Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jazz & Blues Florida On The Road - Prairie Dog Blues Festival in Prairie du Chen WI

The Prairie Dog is one of the most laid-back blues festivals out there! It is held every year on historic St. Feriole Island, in a beautiful 240 acre 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.

This year's festival features: Annika Chambers, Laith Al-Saadi (The Voice 2016 Finalist), The Groove Hogs, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Eliminator, Chris Avey Band, Lil' Davy Max, Ray Fuller & The Bluesrockers, Southern Avenue, Carolyn Wonderland, Eric Sardinas & Big Motor and Kris Lager Band.

Camping is 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.

Regretfully, the August edition was calling and I had to turn around shortly after arrival and head back to this computer.... Better times next year, right? And, more fests ahead...

Dousman's place in the park..

Come anyway you can get here!

On the river...
Need a room?

Nice to see Andy - a throw-back of many years!

Wisconsin River

Wisconsin River house... my kinda place, in the summer!

Wisconsin River

Wisconsin River

Hey Winker! Your place up the road?

Millville Country School House

Wisconsin River Valley's fertile grounds..

The tracks of Wisco, into the past..

Birthplace of the Gideon Bible - Central House, Boscobel 


Prosperity once lived here....

Wisconsin Limestone...

Days past remembered...

River tourism is a major local money maker.

When north and south, and north, just can't agree.

Old town Muscoda...

Story of my life...

The valley

Crossing... those guys fishing off that sandbar in the middle
of the river sure have it right on a day like today...

Many bridges to cross...
Back in the big city!

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