Sturgis Rally
Sturgis Rally
August 7th
Drowning Pool
Saturday, August 7th, 2021 BuffaloChip

All of your inhibitions will plunge deep beneath the surface where they’ll be begging for breath when Drowning Pool opens up the first Saturday of the Best Party Anywhere on the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage. Prepare yourself for their insane, balls-to-the-wall heavy metal mayhem before a performance from Buckcherry.

Buckcherry
Saturday, August 7th, 2021 BuffaloChip

If you are lookin’ to get “Lit Up” this summer, then get ready for Buckcherry to blast its way back into the Buffalo Chip concert lineup during the 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. These seductively slithering rockers will be coming at you with the crushing chords and familiar refrains of songs like “Crazy Bitch”, as well as tracks from their latest album when they take to the Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 7

Saul
Saturday, August 7th, 2021 Iron Horse Saloon

Underdogs change the game. They turn the tables, defy expectations, and emerge victorious. The rise of SAUL resembles a classic underdog story. The band quietly clawed their way out of the Midwest and into the national limelight with six million-plus streams and the endorsement of tastemakers such as Revolver, Guitar World, Loudwire, and many more. The Iowa quartet - brothers Blake Bedsaul [lead vocals] and Zach Bedsaul [lead guitar, backup vocals], William McIlravy [bass, backup vocals], and Myles Clayborne [drums] - embody this timeless tale on their 2020 full-length debut, Rise As Equals [Spinefarm Records].

“Our approach was to completely come out swinging,” exclaims Blake. “That was our main goal. We wrote each song like it was the last song we were going to write. We focused on lyrical content that would mean something to everybody who heard it. We harnessed this positive energy out of real-life experiences.”

As the story goes, SAUL steadily grinded it out since 2017. In between sharing stages with the likes of Bush, Fuel, 10 Years, HELLYEAH, and Nonpoint, the musicians sharpened a signature style. Sonically, the boys struck an elusive balance between jackhammering polyrhythmic guitars and sweeping melodies. During 2019, the four-piece independently launched “Brother” (dedicated to their late brother Caleb) to #1 on Sirius/XM Octane as it took over radio across the country. Within a year, it eclipsed 3.7 million Spotify streams and 1.3 million YouTube views. The group continued their momentum with the band's Aeons EP as “Trial By Fire” surpassed 870K Spotify streams and 190K YouTube views. Along the way, the musicians pieced together what would become Rise As Equals - only to endure tragedy once more.
“Our mom was battling cancer at the time,” says Blake. “She passed away last year. We were struggling in the studio while she was at home and our dad was trying to take care of her and work full-time. It was tough, for sure.”

However, SAUL made it through. In addition to “Brother” and “Trial By Fire,” they will unleash “King Of Misery” as the lead radio single from their new album. The musicians co-wrote the track with Disturbed frontman and rock legend David Draiman over Zoom while in quarantine.
A chugging riff snaps into clean verses before a hypnotic and hard-hitting hook. “The song is reflective of our dad when our mom was in hospice,” he goes on. “He always joked, ‘I’m the king of everything. This is my domain’. At that point, he was the king of his domain, but he was also the king of misery at the same time. I’ve been listening to Disturbed since middle school. When David said he was a fan of our band, it was totally mind-blowing. It was a dream come true and a blessing to work with him.”

The boys also teamed up with powerhouse songwriter Erik Ron [Godsmack, Issues, Sylar] on “Here And Now.” Once again, detuned thrashing gives way to magnetic melodies “about rebuilding what we thought we were and starting over fresh.” Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose hopped behind the throne for the syncopated shockwaves of “Inside,” while “Looking To Fight” sounds a call-to-arms.“When times were down and we weren’t doing music, it was about my inner struggle being bitter at myself and my life,” Blake states. “It’s really personal. Zach and I agreed this would be our last hurrah if ‘Brother’ didn’t hit. Thankfully, it did.”

Meanwhile, the title track transmits a message directly to the group’s legion of fans affectionately referred to as “Equals.” Glistening electronics and keys pierce through thudding grooves as Blake screams, “This is my time, these are my people, standing with pride, you are my equals.” “It’s a mantra for the crowd,” he smiles. “It’s such a good feeling. We wrote it specifically for our fans. We all fight together. We’re all equals.”

