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Huck Finn JubileeOntario, CA -- Organizers of the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, is proud to release the results of the annual event. “This year was a milestone in the Bluegrass Festival industry when we booked 23 bands for a three day weekend” said Michael Krouse, President and CEO of the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The line-up of entertainment, along with the music education and workshops provided at Huck Finn Jubilee has the attention of the music industry. The benefit to our local community is fantastic and it is rewarding to hear the rave reviews from the fans and families that attended.”

The planning for the next Huck Finn Jubilee has already begun with a recap of the 2015 event. Next steps will be a review of information gathered at the event; the survey results and recommendations from our guests. Keeping the festival traditions but adding new experiences will keep it fresh and appealing to a wide range of audience and fulfill the original vision of providing a bluegrass music experience to Southern California. Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival is considered the Premier Bluegrass Festival on the West Coast!

June 12 – 14, 2015 Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival Recap

  • Attendance number for the 3 day event 38,280
  • Impact to the local economy $7.1 million
  • Number of hotel room nights booked 2,257
  • 156 Articles were printed about the event with potential viewer ship of 550,989,129 valued at over $5 million
  • 14 Radio stations promoted and spread the word to 84,368,800 listeners
  • Los Angeles based television broadcast news reached over 4,406,353 viewers
  • Social media reached over 2 million people daily

Fun Facts

  • Over 4,000 pounds of ice was sold to tent and RV campers
  • Over 2,000 Ole Smoky Moonshines were sold
  • The social reach of #HuckYeah was 483,000 people
  • Sponsor Eastman Guitars on site instruments sales were up 50% over last year.
  • Eight kids won tuition to the Kids Bluegrass Academy with essays or photos
  • Best overheard saying as guests left the Festival “I’m tired, tanned, and so happy!”

Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival will celebrate a 40th anniversary event June 10-12, 2016. More information will be available on line at 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.

Established in 1975 at the hands of a homegrown, Southern California family, the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival is a three-day gathering of true bluegrass and jamgrass music lovers. It is a genuine embodiment of endless pickin’ parties, instrumental roots education, and bands performing to fans that believe in the core value that bluegrass is about more than just the music. It is a community- one that delivers the nostalgia of music-driven campgrounds, bare feet, laughter, dancing, instrument exploration, and the development of new friendships.

Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, supports the cross-pollination and belief in the evolution of this music. This unique festival showcases an array of musicians spanning across local, regional, and national Grammy nominated and award-winning bands alike. Huck Finn is dedicated in delivering exceptional headlining musicians as well as up and coming talent who will continue to fight for the deep-bedded roots of bluegrass while creating sounds for the future. Bluegrass tunes can largely be described as narratives on the everyday lives of the people whence the music came. The Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival is held annually on the second weekend of June. For more information visit www.HuckFinn.com

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