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List of Concerts & Bands at the 2023 Sturgis Rally

List of Concerts & Bands at the 2023 Sturgis Rally

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is one of the most popular annual motorcycle events held in Sturgis, South Dakota. Motorcyclists from almost every part of the world come to witness this world’s biggest motorcycle event. The Sturgis Rally has the potential to generate well over $800 million. Most of the revenue made by the Sturgis Rally goes to charity. The local community, stores, shops, hotels, and automobile manufacturers benefit a lot from this event. The Sturgis Rally starts on the first Friday of August every year and lasts for 10 days. On average, approximately half a million motorcyclists attend this event every year. The highest attendance was marked at the 2015 Sturgis Rally, where more than 0.7 million people attended this event according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Last year, over half a million riders attended the 82nd Sturgis Rally of 2022. More people are expected to attend the 83rd Sturgis Rally this year. The organizers have also revealed the schedule of events and concerts that will take place at the 2023 Sturgis Rally. Read this article to learn about the concerts & bands that will be attending the Sturgis Rally 2023.

1. Bikini Beach Pre-Party

Bikini Beach Pre-Party
Photo Credit: Buffalo Chip

Starting on July 31, the Bikini Beach Pre-Party will continue for four days until August 3 at the Buffalo Chip. You can arrive at Bikini Beach on July 31, and get a camp spot to enjoy 10 days of non-stop entertainment, including partying, dancing, musical nights, concerts, and much more.

2. Schedule of Concerts at the 2023 Sturgis Rally

Schedule of Concerts & Bands at the 2023 Sturgis Rally 
July 31 – August 3
Event Venue
Bikini Beach Pre-Party Buffalo Chip
August 3
Artists and Bands Venue
Jasmine Cain Kickstands Campground
August 4
ZZ Top Buffalo Chip
Presley and Taylor Kickstands Campground
August 5
Steel Panther Buffalo Chip
Koe Wetzel Buffalo Chip
Frank Fletcher The Knuckle Saloon
Presley and Taylor Kickstands Campground
Aaron Watson Iron Horse Saloon
August 6
Lynyrd Skynyrd Buffalo Chip
Frank Fletcher The Knuckle Saloon
Scotty Austin Kickstands Campground
Clutch Iron Horse Saloon
Jasmine Cain Kickstands Campground
August 7
Lita Ford Buffalo Chip
Limp Bizkit Buffalo Chip
Frank Fletcher The Knuckle Saloon
Hairball Iron Horse Saloon
Creed Fisher Kickstands Campground
August 8
REO Speedwagon Buffalo Chip
Styx Buffalo Chip
Hairball Iron Horse Saloon
Creed Fisher Kickstands Campground
August 9
George Thorogood & The Destroyers Buffalo Chip
Whiskey Myers Buffalo Chip
Gary Allan Iron Horse Saloon
Jasmine Cain Kickstands Campground
August 10
Pop Evil Buffalo Chip
Def Leppard Buffalo Chip
Hairball Iron Horse Saloon
August 11
Frank Fletcher The Knuckle Saloon
Skillet Iron Horse Saloon
August 12
Frank Fletcher The Knuckle Saloon
Yelawolf Iron Horse Saloon

3. List of Concerts & Bands at the 83rd Sturgis Rally of 2023

Events that will be held during the 10 days of the 2023 Sturgis Rally include beach parties, dances, animal shows, camping, motorcycle stunt shows, races, rallies, and much more. However, what brings the most people to the Sturgis Rally is the series of nightly concerts. This year also has a tight schedule of nightly concerts featuring a good number of performers and bands. The list of concerts and bands coming to perform at the Sturgis Rally 2023 include the following:


The concerts will start on August 3 and will continue to be held every night until August 12.

3.1 August 3

Jasmine Cain at Kickstands Campground

Jasmine Cain at Kickstands Campground
Photo Credit: @JasmineCainRock

Jasmine Cain will kick off her performance on Thursday, August 3 at Kickstands Campground. She is a native singer and one of the favorites in the region. Cain was born in Sturgis living near a cattle ranch. She was passionate about horse riding and later became interested in motorcycle riding. Being one of the well-known local singers, Jasmine Cain became a prominent star of the Sturgis Rally.


Jasmine Cain is a multi-talented artist who writes and sings her original songs. Her work is recognized by the music industry and has won several music awards. Being a regular singer at the Sturgis Rally, she will kick off the show and continue to appear throughout the event.

3.2 August 4

ZZ Top at Buffalo Chip

ZZ Top at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: NME

The ZZ Top from Texas is the first band that will be performing at the Sturgis Rally on Friday, August 4. The band will make an appearance at the Buffalo Chip venue at around 10:30 pm. One of the most traditional American musical bands since the late 1960s, the ZZ Top is quite popular among their fan due to their live performances, humorous lyrics, and unique style.

