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2 days ago

Rockin' Robbins

As heard on the radio... one more HUGE shout-out to our 2017 Rockin' Robbins sponsors, from Willmar Rotary Co-Presidents, Troy Pederson and Kelly Palmer Zuidema Zuidema. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bring back Chris Hawkey next Summer!!!

5 days ago

Rockin' Robbins

As seen in the West Central Tribune, Monday 8/14/2017

THANK YOU, SPONSORS! When we brought our idea for a summer concert series to these businesses and asked for their support, they stepped up and said "We're in!" Thank you so much for believing in Rockin' Robbins and the Willmar Rotary Club! We are so grateful for your support in helping us showcase the potential of our beautiful Robbins Island Park. More news on future improvements coming soon!

Interested in becoming a 2018 sponsor? Visit www.RockinRobbins.com and click on our "Contact" page.

Presenting Sponsors:
Lakeland Broadcasting

Major Sponsors:
Bernick's, Chappell Central, Inc., City of Willmar, Minnesota, Concorde Bank, Cub, Jennie-O Turkey, Rice Memorial Hospital, TPI Hospitality, West Central Tribune, Willmar Rotary Club

Major In-Kind Sponsors:
Rambow, West Central Sanitation, Willmar Bus Service, Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Opening Act Sponsors:
Hagen Orthotics & Prosthetics, Mills Auto Center of Willmar, Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP - CDS, North American State Bank

Signficant Partners:
Alley On Ash, Tom Amberg, Bolton & Menk, Inc., Domino's Pizza, Fischer Laser Eye Center, Impact Innovations Inc., Johnson, Moody, Schmidt & Kleinhuizen P.A., Marcus Construction, Northern Factory Sales, Raymond James, Westberg Eischens PLLP, Willmar Ambulance

In-Kind Donations:
Cash Wise Foods, Cash Wise Liquor, Farm-Rite Equipment of Willmar, Hansen Advertising, Haug Implement Co., KDJS AM 1590/K-95.3/The River, KKLN 94.1 The Loon, Pat's Graphics, Perkins Lumber Co. Inc., Premium Waters, Pro Color Graphics, South Central Tent Rental, Inc., Target, Willmar Stingers
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As seen in the West Central Tribune, Monday 8/14/2017

THANK YOU, SPONSORS! When we brought our idea for a summer concert series to these businesses and asked for their support, they stepped up and said Were in! Thank you so much for believing in Rockin Robbins and the Willmar Rotary Club! We are so grateful for your support in helping us showcase the potential of our beautiful Robbins Island Park. More news on future improvements coming soon!

Interested in becoming a 2018 sponsor? Visit www.RockinRobbins.com and click on our Contact page.

Presenting Sponsors:
Lakeland Broadcasting

Major Sponsors:
Bernicks, Chappell Central, Inc., City of Willmar, Minnesota, Concorde Bank, Cub, Jennie-O Turkey, Rice Memorial Hospital, TPI Hospitality, West Central Tribune, Willmar Rotary Club

Major In-Kind Sponsors:
Rambow, West Central Sanitation, Willmar Bus Service, Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Opening Act Sponsors:
Hagen Orthotics & Prosthetics, Mills Auto Center of Willmar, Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP - CDS, North American State Bank

Signficant Partners:
Alley On Ash, Tom Amberg, Bolton & Menk, Inc., Dominos Pizza, Fischer Laser Eye Center, Impact Innovations Inc., Johnson, Moody, Schmidt & Kleinhuizen P.A., Marcus Construction, Northern Factory Sales, Raymond James, Westberg Eischens PLLP, Willmar Ambulance

In-Kind Donations:
Cash Wise Foods, Cash Wise Liquor, Farm-Rite Equipment of Willmar, Hansen Advertising, Haug Implement Co., KDJS AM 1590/K-95.3/The River, KKLN 94.1 The Loon, Pats Graphics, Perkins Lumber Co. Inc., Premium Waters, Pro Color Graphics, South Central Tent Rental, Inc., Target, Willmar Stingers

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Please have Chris Hawkey back!!!

