California’s Huck Finn Jubilee Music Festival is back in 2018

West Coast’s Largest Bluegrass Festival Under New Ownership

Ontario, CA: For over 40 years, the annual three-day music festival in Southern California, Huck Finn Jubilee, delivered acts from a long list of luminaries such as Ralph Stanley, Alison Krauss,
Del McCoury, Punch Brothers, Rhonda Vincent, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Emmylou Harris, Peter Rowan, and more. After a one-year hiatus, the festival will return to Ontario, CA on October 5, 6, and 7 in 2018 under new owners Nikki and Roger.

“It’s important that we honor the tradition of this festival because the community deserves it and we want to take you on the musical journey that we experienced” says Nikki and Roger. The couple, both executives at an experiential marketing firm in Los Angeles, attended the festival in 2016 and were impressed with the music, array of activities for people of all ages and overall positive vibe. When they heard the festival wasn’t going to return in 2017, they purchased the brand and built their dream team of industry experts in hopes of keeping the festival alive and maintaining the high-level of quality its fans and the community deserves.

Entering its 41st year, the 2018 Huck Finn Jubilee will offer the entire festival experience featuring traditional and progressive bluegrass music, local food, craft beer, a unique array of
handcrafted arts and crafts, access to beautiful park amenities, camping, fishing and general family fun.

Festival tickets and lineup announcements coming soon. Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

Learn more about the 2018 Huck Finn Jubilee at HuckFinn.com and in this four-part video series:

Experience 2018 Huck Finn Jubilee (30 second spot)

Meet the New Owners of Huck Finn Jubilee: Nikki and Roger (60 second spot)

Meet the New Owners of Huck Finn Jubilee: Nikki and Roger (Full-Length)

2018 Huck Finn Jubilee: Mini-Documentary

Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester Added To Huck Finn Jubliee Line-Up!

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Advance Sale_vProducers of the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, has announced the addition of Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester to the Friday, June 10 line up.  Hot off the stage at Stagecoach, The Earls of Leicester are a bluegrass group. Their self-titled debut album earned the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. Leicester is pronounced as if it were spelled Lester. Some of the greatest national headlining bluegrass names will be on stage for the 3-day event.  Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario will be the site for this annual event  June 10 thru 12, 2016 when thousands of bluegrass fans arrive to experience a family friendly festival that celebrates traditional Bluegrass music, education, activities, and the evolution of bluegrass music. 

The line-up* of entertainment, featuring an array of musicians spanning across local, regional, and national Grammy nominated and award-winning bands, includes:

Friday, June 10: David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester, Peter Rowan Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Balsam Range, The Special Consensus, and The Mountain Faith Band.  An ‘80’s Retro Late Night Party featuring Love Canon will conclude the first day.

Saturday, June 11: Soggy Bottom Boys, Leftover Salmon, The Cleverlys, Dan Tyminski Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Della Mae, The Boxcars, and The Church Sisters.  The Late night square dance will feature the Hogslop String Band.

Sunday, June 12: Punch Brothers, The Infamous  Stringdusters, Elephant Revival, Mountain Heart, Dailey & Vincent, Sweetwater String Band, and Flatt Lonesome.

In addition to the musical performances every attention to detail to enhance the guest experience has been planned.  Kids’ music education classes, several workshops, and family fun activities will be available as part of the ticket price.  Guests are invited to bring their own instruments to participate in the workshops and of course impromptu jams amongst festival attendees are encouraged.

Tickets are available on line at huckfinn.com.   Children 12 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Individual Day tickets are $45 each.  Three Day tickets are $125 each.  Three Day tickets for the “Sivilized VIP Club”, ages 21 and over, including food, beverage, parking, elevated platform seating, and more amenities are $500 each.  Ticket prices will increase if purchased at the Box Office.

Reservations for hotels, camping or RV sites are available on line as well at huckfinn.com.   Huck Finn Jubilee is produced by The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau , the official destination marketing organization to promote the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga California to visitors nationally and internationally. 

*line-up of entertainment is subject to change

About HUCK FINN JUBILEE Bluegrass Music Festival

Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival is a 3-day music festival, held on the second weekend of June annually, celebrating Bluegrass – America’s genuine roots music. Founded in 1975 by the Tucker Family, the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival continues to evolve and has become a premier 3-day showcase of traditional Bluegrass and Jam grass music. This family-friendly event is a community of music-driven campgrounds with endless pickin’ parties, music workshops and instrumental roots education for all ages, outdoor recreation plus Tom Sawyer Village dedicated to all day kid’s activities.

Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau (a non-profit 501c 3), supports the cross-pollination and belief in the evolution of this music while honoring its rich history. This unique festival showcases an array of musicians spanning across local, regional, and national Grammy nominated and award-winning bands alike.  Huck Finn Jubilee is committed to presenting exceptional headlining musicians as well as emerging artists dedicated to creating sounds for the future while preserving the deeply imbedded roots of Bluegrass.  Bluegrass music tells a story and narrative of the lives of the everyday American people.  For more information visit http://www.huckfinn.com

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Huck Finn Jubilee 2016 Line-Up Announced

HuckFinn_FebOne_Lineup-01CProducers of the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, is proud to announce some of the greatest national headlining bluegrass names will be on stage for the 3-day event. Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario will be the site for this annual event June 10 thru 12, 2016 when thousands of bluegrass fans arrive to experience a family friendly festival that celebrates traditional Bluegrass music, education, activities, and the evolution of bluegrass music.

The line-up* of entertainment, featuring an array of musicians spanning across local, regional, and national Grammy nominated and award-winning bands, includes:

Friday, June 10: David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Peter Rowan Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Balsam Range, The Special Consensus, and The Mountain Faith Band. An ‘80’s Retro Late Night Party featuring Love Canon will conclude the first day.

Saturday, June 11: Soggy Bottom Boys, Leftover Salmon, The Cleverlys, Dan Tyminski Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Della Mae, The Boxcars, and The Church Sisters. The Late night square dance will feature the Hogslop String Band.

Sunday, June 12: Punch Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Elephant Revival, Mountain Heart, Dailey & Vincent, Sweetwater String Band, and Flatt Lonesome.

Additional artists will be announced prior to the event. In addition to the musical performances several workshops will be available to attend. Guests are invited to bring their own instruments for these workshops and of course impromptu jams amongst festival attendees is encouraged.

Tickets go on sale March 1 at 10am with several options to satisfy all attendees with prices starting at $45.00. Options to purchase VIP tickets, 3 day passes or reservations for hotels, camping or RV sites are available on line as well at http://www.huckfinn.com. Huck Finn Jubilee is produced by The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau , the official destination marketing organization to promote the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga California to visitors nationally and internationally.

*line-up of entertainment is subject to change

About HUCK FINN JUBILEE Bluegrass Music Festival
Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival is a 3-day music festival, held on the second weekend of June annually, celebrating Bluegrass – America’s genuine roots music. Founded in 1975 by the Tucker Family, the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival continues to evolve and has become a premier 3-day showcase of traditional Bluegrass and Jam grass music. This family-friendly event is a community of music-driven campgrounds with endless pickin’ parties, music workshops and instrumental roots education for all ages, outdoor recreation and Tom Sawyer Island dedicated to all day kid’s activities.

Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau (a non-profit 501c 3), supports the cross-pollination and belief in the evolution of this music while honoring its rich history. This unique festival showcases an array of musicians spanning across local, regional, and national Grammy nominated and award-winning bands alike. Huck Finn Jubilee is committed to presenting exceptional headlining musicians as well as emerging artists dedicated to creating sounds for the future whhttp://www.huckfinn.comile preserving the deeply imbedded roots of Bluegrass. Bluegrass music tells a story and narrative of the lives of the everyday American people. For more information visit http://www.huckfinn.com

Adkins & Loudermilk to Host Inaugural Anderson County Halloween BooGrass Bash Festival October 29-31, 2015

boograss-headerAdkins & Loudermilk will host the inaugural Anderson County Halloween BooGrass Bash October 29-31, 2015. Feel free to wear your best Halloween costume for the BooGrass Bash Costume Party and enjoy the spooktacular performances by: Lonesome River Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Adkins & Loudermillk, Balsam Range, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Boxcars, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Flatt Lonesome, Sideline, Marksmen Quartet, and more.

The BooGrass Bash will be held at the Anderson County Civic Center located at 3027 Martin Luther King Blvd., Anderson, South Carolina. Tickets are $30 (daily), $75 (3-day pass) and can be purchased in advance at TicketMaster.com.

Adkins & Loudermilk are also proud to announce the BooGrass Bash Band Competition with over $3,000 in prizes. Bring the kids for the BooGrass Youth Camp, daily contest, great food and more activities.

