(Press Release) Ontario, CA – The 42nd Annual Huck Finn Jubilee will take place September 27 & 28, 2019 at the beautiful Cucamonga-Gausti Regional Park in Ontario, California. With an incredible lineup of bands, the addition of more kid-focused entertainment, and the first ever live art competition, this year’s festival promises to create a memorable experience for all who attend.
It’s not too late to grab your tickets for the 2019 Huck Finn Jubilee, but camping is selling out quickly.
Here are six reasons you should not miss out on this year’s Huck Finn Jubilee:
The 2019 Huck Finn Jubilee Boasts Top-Tier Musical Acts
Huck Finn Jubilee has always maintained a balance of internationally known top-tier talent along with the best local and up-and-coming artists on the scene. The 2019 Jubilee is no exception.
Railroad Earth heads the 2019 lineup, which also features Steep Canyon Rangers, The California Honeydrops, Lindsay Lou, Dustbowl Revival, The Sweet Lillies and Cubensis.
Railroad Earth has maintained their position as a festival headliner for many years, drawing a huge crowd of dedicated fans to each of their shows. Featuring unparalleled musicianship and songwriting, with the ability to jam and play bluegrass along with the best, Railroad Earth puts on a show that is an event not to be missed.
Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers have been turning heads since their inception in 2000. Now recognized as leaders of the bluegrass/Americana scene, they continue to bend the parameters of these genres into their own unique style. Their most recent release “Be Still Moses,” even features the Asheville Symphony and 90’s R&B icons Boyz II Men!
When acts like The California Honeydrops and Dustbowl Revival join a festival lineup, a dance party is sure to follow. Both of these California-native bands captivate audiences with high energy, eclectic and down-right funky live performances. With mixtures of strings and horns, engaging lead vocals and unique original compositions, both the California Honeydrops and Dustbowl Revival are sure to bring the party to Huck Finn Jubilee!
Along with this impressive list of headlining talent, Huck Finn Jubilee will also be treated to performances by The Get Down Boys, Water Tower, Out of the Desert, MohaviSoul, The Devil’s Box String Band, Hot October, Honey Buckets and The Huck Finn House Party.
The Huck Finn Lineup will also feature the 2019 Battle of the Bands Winner. This year’s Battle was billed as “Beachgrass vs. Valleygrass,” featuring several contests to determine the 2019 winner who will appear on the main stage of the festival. L.A. folk band, The Storytellers, has already secured the “Valleygrass” title, and awaits their competition from the beach. Next up, Mother’s Tavern in Sunset Beach, CA will be hosting the Beachgrass Battle of the Bands on September 14 & 15 to determine who will go head-to-head against The Storytellers in this epic showdown.
Bring the Kids: Lil’ Huckers Kid Zone and Living Folklore
Festival owners Nikki and Roger have two Lil’ Huckers of their own, and upon purchasing the festival, they vowed to maintain the welcoming environment for music lovers of all ages.
As part of this commitment to creating a festival for the entire family, Huck Finn Jubilee is free to children under 12. Huck Finn Jubilee encourages children of all ages to love, create, and share their own unique music and art.
Lil’ Huckers will love hanging at the KID ZONE which has a daily schedule of performances, workshops, face painting and more. This year, the KIDS ZONE will feature Living Folklore, a kid-focused production group featuring giant puppets, stilt-walkers, shows and other activities. Living Folklore has been a favorite at Telluride Bluegrass Festival for over 20 years and they promise to make this year’s Jubilee interactive and epic for kids and families.
Don’t miss the daily Giant Puppet Parades. Wave your flags and umbrellas, pick out a costume, and encourage the whole family to join in. This year, the parade’s theme is Alice in Wonderland, and the giant puppets and costumes will have the entire family jumping down the rabbit hole!
Giant Games are another favorite Huck Finn activity, featuring larger-than-life versions of your favorite childhood games. Challenge your friends and family to a round of giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, or join in on a rousing round of Ultimate Twister.
Participate in the daily Family Yoga classes, and truly balance your festival experience. Start your day with some sun salutations to get you ready to dance the night away.
The 1st Annual “Artsy Hucker”: A Live Art Competition
Live art has become a popular addition to live music, and always a festival highlight for Jubilee attendees. This year, Huck Finn celebrates the art of live-music painting, drawing and sculpting with their newly added “Artsy Husker of the Year” Competition.
All live artists will have a designated spot to work their magic. There will be a panel of judges that will survey the final master pieces and choose the most Artsy Hucker of the year!
The Winner will receive Complimentary VIH Tickets to 2020 Huck Finn Jubilee, inclusion on future Special Edition- Artist Series merchandise AND…Lots and lots of love, gratitude and R.E.S.P.E.C.T!
