Grubstake Days

Grubstake Days



May 24, 2014 | Starting at 10:00 am
The parade route has changed this year! The parade will take place on Onaga in Yucca Valley, starting at Church Street and ending on Sage, by Yucca Valley High School.


1 Marine Corps Color Guard
2 YV High School Marching Band
3 2014 Grand Marshal Clarence Lux
4 Mayor Robert Lombardo
5 Mayor Pro-Tem George Huntington
6 Council Member Robert Leone & Betty
7 Council Member Merl Abel
8 2014 Miss Yucca Valley & Court
8B Yucca Valley Youth Commission
9 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
10 Morongo Basin Old Car Club
11 Southern California Edison
12 Vintage Iron Antique Tractor Club
13 High Desert Medical Center
14 Dr. Steven Niethamer
15 Jennie Duval
16 Reach Out Morongo Basin
17 Knights of Columbus
18 Ken & Rene’ Hopkins
19 High Desert Water District
20 CYSC All Stars
21 Morongo Valley Fire Department
22 Calvary Baptist Church
23 Cub Scout Pack 903
24 Boy Scout Troop #309
25 Y.V Citizens on Patrol
26 Morongo Basin Search & Rescue
27 Joshua Springs Equestrian Ministry
28 Girl Scout Troop 808+804
29 Sky View Chapel Church of God
30 Mane Street Stampede
31 Morongo Basin Republicans
32 Genuine Spirit Cheer Troupe
33 Morongo Basin Democratic Club
34 California Highway Patrol Morongo Bas
35 Brilliant Dance
36 Gunfighters For Hire
37 Yucca Valley Lobos
38 Apple Valley Shrine Mini Cars
39 Morongo Basin Ambulance
40 Tractor Supply Company
41 Dav Morongo Basin Chapter #60
42 Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club
43 San Bernardino County Fire Dept


10:00 – 12:00: Z107.7 Mobile DJ
12:00 – 12:30: Little Mascot Dance Team (Star Struck Studio)
12:30 – 1:00: Parade Awards and Beard Contest
1:15 – 2:45: (HEADLINER) Whiskey Blues Band
3:00 – 4:00: Joel Daniel “Marine SandPiper”
4:00 – 5:00: Z107.7 Mobile DJ

This is a team from StarStruck Dance Studio. The Mascot dance team consists of four little girls ranging in age from 6 – 8 years old. The girls perform to bring attention to the studio and let people know they would like to see more parents bring their children to tryouts this summer. Being on a competitive dance team, no matter what age, teaches the girls and boys about team work, commitment, dedication and helps build confidence. This team puts in 9 months a year of hard work and would like to show their community what they can do.

Mojave Rhythm is a duo of musicians from the Joshua Tree area of California. Steve Lester (aka: JT Easy) is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Bobby Furgo is a violinist and keyboardist. Both of them also play in the Shadow Mountain Band. Bobby has played and toured with Leonard Cohen, Nancy Sinatra, Lee Hazelwood, Eric Burdon & and The Animals, Freddy Fender, Hank Thompson, Wanda Jackson, Love and Rockets, Pat Boone etc. Cool gigs at Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Jay Leno Tonight Show, Austin City Limits, Canadian Juno Awards…Steve left the road in the mid-80s to raise a family in Joshua Tree, and focus on music production. Before that time he was a founding member of the ‘Boys Next Door’. He has toured with many groups and done shows with Chuck Berry, Bobby Goldsboro, Tommy James, The Hollies, The Beach Boys, Herman’s Hermits, and members of Little Feat.

In of October 2013 three musicians from other local bands came together to form “The Whiskey Blues Band”. Claude Markham (Drummer) Mike Gilmore (Guitarist & Piano) and (Band Manager, Bassist & vocalist) Donny Nelson formed the band. As the band started their journey putting in long hours rehearsing and looking to perform different venue on the local music scene the band leader came across and old friends and they joined the band Robert Van Hees (Lead Guitarist & vocalists) & John Burdick (Guitarist)and guest singer Troy Michaels. The band’s music consists of Classic & Southern Rock, New Country and Blues. For future bookings please contact Donny Nelson’s at email or phone 760-220-5221.

Rock Bagpiper, Joel Daniel
Hailing from the greater metropolitan area of Twentynine Palms, CA, MarineSandpiper is the Southern California High Desert’s only Rock & Roll bagpiper! With over 15 years of bagpipe experience, he covers everything from traditional bagpipe music to classic rock and pop!


Home and Craft Show: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Boys and Girls Club. Local vendors and crafters will have their booths on display!

Youth Commission Fun Zone: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Featuring a giant inflatable obstacle course and interactive community survey. Kids and teens give their opinions about the community through sticker voting, then race with friends on the huge obstacle course.

Horseshoe Tournament: 11:00 am to 11:30 am at the Brehm Youth Sports Park, presented by the Town of Yucca Valley. Awards will be given for first and second place teams in this double-elimination team horseshoe competition! Registration is $15, space is limited! Register at the event or online at . For more info, call 760-369-7211

Grubstake Beard Contest: 12:30 at the Brehm Youth Sports Park. Does your beard make you look like a celebrity? Take part in this year’s beard contest and see if the audience agrees! Winners receive a custom, hand-carved trophy courtesy of the Morongo Basin Woodcarvers.

Kids Games: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Brehm Youth Sports Park. Kids can participate in contests like the donut-eating contest, duck pond contest, and goldfish dish toss!

Petting Zoo: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the T-Ball field at Tri-Valley Little League. Bring the kids to check out goats, llamas, lambs, pot-belly piglets, ducklings, rabbits, horses, ponies, and tortoises from Heaven’s Gate Animal Rescue!