Showcase Entertainment Guide: 6 Stages, 9 Days, 28 Acts, Infinite Fun!

By Mary Panerio

You need to check this guide out. Why? Because over the past 33 years, the Buffalo Chip’s August music festival has become known as the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™, and this showcase guide shows you all the stops the Chip pulled out this year to live up to that name. The 2014 festival promises to bring you nearly triple the number of bands as in previous years on the six showcase stages throughout the campground, thanks in part to Jivewired and AXiS Entertainment. With music from every genre, side-splitting stand up comedy and smokin’ hot dance routines, 28 showcase performers will deliver practically round-the-clock entertainment to keep your Sturgis Rally party going. Keep reading to meet the acts and find out when and where you can see each of them perform!

The 4onthefloor
This four-piece band has become known for each of its members playing a bass drum and only writing songs in 4/4 time. The formula was derived from a style fittingly called “four on the floor,” wherein the bass drum is hit on every downbeat. Despite the style’s disco-era origins, 4onthefloor uses the concept to fit its fusion of delta blues and classic rock sounds. Find yourself floored by The 4onthefloor during its Buffalo Chip performances:
Sunday, 8/3 @ Noon – Jägermeister Stage
Monday, 8/4 @ 7 p.m. – Wolfman Jack Stage
Tuesday, 8/5 @ 6:30 p.m. – Jägermeister Stage


Able the Allies
Catchy melodies and strong songwriting will draw you in when Able the Allies, take to the Kinison Stage. Singer/guitarist Bobby Moore, who could easily get lost in a sea of Sturgis Rally bikers with his long-flowing hair and beard, leads the five-man band of eclectic musicians known to cover artists from Jim Croce to The Black Keys. While the Allies never stray too far from their southern rock roots, the influence of the west coast has undeniably crept into the band’s increasingly popular catalog of original alternative rock songs. Hang loose with these southerners-turned-surfers during their Chip performances:
Wednesday Night, 8/6 @ Mightnight – Kinison Stage
Thursday, 8/7 @ 10 p.m. – Kinison Stage


Baron Von Swagger
Every good party needs some southern rock with a touch of metal swagger, and there’s no other band that can deliver it better than Baron Von Swagger. This Tulsa rock quartet will bring you its razor-sharp musicianship for the first time during the 2014 Sturgis Rally. Baron Von Swagger’s heart-pumping power and demanding stage presence makes its Sturgis concerts a must see! Feel the slap of southern rock and metal swagger during the band’s Chip performances:
Monday, 8/4 @ 10 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Tuesday Night, 8/5 @ 1 a.m. – Kinsion Stage


Influenced by legendary country pickers, Hank Williams Jr., Merle Haggard and George Strait, as well as contemporaries, Kenny Chesney and Dierks Bentley, this Nashville singer/guitarist possesses a true country flair and hard-hitting sound that will be music to your ears! Billy Reasons grabbed the Chip’s attention after he entered the Buffalo Chip’s Big Sturgis Gig™ online talent search. Watch this emerging country star “crank the Hank” during his first-ever Buffalo Chip performances:
Wednesday, 8/6 @ 10 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Thursday Night, 8/7 @ Midnight – Kinison Stage


Brandon Clark Band
The Brandon Clark Band will renew your faith in the hard-working American spirit when it blends elements of country and rock with just a touch of folk storytelling for you during the August music festival. With influences ranging from Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash to the Black Crowes and Roger Clyne, this group best falls under the genre of “Americana.” Come experience true southern rock with a storytelling twist during this band’s unforgettable Sturgis concerts:
Sunday, 8/3 @ 10 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Monday Night, 8/4 @ 1 a.m. – Kinison Stage


Charlie Brechtel Band
Take in a bona fide musical tribute to the biker lifestyle with nightly performances from the Charlie Brechtel Band. You’ll hear stories of pioneering bikers, vintage motorcycles and biker destinations like the Sturgis Rally told through his scorching blues originals; you might even hear the song he wrote specifically about the Chip! Charlie is a composer, arranger, songwriter and producer who has worked with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Gregg Allman, B.B. King, Dr. John, Freddy Fender and many others. See the biker spirit come to life during “Good Time Charlie’s” performances:
Friday, 8/1 @ 6 p.m. – Friday FestWolfman Jack Stage
Friday, 8/1 – Saturday, 8/9 @ Midnight – Hoyt Axton Stage


