Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff Party at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The 81st Sturgis Rally kicks off at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Friday, August 6th, the 40th-anniversary for the infamous Chip. Events begin at 5 pm with racers from Ultra4 Off-Road Racing and Xtreem Flat Track taking part in a motorcycle parade along Buffalo Chip Main St.

Friday’s opening acts include live music from the South Dakota YouTube phenomenon, Blacklite District, and headlining, Kansas City rockers, Puddle Of Mudd will be performing on the Wolfman Jack Stage. For those that can’t attend, the entire Kickoff Party will be live-streamed on YouTube on the Buffalo Chip Live channel.

“There’s no such thing as being fashionably late when it comes to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “You come early, and you party all the way through. That’s how you do the rally, and that’s how you do the Chip.”

Friday is just the first of nine days of live music and events, including legendary rides, powerful freedom celebrations, jaw-dropping bike shows, white-knuckle racing events, and much more. All events are held in an open environment for the safest experience possible. Entertainment is free with camping.

The Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Main Stage will be hosting bikes and bands alike, from August the 6th through the 14th.

2021 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Event and Entertainment Lineup

Friday, August 6

Buffalo Chip Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff Party
Puddle Of MuddBlacklite District
ULTRA4 Off-Road Racing – Qualifier
Maiden Moto Art Show begins
Buffalo Chip Live begins

Saturday, August 7

Drowning Pool
ULTRA4 Off-Road Championship Racing
School’s Out Chopper Show

Sunday, August 8

Kid Rock
Reverend Horton Heat
FXR Show & Dyna Mixer
Bell Brawl

Monday, August 9

Stone Temple Pilots
REO Speedwagon
Legends Ride®Hardcore Cycles Performance Show and Skinny Tire Bagger Build-Off

Tuesday, August 10

Clint Black
Biker Belles®
The Morning Ride™
Women, Wind & Wheels™ Bike Show presented by Ride Wild
Women Riders Turnout
Buffalo Chip Super TT Xtreem Flat Track Racing
Sportster Showdown
Mini Bike Show

Wednesday, August 11

ZZ Top
Corey Taylor
Rusty Wallace Ride
Evo Entanglement Bike Show

Thursday, August 12

Black Label Society
Lingerie Fighting Championships
Western Frontier Ride
Buffalo Chip Super TT Xtreem Flat Track Racing
Freedom Celebration
Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show

Friday, August 13

Black Stone Cherry
Lingerie Fighting Championships
Full Throttle Bagger Blastoff bike show

Saturday, August 14


A full list of Sturgis Buffalo Chip events is also available at


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