In the end, SAUL stand for and with those equals forever. “Not only is this band a family, but all of our fans are a part of that family,” he leaves off. “We don’t stray away from that. When things get tough, stay positive, keep fighting, and do what’s right. We’ll never stop.”

10 Years
Saturday, August 7th, 2021 Iron Horse Saloon

Alternative Rock from Knoxville Tennessee  Est.1999

August 8th
Reverend Horton Heat
Sunday, August 8th, 2021 BuffaloChip

Anybody who’s ever been to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s music festival can attest to South Dakota’s toasty summer nights. On Sunday, Aug. 8, it’ll go from balmy to straight-up incendiary when rockabilly legends Reverend Horton Heat burn up the Wolfman Jack Stage. The Dallas, Texas-based band will crank the heat prior to a headlining performance by Kid Rock, and you’d better have your fire extinguisher handy when they do

Reverend Horton Heat has been converting tepid audiences to fervid believers with their revelatory rock shows since their formation in 1985. Front man and lead guitarist Jim Heath delivers their sermon of “country-fed punkabilly” with the devout candor of a rock & roll shaman whose passion for classic cars and guitars is equally apparent. His lightning-fast licks recall sounds of early American rock, blues and country icons, while also set ablaze with nitro-boosted punk rock attitude. Jimbo Wallace’s unwavering upright bass blends with Heath’s hollowbody Gretsch to create a sound that roars like a fine-tuned hot rod..

Reverend Horton Heat lives by the Gospel of Rock & Roll. Every performance is laced with a hearty dose of dysfunctional Americana humor, and the band injects three simple commandments into the hearts of every audience–rock hard, drive fast and live true.

You’ll be inspired to do the same when you hear the face-melting fretwork during the opening notes of “Psychobilly Freakout.” “Galaxy 500” humorously recounts the reality of relationships gone awry. “The Devil’s Chasing Me” will make you want to ride like Lucifer is on your tail, and “Let Me Teach You How to Eat” will have you scanning the crowd for your future ex-lover all while you boogie your brains out.

Reverend Horton Heat has been building their cult-like following with a religious fervor for over 30 years. When they take the stage during the 40th anniversary of the Best Party Anywhere®, you’ll be lining up for your piece of rock & roll communion.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind rock and roll rejuvenation the Psychobilly space-cowboys in Reverend Horton Heat are famous for. Reserve your passes now!

Kid Rock
Sunday, August 8th, 2021 Buffalo Chip

You’ve waited long enough. The time has come to reunite with your friends, crank your party up to eleven and lose your mind to the tight rhymes, magnetic party anthems, and down-home Americana crossover stylings of Kid Rock.

The freedom-loving, fire-spitting, over-the-top, American badass will make his triumphant return to The Best Party Anywhere® on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, and it’s the party you need to be looking forward to all year and All Summer Long.

Colt Ford
Sunday, August 8th, 2021 Full Throttle Saloon

Trailblazers veer off the beaten path and break every rule along the way.

Colt Ford consistently blazes his own trail. By doing so, the Georgia singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, performer, and co-founder and co-owner of Average Joes Entertainment keeps up pace as country’s preeminent independent maverick.

Jesse Charles Hammock, II
Sunday, August 8th, 2021 Full Throttle Saloon

A starving artist with a belly full… Sounds like a paradox, until you plunge into these ballads, telling the story of a man so fed up with the bullshit that life throws at us at every turn. “You gotta laugh to keep from crying,” says singer/songwriter Jesse Charles Hammock II, whose new album—his first solo effort—builds on the vivid insights he’s delivered throughout his career with various bands and projects.

Chancey Williams
Sunday, August 8th, 2021 Iron Horse Saloon

Saddle bronc rider turned neo-traditional country music sensation, Chancey Williams has gone from competing on horseback to performing on center stage at major rodeos, festivals, and venues throughout the United States. The only artist besides Chris LeDoux to both ride and perform on stage at the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, known as “The Daddy of ‘Em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days, Williams is the next authentic cowboy of country music.

