Tony Holiday

Salt Lake City isn’t one of the first places that come to mind when thinking of blues music, but for Tony Holiday (harmonica, guitar, vocals) that’s where he found it. Growing up on country and bluegrass music by way of people like George Jones, Hank Williams and Bill Monroe, Tony was in love with music from an early age. His band Tony Holiday and the Velvetones landed gigs opening for Willie Nelson and
Blind Boys of Alabama by the time the band’s
guitar player Lanny Stone was only 21.

Holiday and Stone co-front the band and co-write all the songs, leaving Joel Meza (drums) and Cody Downs (bass) to lay the groove. Tony Holiday and the Velvetones tour the U.S.A most the year coast to coast, and will be debuting in Europe September 2017.

Tony has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Beth Hart, Jimmy Vaughan, Blind Boys of Alabama, W.C Clark, John Nemeth, Guitar Shorty, Mark Hummel, Lazy Lester, Curtis Salgado, Tinsley Ellis, Aki Kumar, Greg Izor, Brandon Santini, Adam Gussow and many more.

● 2016 CWMA Awards, Best in State’ Blues Artist
● Blues Harmonica Player TM,Tony Holiday named one of top 12 up and coming harmonica players in the U.S.

2022 Blues Fest Line-Up

Thursday, July 28th

PDBF Kick-Off Party
New This Year - Free Admission
6:30pm The Ghost Town Blues Band

Friday, July 29th

5:00pm Katie Henry

7:00pm Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama

9:00pm Joanna Connor

11:00pm The Steepwater Band

Friday Beer Tent Left Wing Bourbon

Saturday, July 30st

12:30pm Mama’s Worry

2:30pm Avey Grouws

4:30pm Eddie Turner

6:30pm Veronica Lewis

8:30pm Gabe Stillman

10:30pm Caleb Johnson (Winner of American Idol)

Saturday Beer Tent Dirty Red & The Soul Shakers

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!

All Kinds of Blues!

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

Caleb Johnson - Dream On [American Idol] Joanna Connor Band - Walkin' Blues Gabe Stillman Band - Crawling King Snake
Veronica Lewis - You Ain't Unlucky Katie Henry - On My Way