Thank you sponsors. You help make it fun in Willmar!

1 week ago

Rockin' Robbins

Letter to the editor in today's West Central Tribune. Thanks Ken Warner! We agree... Willmar rocks!

A GREAT SUMMER FOR WILLMAR

"I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank the Willmar Lakes Area community for what is turning out to be a heck of a good summer for our community. In my opinion, the summer of 2017 has made us feel like a community again.

When I reflect back on why I feel this way it’s because of projects that come to mind like the Willmar Destination Playground, Rockin' Robbins, Feed My Starving Children and Better Together for West Central Minnesota food packing events, premiere of the movie “Warehoused,” Taste of Downtown, new commercial, health care, industrial buildings and housing being built all over the city, new school buildings, elected officials’ community engagement and leadership, community education and involvement at the community center and the list goes on and on.

It is so exciting to see that when we have an event, hundreds of people are showing up, rolling up their sleeves and working next to their neighbors, regardless of their ethnic background, economic well-being, etc., but rather because it’s the right thing to do and it’s helping our community to continue to grow and prosper.

The Willmar Lakes Area is in a good place right now and the future looks even brighter. Your support, both volunteer-wise and financially, has been outstanding and has brought our community back together.

So many of the things that have happened, started with an idea, dream, or vision and then became a reality. True collaboration and partnerships are making this happen over and over again. The spark of leadership is caused by committed local people willing to risk failure to reach for success.

Remember, imagination costs nothing, but it sure can create opportunities. We are proof of that."

Ken Warner, President Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
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Letter to the editor in todays West Central Tribune. Thanks Ken Warner! We agree... Willmar rocks!

A GREAT SUMMER FOR WILLMAR

I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank the Willmar Lakes Area community for what is turning out to be a heck of a good summer for our community. In my opinion, the summer of 2017 has made us feel like a community again.

When I reflect back on why I feel this way it’s because of projects that come to mind like the Willmar Destination Playground, Rockin Robbins, Feed My Starving Children and Better Together for West Central Minnesota food packing events, premiere of the movie “Warehoused,” Taste of Downtown, new commercial, health care, industrial buildings and housing being built all over the city, new school buildings, elected officials’ community engagement and leadership, community education and involvement at the community center and the list goes on and on.

It is so exciting to see that when we have an event, hundreds of people are showing up, rolling up their sleeves and working next to their neighbors, regardless of their ethnic background, economic well-being, etc., but rather because it’s the right thing to do and it’s helping our community to continue to grow and prosper.

The Willmar Lakes Area is in a good place right now and the future looks even brighter. Your support, both volunteer-wise and financially, has been outstanding and has brought our community back together.

So many of the things that have happened, started with an idea, dream, or vision and then became a reality. True collaboration and partnerships are making this happen over and over again. The spark of leadership is caused by committed local people willing to risk failure to reach for success. 

Remember, imagination costs nothing, but it sure can create opportunities. We are proof of that.

Ken Warner, President Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

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I attend Willmarfest every year and this year Rockin Robbins Chris Hawkey and I have to say Willmar throws the BEST FUN! Hats off to all the volunteers and workers who put this great stuff together!! Can't wait for 2018!!!

Ditto...proud...and fun!

Awesome!!!!!

1 week ago

Rockin' Robbins

More great photos from Tuesday night's Fabulous Armadillos concert. Thanks Dave Hillenbrand! #RockinRobbinsFabulous Armadillos at Rockin' Robbins ... See MoreSee Less

More great photos from Tuesday nights Fabulous Armadillos concert. Thanks Dave Hillenbrand! #RockinRobbins

1 week ago

Rockin' Robbins

HOLY ARMADILLO! What a great finale to our 2017 Rockin' Robbins concert series! Photos from last night's event are now on our web site at www.rockinrobbins.com/photos.