Dryvr combined the top talent from the mid-west’s best metal bands to create the most insane super group the Sturgis Rally has ever seen! These monsters of metal feature a thick and heavy sound, with melodic grooves and high-intensity original songs. The band is also known for occasionally pulling out a cover or two, such as a metal version of The Doors’ classic, “Roadhouse Blues,” that’s as supped as a custom chopper! Find a spot in the crowd for Dryvr’s frenzied metal shows:
Friday, 8/8 @ 10 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Saturday, 8/9 @ 1 a.m. – Kinison Stage


Dwight York
In one hilarious unexpected turn after another, Dwight York will crash straight into your funny bone during the Sturgis Rally with his crude and quick one-liners. Take a load off at the Buffalo Chip Comedy Club and catch this ridiculously raunchy comic’s nightly stand up performances or even show him what you’ve got by participating in his midnight joke contests. Bust a gut during Dwight York’s stand up stops:
Saturday, 8/2 – Saturday, 8/9 @ 4 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Friday, 8/1 – Saturday, 8/9 @ 6 p.m. – Comdey Hour – Comedy Club
Friday, 8/1 – Saturday, 8/9 @ Midnight – Midnight Joke Contest – Comedy Club


The Grizzly Band
Chad Grizzly’s crew of outlaw country rockers will furiously attack the airwaves at the Best Party Anywhere™ with rowdy rock guitar rhythms and stellar steel guitar grooves. The Grizzly Band draw upon an enormous list of influences, from Johnny Cash to punk rockers, Social Distortion, to produce a rare brand of punk rock/country Americana. Grizzly’s guttural growl and creative chord progressions are sure to satisfy Sturgis Rally fans who wander into The Grizzly Band’s musical lair. Watch these outlaw country punk rockers revel in the glory of the August music festival during their performance:
Sunday Night, 8/3 @ 1 a.m. – Kinison Stage


The Heroine
You really needn’t more of an introduction to showcase band, The Heroine, than an endorsement from founding Mötley Crüe member, Tommy Lee. The legendary drummer got right to the point by simply calling the San Antonio rock/metal band “Bad Ass.” This five-piece rock juggernaut will tear through the Sturgis Rally like a tornado, taking you on a wild ride that will leave your heart pounding and your ears ringing. You may have already heard The Heroine from the band’s submission in the Big Sturgis Gig online talent search, but now’s your chance to feel the force of the bad-ass band live:
Monday Night, 8/4 @ Midnight – Kinison Stage
Tuesday, 8/5 @ 10 p.m. – Kinison Stage


Illumination Fire Troupe
Sensual dances, blazing fire and aerial circus stunts will light up your nights when you take in performances from Illumination Fire Troupe. As the premier fire performance troupe of the Midwest, the luscious ladies of Illumination will combine their visionary choreography and acrobatic skills with fire, to spark your imagination, ignite your spirit and bring you an experience that is uniquely Sturgis! The troupe employs costumes and props such as fire fans, fire staffs, tethered weights, wands, hoops and knives to create the full experience. Their passion for sensual movement and fiery heat even inspires them to use their own bodies for such dangerous stunts as fire eating, fire breathing and even fire fleshing! Let these ladies turn up the heat on your Sturgis Rally with their nightly performances:
Friday, 8/1 @ 10 p.m. – Friday FestWolfman Jack Stage
Friday Night, 8/1 – Saturday Night, 8/9 @ 12:45 a.m. – Kinison Stage


Iron Cowgirl Missy
Missy’s inspiring tales of the open road, overcoming heartbreak, beating cancer being a single mom and making lifelong friends at the Chip weave their way through her songs and sets. The meaningful melodies of “Heart of Steel,” “What You Deserve,” “Open Road,” and “Chasing My Dreams” will leave a lasting positive impact on your life and make you realize that Iron Cowgirl Missy is truly a biker living the dream! Elevate your Sturgis Rally with this biker band’s uplifting story during its Sturgis concerts:
Friday, 8/1 @ 5 p.m. – Friday FestWolfman Jack Stage
Friday Night, 8/1 @ Midnight – Bikini Beach Stage
Saturday, 8/2 @ 7:30 p.m. – Bikini Beach Stage
Sunday, 8/3 @ 2 p.m. – Missy hosts and performs at Fan Fest – Jägermeister Stage
Monday, 8/4 @ 6 p.m. – Bikini Beach Stage
Tuesday, 8/5 @ 4:30 p.m. – Biker Belles® Reception – Russ Brown Event Center
Wednesday, 8/6 @ 4:30 p.m. – T.O.U.R. Reception – Russ Brown Event Center
Thursday, 8/7 @ 8, 10, 12 p.m. – Acoustic Sets – Budweiser Roadhouse Deck
Friday, 8/8 @ 7:30 p.m. – Bikini Beach Stage
Saturday, 8/9 @ 6:15 – Kinison Stage

