Ontario, CA -- Huck Finn Jubilee, California’s jam and bluegrass festival, will sport three days of music this Father’s Day weekend, showcasing some of the top names in the industry including The String Cheese Incident, The Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent, Sam Bush, The Gibson Brothers and the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley, who will make his final West Coast performance at Huck Finn as a part of his farewell tour.
The Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau, which assumed ownership of the 37 year-old festival this year, is committed to providing a music feast filled with the best traditional bluegrass musicians on tour today, and to infuse new twists and interpretations of the music to draw in new audiences and to raise awareness of bluegrass everywhere.
“Our goal is to make Huck Finn the West Coast’s ultimate bluegrass festival,” said Michael Krouse, President and CEO of the Greater Ontario CVB. “We are honored to have The String Cheese Incident support our vision in taking bluegrass to the next level in California.”
A jammer’s campground, water playground, fishing, raft-building, living history displays and more make Huck Finn one of the best and biggest bluegrass festivals of its kind on the West Coast. RV and tent camping are available, as well as discounted hotel packages that include lodging and admission tickets. Order early online at www.huckfinn.com or call 888-718-4253.
It all takes place June 13-15 at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario.
The String Cheese Incident is a popular independent band that brings a mix of bluegrass, Latin fusion and psychedelic sounds to its highly attended performances. It joins traditional bluegrass headliners such as Dr. Ralph Stanley, The Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, Dailey & Vincent and Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. Other performers announced for this year’s festival include Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys, who often perform at events together throughout the year.
The rich history and tradition of Huck Finn Jubilee and its commitment to expanding bluegrass into new audiences in California persuaded SCI to perform at this year’s event.
“Bluegrass has a way of inspiring imagination,” said band member Michael Kang. “It inspired a California family 37 years ago to dedicate their lives to putting on this annual event. It inspired us as a band to push the progressive limits of the traditional elements of the music, and we hope to continue the tradition this June by inspiring new audiences to love bluegrass and to grow from it as much as we do.”
The Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau provides groups and meeting professionals with an unbiased, comprehensive resource when booking a tour, convention, meeting or event within the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Ideal for both leisure and business travel, the region boasts scenic mountains, deserts, vineyards and metropolitan areas that are both historic and cosmopolitan in character. For meeting needs of all sizes – from a conference room to a citywide convention utilizing the Ontario Convention Center – or for a special exposition or sporting event, the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide the necessary destination support tools to execute a successful experience. Visit www.discoverontariocalifornia.org.
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