Have fun while changing lives

Amazing all-ages tunes, great food, delicious beer, and games for kids the whole time. Proceeds benefit Twin Cities YMCA Camp endowments, making life changing camp experiences accessible to all for many years to come.


Where do I get the most up to date information?

On our Facebook Event page.

Where does Prairie Burn Music Festival take place?

At Camp St. Croix on the North Property
345 Riverview Drive
Hudson, WI 54016

What time do the gates open?

At noon on Saturday, September 14th, 2019.

Must I bring my ticket?

Yes. You must bring your physical ticket or your mobile phone with your digital ticket with you to the event to gain entry. There is no will call and you will not be let in without a ticket to scan.

What should I know about parking?

Festival guests have three options for getting to the festival.

  1. Park for free with no parking pass required at WisDOT Park & Ride 55-05 WisDOT Park & Ride 55-05 and take our free shuttle. That shuttle will run continuously from noon until the end of the event. All shuttle riders will be given a free raffle tickets for 4 limited edition 2018 Prairie Burn Artist Prints.
  2. Obtain a free Carpool Parking Pass (3+ occupants) for parking on camp property.
  3. Purchase a $5 Low Occupancy Parking Pass (1-2 occupants) for parking on camp property.

While unlimited parking is available at WisDOT Park & Ride 55-05, a limited number of on-site parking passes are available. They may be purchased/obtained through www.ymcamn.org/prairieburn/tickets. On-site parking passes will be available beginning August 28th to overnight campers and volunteers, then beginning August 30th to day-only festival guests.

Our Facebook Event page will have details.

What if it is raining?

The show will go on unless management determines it is unsafe for artists and staff. Shows may be cancelled or delayed. Attendees and volunteers are responsible for their own safety-related decisions.

Tickets are sold on a “rain or shine” basis, and no refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to bad weather.

What is the lineup?

Please see the lineup page for lineup and schedule. 

Can I bring a camera or recording device?

Heck yes you can. Share along with us at #prairieburn.

Can I camp overnight?

Yes. See the camping page.

What should I know if I’m camping?

Beside what is on our camping page, not much.

Recall that all camping is tenting only, and don’t forget your sleeping bag, pad, a flashlight, and warm clothes. All camping areas are intentionally family-friendly; all campers are asked to be respectful of their neighbors and no alcohol consumption is allowed at any time in the general camping areas.

All campers will be near running water and portapotties. Volunteer camping hosts will be ready to greet you starting at noon as you arrive. Please check in by 7PM.

Can I stay in a cabin?


Can I bring in my own food or beverages?

You may bring food for you and your family.

You may not bring beverages with the exception of empty or unopened water bottles.

What about coolers and bags, can I bring them to the event?

Yes, knowing that all coolers and bags are subject to search.

Will there be any merchandise for sale at the event?

Yes. We will have camp apparel, artist merchandise, and wares from several outdoor/camp focused vendors available for purchase.

Are all activities free?

Yes, all activities are free! Stop by the climbing tower and giant swing to sign up for a timeslot. Space is limited.

What should I leave at home?

  • Beverages (beside unopened water bottles)
  • Drugs
  • Weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Pets (Service dogs are permitted)

Are chairs provided?

We have numerous picnic tables to eat at but stage-viewing areas do not have seats. You may bring blankets or chairs to sit on.

Are there reserved seats?

No. The stages are outside and guests sit and stand on the mowed lawn.

Can I leave my car overnight?

Yes, though camp is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Do you have any disability accommodations?

Yes. Disabled guests are provided with parking spaces close to the event entrance and we have handicap accessible portable toilets. Still, terrain can be uneven so please come prepared.

Lost and found?

Yes. There will be a lost and found station but camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items. All lost and found items are donated the day after the event.

Where do volunteers check in?

Enter through the main festival gate along with all festival goers, then check in prior to your shift at the volunteer check-in tent just inside (near the fire truck).

ASL Interpretation?

Yup. All staged acts between 2:30pm and 6:30pm will have professional ASL Interpreters, as will archery, climbing, and the MN Raptor Center between 2pm and 6pm.


With further questions about the event, please feel free to contact us at prairieburn@ymcanorth.org

Where can I find the full text of the Camp St. Croix Waiver and Release?

Right here!


Prairie Burn is only possible because of our sponsors

Trailblazer Sponsors

Royal Credit Union  │  Pioneer Press

Pioneer Sponsors

89.3 The Current  │  Christiansen Creative  │  Picture Factory  │  Jean & Bruce Johnson  │  St. Croix River Hounds

Explorer Sponsors

REI Co-Op  │  Rush River Brewing  │  United Rentals  │  Children’s Minnesota

Voyageur & Trekker Sponsors

Terra Firma Building and Remodeling  │  Great Harvest Bakery St. Paul  │  Twin Cities Classic Homes  │  Darrell's Septic Service  │  Big Rock Exploration  │  Aileron IT  │  My Buddy’s Bakery  │  MDM Rubicon  │  Xcel Energy