Presley and Taylor at Kickstands Campground

Presley and Taylor at Kickstands Campground
Photo Credit: Presley & Taylor

Presley and Taylor, the famous sister duo, will be performing at the Kickstands Campground. The sister duo is popular for their performances at live events and concerts. Presley and Taylor have been successful throughout their careers and have earned a huge fan base on social media. This year, Presley and Taylor will make their debut at the Sturgis Rally.

3.3 August 5

Steel Panther at Buffalo Chip

Steel Panther at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: Noise Creep

Steel Panther will be performing at the Sturgis Rally on August 5 at Buffalo Chip Avenue. Their performance will start at around 8:30 pm. This band is popular for its humorous lyrics and satire on the stage. Steel Panther has also won several awards for their live acts. The active members of this band include Satchel, Spyder, Michael Starr, and Slix Zadina. Whereas, the only female member, Lexxi Foxx had to leave the band due to relocating with her family. However, Steel Panther remains a hit and knows how to entertain a huge audience.

Koe Wetzel at Buffalo Chip

Koe Wetzel at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: The Boot

On the same day, Koe Wetzel will be performing live at around 10:30 pm at the Buffalo Chip. Wetzel is a talented all-round performer who can sing, write, and play guitar. The passion came from his mother who herself was also a touring singer. Wetzel is popular for his blend of country and rock music styles.

Frank Fletcher at The Knuckle Saloon

Frank Fletcher at The Knuckle Saloon
Photo Credit: CDX Nashville

Frank Fletcher, another popular singer in the rock and country genre, will also be performing the same night at the Knuckle Saloon. Being a songwriter, he has written several engaging songs about his life experiences and knows how to engage the audience. If you are a fan, don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy his live performances at the Sturgis Rally. Fletcher will continue to make regular appearances until the end of the rally.

Presley and Taylor at Kickstands Campground

Presley and Taylor will perform again live at the Kickstands Campground.

Aaron Watson at Iron Horse Saloon

Aaron Watson at Iron Horse Saloon
Photo Credit: Kean Radio

Aaron Watson, the emerging talent from Texa,s will perform at the Iron Horse Salon. Watson has recorded several hit songs in his career, with one of his albums, “The Underdog,” having made it to the top spot on Top Country Albums in 2005. Watson has also made it into the Top 10 Billboard Songs five times.

3.4 August 6

Lynyrd Skynyrd at Buffalo Chip

Lynyrd Skynyrd at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: Billboard

Lynyrd Skynyrd will kick off the night on Sunday, August 6 at the Buffalo Chip. The show will start at 10:30 pm. This band is self-proclaimed as the house band of the Buffalo Chip and is famous for its live performances. Several active members of this band have died since their launch which has caused the band to stop performing temporarily. The band has survived even after the chartered plane crash in 1977 that resulted in the deaths of three group members and the recent death of Rossington on March 5.

Frank Fletcher at The Knuckle Saloon

Frank Fletcher will perform again at Knuckle Saloon on August 6.

Scotty Austin at Kickstand

Scotty Austin at Kickstand
Photo Credit: Deviant Art

A former Saving Abel member and a unique artist, Scotty Austin, will perform at the Sturgis Rally at the Kickstand Campground. Being a successful singer and songwriter, Austin has recorded several hit songs. One of the biggest milestones he has achieved so far is the popular soundtrack of the hit video game, Dead Rising.

Clutch at Iron Horse Saloon

Clutch at Iron Horse Saloon
Photo Credit: Metal Music Archives

The band known as Clutch will perform live at the Iron Horse Saloon. They are a reputed American band that know how to engage and entertain a huge crowd with their strong stage presence.

Jasmine Cain at Kickstands Campground

Jasmine Cain will be giving another electrifying live performance at the Kickstand Campground.

3.5 August 7

Lita Ford at Buffalo Chip

Lita Ford at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: Rock Fever

Lita Ford, popularly known as the “Metal Queen,” will be performing live at the Buffalo Chip on August 7 at around 8:30 pm. Ford is a popular solo singer with several hit songs.

Limp Bizkit at Buffalo Chip

Limp Bizkit at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: Kerrang

Limp Bizkit, a popular American rap rock band, will be performing at the Buffalo Chip. They have been nominated several times for Grammy Awards and have won several awards for their unique albums. Limp Bizkit is quite popular among fans due to its unique angry vocals and experimentation.

Frank Fletcher at The Knuckle Saloon

If you miss Frank Fletcher’s previous live performance, you can watch him perform live at the Knuckle Saloon.

