IRONWOOD - Festival Ironwood Finished on a
high note Saturday evening. A 50’s- 60’s dance organized by the
Klassic Krusiers featured classic rock singer Robby Vee and his
Rock and Roll Caravan. Vee and his group are from the
Robby Vee is the son of 60’s rock star
Bobby Vee. While Robby sings a few of Dad’s famous hits, he
also does a number of Buddy Holley hits. Robby has
the voice and the sound that makes listening to his music a most
enjoyable experience. Vee and his group are excellent musicians,
their music is a good as Vee’s vocals and they are really,
This dance was the grand finale of this
year’s Festival Ironwood, and a great finale it was indeed.
Just six months ago it was not certain that there would be a
festival at all this year.
The previous organizer, Robert Berquist and
his family members had organized and produced the festival for
many years and decided it was time to step aside. It became
apparent this year just how amazing Berquist’s accomplishments
were. This year it took 12 to 14 organizations along with many
other individual volunteers to put on Festival Ironwood.
Keith Johnson was one of many of the hard
working volunteers involved with this year’s event. He was
always busy working around the festival, day and night. Doing
whatever was necessary to keep the event moving along. Keith was
not alone, the Kruisers, Hope Animal Rescue and many other
volunteers were also visible day and night throughout the four
days, as were many other groups and individual.
We asked Keith for his thoughts on how he
thought the festival did in this shakedown year. He told me that
he thought it went very well. That there were a few things that
needed tweaking and that in a week or so, he and the other
organizers would get together and critique the event.
Keith told us that the vendors at this
year’s festival were pleased with the event.
There seemed to be
a lot of vendors at this year’s festival as compared to years
I also learned that the organizers have
been working to get America’s Favorite Classic Rock Band to
perform at the 2011 Festival.