As one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world, Sturgis wouldn’t be complete without loud, exhilarating concerts from top musical performers.
Each year, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally features some of the biggest names in the music industry on the huge Buffalo Chip stage. Several performers take the stage throughout the week to deliver extraordinary concert experiences to hundreds of thousands of rally attendees.
If you’re planning to stop by the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, you’re in for a treat. The 2022 rally will include some of the most popular performers yet, with ten headliners taking the stage throughout the rally’s ten-day span.
Read on to learn more about the 2022 Sturgis concerts and headliners you can expect to see this year.
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. — also known as Snoop Dogg — is a renowned rapper, songwriter, actor, and media personality. Snoop Dogg recently took the stage at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show. He’s received 17 Grammy nominations, performed on hundreds of stages worldwide, and made a name as one of the most well-known rappers worldwide.
Snoop Dogg has released 19 studio albums during his 30-year career. His most recent album, “BODR,” came out on February 11th, 2022 — just two days before his Super Bowl performance. Alongside his booming career as a rapper, Snoop Dogg also works in music management as the head of Death Row Records.
This year, Snoop Dogg will take the Buffalo Chip stage on Saturday, August 6th at 10:00 p.m. Be sure to purchase tickets to see this acclaimed rapper live at Sturgis.
If you’ve been to Sturgis before, you’ve probably seen a Buckcherry concert or two. Buckcherry is one of the premiere party headliners that has performed at Sturgis numerous times. Rally-goers flock to hear old classics like “Crazy B*tch” and “Sorry,” alongside new hits, from this legendary American rock band.
Buckcherry originally formed in 1995. The band’s popularity soared when they released their biggest album, “15”, in 2006. While the band has seen a few changes in members over the years, Josh Todd has been on lead vocals since their origins.
Buckcherry has released nine studio albums throughout their 27-year history. The band’s most recent album, “Hellbound,” came out on June 25th, 2021.
You’ll find Buckcherry on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip stage right before Snoop Dogg on Saturday, August 6th.
If you love rock and roll, you probably love Lynyrd Skynyrd. With classic southern rock anthems like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird,” Lynyrd Skynyrd is a widely known name in rock music around the world.
This band has a historic presence in the U.S. Lynyrd Skynyrd formed in 1964, and while the band’s lineup has changed a few times since then, their southern rock music and exhilarating concert experience haven’t.
“Rolling Stone” named Lynyrd Skynyrd one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” and in 2006, the band received their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Impressively, Lynyrd Skynyrd has more than 28 million record sales under their belt.
Lynyrd Skynyrd has performed at Sturgis several times, most recently in 2018. The band’s classic southern rock music and energetic stage presence perfectly fit the motorcycle culture at the rally.
This year, you can see Skynyrd take the stage on Sunday, August 7th at 10:00 p.m.
Bush, a British grunge rock band, will make their Sturgis debut this year. If you were around during the 1990s, you probably remember Bush as one of the most successful rock bands of the decade.
Bush formed in 1992 in the U.K., but the band has been considerably more popular in the U.S. since their origins. The band has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, with 10 million of those sales attributed to U.S.-based buyers.
If you’re a fan of alternative rock, hard rock, and post-grunge music, you’ll love the atmosphere Bush brings to the stage. You can see this band at Buffalo Chip on Sunday, August 7th, at 8:00 p.m.
Robert Bartleh Cummings, also known as Rob Zombie, will bring a unique, exciting presence to the Buffalo Chip stage this year. This artist is known for producing music and movies with horror and sci-fi themes.
Along with creating rock and roll music, Rob Zombie is also a filmmaker, having directed famous horror movies like “Halloween” and “The Devil’s Rejects.”
Rob Zombie’s live performances usually showcase a theatrical shock-rock style. You won’t want to miss his Sturgis performance on Monday, August 8th at 10:00 p.m.
Lita Ford is a British guitarist and vocalist whose performances take fans back to the 1980s. This solo glam metal performer has been making music since 1975. You probably know her most famous song, “Close My Eyes Forever,” which is a duet with Ozzy Osbourne.
Lita Ford has taken the Sturgis stage numerous times, and regular attendees are pumped to see her return in 2022. This year, she’ll be performing on the Buffalo Chip stage on Monday, August 8th.
Country music fans — you won’t want to miss Travis Tritt’s performance at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Travis Tritt is an acclaimed country music star who has been performing since 1989.
Travis has received two Grammy Awards and four Country Music Awards throughout his over-30-year career. You probably know his popular songs like “Can I Trust You With My Heart” and “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’.” His most recent studio album, “Set In Stone,” came out in 2021.
Travis Tritt is no stranger to the Buffalo Chip stage, having performed at several past Sturgis rallies. This year, you can see him perform on Wednesday, August 10th, at 10:00 p.m.
Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners
Aaron Lewis will return to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally stage with his solo band, “Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners,” this August. Known for country hits like “Northern Redneck” and “Country Boy,” Aaron brings an outlaw-country vibe and passionate stage presence to his performances.
Aaron Lewis began his career in the renowned rock band Staind. Today, he regularly writes music and tours with his solo band. He released his most recent album, “Frayed At Both Ends,” in January 2022.
You won’t want to miss Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners on Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00 p.m.
As Sturgis rally fan favorites, Pop Evil will be returning to the Buffalo Chip stage for the 2022 rally. This American rock and grunge band has been writing music and performing together since 2001, most recently releasing their sixth album, “Versatile,” on May 20th, 2021.
You can hear Pop Evil perform live on Friday, August 12th, at 10:00 p.m.
Puddle of Mudd
Finally, American Rock band Puddle of Mudd will take the stage on Friday, August 12th at 8:00 p.m. This band has performed at Sturgis several times, delighting fans with live performances of hit songs like “Nothing Left to Lose” and “She Hates Me.” The band has sold over seven million albums to date and is sure to impress at the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
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