The Jäger Kings
The Jäger Kings is an all-star classic rock band that plays all the songs you know, love and can’t help but sing along to. They’ll be tearing up the Jägermeister Stage daily with classic covers from band ranging from Aerosmith to ZZ Top, and if you think you’ve got the chops, they’ll invite you to join them on stage! Come to the CrossRoads packing a guitar, harmonica or even just a great singing voice, and you can step up on stage and jam out for a few tunes with the band! Rock out with the Jägermeister Stage house band with daily Sturgis concerts throughout the day, every day of the Chip’s August music festival!


Jeremiah James Korfe
Soak up some old-fashioned country charm and out-of-this-world stage energy from Jeremiah James Korfe. Thanks in part to your votes, Korfe is the first-ever winner of the Buffalo Chip’s Big Sturgis Gig™ online talent search. Out of 165 bands that entered the search, Korfe had enough fan support to propel him to the final judging round for review from the Chip’s panel of celebrity musicians and music execs. And after reviewing his submission, it was clear the judges were just as impressed with the sound Korfe described himself as “Foo Fighters meets Dierks Bentley.” Hold on to your hats as down-home country collides with rollicking rock during Jeremiah James Korfe’s Sturgis concerts:
Tuesday Night, 8/5 @ Midnight – Bikini Beach Stage
Wednesday, 8/6 @ 7 p.m. – Wolfman Jack Stage
Thursday, 8/7 @ 7:30 p.m. – Bikini Beach Stage

Jimmie Bratcher
Unearthly melodies and blistering blues guitar licks will fill the air when The Electric Reverend, Jimmie Bratcher, descends upon the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip® with his daily performances and bike blessings. While some may find it conflicting to hear a minister playing “the devil’s music,” the only contradiction found in Bratcher is that he is a happy blues man. According to Bratcher, there are only two kinds of music – good and bad – and when he unleashes his heavenly sound during the Sturgis Rally, you’ll see he’s making the good kind! Let the Electric Reverend ordain his divine sound on you daily:
Sunday, 8/3 @ 4 p.m. – Jägermeister Stage
Monday, 8/4 @ Noon – Jägermeister Stage
Tuesday, 8/5 @ Noon – Jägermeister Stage
Wednesday, 8/6 @ 3 p.m. – Jägermeister Stage
Thursday, 8/7 @ Noon – Jägermeister Stage


The Living Deads
It’s impossible not to have a good time when The Living Deads explode onto the stage at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. The band’s sexy swagger grabs your attention, and its greasy, energetic and sensual rockabilly punk sound keeps it! Sultry upright bass player, Symphony Tidwell, dramatic drummer, Randy McKnight, and their undisclosed kidnapped guitarist will knock you out the moment they step on stage. Sink your teeth into some sexy psychobilly during the band’s Sturgis concerts:
Tuesday, 7/29 – Thursday, 7/31 @ 7 p.m. – Bikini Beach Pre-party – Bikini Beach Stage
Friday, 8/1 @ 9:15 p.m. – Friday FestWolfman Jack Stage
Saturday, 8/2 @ 2 p.m. – Jägermeister Stage
Sunday Night, 8/3 @ Midnight – Bikini Beach Stage
Monday, 8/4 @ 4:30 p.m. – Legends Ride® Reception – Russ Brown Event Center
Thursday Night, 8/7 @ Midnight – Bikini Beach Stage
Friday, 8/8 @ Noon – Jägermeister Stage
Saturday, 8/9 @ 6 p.m. – Bikini Beach