Growing up on a ranch in the Cowboy State, Chancey learned the cowboy-way-of-life from his father, and like his dad, found himself a successful bronc rider, qualifying for the National High School Rodeo Finals, twice at the College National Finals and winning two rounds at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Chancey embodies the western lifestyle to such an extent that he’s the first and only singer/songwriter to be endorsed by CINCH®. On an impressive roster of the world’s top rodeo athletes, Williams’ sits as the sole music-related endorsement deal. Chancey Williams debuted his highly anticipated new album, 3RD STREET, at no. 5 on the iTunes Country Albums chart. Produced by country music hitmaker, Trent Willmon, the full-length album is sure to resonate with country music fans of all ages. Williams co-wrote eight of the album’s tracks from the reminiscent throwback tune “College,” to upbeat anthems like “The World Needs More Cowboys” and “Tonight We’re Drinkin’” to raw, stripped-down ballads like “Let It Go.” The magic of 3RD STREET really shines through on the band’s brilliant remake of iconic Dan Seals & Marie Osmond duet “Meet me in Montana,” featuring Brooke Latka.

August 9th
Stone Temple Pilots
Monday, August 9th, 2021 Buffalo Chip

Eight-time platinum-selling, grunge rock legends Stone Temple Pilots make their Buffalo Chip debut on Monday, Aug. 9. The Buffalo Chip’s guests will experience the same blend of crunching riffs, candied melodies and psychedelic flair that made STP one of the most popular acts of the ‘90s. Signature hits like "Plush," "Creep," "Big Empty," "Vasoline," "Interstate Love Song," and "Big Bang Baby," as well as tracks from their most recent sonic adventure “Perdida” will shake the Wolfman Jack Stage at the 81st anniversary of the Sturgis Rally.

Tesla
Monday, August 9th, 2021 Full Throttle Saloon

Thanks to their die-hard, loyal fan base and their younger generation offspring, TESLA continues to tour to sold-out crowds around the world. Celebrating 30+ years of kick ass Rock ‘n’ Roll gives their audience a musical journey that keeps the loyal fans coming back and has newcomers realizing, “Wow, I didn’t know they did that song!

TESLA were formed in Sacramento, CA, in 1985, out of an earlier, locally popular group called City Kidd, which dated back to 1982. The band wrote original music and knew their name didn’t fit the sound. At management’s suggestion, the band named itself after the eccentric inventor Nikola TESLA, who pioneered the radio but was given only belated credit for doing so.

ZZ3
Monday, August 9th, 2021 Full Throttle Saloon

ZZ-3 is the baddest ZZ Top tribute band in the land. Their faithful recreations of ZZ classics from every era of the band's existence, convincing costumes, and spot-on stage show set them apart from other tribute acts. From the swaggering Texas shuffle of ' La Grange' and 'Tush' to the bombastic electro-rock din of 'Legs' and 'TV Dinners', the ZZ-3 experience is sure to satisfy your need for blues and boogie woogie.

ONE - The Only Tribute to Metallica
Monday, August 9th, 2021 Iron Horse Saloon

ONE... The Only Tribute to Metallica, was established in 2008, in their hometown of Minneapolis, MN. These four horsemen have expanded from the Twin Cities and brought North America an amazing national level touring tribute to the biggest hard rock and heavy metal band of all time.

Unlike the other Metallica tribute and cover bands, ONE focuses explicitly on the audio and visual aspects of a LIVE Metallica show. Their catalog consists of over 60 songs from their early garage band days up to the legends that they are today. ONE's stage show is a memorable one that fans will remember from the 80's and 90's. Theatrical thrills that have been encompassed into a full arsenal of pyrotechnics, stage props, and some rare early day’s memorabilia and signature instruments will keep fans coming back for more.

This is not your average tribute band. ONE has played with many large national acts on a number of festival and amphitheater stages. Members of ONE have not only worked as part of the crew, but have also been fortunate enough to jam with Metallica on their main stage!

It's time you experience ONE once and for all - and the rest will be history!

Hairball
Monday, August 9th, 2021 Iron Horse Saloon

Hairball is more than just a band, and certainly more than a tribute band!

A band puts on a concert - Hairball puts on an event! Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won't soon forget. The lights, sound, smoke, fire, bombs, and screaming hoards of avid fans...to merely call it a concert would be like calling Mount Rushmore a roadside attraction!

Vocalists Joe, Kris and Bobby lead the band through a 2+ hour, mind-blowing, and drop- dead accurate homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world. Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith are but a few of the acts fans will see brought to life. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before your very eyes countless times throughout the night.

