22st Annual Prairie Dog Blues Fest! July 26 & 27, 2019

20th Annual The Blues Cafe March 8-9, 2019
To celebrate 20 years of the Blues Café, our friends at the Great Northern Blues Society will be kicking off the weekend by hosting a 20th Anniversary Party, Friday, March 8 at the Rothschild Pavilion. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, with Howard “Guitar” Luedtke getting things started at 6:30 and Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys featuring Westside Andy taking the stage at 8:30. Saturday’s lineup will include the Mark Cameron Band at 1 pm, the Ivy Ford Band at 3 pm, the Cash Box Kings at 5 pm, the Danielle Nicole Band at 7 pm, and Ronnie Baker Brooks at 9 pm. Doors will open at noon. We hope you can join for a weekend of great music, and to celebrate 20 years of good times at the Blues Café.

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Dates are set for 22nd Anniversary Prairie Dog Blues Fest! July 26 & 27, 2019

Welcome to prairiedogblues.com! The Prairie Dog Blues Festival is held every year on historic St. Feriole Island, 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 your 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!

Video Highlights


Somebody To Love with Dana Fuchs


Samantha Fish – Gone for Good


Altered Five Blues Band “Charmed & Dangerous”

ThOe Prairie Dog Blues Festival is held every year on historic St. Feriole Island, right on the Mississippi River and nestled between jagged cliffs and green hills untouched by the Ice Age!

2019 Blues Fest Line-Up

Friday, July 26th

5:00pm TBD

7:00pm TBD

9:00pm TBD

11:00pm TBD

Friday Beer Tent TBD

Saturday, July 27th

12:30pm TBD

2:30pm TBD

4:30pm TBD

6:30pm TBD

8:30pm TBD

10:30pm TBD

Saturday Beer Tent TBD

Famous Prairie Dog Beer Girls


At the Prairie Dog Fest, you don't have to get out of your chair for a beer. These friendly, beautiful ladies will fetch 'em for ya!

Past Blues Fest Photos

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All Kinds of Blues!

Dana Fuchs

A part of the great variety of blues music you will hear at the Prairie Dog Blues Festival.
Kevin Burt at IBC Finals