CMT Partners with Sturgis Buffalo Chip To Launch ‘CMT Bike Week’

cmtThe Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and CMT® are bringing the annual motorcycle festival best known for its massive nine-day superstar concert lineup, week of jaw-dropping stunts, and competitions to television when CMT Bike Week premieres Aug. 18. CMT Bike Week was filmed at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s two-week long event in Sturgis, S.D.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip takes place July 29 through Aug. 11. The nine days of concerts announced thus far include Queensrÿche, The Cult, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, ZZ Top, Halestorm, Kid Rock, Doobie Brothers, Toby Keith, Tesla, Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Machine Head, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brantley Gilbert, Sublime with Rome, Fuel, Lit, and Alien Ant Farm, with more to be announced soon.

“We are thrilled that CMT BIKE WEEK intends to bring the Chip to the world of CMT and document our most exciting traditions,” says Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “The Buffalo Chip has always offered a unique sanctuary to bikers in search of freedom, camaraderie, and entertainment. Built by bikers for bikers, we aim to provide the most thrilling experience to the many who consider us their second home and return to the wild festivities each year.”

Festival event information is available at and CMT Bike Week programming information can be found at




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