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 15th, 2017.

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?

Parking at Prairie Burn is limited. Parkers must present a parking pass to drive their car onto the property. Purchase your parking pass when you purchase your ticket.

A free shuttle will bring attendees from and to WisDOT Park & Ride 55-05 to Prairie Burn throughout the event. Our Facebook Event page will have details.

What if it is raining?

The show will go on unless it is unsafe for artists and staff. Attendees 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, and warm clothes. 

All campers will be near running water and portapotties. Volunteer camping hosts will be ready to greet you starting at noon as you arrive.

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?

No to coolers, yes to small bags. All 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 the activities free?

Yes. Beside food, drink, merchandise, everything is free once you are at the festival.

What should I leave at home?

  • Beverages 
  • 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.


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

Pioneer Sponsor

Christiansen Creative

Explorer Sponsors

The Royal Credit Union  │  Jim Burns Real Estate  │  89.3 The Current  │  The Picture Factory  │  The Growler  │  REI Co-Op  │  Rush River Brewing  │  Jean & Bruce Johnson

Voyageur Sponsors

Associated Bank  │  45 Degrees  │  Vertical Endeavors  |  The Roastery Coffee  │  Frost River  │  Terra Firma Building and Remodeling  │  Great Harvest Bakery St. Paul  │  Twin Cities Classic Homes  │  Darrell's Septic Service  │  Big Rock Exploration  │  Aileron IT  │  United Rentals  │  Law Firm of Eckberg Lammers  │  Lamex  │  Clinical Research Institute  │  doTerra