Celebrating the legendary Sturgis Rally kicking off the first week of August, the 2016 Sturgis Buffalo Chip complete lineup offers equally such as Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Adding to this line-up are Buckcherry, Cheap Trick, Pop Evil, RATT, Texas Hippie Coalition and ONE, a Metallica tribute band.
This line-up is celebrated by pop culture artist Jason Heuser who has created a limited-edition poster to commemorate this year’s event, inspired by the revelry of 35 years of Chip tradition and the American motorcycle spirit. Heuser’s artwork, which has primarily focused on peculiar presidential portraits, has become a viral sensation.
His latest work is an unconventional look at the iconic Buffalo Chip festival that features 2016 poster model Nena, Kid Rock and Miranda Lambert. Two hundred fifty signed and numbered posters, specially printed in a larger size and on artist weight paper, are now available.
Looking at the roster of rock stars that will attend rally-goers, the 2016 main stage schedule are opening bands Jimmie Bratcher, performing on Friday, August 5th, Tim Montana and the Shrednecks on Sunday, August 7th and the Reformed Whores on Saturday, August 13th.
ONE, The Only Tribute to Metallica, will perform the biggest hits of metal masters Metallica following a performance from Midnight Mob on Saturday, August 6th. Both bands perform prior to headliners 3 Doors Down.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick will bring a long list of hits such as “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me” and “Dream Police” to the party on Tuesday, August 9th. Red Dirt metal favorites Texas Hippie Coalition and the psychedelic southern rockers The Grizzled Mighty will fan some musical flames and get the action rolling that same night.
Eighties hair metal band RATT will take the Wolfman Jack Stage prior to a patriotic performance by Miranda Lambert as part of the Chip’s Freedom Celebration on Thursday, August 11th. Stolen Rhodes will open the stage with vintage folk rock flavor prior to RATT.
With a string of hits like “Crazy Bitch” the subsequent, “Sorry” and “All Night Long,” Buckcherry will top-off a big night at the Chip for rockers on Friday, August 12th. American rock bands Sweet Cyanide and Pop Evil will lead the way for headliners Buckcherry.
The limited edition poster from pop culture artist Jason Heuser - Source Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The complete Wolfman Jack Stage band lineup for the 35th anniversary of ‘The Best Party Anywhere’:
- Friday, Aug. 5 – Willie Nelson, Drake White, Jimmie Bratcher
- Saturday, Aug. 6 – 3 Doors Down, ONE – The Only Tribute to Metallica, Midnight Mob
- Sunday, Aug. 7 – Kid Rock, Leon Russell, Tim Montana and the Shrednecks
- Monday, Aug. 8 – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elle King, Mothership
- Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Cheap Trick, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Grizzled Mighty
- Wednesday, Aug 10 – Five Finger Death Punch, Reverend Horton Heat, Low Volts
- Thursday, Aug. 11 – Miranda Lambert, RATT, Stolen Rhodes
- Friday, Aug. 12 – Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Sweet Cyanide
- Saturday, Aug – “Weird Al” Yankovic, Reformed Whores
Performing on the Buffalo Chip’s Showcase stages in 2016 are:
- The Living Deads
- BC & The Big Rig
- Well Hung Heart
- The Mods
- Colossal Boss
- Charlie Brechtel Band
- Iron Cowgirl Missy
- Brian Grilli
- Brandon Jones & The Thirsty Fish
- The Flaunt Girls
- Buffalo Dreamers
- Sturgis Rider Rhythm Rockers
- Dwight York
- Captain Jack
- Josh Funnemann
- Dueling DJs: DJ Hulio and VIP Rob
Bikers interested in purchasing passes for the entertainment or limited edition posters can visit the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s website. The Sturgis Rally runs from August 8th to 14th.