Prairie du Chien, WI – The Prairie Dog is one of the most laid-back blues festivals out there! This year’s festival features: Big N’ Tasty Blues, Howard & The White Boys, Big James & The Chicago Playboys, Samantha Fish, Ori Naftaly Band, 88 M.P.H., The Cashbox Kings, Jimmi & The Band of Souls, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Carolyn Wonderland, Anthony Gomes, and the Lionel Young Band.
The Prairie Dog Blues Fest is held every year on historic St. Feriole Island in a beautiful city park, right on the Mississippi River and nestled between jagged cliffs and green hills untouched by the Ice Age! Once you get that cold drink in your hand, great tunes in your ear and good, friendly people all around, you’ll realize you’re at one of the most beautiful venues anywhere. You’ll soon be calling yourself a Prairie Dogger! Blues and Roots music from Chicago Blues to West Coast Jump, hard-driving Mississippi Hill Country Blues, New Orleans horns and Texas Boogie, Zydeco, Gospel, Blues Rock – We’ve got it all!
There are some hard choices to be made at The Prairie Dog! You can either get up out of your chair, stretch and walk a few yards to the beer tent or you can have one of these lovely ladies bring your drink to you! Decisions, decisions!
Camp right on site with your friends and meet new friends! Typical walk from your site to the gate of the festival is 200-300 yards. Food & drink as well as campfires, singing, playing music and telling stories is strongly encouraged. It is a 1 block walk off The Island and you are downtown surrounded by family owned pubs, restaurants and small retail stores. Most of the downtown pubs this year will have bands as well. If staying in a motel is more your style, blues fest shuttles will get you to the fest in a 5 minute drive or less!