Camping is available with 60 full hook up campsites and 120 self-contained campsites, along with many hotel options in Anderson. For tickets and camping, please call 864-260-4800.

DAILY BOOGRASS BASH LINE-UP

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Contest – 10:00am-3:00pm
Marksmen Quartet – 4:00pm-5:30pm
Sideline – 5:45pm-7:15pm
Adkins & Loudermilk – 7:30pm-9:00pm
Balsam Range – 9:15pm-10:45pm

Friday, October 30, 2015
Contest – 10:00am-2:00pm
Lonesome River Band – 2:20-3:05pm, 5:05-5:50pm
Marty Raybon – 3:15-4:00pm, 6:00-6:45pm
Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice – 4:10-4:55pm, 6:55-7:40pm
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver – 7:50-9:20pm
Adkins & Loudermilk – 9:30-11:00pm

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Workshops/Youth Camp Activities – 10:00am-2:00pm
Flatt Lonesome – 2:20pm-3:05pm, 5:05-5:50pm
The Boxcars – 3:15-4:00pm, 6:00-6:45pm
Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out – 4:10-4:55pm, 6:55-7:40pm
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage – 7:50-9:20pm
Adkins & Loudermilk – 9:30pm-11:00pm
For more information on the Anderson County BooGrass Bash, please visit www.facebook.com/BoograssBash.

adkins-loudermilk-smallThe powerhouse band Adkins & Loudermilk just received an Award Nomination the International Bluegrass Music Association in the Emerging Artist of the Year category. To watch live performance videos and get more information , please visit AdkinsLoudermilk.com, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Lonesome River Band to Headline 6th Annual Loudoun Bluegrass Festival May 9, 2015

Festival to Benefit Kids & College Students in Loudoun County

lonesome_river_band_sandlin_gaither_banner3cLonesome River Band will headline the 6th Annual Loudoun Bluegrass Festival on May 9, 2015. The event will take place from 10am – 10pm at the Loudoun County 4-H Fairgrounds located at 17558 Dry Mill Road in Leesburg, Virginia. Tickets are available at http://www.bluegrassloudoun.com. Advance tickets are $20.00 Adults (14 and older); $30 at the gate. $8 for Youth (7-13) and children 6 and under are free.

All profits from the event will go to helping pay tuition for deserving local students who otherwise could not afford college, to Cops for Kids that brings Christmas to children in Loudoun County, and to other charities of the Rotary Club of Dulles International Airport.
Sign-up is now open for the Pickin’ Contest with Cash prizes for Band Competition, Banjo, Fiddle, Flatpicking, and Mandolin. Pre-register for contests at www.bluegrassloudoun.com. Bring your favorite lawn chair, but no outside food or drink is allowed.

This family friendly festival will take place rain or shine with plenty of indoor and outdoor pickin’ areas, workshops (Vocal, Banjo, Bass, Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, and Clogging.) Join us for a Barn Dance, Bluegrass, Old-time, Swing & Irish Jams. Great food, BBQ and local wineries will be present.

Lonesome River Band will be performing songs from their exciting new album, Turn On A Dime recently released on Mountain Home Music. the label just release a brand new video “Lila Mae” that can be viewed at .lonesomeriverband.com. The multi-award winning band includes native Virginian, Sammy Shelor who is a member of the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, is a 5-Time Winner of the IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Award, and recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo in Bluegrass. He is joined by the incredible talents of Brandon Rickman (Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals, Mike Hartgrove (Fiddle), Randy Jones (Mandolin, Lead & Harmony Vocals), and Barry Reed (Bass) who perform LRB’s trademark sound that fans, media and radio continue to praise.

The Loudoun County Bluegrass Festival will also include performances by: Circa Blue, The Bumper Jacksons, Blue Rhythm Boys, East of Monroe, and the Plankstompers. For more information on the festival, including the Main Stage and Workshop Schedules, please visit www.bluegrassloudoun.com.

Sonny Ludlam Tribute Events Announced

Several tribute events have been announced for Fredericksburg, Virginia native Randolph P. “Sonny” Ludlam who passed away in May of last year. A committee consisting of Mark Newton, Mike Loving, Barry Surles and Warren Bauserman considered Sonny a dear friend and mentor organized a Golf Tournament and Special Tribute Concert taking place in May 2015.

