Apr 19 2017 | Written By Jennifer McHugh | Director of Public Affairs and Financial Education

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, is thrilled to co-host the third annual Prairie Burn Music Festival with the Royal Credit Union Foundation on September 16 at Camp St. Croix in Hudson, Wisconsin.

This one-of-a-kind event will feature music on three stages, camping hosted by REI, and activities for all ages and interests, including counselor-led camp games, rides on a giant swing and hayride tractor, access to the archery range and climbing tower, and an option to join in clogging, hula and swing dance lessons.

This year’s musical lineup includes Cloud Cult, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, The Honeydogs, The Ericksons, The Bootlicker Stringband, Afton, Wailing Loons, Hamdog, Dusty Heart, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, Julia Floberg & Company, Ruben, The Hawthorn Collection and special programming from 89.3 The Current. A variety of food trucks will join the festivities, and Rush River Brewing will create and present several custom brews.

The event proceeds will help YMCA day and overnight camps to provide financial assistance so every kid has the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories at camp. The Royal Credit Union Foundation supports the work of the YMCA Greater Twin Cities. Partnering with the YMCA to present the Prairie Burn Music Festival provides an opportunity for the Foundation to participate in an event that appeals to residents in the areas the credit union serves.

Tickets: Tickets available online at prairieburn.com. Adult Early Bird tickets are only $25 through April 22 with advanced tickets available thereafter. Two kids 15 and under enter free with adults. Individuals can attend the Prairie Burn Music Festival for free when they volunteer at the event. More details will be available soon at prairieburn.com or on Facebook.  

Camping: Early Bird camping will be available for $60 per adult through April 22, rising to $70 thereafter. Kids camp for $20. Camping includes admission to the event and an Eat For Equity hosted breakfast. Group camping options are also available. Visit the website for full camping details.


About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Established 161 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across 12 counties of the greater Twin Cities metro region and western Wisconsin communities.  The 28 Y locations and program sites, seven overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage nearly a quarter million men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds.  To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.


About the Royal Credit Union Foundation

The Royal Credit Union Foundation (Foundation) was established in 2013 to create a positive impact in the communities Royal Credit Union serves.  The Foundation exists to improve the lives of Royal’s Members and their neighbors by funding impactful and lasting projects. The Foundation supports organizations located in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Currently, it has awarded over $2.3 million in grants.