Hairball at Iron Horse Saloon

Hairball at Iron Horse Saloon
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If you want to experience the best musical nights with energetic and fiery band performances, don’t miss out on Hairball’s concert at Kickstands Campground by Hairball. Hairball is a band full of surprises as the stage is filled with smoke, props, and lights.

Creed Fisher at Kickstands Campground

Creed Fisher at Kickstands Campground
Photo Credit: My Rock Shows

Creed Fisher, a former Army personnel, has gone through several life-changing experiences that helped him become a soulful songwriter and singer. If you enjoy county rock music with soulful lyrics, Fisher will be coming to the Kickstands Campground.

3.6 August 8

REO Speedwagon at Buffalo Chip

REO Speedwagon at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: Zycon

One of the best bands of the 1970s and 1980s, REO Speedwagon will start the concert on Tuesday, August 8 at the Buffalo Chip. If you want to go down memory lane and enjoy classic songs, make sure to be at the Buffalo Chip by 8:30 pm.

Styx at Buffalo Chip

Styx at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: KRNA

Styx is another old American rock band well-known for experimenting with acoustic and hard rock guitars and pianos. Styx became popular immediately due to its innovative style. If you want to relive the classic blend of multiple musical instruments, Styx will be performing at the Buffalo Chip.

Hairball at Iron Horse Saloon

Hairball will return to rock the Iron Horse Saloon’s stage.

Creed Fisher at Kickstands

In case you missed Creed Fisher’s first performance on August 7, he will be performing again at Kickstands Campground.

3.7 August 9

George Thorogood & The Destroyers at Buffalo Chip

George Thorogood & The Destroyers at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: Wallpaper Abyss

The first musical performance on Wednesday, August 9 will be by George Thorogood & The Destroyers at 10:30 pm. Thorogood is an old singer, songwriter, and composer. He has released several hit songs together with his band, The Destroyers.

Whiskey Myers at Buffalo Chip

Whiskey Myers at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: Radio Texas Live

Another American country-rock band, Whiskey Myers will perform at the Buffalo Chip. This band will be performing at the Sturgis Rally for the first time. Whiskey Myers has a good track record of electrifying live performances. If you do not want to miss the chance to listen to the band’s most popular songs, including “Broken Window Serenade,” “Stone,” and “Ballad of a Southern Man,” make sure to be at the Buffalo Chip on time.

Gary Allan at Iron Horse Saloon

Gary Allan at Iron Horse Saloon
Photo Credit: Taste of Country

Gary Allan. If you do not want to miss out on Allan’s performance, make sure to be at the Iron Horse Saloon. Allan has several certified gold and platinum albums under his name.

Jasmine Cain at Kickstands Campground

Jasmine Cain will be making her last appearance at Kickstands Campground.

3.8 August 10

Pop Evil at Buffalo Chip

Pop Evil at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: Loud Wire

Pop Evil band will kick off the musical show on Thursday, August 10 at the Buffalo Chip.

Def Leppard at Buffalo Chip

Def Leppard at Buffalo Chip
Photo Credit: Partoch

Def Leppard will perform at the Buffalo Chip at 10:30 pm. Def Leppard will be performing live on stage. This band is a two-time Diamond Awards winner and was included in the Hall of Fame.

Hairball at Iron Horse Saloon

Hairball will be performing for a third time at the Iron Horse Saloon.

3.9 August 11

Frank Fletcher at The Knuckle Saloon

Frank Fletcher will be performing again at the Knuckle Saloon on Friday night, August 11.

Skillet at Iron Horse Saloon

Skillet at Iron Horse Saloon
Photo Credit: Live Nation

One of the most popular American rock bands of the 21st century, Skillet will be performing on August 11 at the Knuckle Saloon. The band includes a husband-wife duo, Korey and John Cooper, along with two other members. They have received recognition from music lovers, critics, and fans. The band’s albums have been nominated twice in the Grammy Awards and have around 300K views on YouTube.

3.10 August 12

Frank Fletcher at the Knuckle Saloon

Frank Fletcher will be performing for the last time on August 12. If you do not want to miss out on closing day performances, make sure to be at the Knuckle Saloon.

Yelawolf at Iron Horse Saloon

Yelawolf at Iron Horse Saloon
Photo Credit: Yelawolf Tickets

Yelawolf is the only rapper attending the 2023 Sturgis Rally. He will be performing at the Iron Horse Saloon, the closing event for the 2023 Sturgis Rally. Yelawolf’s real name is Michael Wayne Atha. After a slow start, he became a mainstream rapper in 2010 and was offered a contract to sing with Eminem in 2011. Yelawolf has a huge fan base and travels worldwide to sing at live shows.

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