2015_flier_sonny_golf-300Due to Sonny’s passion with helping young people, the Sonny Ludlam Memorial Golf Classic has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2015 and will benefit the Fredericksburg Elks 875 Summer Youth Camp. The tournament will be held at Lee’s Hill Golf Club located at 10200 Old Dominion Parkway in Fredericksburg. Check in begins at 8:00am with a 9:00am Tee Time. Music will be provided by Mark Newton & Friends, Sound by Poncho Honaker, Sponsored by Mr. B’s and MVP Awards. For information, please contact Mike Loving at 540-379-5510 or Barry Surles at 540-295-7720.

Golf Tournament participants will receive $15 off the ticket price of the Sonny Ludlam Tribute Concert scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015. This special concert will be held during the annual Mr. B’s Bluegrass Festival located at Mr. B’s Bluegrass Park, 7243 Gatewood Rd in Woodford, Va. Tribute artists include: Carol Phillips, Patsy Godley, Diane Beverly, Mark Newton, Larry Stephenson, Rosemary Perticari, and more special guests.

2015_flier_sonny_350The Mr. B’s Bluegrass Festival takes place April 30, and May 1-2. Tickets can be purchased by calling 804-449-6350 or visiting www.mrbspark.com. Three-day advance tickets are available through Wednesday, April 15 for $75. During the festival, music fans will enjoy performances by Newton & Thomas; Larry Stephenson Band; Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice; The Country Gentleman Sound; Spoon Creek; Davis & Bradley; Clay Hess Band; Goldwing Express; Code Blue; Malpass Brothers; David Church; Cabin Hill; Mark Templeton & Pocket Change; Bluegrass Brothers; Sonrise; East of Monroe; Bob Goff, Jr. with Billie Sue & Mill Run; Leon Morris; and Sherry Honaker & Warren Bauserman.

Sonny Ludlam worked for many years in newspaper and radio as an Advertising Representative and Photographer for the Free Lance-Star as well as Sales Manager for WFLS Radio. He had a life-long love for and commitment to Bluegrass and Gospel Music and served as promoter of the bluegrass festival at Graves Mountain for 19 years. He was Host of the popular Stained Glass Reflections, a two-hour gospel radio program, which aired every Sunday morning on Thunder 104.5. He was also an accomplished songwriter during the late 70’s and early 80”s, penning a number of songs for the Knoxville Grass, Virginia Squires and The Forbes Family.

Mark Newton remembers Sonny’s impact within their community saying, “I was raised in Fredericksburg and met Sonny when I was in middle school. As time moved forward, I witnessed the importance of Sonny’s impact within our community of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania. Sonny taught me so many lessons in life, from a young person and throughout my adult life, along with countless others in the community. It is our honor and pleasure to pay tribute to Sonny’s inspiring life.”

More on Sonny:

Born in Fredericksburg on January 3, 1935, to Gladys Blackley Ludlam and Howard Joseph Ludlam, Sonny lived most of his life in the Fredericksburg area. He graduated from Spotsylvania High School where he lettered in four sports: he then attended the University of Virginia.

Sonny was drafted into the United States Army at the age of 26 and served for two years, primarily on a 13-month tour of duty in Korea, and then he served the remainder of the time at Ft. Monroe, Virginia. Sonny attained the rank of Specialist 4th Class and was appointed as an official U.S. Army Correspondent, serving on the staff of the Bayonet and the Pacific edition of the Stars and Stripes.

He was devoted to his family, but also to his community. Sonny was a long-time member and past Exalted Ruler of the BPOE 875 Elks Lodge. He also worked diligently promoting the Fredericksburg Fair. Sonny was not only a charter member of the Fredericksburg Civil War Round Table, but also a charter member of the National Sportswriters-Sportscasters Association. Furthermore, he was founder of the Greater Fredericksburg Sports Club, and he co-founded the Spotsylvania Little League Football with Charlie Graves and Buddy Embrey. Sonny coached and refereed a variety of sports for the Fredericksburg area youth, including football and basketball. He was a larger-than-life person who lived life to the very fullest.

Lonesome River Band Added to Pickin’ In The Pasture Line-Up

lonesome_river_band_sandlin_gaither_banner3cLonesome River Band was recently added to the Pickin’ In The Pasture line-up and will perform at the Lodi, New York festival on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3:00 and 9:00 pm. Festival promoter Andy Alexander said, “Sammy Shelor’s group has been one of the biggest draws in bluegrass music for decades. Their unique sound has spawned a generation of new bluegrass fans. Lonesome River Band certainly brings a high level of excitement to the stage and we are really looking forward to them joining us.”