Thanks again to North American State Bank for sponsoring our opening act, The b's, and to Lakeland Broadcasting for presenting our headliner, the Fabulous Armadillos! It's only because of the generous support of ALL our sponsors that we're able to bring this kind of high-caliber talent to Willmar.

Finally, thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the shows... even on those dicey-weather nights. We really appreciate your support!

See you next summer for Rockin' Robbins 2018! Stay groovy, Willmar!
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HOLY ARMADILLO! What a great finale to our 2017 Rockin Robbins concert series! Photos from last nights event are now on our web site at www.rockinrobbins.com/photos. 

Thanks again to North American State Bank for sponsoring our opening act, The bs, and to Lakeland Broadcasting for presenting our headliner, the Fabulous Armadillos! Its only because of the generous support of ALL our sponsors that were able to bring this kind of high-caliber talent to Willmar.

Finally, thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the shows... even on those dicey-weather nights. We really appreciate your support! 

See you next summer for Rockin Robbins 2018! Stay groovy, Willmar!

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Please bring back Chris Hawkey next year!!!

I went to Matt Vee and to the Armadillos ... what great evenings they were! Great music, great venue, great weather! And, the parking and leaving at the end were flawlessly smooth! Thank you to everyone who helps put this on! Looking forward to next year!

Dam jammers too

We made it to all four concerts this year. What a blast!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Rotary club and all who helped. We'll have the concerts on our calendar as soon as they're announced for next year…great job!!

Monroe crossing is great too

Was this past Tuesday an attendance breaker?!

Wonderful concert last eve, Big thank you to all who make it happen! Few more food vendors would be nice, to avoid long lines.Will be back next year!!

What a great time! Thank you!

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1 week ago

Rockin' Robbins

The early shift is all set up and raring to go! See you tonight at Robbins Island Park! #RockinRobbins ... See MoreSee Less

The early shift is all set up and raring to go! See you tonight at Robbins Island Park! #RockinRobbins

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It was an awesome night !!!

Thanks you very much for what you do, it was a fantastic night 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

thank you.

1 week ago

Rockin' Robbins

Setting up for a great finale for Rockin' Robbins! Get here early and grab a great spot! ... See MoreSee Less

Setting up for a great finale for Rockin Robbins!  Get here early and grab a great spot!

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The Redwood Falls Rotary Club will be arriving in style by bus. See you soon.

Awesome! Can't wait to see you!!

1 week ago

Rockin' Robbins

Billy Scherer interview with Bob Stevens
It's going to be a perfect evening for our last Rockin' Robbins concert of 2017! Come early and see our opening act, The b's, perform at 5 PM, sponsored by North American State Bank. Next up, it's the Fabulous Armadillos at 6:30 PM, presented by Lakeland Broadcasting!

Bill Scherer, "vocalist extraordinaire" from the Fabulous Armadillos, spoke with Bob Stevens this morning. Take a listen, then join us out at Robbins Island Park tonight to see Billy and the rest of the Fabulous Armadillos at this FREE concert!
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Billy Scherer interview with Bob Stevens

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What time can we put out chairs today?

Diane Beck, Northern Stars Paul Angie, Angela Hinrichs Beck

2 weeks ago

Rockin' Robbins

If you're not a Dillohead yet, trust us... you WILL be! Join us as Lakeland Broadcasting presents the Fabulous Armadillos at Rockin' Robbins this Tuesday! Click the video below for a sneak peek at some of their greatest hits! #FabulousArmadillos

More info: Rockin' Robbins - Fabulous ArmadillosMore about The Fabulous Armadillos: www.FabulousArmadillos.com
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Can't wait!

77 and Sunny is the Tuesday forecast. Robbins Island will be the place to be!

Heard them at Waterama Days they were great!

Lori Vadnais , same time, same place???

Terri Swenson Ione Reynolds

Dont miss the B's at 5:00 for the warm up.

They be in Litchfield on friday

Should be a great evening.

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