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Motown Legend Thelma Houston, Ozomatli to Headline 10thAnniversary Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion

(ONTARIO, California, August 14, 2023) – Two international recording stars and Grammy Award winners – Latin rock icons Ozomatli and Motown legend Thelma Houston – will headline the 10th Anniversary Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion, being held September 15-16 in downtown Ontario.

Ozomatli, formed in Los Angeles in 1995, has released seven studio albums, winning a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album and Latin Grammy Awards in 2002 and 2005 for Best Alternative Music Album. The band will headline Friday’s free concerts, September 15, at the Ontario Town Square, taking the stage at 8:30 p.m.

Houston, who scored a No. 1 hit in 1977 with “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” will headline Saturday’s free concert, September 16, taking the stage at 9 p.m. Houston signed her first record contract in 1967 and in recent years has collaborated with artists such as Morrissey and Bimbo Jones. Her dance single with Jones, “Turn Your World Around,” was a No. 7 hit on the Billboard Dance charts. But it’s her version of “Don’t Leave Me This Way” that made her an international star and a 1978 Grammy winner for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Female. (See more on her show below.)

Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion, powered by Greater Ontario California (GOCAL), is the ultimate weekend celebration of America’s love affair with the automobile and the world-famous highway. The family-friendly event is one of the most popular in Greater Ontario and the Inland Empire, and features two days of cruisin’, contests, live entertainment, fabulous food and revelry.

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the event and will take place Friday, September 15, from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

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Grammy Award-Winning Motown Legend Thelma Houston

THELMA HOUSTON:  My Motown Memories & More takes you on a musical journey back to her Motown roots performing the classic hit songs that we all know and love. The show of course features Ms. Houston’s #1 international Grammy Award-winning song “Don’t Leave Me This Way.”

Instagram: @ThelmaHoustonOfficial
Twitter: @Thelma_Houston



The Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion®, a 501-(c3) organization, created by Greater Ontario California (GOCAL), is a Southern California ultimate weekend celebration of America’s love affair with the automobile and its world-famous highway, Route 66. Two days of cruisin’, contests, live entertainment, fabulous food and revelry make it one of the best events of its kind. Held annually each September along historic, tree-shaded Euclid Avenue in Ontario, California, Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion is where classic cruisers, convertibles, hot rods, and wicked Woodies fuel a jam-packed jamboree.  Visit  GO-CAL.ORG or for details.



Greater Ontario California (GOCAL) is the official destination marketing organization to promote the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, California to visitors nationally and internationally.  As destination experts, we provide leisure, meeting groups, and meeting professionals with an unbiased, comprehensive resource when booking a tour, convention, meeting or event within the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, California.  Ideal for leisure and business travel, the region boasts scenic mountains, deserts, vineyards, and metropolitan areas that are both historic and cosmopolitan in character. Under the umbrella of Greater Ontario California is the California Welcome Center and several Signature Events to support the overall mission to drive visitors to the region, stimulating economic growth.  GOCAL provides the necessary destination support tools to execute a successful experience. Visit