Pickin’ In The Pasture is held at 2515 Covert Rd, Lodi, NY. The gates will open to campers by noon on Wednesday, August 20. Performances begin at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 21, 11:00 am on Friday August 22, 11:00 am on Saturday August 23. There will be a Church service and a gospel show Sunday, August 24 beginning at 10:00 am. Tickets are $80 for the weekend and include free camping or $30 for the day. For more information, please visit www.pickininthepasture.com/Tickets.cfm.

Other great bands appearing at Pickin’ In The Pasture include The Spinney Brothers, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass, Goldwing Express, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, Larry Efaw and The Bluegrass Mountaineers, The Gentlemen Of Bluegrass, and more.

There will be Instructional workshops throughout the weekend including the Friday, August 22 workshops hosted by Lonesome River Band members Brandon Rickman (Guitar) and Randy Jones (Mandolin.) Attendees can also expect a lot of jam sessions for all levels of abilities throughout the weekend in the campground. For more information visit, please visit www.pickininthepasture.com.

Fans are eagerly waiting a new album by Lonesome River Band releasing soon on Mountain Home Music Company. The band includes the exceptional talents of Sammy Shelor (Banjo, Harmony Vocals), Brandon Rickman (Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals), Randy Jones (Mandolin, Lead & Harmony Vocals), Mike Hartgrove (Fiddle), and Barry Reed (Bass).

For more information on Lonesome River Band, please visit lonesomeriverband.com, follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Loudoun Bluegrass Festival features Award-Winning Lonesome River Band

LONESOME RIVER BAND will headline the 3rd Annual Loudoun Bluegrass Festival on May 12, 2012 at the  Loudoun County 4H Fairgrounds,  just outside Leesburg, VA.  The event begins at 10:00 am and continues until 9:00 pm featuring numerous bands, BBQ, open jam sessions, kids’ shows, workshops, and pickin’ contests with cash prizes. The Loudoun Bluegrass Festival is presented by Rotary Club of Dulles International Airport. All profits help pay tuition for deserving local students who otherwise could not afford college.

Lonesome River Band is lead by Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, Sammy Shelor who is a 4-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year Award, and most recently won the Steve Martin Award for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass which was presented on the Late Show with David Letterman last November. 

In addition, other nationally-recognized bands, Big Chimney, The Hot Seats and the Chance McCoy Band will perform at the festival.

Pickin’ competitions in Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar and Mandolin will showcase some incredible talent. Grammy™ award winning bluegrass artist, John Starling, a founding member of the Seldom Scene will serve as one of the judges in the competition. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each discipline.

Workshops will be provided by well-known local musicians. See www.BluegrassLoudoun.com for more information on how to pre-register for the workshops and contests as well as for more information and any of the activities.

Get your tickets online NOW at www.BluegrassLoudoun.com and save 25% on the cost of adult tickets! Tickets are only $15 in advance.

Loudoun County 4H Fairgrounds is in a beautiful, park-like setting, just outside Leesburg VA. The Main Stage for the Festival will be inside the large Show Barn, with plenty of room for a large crowd. The smaller barns on the grounds will provide space for the many jam sessions and workshops during the day. Last year, the weather was warm and sunny, and there was plenty of music and fun, inside and out.

New for this year – Local artisans will display and sell their wares. Again this year, local wineries will offer their tastings, and will sell their wine by the glass, bottle or case.  And, the charity “Clipped Wings” will sell draft beer and soft drinks raising funds for the Special Olympics.

More new events this year will be children’s activities and with shows especially for kids. Also included will be a ‘Barn Dance’ called by Tom Hinds with great live old-time music performed by The Chance McCoy Band. The barbecue will be prepared and served by Carolina Brothers BBQ of Ashburn.

About Rotary Club: Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.

Please visit www.BluegrassLoudoun.com to purchase tickets, sign up for contest and preview the bands.  Tickets are $15 online ($20) at the gate $8 for age 7 -13 and free for 6 and under.

Lonesome River Band includes the talents of Sammy Shelor, Brandon Rickman, Mike Hartgrove, Barry Reed and Randy Jones.  The band is celebrating their new album, CHRONOLOGY, VOLUME ONE on Rural Rhythm Records.