The motor that drives the Hairball dragster consists of HBK on the electric bass, Billy on the drums, and Happy on the lead guitar. These Rock & Roll soldiers pride themselves on nailing some of the most memorable licks and chops of all time, while adding their own style and flare that they've cultivated over decades of tireless performing. This isn’t a side job. These guys eat, sleep and breathe Rock & Roll!

2020 finds Hairball celebrating its 20th year of rocking hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Constantly adding more characters, more pyrotechnics, more lights, more sound, more props, more surprises...more everything! While Happy often tells the audience "Today is the first day is the rest of your life!" Hairball performs every show as though it could be their last. Every night is a 100% full-on, no-holds-barred, exciting, chaotic, fiery party that has to be experienced to be believed!

As important to Hairball as the music, are its fans. While many bands claim to have the best fans in the world, Hairball actually has! Whether they are 10 years old or 100, Hairball fans bring an unparalleled enthusiasm and energy to the show that enhances the arena experience. Hairball knows it wouldn't exist without its fans and takes every opportunity to let them know that. Whether it's a pre-show meet and greet, hanging out at the merch booth, or chatting online, Hairball has a lot in common with its fans and it's always a good time when they get together.

Don't confuse Hairball with the countless "80's Tribute" bands across the country. Hairball is an experience, an attitude, and expression of music that isn't simply a retro flashback. It's a way of life, and it's not going anywhere soon!

August 10th
Saliva
Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 Full Throttle Saloon

After acquiring front man Bobby Amaru in 2011, Saliva became infused with new blood, energy, and spirit. The same energy launched Saliva’s career in 2001 with the release, Every Six Seconds – a certified Double Platinum-selling album, containing the hits, “Click Click Boom” and 2002 Grammy nominated, “Your Disease.” Saliva’s in-your-face, anthemic writing style continued with a certified Gold-selling album Back in to Your System with hits: “Always,” “Raise Up,” and the Nikki Sixx co-written, “Rest In Pieces.”

Ron Keel Band
Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 Full Throttle Saloon

"Whether you grew up on this stuff like I did or not, there’s a common thread here that ties it all together – toughness meets twang as Metal and Country collide on sacred southern ground." Ron Keel

ONE - The Only Tribute to Metallica
Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 Iron Horse Saloon

ONE... The Only Tribute to Metallica, was established in 2008, in their hometown of Minneapolis, MN. These four horsemen have expanded from the Twin Cities and brought North America an amazing national level touring tribute to the biggest hard rock and heavy metal band of all time.

Unlike the other Metallica tribute and cover bands, ONE focuses explicitly on the audio and visual aspects of a LIVE Metallica show. Their catalog consists of over 60 songs from their early garage band days up to the legends that they are today. ONE's stage show is a memorable one that fans will remember from the 80's and 90's. Theatrical thrills that have been encompassed into a full arsenal of pyrotechnics, stage props, and some rare early day’s memorabilia and signature instruments will keep fans coming back for more.

This is not your average tribute band. ONE has played with many large national acts on a number of festival and amphitheater stages. Members of ONE have not only worked as part of the crew, but have also been fortunate enough to jam with Metallica on their main stage!

It's time you experience ONE once and for all - and the rest will be history!

Hairball
Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 Iron Horse Saloon

Hairball is more than just a band, and certainly more than a tribute band!

A band puts on a concert - Hairball puts on an event! Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won't soon forget. The lights, sound, smoke, fire, bombs, and screaming hoards of avid fans...to merely call it a concert would be like calling Mount Rushmore a roadside attraction!

Vocalists Joe, Kris and Bobby lead the band through a 2+ hour, mind-blowing, and drop- dead accurate homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world. Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith are but a few of the acts fans will see brought to life. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before your very eyes countless times throughout the night.

The motor that drives the Hairball dragster consists of HBK on the electric bass, Billy on the drums, and Happy on the lead guitar. These Rock & Roll soldiers pride themselves on nailing some of the most memorable licks and chops of all time, while adding their own style and flare that they've cultivated over decades of tireless performing. This isn’t a side job. These guys eat, sleep and breathe Rock & Roll!

2020 finds Hairball celebrating its 20th year of rocking hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Constantly adding more characters, more pyrotechnics, more lights, more sound, more props, more surprises...more everything! While Happy often tells the audience "Today is the first day is the rest of your life!" Hairball performs every show as though it could be their last. Every night is a 100% full-on, no-holds-barred, exciting, chaotic, fiery party that has to be experienced to be believed!

