Your Closest Look Yet: The Best Sturgis Buffalo Chip Concert Photos of 2022 

By Mary Panerio


Not just anyone can score a spot on the Buffalo Chip’s legendary Wolfman Jack Main Stage. The long list of iconic performers and celebrities who have graced this stage have set the bar high. Only the top talent makes it into the spotlight, and only The Chip® photographers get to capture the magic.

For the past 10 years, photographer Jordan Axtman has been granted this exclusive privilege. While you and your friends were singing your hearts out and dancing the night away, he was converting the energy and excitement of each performance into captivating concert photos.

Jordan’s high level stage access during the 2022 festival resulted in this gallery of some of the most exceptional concert photos to ever come out of the Sturgis Rally.


What are some of your favorite concert moments? Tell us in the comments below.

Did you capture some great Sturgis Buffalo Chip concert photos of your own in 2022? Enter them into the Chip Shots Photo Contest for the chance to earn yourself a free pass to the party in 2023!

About Jordan Axtman
As far back as I can remember, music and photography have been an important part of my life. I photographed my first band in 2008, and I still remember it like it was yesterday. The feeling has never left. The lights, the noise, the people, everything coming together to make for a unique experience each and every time. After covering hundreds of nationally touring acts, the feeling remains the same. I’ve been featured in SPIN Magazine, MusicRadar, and several news and industry websites in the US, Canada, UK, and Sweden. For the past ten years I’ve been photographing for the Buffalo Chip, and I’m currently located in Minneapolis, MN where I photograph shows year round.