We are fans of the Huck Finn Jubilee traditional bluegrass festival held Father’s Day in Ontario, California. The official Huck Finn Jubilee site is available through numerous links here.
We love the family friendly atmosphere of the festival and the tradition of bringing bluegrass’ finest musicians here to the Inland Empire. For decades the festival has combined the finest traditions of bluegrass with Southern California beauty. With the commitment of the Southwest Bluegrass Association, and many other bluegrass associations, it was built into the grand event it is.
Bluegrass music, camping, and a wide array of family friendly activities for both children and adults is what bluegrass festivals are all about. Longtime friends returning to talk, listen, jam. Huck Finn Jubilee is not your typical music festival which is why people have returned to it year after year. Generations of bluegrass fans gathering to celebrate tradition.
On Father’s Day Weekend in Ontario, California there is something very peaceful about falling asleep with your children to the sounds of Huck Finn Jubilee‘s traditional bluegrass off in the distance. Calming and somehow just right. We believe it is important for Huck Finn Jubilee to keep the tradition of strings vibrating against wood.
Bluegrass has a very, very strict musical form. Once you start to dilute it, it disappears.
You know, for most of its life bluegrass has had this stigma of being all straw hats and hay bales and not necessarily the most sophisticated form of music. Yet you can't help responding to its honesty. It's music that finds its way deep into your soul because it's strings vibrating against wood and nothing else.
Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year.