As important to Hairball as the music, are its fans. While many bands claim to have the best fans in the world, Hairball actually has! Whether they are 10 years old or 100, Hairball fans bring an unparalleled enthusiasm and energy to the show that enhances the arena experience. Hairball knows it wouldn't exist without its fans and takes every opportunity to let them know that. Whether it's a pre-show meet and greet, hanging out at the merch booth, or chatting online, Hairball has a lot in common with its fans and it's always a good time when they get together.

Don't confuse Hairball with the countless "80's Tribute" bands across the country. Hairball is an experience, an attitude, and expression of music that isn't simply a retro flashback. It's a way of life, and it's not going anywhere soon!

Vince Neil
Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 Shade Valley

The Legendary Voice, Performing All the Hits

August 11th
Corey Taylor
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 Buffalo Chip

Lose your mind and let go of a little pent-up crazy with the one-and-only Corey “Motherf**kin’” Taylor. The longtime frontman of hard rock acts Slipknot and Stone Sour is headed to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Wednesday, Aug. 11 as part of the tour supporting his debut solo album “CMFT.” Connect with Corey as he sings, growls, screams, shouts and raps his way through the night prior to the headlining performance from ZZ Top

ZZ TOP
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 Buffalo Chip

That Little Ol’ Band from Texas is returning to The Best Party Anywhere®! They’re Bad, and they’re coming to rock the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for its 40th anniversary party in 2021. Classic rock megastars ZZ Top bring their legendary raunchy blues-rock boogie to the Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, and you’ll want to make sure you and your Cheap Sunglasses are close by when they do.

Wynonna Judd
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 Full Throttle Saloon

Wynonna Ellen Judd is a multi award-winning American country music singer. She is one of America's most widely recognized and awarded female country singers of the 1990s. Her solo albums and singles are all credited to the single name Wynonna.

Black Heart Saints
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 Full Throttle Saloon

Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern intensity. Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more. Two recent studio singles, Lines and Misery, cracked the Billboard Mainstream Rock Radio Charts topping out at #19 and #24, respectively, which cemented the band’s reputation of domination in both the studio and on the stage.

Hairball
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 Iron Horse Saloon

Hairball is more than just a band, and certainly more than a tribute band!

A band puts on a concert - Hairball puts on an event! Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won't soon forget. The lights, sound, smoke, fire, bombs, and screaming hoards of avid fans...to merely call it a concert would be like calling Mount Rushmore a roadside attraction!

Vocalists Joe, Kris and Bobby lead the band through a 2+ hour, mind-blowing, and drop- dead accurate homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world. Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith are but a few of the acts fans will see brought to life. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before your very eyes countless times throughout the night.

The motor that drives the Hairball dragster consists of HBK on the electric bass, Billy on the drums, and Happy on the lead guitar. These Rock & Roll soldiers pride themselves on nailing some of the most memorable licks and chops of all time, while adding their own style and flare that they've cultivated over decades of tireless performing. This isn’t a side job. These guys eat, sleep and breathe Rock & Roll!

2020 finds Hairball celebrating its 20th year of rocking hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Constantly adding more characters, more pyrotechnics, more lights, more sound, more props, more surprises...more everything! While Happy often tells the audience "Today is the first day is the rest of your life!" Hairball performs every show as though it could be their last. Every night is a 100% full-on, no-holds-barred, exciting, chaotic, fiery party that has to be experienced to be believed!

As important to Hairball as the music, are its fans. While many bands claim to have the best fans in the world, Hairball actually has! Whether they are 10 years old or 100, Hairball fans bring an unparalleled enthusiasm and energy to the show that enhances the arena experience. Hairball knows it wouldn't exist without its fans and takes every opportunity to let them know that. Whether it's a pre-show meet and greet, hanging out at the merch booth, or chatting online, Hairball has a lot in common with its fans and it's always a good time when they get together.

Don't confuse Hairball with the countless "80's Tribute" bands across the country. Hairball is an experience, an attitude, and expression of music that isn't simply a retro flashback. It's a way of life, and it's not going anywhere soon!

