Ontario, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
American bluegrass legend The Del McCoury Band and “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent will perform this year at the Huck Finn Jubilee on Father’s Day weekend, organizers announced today.
Two-time Grammy winner The Del McCoury Band and five-time nominee Vincent are the first of many high profile performers to be announced for the popular bluegrass festival to be held June 13-15 at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, Calif.
Huck Finn Jubilee is an annual three-day celebration of old Americana, featuring bluegrass and country music, old time-themed activities and contests, a jammer’s campground, fishing, camping, frog-jumping, raft-building, living history displays and everything Huck Finn. Held every Father’s Day weekend, it is billed as one of the largest bluegrass festivals west of the Mississippi, drawing visitors from throughout the United States.
The Del McCoury Band took home its second Grammy Award this week for best bluegrass album with “Streets of Baltimore,” a tribute to the city where McCoury got his start working for a stint with the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe. It was McCoury’s 10th nomination.
Vincent, dubbed the “New Queen of Bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, this week released “Only Me” a two-disc combo of both bluegrass and country. Known for her progressive chord structures and multi-range vocals, she has worked closely with many in the industry, including Dolly Parton, and Alison Krause.
“We are thrilled with the lineup so far for this year’s Huck Finn Jubilee, and this is just the beginning,” said Michael Krouse, President and CEO of the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau, which this year assumed ownership of the nonprofit event. “Our goal is to keep the longstanding traditions intact, but to enhance the show year-to-year with new features and headliner entertainment that will heighten its popularity and expand its attraction to new audiences.”
Tickets to the jubilee are scheduled to go on sale soon. For information, visit http://www.HuckFinn.com.
About the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau
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 http://www.discoverontariocalifornia.org.