The undisputed king of shock-rock, Alice Cooper, will take the headline position on the Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 1, following a performance by heavy metal rockers Five Finger Death Punch. Cooper is famous for his fantastical, theatrical rock shows which are known to feature guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors.
One of music’s best loved twisted, drag-rockers, Dee Snider, will perform from the main stage on Monday, Aug. 3. The front man and songwriter for Twisted Sister, Snider wrote and performed hit songs like “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock.”
Scottish heavy metal rockers Nazareth will be joining Dee Snider and Godsmack on the main stage on Monday, Aug. 3. Nazareth will have Chip fans cheering and singing along to favorites such as the mega hit, “Love Hurts” and “Hair of the Dog.”
American rock band Buckcherry will join Styx on the main stage on Thursday, Aug. 6 as the Buffalo Chip celebrates its 24th annual Freedom Celebration. With hits like “Sorry” and “Crazy Bitch,” Buckcherry has become a Buffalo Chip favorite.
The heavy metal rock band Sweet Cyanide catapulted to fame on the Buffalo Chip’s main stage performing with some of the most famous rock bands in history. Sweet Cyanide returns on Saturday, Aug. 1 and Friday, Aug. 7 to perform hits such as “In My World” and “Better at Goodbyes.”
On Tuesday, Aug. 4, Shinedown will bring its arsenal of blockbuster alternative rock hits to the Buffalo Chip main stage, prior to a performance from Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band‘s rock has been known to have guests at its live shows jumping, dancing and shouting to chart-topping hits such as “45,” “The Sound of Madness,” “Save Me,” and “Second Chance.”
Social Distortion is set to make its Sturgis Rally debut on the Buffalo Chip main stage on Wednesday, Aug. 5, prior to a performance from John Fogerty. The American rockabilly punk band has been a consistent favorite of rockers for nearly four decades and carries a deep cult following among “Gen X-ers.” Hits like “Ball and Chain” and “Story of my Life” will bring Chip fans the hard-hitting rock they have been asking for, as Social Distortion is consistently on the Chip’s list of most requested performers.
In addition to the main stage acts, many other performers will entertain crowds throughout the festival on the Buffalo Chip’s six showcase stages. The roster of bands confirmed for these stages now includes the Seattle-based blues-rock band Colossal Boss.