Why not apply to be a Live Artist this year? Visit huckfinn.com/live-artists
The Cucamonga-Gausti Regional Park
Huck Finn Jubilee is located at the beautiful Cucamonga-Gausti Regional Park in Ontario, California. Attendees can enjoy fishing for trout and catfish at the park’s two lakes.
Grab a camping or RV pass while they last, and stay overnight to enjoy the late-night campground picks. Plus, attendees with a camping pass can get into the campground a day early!
Ontario, California is easily accessible by plane, train, or automobile. Cucamonga-Gausti Regional Park is just North of the 10 freeway between Haven and Archibald Avenues. It is just 2 miles from the Ontario International Airport, 23 miles from San Bernardino Airport and 60 miles from LAX.
The Marketplace: Local Beer, Food and Crafts
Grab a pint of beer, enjoy some local SoCal grub, and support local artisans. Huck Finn Jubilee’s Marketplace was created as a way to bring support to local community members, while providing attendees with delicious food, tasty brews, and unique crafts.
Connect. Gather. Grow.
Huck Finn Jubilee is more than a music festival. It’s a gathering, a community, a movement.
It’s a place where family and friends can gather for a weekend to dance, play, explore and grow – and leave feeling blessed, connected and grateful. The Huck Finn Family hopes to keep music and art alive in Southern California for many more years to come.
About Huck Finn Jubilee:
The Huck Finn Jubilee has been a California staple since 1976 when it was established at Mojave Narrows in Victorville. Featuring bluegrass and Americana giants such as Del McCoury, Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and more, the festival received international recognition and enjoyed a faithful following.
In 2014, Huck Finn Jubilee moved to its current home in Ontario, California. After 2 years, the city of Ontario discontinued the festival in 2016. It was then rescued by the current owners, Roger and Nikki, who fell in love with the festival after attending in 2016. After a transitional year off, Huck Finn Jubilee returned to Ontario under the new ownership in 2018.
Roger and Nikki aim to honor the tradition of Huck Finn Jubilee while ensuring its future, striving to curate a festival that will endure for many generations of “Huckers.”
IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES:
RV & TENT CAMPER LOAD IN: Thursday, Sept 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM-3:00PM
MUSIC BEGINS: Friday, Sept 27th, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
MUSIC ENDS: Saturday, Sept 28th, 2019 @ 11:00 PM
CAMPER LOAD OUT: Sunday, Sept 29th, 2019 @ 11:30 AM
Battle of the Bands Winner
The Sweet Lillies
Steep Canyon Rangers
The Devil’s Box String Band
Out of the Desert
The Get Down Boys
The California Honeydrops
Huck Finn House Party
Sunset Soirée 2023: A Night of Collaboration and Celebration in the Inland Empire
Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce, in Partnership with Riverside Convention Center and NFL Alumni Association, Hosts a Memorable Evening of Networking, Music, and Community Engagement.
On September 7th, the Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Riverside Convention Center and the NFL Alumni Association of Southern California, successfully hosted their much-anticipated annual event, the “Sunset Soirée.” The event was proudly presented by isolved, a leading company dedicated to transforming the future of work through a unique blend of software and services tailored for payroll, benefits, and HR professionals.
Over 200 esteemed guests graced the occasion, immersing themselves in an evening filled with business networking, summer festivities, and the promise of forging meaningful connections. The Sunset Soirée has always been a beacon for professionals to exchange visionary ideas, collaborate, and expand their networks.
The evening began with a warm welcome, as each guest was greeted with a complimentary drink, setting a tone of camaraderie and relaxed interaction. An array of delectable complimentary hors d’oeuvres was served, each expertly crafted to tantalize the taste buds and fuel engaging conversations.
The event was graced by notable speakers, including Edward Ornelas, Jr., President & CEO of the Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce; James Washington, President of the NFL Alumni Association of Southern California and 2x Superbowl Champion with the Dallas Cowboys; and Barbra Rogers, Director of Operations at Riverside Convention Center.
Mr. Edward Ornelas, Jr. remarked, “The Sunset Soirée is more than just an event; it’s a testament to the spirit of collaboration and community in the Inland Empire. We’re honored to bring together such a diverse and dynamic group of professionals, and I’m personally thrilled to see the connections and partnerships that will undoubtedly emerge from tonight.”
The atmosphere was further elevated by the presence of a talented musician who serenaded the attendees with live music, adding a harmonious touch to the evening. The highlight of the night was a special performance by the acclaimed Country Music Artist, Presley Tennant. Known for her powerful vocals and unique blend of California-Country music, Tennant has shared the stage with music legends like Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Pearce, and Blake Shelton. Her commitment to animal welfare through her Riffs & Rescues virtual charity tour showcases not just her immense talent but also her golden heart.
The Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce extends its heartfelt gratitude to all attendees, partners, and sponsors for making the Sunset Soirée a resounding success. The chamber remains committed to fostering business growth, collaboration, and community engagement in the Inland Empire region.
Inland Empire Collaborative Launches with Grand Celebration
Powering the Future of Sports & Entertainment through Collaboration
The Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce (IERCC) is pleased to announce the successful launch of the Inland Empire Sports & Entertainment Collaborative (IESEC). The vibrant launch party took place yesterday at the popular Topgolf in Ontario, attracting an enthusiastic crowd of approximately 200 attendees.
The event was graced by a lineup of notable speakers, including Dave Allen, West Region President for NASCAR, James Washington, President of the NFL Alumni Southern California Chapter, Michael K. Krouse, President & CEO of the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, Nikki Gatch, CEO of the Southern California PGA, Mike Burrows, CEO of the San Bernardino International Airport, and Edward Ornelas, Jr., President of the Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce.
These distinguished figures shared their insights on the potential of the IESEC to stimulate growth, foster community engagement, and enhance the local economy through sports and entertainment.
IESEC is proud to acknowledge its sponsors, Bank of America and the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency, for their invaluable support. The Collaborative is a testament to the power of synergy, with agencies such as the Southern California PGA, NFL Alumni SoCal, NASCAR, GOCAL, San Bernardino Int’l Airport, Ontario Reign, Empire Strykers, Inland Empire 66ers, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Ontario Clippers, and Southern California’s Greater Ontario Sports & Entertainment Authority actively participating.
In true festive spirit, guests were treated to an evening of sumptuous food, refreshing drinks, and engaging golf play. The energy and enthusiasm echoed the IESEC’s vision of fostering a sense of community through sports and entertainment.
IESEC, spearheaded by the IERCC, is committed to promoting, supporting, and facilitating partnerships between local businesses and regional sports teams, and entertainment venues throughout the Inland Empire. The initiative aims to create memorable experiences while generating revenue, stimulating economic growth, and positively impacting the community.
“Our goal with IESEC is to build a stronger, more connected community united in its love of sports and entertainment,” said Edward Ornelas, Jr., President of the IERCC. “By bringing people together to celebrate the best that the Inland Empire offers, we are creating a platform for exciting new opportunities and experiences.”
IESEC, initiated by the Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce, is a consortium of experienced professionals dedicated to supporting sports and entertainment events in the Inland Empire region. Through partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, and government entities, IESEC serves as a central hub for promoting a wide variety of cultural and entertainment experiences. By encouraging community participation and economic growth, IESEC aims to build a stronger, more vibrant Inland Empire.
For more information about the IESEC and its ongoing projects, please visit our website at www.iechamber.org
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Newly Appoints Albert Park as Executive Chef
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa has named seasoned culinary professional Albert Park as its new executive chef at this multi-award-winning winery and luxurious wine country resort.
Prior to this appointment, Park served as executive sous chef at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Calif., overseeing Talbot Grill. In his new position, Park’s responsibilities include overseeing culinary operations of the resort’s signature all-day The Vineyard Rose Restaurant, where he is supervising the kitchen team as they launch newly created menus featuring innovative California cuisine sourced seasonally, responsibly and locally.
Examples from the chef’s new spring dinner menu feature entrees such as “Birria” Short Rib accompanied by Manchego grits, thumbelina carrots, curtido and queso fresca and a delightful Fisherman’s Stew composed of clams, mussels, fish, crab claws, fennel and tomato-fennel broth.
In addition, Park is in charge of the poolside Vineyard Grill at South Coast’s sister property Carter Estate and Resort. He oversees in-room dining at both winery resorts and onsite menus for meetings, weddings and special occasions.
“Chef Albert brings a wealth of culinary expertise, impressive managerial and organizational skills, valuable mentoring and leadership acumen to our Temecula winery resorts,” said Jeff Carter, president of Carter Hospitality, owner and operator of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa and Carter Estate Winery and Resort. “With South Coast being a top 20-year-old winery in beautiful Temecula, we are certain his contributions will lead to further success and acclaim for our culinary program.”
Park’s past kitchen experience includes his position at Newport Beach’s prestigious The Pacific Club for the last six years. Previous to that, he was chef de cuisine at Bosscat Kitchen and Libations also in Newport Beach and held the same position at now-closed Six Park Grill at the former Hyatt Regency Irvine.
Park graduated magna cum laude from the International Culinary School at the Art Institutes of California-Orange County with a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary management. Leisure time includes traveling with his wife and their three children and assisting his sons’ baseball teams.
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