Ghost Town Blues Band

Recently featured at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Beale Street’s latest success story, 4-time 2016 Independent Blues Award Nominee and International Blues Challenge Runner-up is Ghost Town Blues Band.

Not your grandpa’s blues band, their live show has been captivating audiences in the U.S. and Canada with a second-line horn entrance, cigar box guitars and electric push brooms to Allman Brothers style jams and even a hip-hop trombone player.

Horns, harmonies and homegrown instruments combined with an energetic and roots rich festival set makes Ghost Town Blues Band one of the “must see live bands on the festival circuit today. Andrew McNeill behind the drums and Matt Karner on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind multi-instrumentalist/frontman Matt Isbell with raunchy cigar box guitar licks and raspy “Dr. John-like, whiskey and gravel-soaked vocals.” With the addition of Trombonist Suavo Jones, Tim Stanek on B3 and Taylor Orr on lead guitar, the grooves go from fresh to Funky as the band gains more notoriety in the blues festival and jam circuit.

2019 Blues Fest Line-Up

Friday, July 26th

5:00pm Tas Cru & The Tortured Souls

7:00pm The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

9:00pm Toronzo Cannon

11:00pm Nikki Hill

Friday Beer Tent Ghost Town Blues Band

Saturday, July 27th

12:30pm Tommy Bentz Band

2:30pm Craig Erickson & The Roadhouse Rockers

4:30pm Sarah Grace & The Soul
(2018 The Voice Finalist)

6:30pm Eliminator (ZZ Top Tribute Band)

8:30pm Eliza Neals

10:30pm Anthony Gomes

Saturday Beer Tent Kris Lager Band

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!

Sarah Grace - The Voice 2018

A part of the great variety of blues music you will hear at the Prairie Dog Blues Festival.
Eliza Neals - Misery