Queensrÿche
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 Shade Valley

Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP “Queensrÿche”. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full length album “The Warning” in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of “Rage For Order”, Queensrÿche continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80’s. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album “Operation: Mindcrime”, which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful “Empire” in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV “viewers choice” award for the #1 chart topping hit “Silent Lucidity”. During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold out audiences. Queensrÿche has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.

Rileys L.A. Guns
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 Shade Valley

Rileys L.A. Guns was formed in 1983 by guitar player Tracii Guns and, then unknown singer, Axl Rose on lead vocals.

The team of Guns and, former Girl singer, Phil Lewis have sold 6 1/2 million records, including 1988's L.A. Guns and 1990's Cocked and Loaded, both of which were certified Gold. Cocked and Loaded contained the hit single "Ballad of Jayne" that went to #33 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #25 on the Mainstream Rock charts.

From the mid-90's to the mid 2000's, Rileys L.A. Guns continued to tour and release new music.  

Following their successful performance at SiriusXM's HairNation Festival in May of 2016, Rileys L.A. Guns went into the studio to record the album, The Missing Peace, which was released in October of 2017 and quickly became the highest selling release of 2017 for Frontiers Records.

The current lineup features founding member, and lead guitar player, Guns, who has reunited with Lewis on vocals, along with Johnny Martin on bass, Ace Von Johnson on guitar and Scot Coogan on drums.

August 12th
Anthrax
Thursday, August 12th, 2021 Buffalo Chip

Brace yourselves for one of the notorious “Big Four” (as in Metallica, Slayer, Megadeath and Anthrax) of thrash metal notoriety gets ready to pummel the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling with lightning-fast riffs and solos. Never before seen at the Sturgis Rally, Anthrax fits into the concert lineup like a fist to the eye, bringing the noise to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Main Stage with coheadliners Black Label Society on Thursday, Aug. 12.

Black Label Society
Thursday, August 12th, 2021 Buffalo Chip

Fans will thrust their horns up for these vigilant keepers of the hard rock flame Thursday, Aug. 12. Black Label Society, led by charismatic beast and consummate showman Zakk Wylde, will be bashing out thick riffage from the Wolfman Jack Stage along with that night’s performance by coheadliner Anthrax.

Jackyl
Thursday, August 12th, 2021 Full Throttle Saloon

It’s been  25 years since Jackyl shot out of Georgia with its wild, untamed and uncouth approach to rock ‘n’ roll. Equal parts hard rock, heavy metal and Southern rock, Jackyl formed in 1991 and brought back rock ‘n’ roll back — back to its down-to-earth, wild, fun-loving origins. Full of spit and swagger — and a “dirty” sense of humor to boot — Jackyl quickly earned a deal with Geffen Records. Jackyl’s live shows were already legendary before the ink dried on the Geffen contract.

Blandini
Thursday, August 12th, 2021 Full Throttle Saloon

Blandini is a three man band featuring Jeff Blando on guitar and lead vocals, Will Hunt on drums and Paul Drennan on bass.

Hairball
Thursday, August 12th, 2021 Iron Horse Saloon

Hairball is more than just a band, and certainly more than a tribute band!

A band puts on a concert - Hairball puts on an event! Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won't soon forget. The lights, sound, smoke, fire, bombs, and screaming hoards of avid fans...to merely call it a concert would be like calling Mount Rushmore a roadside attraction!

Vocalists Joe, Kris and Bobby lead the band through a 2+ hour, mind-blowing, and drop- dead accurate homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world. Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith are but a few of the acts fans will see brought to life. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before your very eyes countless times throughout the night.

The motor that drives the Hairball dragster consists of HBK on the electric bass, Billy on the drums, and Happy on the lead guitar. These Rock & Roll soldiers pride themselves on nailing some of the most memorable licks and chops of all time, while adding their own style and flare that they've cultivated over decades of tireless performing. This isn’t a side job. These guys eat, sleep and breathe Rock & Roll!

2020 finds Hairball celebrating its 20th year of rocking hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Constantly adding more characters, more pyrotechnics, more lights, more sound, more props, more surprises...more everything! While Happy often tells the audience "Today is the first day is the rest of your life!" Hairball performs every show as though it could be their last. Every night is a 100% full-on, no-holds-barred, exciting, chaotic, fiery party that has to be experienced to be believed!