You’ll get every ounce of party you deserve when Midstokke brings its intoxicating mix of in-your-face rock and melodic blues to the Chip’s August music festival. One glimpse of this band’s outlandish outfits and wild stage antics will draw you in, and one listen to its members’ high-energy solos will have you hooked! Midstokke draws its influence from a long, eclectic list of celebrated blues and rock artists including Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Black Crowes, The Allman Brothers, Aerosmith, Deep Purple and U2. Brace yourself for a blues rock blitzkrieg during the band’s performances during the Sturgis Rally:
Monday Night, 8/4 @ Midnight – Bikini Beach Stage
Tuesday, 8/5 @ 6:15 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Wednesday, 8/6 @ 4:35 p.m. – Jägermeister Stage
Thursday, 8/7 @ 6 p.m. – Bikini Beach Stage
Friday, 8/8 @ 6:15 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Saturday, 8/9 @ 7:30 p.m. – Bikini Beach Stage

After touring Japan for years on their Harley Panheads, the premier Japanese biker band is making the 5,600-mile journey from Tokyo to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling to perform for you! MMS lives and breathes motorcycling, and you’ll hear the thrill and camaraderie of biker lifestyle weave its way through many of the band’s old-school rockabilly tunes. Get ready to get sweaty, because the driving guitar licks, frantic vocals and heavy backbeat of songs like “Harley Valley,” “Ride Without Cause,” Riding High Tonight,” and “Motorcycle” will have you rockin’ and rollin’ and kickin’ up dust on the dance floor! Catch a glimpse of Japan’s V-Twin biker scene during this band’s Sturgis concerts:
Friday, 8/1 @ 8:15 p.m. – Friday FestWolfman Jack Stage
Saturday, 8/2 @ 6 p.m. – Bikini Beach Stage
Saturday, 8/2 @ 10 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Sunday, 8/3 @ 6:15 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Monday, 8/4 @ 2 p.m. – Jägermeister Stage
Tuesday, 8/5 @ 6 p.m. – Bikini Beach Stage
Wednesday Night, 8/6 @ Midnight – Bikini Beach Stage
Thursday, 8/7 @ 6:15 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Friday Night, 8/8 @ Midnight – Bikini Beach Stage

The Mods
If you love the cheerful melodic riffs of ‘60s rock and the grungy edge that conquered the ‘90s, you’re gonna love The Mods! This Arizona throwback band combines the best of these two eras into one rock ‘n’ roll punch after another. Though The Mods formed in 2004, you’ll pick up right away on their old-school sensibility. Named after the ‘60s subculture that originated in England, The Mods were deeply influenced by rock music of that generation as well as the alternative music from their own era. Take part in an old-school rock revival during The Mods’ performances during the August music festival:
Friday, 8/1 @ 7 p.m. – Friday FestWolfman Jack Stage
Saturday, 8/2 @ Noon – Jägermeister Stage
Saturday Night, 8/2 @ Midnight – Bikini Beach Stage
Sunday, 8/3 @ 6 p.m. – Bikini Beach Stage
Monday, 8/4 @ 6:15 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Tuesday, 8/5 @ 2 p.m. – Jägermeister Stage
Wednesday, 8/6 @ 6:15 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Thursday, 8/7 @ 2 p.m. – Jägermeister Stage
Friday, 8/8 @ 6 p.m. – Bikini Beach Stage
Saturday Night, 8/9 @ Midnight – Bikini Beach Stage

The Outer Vibe
This feel-good Michigan-based band is all about having fun, playing sweet tunes and, of course, riding bikes. “Hoka Hey,” The Outer Vibe’s hit single, features a motorcycle-themed music video and lyrics such as, “Cock the hammer back, and give that whip a crack on this chariot of chrome.” You helped bring this band to the attention of the Buffalo Chip through the Buffalo Chip’s Big Sturgis Gig online talent search, so don’t miss you chance to see them live! Grab your “chariot of chrome” and get ready to take in The Outer Vibe:
Thursday Night, 8/7 @ 1 a.m. – Kinison Stage


Pistol Day Parade
Pistol Day Parade will prove to you that today’s rock is still a force to be reckoned with. The band has already won over Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, who chose the PDP song, “Not Today,” as one of his Sixx Picks on the Side Show Countdown. The band’s newest single, “Rockstar’s Girlfriend,” is also making waves nationwide, having debuted at No. 38 on Billboard’s Active Rock Charts. Pull the trigger on seeing this band’s unforgettable Sturgis concerts:
Wednesday, 8/6 @ 6:30 p.m. – Jägermeister Stage
Thursday, 8/7 @ 7 p.m. – Wolfman Jack Stage
Friday, 8/8 @ 2 p.m. – Jägermeister Stage


