Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Family Festival at Bonelli Park -- Charlie Daniels featured

For Immediate Release                                                                        Contact: David Campbell

April 27, 2009                                                                                         Office: (909) 599-8411 ext. 2011





SAN DIMAS – The County’s 19h Annual Family Music Festival on Sunday, June 28 at Bonelli Park will feature Country-rock legend Charlie Daniels along with music greats, the Marshall Tucker Band and Gary U.S. Bonds.


Sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Family Music Festival features top musical acts as well as family activities, food booths, vendors, craft, a classic car exhibit, carnival rides and a children’s play area. 


WHAT:                 Family Music Festival

WHEN:                 June 28 at 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:              Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park,

120 Via Verde Road, San Dimas, CA  (next to Raging Waters off the Santa Ana (57) Freeway between the San Bernardino (10) Freeway and the Foothill (210) Freeway.


·      General admission tickets are $18.00 in advance -- and $25.00 at the gate.

·      Military and Senior tickets are available at a discount price of $15.00.

·      Advanced ticket purchases can be made by calling (909) 599-8411 or visit

·      Children under the age of 12 are free with a paid adult ticket (general admission only).


For ticket reservations and more information, call (909) 599-8411 or visit our website at:  All proceeds will support the County’s Junior Lifeguard Program, which teaches young people the basic skills to prepare them to become entry level lifeguards.


With hits like “Uneasy Rider” and “The Devil Went to Georgia,” the Charlie Daniels Band has been a Grammy and Academy of Country Music Award winning icon on the country rock scene for nearly sixty years.  He has co-written songs for legendary artists including; Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley and continues to entertain his audiences nationwide. 


The Marshall Tucker Band had their first gold record in 1972 —their first of seven consecutive gold and platinum albums with songs including, “Heard It in a Love Song” and “Can’t You See.” Their cool country rock sound is played regularly on country, rock and alternative radio stations. 


Honored by the Country Music Association for songwriting, Gary U.S. Bonds has been an popular rhythm, blues and rock and roll singer since 1960 when he recorded his first big hit, “New Orleans”, followed by “Quarter To Three” and “This Little Girl" in 1981.  He has worked with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Johnny Paycheck and many others.

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