Kevin Burt

Winner of the 2018 International Blues Challenge!

For the 1st time in the 34 year history of The International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, TN, Kevin Burt from Waterloo, IA representing the Central Iowa Blues Society won 1st place in not only the solo/duo competition, but he won best solo/duo guitarist, and the Lee Oskar Award for Best Harmonica Player! For more than 25 years Kevin “B.F.” Burt has been electrifying audiences throughout the Midwest dispelling the myth that true blues has no roots in Iowa. His soul-inspired presentation is unique which consistently gets him compared to a range of artists like Bill Withers and Aaron Neville, with the ability to build an audience rapport that has been compared to B.B. King. Kevin is a self-taught musician (vocals, harmonica, and guitar). His voice and presence are powerful. Though he performs between 325 and 400 shows a year, he holds nothing back night after night and audiences leave knowing that.

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