As important to Hairball as the music, are its fans. While many bands claim to have the best fans in the world, Hairball actually has! Whether they are 10 years old or 100, Hairball fans bring an unparalleled enthusiasm and energy to the show that enhances the arena experience. Hairball knows it wouldn't exist without its fans and takes every opportunity to let them know that. Whether it's a pre-show meet and greet, hanging out at the merch booth, or chatting online, Hairball has a lot in common with its fans and it's always a good time when they get together.

Don't confuse Hairball with the countless "80's Tribute" bands across the country. Hairball is an experience, an attitude, and expression of music that isn't simply a retro flashback. It's a way of life, and it's not going anywhere soon!

August 13th
Black Stone Cherry
Friday, August 13th, 2021 BuffaloChip

Like a double shot of straight bourbon whiskey, the sounds of Black Stone Cherry will go down smooth and fire up your night when they make their Sturgis Buffalo Chip debut during the 40th anniversary music festival this August. The Edmonton, Kentucky quartet will bring their fiery yet rootsy Southern hard rock to the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage Friday, Aug. 13, prior to that night’s headlining performance from Shinedown.

Black Stone Cherry was raised on musical forefathers such as Cream, Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters, and the Faces, among other 1970s staples. Not to mention the fact that drummer John Fred Young was brought up with both his father and uncle as members of the iconic country-fried rock n' roots band The Kentucky HeadHunters,

For 20 years now, Black Stone Cherry saluted this classic rock heritage while delivering a new vicious breed of Southern rock, injecting youthful vitality and a heap of fresh new influences into the beloved American rock tradition.

Fans at the Chip can expect to hear long-time favorites like these as well as brand new tracks like “Again” and “Ringin’ in my Head” from Black Stone Cherry’s October 2020 release “The Human Condition.”

Whether you’ve seen them before or you’re losing your cherry this year, you’ll never experience another night of rock like Black Stone Cherry and Shinedown during the Chip’s 40th anniversary. Don’t miss the magic. Reserve your passes now!.

Shinedown
Friday, August 13th, 2021 Buffalo Chip

Put on your riot gear and get ready to rumble because it’s about to get heavy. Shinedown’s hard rock Molotov cocktail of fiery vocals and razor-sharp riffs will detonate into one of the most explosive concerts of the Buffalo Chip’s 40th anniversary party. The Jacksonville, Florida quartet will cut the cord on The Best Party Anywhere® Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.

Wayland
Friday, August 13th, 2021 Iron Horse Saloon

Wayland

Event Date: Friday, August 13, 2021

Ages: 21+

Show: 8:00 PM

Tickets: No tickets required.  All rally concerts are free of charge.

Biography

When Phillip Vilenski wrote down the name “Wayland” on a piece of paper and handed it to his best friend Mitchel Arnold at a Kings of Leon concert in Los Angeles, he thought he was just naming the band after his hometown of Wayland, Michigan. He had no idea he was creating a dogma for Wayland and it’s Warriors alike.

Wayland, Michigan represented community. A community where everyone knew your name and no one was a stranger. A place where everyone wanted to help, doors were not locked and dinner was always on the stove. They built their band around these principles, leaving no city until every hand was shaken and every fan was a friend. Thanksgiving wasn’t a holiday but a way of living and grace wasn’t something you said before dinner but something you offered every obstacle you encountered.

After touring for 300 days per year for seven years, four charting active rock singles, and a KISS and Bon Jovi cruise, festivals, and over sixty thousand handshakes, they finally went home. Not to Wayland, not to Michigan, and not to Los Angeles, but home to themselves.

WAYLAND started when Phillip and Mitch were touring with Bill and Robyn Brawley of Heart Global(formerly of The Young Americans,) teaching children all over the world music. From the beginning they knew music was medicine, and this time they needed a taste of their own.

They spent their days in the studio with Keith Nelson (Buckcherry) recording their upcoming EP, and their nights in the children’ hospitals of Los Angeles and women's shelters for human trafficking victims, remembering that their life is one of service, and their legacy is one of love.

Tommy Vext
Friday, August 13th, 2021 Iron Horse Saloon

Tommy Vext
Lead Vocalist (formerly) Bad Wolves, Five Finger Death Punch

Event Date: Friday, August 13, 2021

Ages: 21+

Show: 10:30 PM

Tickets: No tickets required.  All rally concerts are free of charge.