Shotgun Rebels
Whether you’re in the mood for a guitar solo reminiscent of legendary Chip performer, Slash, or some nasty, Angus-Young-style, three-chord, bluesy rock, you’ll want to see the band once described as “AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses get in a bar fight and everyone wins.” It’s the Shotgun Rebels, a five-piece featuring a little bit of blues, a little bit of rock and a lot of attitude! Step into the crosshairs as these Sturgis Rally newcomers fire off rule-breaking rock:
Friday Night, 8/8 @ 1 a.m. – Kinison Stage
Saturday, 8/9 @ 10 p.m. – Kinison Stage


Stephen Speaks
Soulful acoustic guitar and a unique batch of melodies will provide you with and a change of pace from the frenzied rock blistering the Buffalo Chip stages during the August music festival. Create your own slice of paradise with Stephen Speaks’ showcase performances:
Saturday, 8/2 @ 6:15 p.m. – Kinison Stage
Sunday Night, 8/3 @ Midnight – Kinison Stage


Sturgis Rider® Rhythm Rockers
Feast your eyes on bold booty shaking as the Sturgis Rider Rhythm Rockers dazzle you with their sexy Sturgis Rally dance routines. The Buffalo Chip’s own dance troupe has been working hard all year to serve you up sass and class while shaking plenty of ass. See these sexy Sturgis women shake it during Fan Fest and daily performances at the Jägermeister Stage. Check out the Chip daily schedule for full performance schedule.


Sweet Cyanide
Let the music take over as Sweet Cyanide’s cocktail of dark glam rock courses through your veins! The band’s Buffalo Chip performances come hot off the tail of its fourth album release, “For the Love Of…” This means you can look forward to hearing some of the very first live renditions of the band’s new material.
Rock out with rapid-fire riffs from New York City’s favorite bastard sons during their Sturgis concerts:
Tuesday, 8/5 @ 7 p.m. – Wolfman Jack Stage
Wednesday, 8/6 @ 6 p.m. – Bikini Beach Stage
Thursday, 8/7 @ 6:30 p.m. – Jägermeister Stage
Friday, 8/8 @ 7 p.m. – Wolfman Jack Stage


Taddy Porter
Taddy Porter add a decidedly upbeat twist to its southern rock-inspired sound by mixing elements of blues, Motown soul, raw rock and psychedelic pop. This band was placed firmly on the musical map with its self-titled debut album that contained tracks featured prominently in HBO’s “Newsroom” and “Entourage,” Showtime’s “Homeland,” “Monday Night Football,” ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” ABC, NBC and more. Prepare for southern rock with a psychedelic twist during Taddy Porter’s Sturgis Rally performance:
Sunday Night, 8/2 @ 1 a.m. – Kinison Stage


Toby Roberts
After his hysterical Buffalo Chip debut during the 2013 Sturgis Rally, critically acclaimed “Bad Boy” comedian, Toby Roberts, is returning as your host to the jam-packed lineup of 2014 Sturgis events at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads destination. No matter your sense of humor, you’ll be in stitches after hearing Roberts deliver one sidesplitting anecdote after another in his trademark storyteller style. See Toby Roberts daily on the Jägermeister Stage!


Well Hung Heart
In one surprising twist after another, this duo will give you a dose of Hendrix with a nod to PJ Harvey; they’re just as comfortable channeling Nirvana as they are Leadbelly or Led Zeppelin. Singer, Greta Valenti, commands your attention with passionate crooning and a vocal range that would make Aretha Franklin blush, while guitar ace, Robin Davey, keeps the grooves going, playing bass and guitar simultaneously during live shows! The award-winning musicians produce uncompromising rock with an unmistakable blues undercurrent courtesy of Davey, the youngest inductee into the British Blues Hall of Fame.
Experience uncompromising rock from this unrelenting duo during the Chip’s August music festival:
Tuesday Night, 8/5 @ Midnight – Kinison Stage
Wednesday Night, 8/6 @ 1 a.m. – Kinison Stage

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