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ONTARIO, California (Tuesday, June 15, 2021)  Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion®, powered by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, has announced that Don McLean will headline the event entertainment for the 2021 event.  McLean transitioned to an international star began in 1971 with the release of “American Pie”.  Thirty years later this song was voted number 5 in a poll of the 365 “songs of the Century” compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information on the amazing history of Don McLean please visit

The 8th annual Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion®, a two-day Cruisin’ Classic Car Show that spans over 22 city blocks of historic downtown Ontario, will take place on September 17-18, 2021.  Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion is held on the third weekend in September, produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “We know our local community and visitors will  be excited to attend one of the best classic car events in the nation and will welcome Don McLean to the stage with a warm welcome.” said Michael Krouse, President and CEO of Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Nearly 1,000 classic cars, live concerts and family activities draws a crowd of more than 150,000 attendees annually.” Historic downtown Euclid Avenue in Ontario provides a tree lined grass median where family and friends gather to enjoy the festivities. Unique to many classic car shows is the “cruisin” on city streets as well as the show and shine.    

The main stage is at Ontario Town Square where lawn chairs and blankets can be placed on the grass to enjoy the evening shows.  The secondary stage is on the Euclid Avenue Median where during the day several different bands play.  All entertainment, like the event itself, is free to attend.


Friday, September 17, 2021 

5:30pm – Long Run (Eagles tribute band) Classic rock playing your favorites

7:30pm – Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience – Rock, Jazz, and horns of course

9:00pm – Queen Nation (tribute band) Rock opera classic

Saturday, September 18, 2021 

5:30pm – Mighty Cash Cats (Johnny Cash tribute band) Classic Country

7:30pm – DSB (Journey tribute band) Classic Rock

9:00pm – STAR headliner – DON MCLEAN!! 


Several bands, from kids to seniors, perform throughout the day.  Presented by Rockstars of Tomorrow, which is the premiere destination for music lessons, recording, artist development and live performance education. Each band is developed with talented individuals from Southern California that look forward to performing live for the crowd at Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion.

Friday, September 17, 2021

5:00pm to 7:00pm – Variety of bands and music

Saturday, September 18, 2021

10:00am to 6:00pm – Variety of bands and music

More information including new policies, entertainment line-up, and more will be posted on the official website soon at  

About Route ’66 Cruisin’ Reunion 

The Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion®, a 501-(c3) organization, created by the Greater Ontario Visitors & Convention Bureau, 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 for details.

About the Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau 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 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. Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau will provide the necessary destination tools to execute a successful experience. Visit



Sue Oxarart

Director of Marketing and Communications

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