Biography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Vext

Snot
Vext
Westfield Massacre
Fill-in for Five Finger Death Punch

Bad Wolves
In 2016, Vext formed a new band, known as "Bad Wolves"with former DevilDriver drummer John Boecklin. Guitarists Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, God Forbid) and Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and later, bassist Kyle Konkiel formerly of In This Moment were recruited for the project. During the summer of 2016, they entered AudioHammer Studios with longtime collaborator Mark Lewis (Trivium, All That Remains) and tracked what would become the group's debut studio album. On May 2, 2017, Bad Wolves independently premiered a song titled "Learn to Live" accompanied by a music video The video was streamed over 600,000 times. In November 2017, it was announced that Bad Wolves signed with Eleven Seven Music and Zoltan Bathory, the founding guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch, took them under his wings as the band's manager.

The band released their debut studio album, Disobey on May 11, 2018 through Eleven Seven Music.

The album reached number 23 on the US Billboard 200. In May 2017, Bad Wolves released their debut single, "Learn to Live".  In November 2017, Bad Wolves released their second single, "Toast to the Ghost". On January 18, 2018, they released a third single, which was a cover of "Zombie" (originally by The Cranberries), which charted on multiple Billboard charts.

August 14th
Ashes to New
Saturday, August 14th, 2021 Buffalo Chip

Things are guaranteed to get crazy when From Ashes to New rises for the final night of Sturgis Rally concerts during the 40th anniversary of the Best Party Anywhere®. The Lancaster, PA-based quartet will blast their blend of rock, hip-hop, pop and metal from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 14 prior to P.O.D. When they do, you’ll have no choice but to get caught in the panic.

Since getting their start in 2013, From Ashes to New have been picking up fans with all sorts of musical tastes thanks to its relentless grooves, genre-bending hybrids and true-to-life message. Their music is an inspiration for the people from all walks, showing that anyone can take risks and no one has to settle into an expected life of mediocrity.   

After nearly two full weeks of Sturgis Rally revelry, tracks like “Through It All,” “Crazy” and “Panic” will be exactly what you and your friends need to rise from the ashes and party for one final epic night.

P.O.D.
Saturday, August 14th, 2021 Buffalo Chip

Ready or not, here comes the boys from the South! Three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated, multiplatinum mainstay P.O.D. are headed to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Saturday, Aug. 14, making dang sure that the 40th anniversary of Best Party Anywhere® goes out with a BOOM.

The San Diego quartet will bring their hypnotic hybrid of hard rock, hip-hop, reggae and alternative to the legendary Wolfman Jack Main Stage following a performance from fellow Buffalo Chip newcomers From Ashes to New on the final night of the 2021 festival.

Since 1992, P.O.D. have rallied audiences around its spellbinding sound, meaningful message of unification and powerful pledge to persevere. Inescapable tracks like “Alive,” “Boom,” “Satellite,” “Youth of the Nation,” “Goodbye for Now,” “Southtown” and “Rock Your Party (Off the Hook)” have inspired frenzied fans from around the world to come together, party harder and love deeper. Now it’s your turn with P.O.D.’s first ever performance at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®!

When the final chord of Chip’s 40th anniversary party is struck, will you be in the middle of the amphitheater with all your friends and P.O.D. to say Goodbye for Now, or will you be at home wishing you’d said hello in the first place? You know what to do. Reserve your passes now!

ICP
Saturday, August 14th, 2021 Full Throttle Saloon

What is a Juggalo? I don't know...

ICP is an American hip hop duo composed of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope. Founded in Detroit in 1989, Insane Clown Posse performs a style of hardcore hip hop known as horrorcore and is known for its elaborate live performances

Mickey Utley Band
Saturday, August 14th, 2021 Full Throttle

A brief bio From Charles Freeman, CEO, Tuff Duck Records & Publishing™

 

    Just ten minutes down the road from Nutbush, TN, the home of  legendary Tina Turner, is another small town, Belle Eagle. It is in this small farming community that Tuff Duck Recording artist, Mickey Utley, was raised.
    
   Even as a young boy he loved to sing- gospel, rock, country, and blues-it didn't matter what kind of music it was. In high school he was involved in sports but also studied music and theatre; appearing in stage plays, talent shows, revues - anything to perform and test his abilities. During these early years he began to develop his unique style that can make you cry with a ballad  or jump to your feet and dance to a fast song.