitation will further serve brands and sponsors allied with The Best Party Anywhere®.
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George Thorogood and The Destroyers Join Whiskey Myers for Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Evening that is “Bad to the Bone”

Sturgis, SD (January 17, 2023): The incomparable kings of “boogie rock’n blues,” George Thorogood and the Destroyers will celebrate nearly 50 years of soul-melting rock ‘n roll with Southern rock/Americana superstars Whiskey Myers at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® Wednesday, Aug. 9. George Thorogood an The Destroyers enter a growing lineup of big-name artists for the 83rd Sturgis Rally at the Chip including Styx, REO Speedwagon, Whiskey Myers and many more yet to be announced. More information and the official announcement video can be seen at BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.
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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
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Office: 605-347-9000