5 Ways Anyone Can Get on Stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

By Mary Panerio

It doesn’t matter if you’re the next Hendrix, can burp your ABCs or are simply riding a streak of luck. There’s a way for anyone to get on stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. If you’d like to walk in the very footsteps of some of the most legendary names in music and spend a moment in the spotlight make sure you check out these five simple ways that can land you a spot on the Chip stage.

1. Submit your band for a spot in the lineup

Devon Worley Band submitted through the ReverbNation opportunity in 2022, which landed them a spot in the main stage lineup opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bush.

If you’re in a band that can stand up to the roar of a few thousand motorcycles, you can submit to be part of the Buffalo Chip lineup!

The ReverbNation Opportunity will be helping the Chip to select bands to join the dozens of world-class headliners performing during the upcoming festival!

The opportunity is open through 3/31/23

Find out more about the experience of performing at The Best Party Anywhere® here!

2. Enter the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce Battle of the Bands

Enter this competition for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to kick off the festivities at the Chip and open for ZZ Top on Aug. 4, 2023 during the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff.

This brand-new competition culminates with a one-day, live Battle of the Bands on June 3, 2023 at Harley-Davidson Square in downtown Sturgis, SD. In addition to the slot on the Chip’s legendary Wolfman Jack Main Stage, the winning band will receive a substantial cash prize, a professional photo shoot, studio time, radio play and more!

3. Enter the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search

2019 Poster Model Lainie was invited to be part of the International Bikini Team and compete in the nightly Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant in 2019.

Are you sizzlin’ hot and ready to rock? If so, you could land yourself some serious time in the spotlight as the Buffalo Chip Poster Model.

Winning the annual Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Twisted Tea could get you some amazing prizes including 2,000 bucks in cash. In addition, it puts your likeness in countless advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and posters leading up to and during the Sturgis rally and puts you smack dab in the middle of some of the industry’s hottest events.

This role could also open opportunities for a place in the nightly Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant, allowing you to strut your stuff on the Wolfman Jack Main Stage throughout the rally.

Find out more about qualifying to become the Buffalo Chip’s next Poster Model here!

4. Enter the Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search


Don’t worry…You don’t have to be in your 20s to get up on stage and show the world what you’ve got. Enter the Sassy & Classy Model Search and prove that women just get better with age! Step onto the Big Engine Bar Stage and represent biker babes over the age of 35 and you could win big. The lucky winner of this model search will have the chance to party in style with a free pair of VIP Upgrades!

5. Take part in hilariously fun contests at Bikini Beach

No matter your hidden talent, there’s a special spot for you to show it off on the Bikini Beach Stage. Join comedian Chris Trew every afternoon for crazy contests including the Homemade Bikini Contest, Beers and Burps Contest, Air Sex World Championships, Frozen T-Shirt Contest, Dick Pictionary and more!

What do you hope to do on stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip? Tell us in the comments below!

Presented by the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

Known as The Best Party Anywhere®, the Legendary Buffalo Chip believes festivals should be fun like a high five, reenergize you like a broken rule, and romance you like someone you just met and have to take home.

This nine-day festival of remains one of the most televised festivals in the world and has been featured on the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, CMT Bike Week, HISTORY, TLC, National Geographic and more.