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1 month ago

Rockin' Robbins

Just passing along another fun event this weekend out at Robbins Island. We are glad to see the park getting more and more use each year!

This family-friendly event will include:

• Live worship music from Living Hope Church at 1:30pm, Will & Kate at 2:30pm, Joel Hanson at 3:30pm and headliner Jason Gray at 6:30pm

• A Rib Cook-Off with ribs served at 4:30pm along with grilled sweet corn and watermelon (food and non-alcoholic beverages sold separately at event with tokens), and

• Activities for the kids.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children 8 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at: www.itickets.com/events/399346.html, at The Fortress (500 Russell Street NW, Willmar), or at ATLAS (504 19th Ave SW, Willmar). Discounted tickets can be purchased online until 4pm, Thursday, August 23.
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Just passing along another fun event this weekend out at Robbins Island. We are glad to see the park getting more and more use each year!

This family-friendly event will include:

• Live worship music from Living Hope Church at 1:30pm, Will & Kate at 2:30pm, Joel Hanson at 3:30pm and headliner Jason Gray at 6:30pm

• A Rib Cook-Off with ribs served at 4:30pm along with grilled sweet corn and watermelon (food and non-alcoholic beverages sold separately at event with tokens), and

• Activities for the kids.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children 8 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.itickets.com/events/399346.html, at The Fortress (500 Russell Street NW, Willmar), or at ATLAS (504 19th Ave SW, Willmar). Discounted tickets can be purchased online until 4pm, Thursday, August 23.

1 month ago

Rockin' Robbins

As heard on Lakeland Broadcasting radio stations... another big thank you from our 2018-2019 Willmar Rotary Club President, Brandon Zumwalt! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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It was awesome! Keep up the good work. Could we get Collective Unconsious to join the Armadillo's for next year. They do an awesome Eagles TR

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1 month ago

Rockin' Robbins

As seen in the 8/13/2018 edition of the West Central Tribune. THANK YOU, SPONSORS! We hope you're as proud of Rockin' Robbins as we are!

PRESENTING SPONSORS:
Lakeland Broadcasting, Schwieters Chevrolet of Willmar

MAJOR SPONSORS:
Marcus Construction, Jennie-O Turkey, Cub, Concorde Bank, Chappell Central, Inc., TPI Hospitality, Insurance By Strehlow, Duininck, Dooleys Petroleum Inc., Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Homes, Bethesda Willmar, Prairie's Edge Casino Resort, Carris Health, Bernick's, Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Willmar Rotary Club, City of Willmar, Minnesota

MAJOR IN-KIND SPONSORS:
West Central Tribune, Willmar Bus Charter & Tours, West Central Sanitation, Rambow, Quick Signs of Willmar

OPENING ACT SPONSORS:
Johnson, Moody, Schmidt & Kleinhuizen P.A., Pioneer Heritage Insurance LLC, Mills Auto Center of Willmar, North American State Bank

SIGNIFICANT PARTNERS:
Alley On Ash, Ameriprise Financial, Bolton & Menk, Inc., Border States Electric, Christianson PLLP, Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP - CDS, Edina Realty, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Doug Kveene, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Jeanne Ashburn, Fischer Laser Eye Center, Little Crow Golf Resort, Northern Factory Sales, Paradise Pools and Spas, Perkins Lumber Co. Inc., Raymond James Financial, Stacy's Nursery & Floral, West Central Tribune, Westberg Eischens PLLP, Willmar Ambulance

IN-KIND DONATIONS:
Cash Wise Foods, Cash Wise Liquor, Farm-Rite Equipment of Willmar, Hansen Advertising, Haug-Kubota, Kandi Printing, Motor Sports of Willmar, Premium Waters, Inc., Pro Color Graphics, South Central Tent Rental, Willmar Community Education & Recreation, Willmar Stingers
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As seen in the 8/13/2018 edition of the West Central Tribune. THANK YOU, SPONSORS! We hope youre as proud of Rockin Robbins as we are!

PRESENTING SPONSORS:
Lakeland Broadcasting, Schwieters Chevrolet of Willmar

MAJOR SPONSORS:
Marcus Construction, Jennie-O Turkey, Cub, Concorde Bank, Chappell Central, Inc., TPI Hospitality, Insurance By Strehlow, Duininck, Dooleys Petroleum Inc., Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Homes, Bethesda Willmar, Prairies Edge Casino Resort, Carris Health, Bernicks, Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Willmar Rotary Club, City of Willmar, Minnesota

MAJOR IN-KIND SPONSORS:
West Central Tribune, Willmar Bus Charter & Tours, West Central Sanitation, Rambow, Quick Signs of Willmar

OPENING ACT SPONSORS:
Johnson, Moody, Schmidt & Kleinhuizen P.A., Pioneer Heritage Insurance LLC, Mills Auto Center of Willmar, North American State Bank

SIGNIFICANT PARTNERS:
Alley On Ash, Ameriprise Financial, Bolton & Menk, Inc., Border States Electric, Christianson PLLP, Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP - CDS, Edina Realty, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Doug Kveene, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Jeanne Ashburn, Fischer Laser Eye Center, Little Crow Golf Resort, Northern Factory Sales, Paradise Pools and Spas, Perkins Lumber Co. Inc., Raymond James Financial, Stacys Nursery & Floral, West Central Tribune, Westberg Eischens PLLP, Willmar Ambulance

IN-KIND DONATIONS:
Cash Wise Foods, Cash Wise Liquor, Farm-Rite Equipment of Willmar, Hansen Advertising, Haug-Kubota, Kandi Printing, Motor Sports of Willmar, Premium Waters, Inc., Pro Color Graphics, South Central Tent Rental, Willmar Community Education & Recreation, Willmar Stingers

 

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Can we get Collective Unconsious to play with the Armadillo's next year. They do an awesome Eagles tribute!

This was an amazing summer at Rockin Robbin. Can't wait till next summer

Thank you, it was a great way to spend Tuesday nights. How did you get the weather to cooperate so well?

Have to get big toe and the jam again. !!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Thank you

The concerts were wonderful, thank you!!!

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1 month ago

Rockin' Robbins

Wowzers! What a night out at Rockin' Robbins! Thanks to everyone who came out and helped us smash all previous attendance records! Photos are now available on our website at RockinRobbins.com. Special thanks again to photographer Dennis Benson for capturing the memories for us.

Another HUGE shout-out to Lakeland Broadcasting for being our Presenting Sponsor last night, and to North American State Bank for being our Opening Act Sponsor. The Fabulous Armadillos and 1060 West Addison Blues A tribute to the Blues Brothers rocked the island like never before!

All our Rotarians in the Willmar Rotary Club are so proud of this event, and we are so grateful to everyone who helps us pull it together every week. Thanks especially to YOU for coming out and supporting our vision for a better Robbins Island!

View all the photos:
rockinrobbins.com/project/fabulous-armadillos-3/
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Really fun

So FUN!! Jon Marchand you made the cut!

Already looking forward to Rockin' Robbin 2019

Such a great event! Enjoyed them immensely!

Honored to be a part of this event 2 weeks in a row.

Gets better every year. Blues Brothers Tribute AWESOME

Thank YOU Rotarians for your hard work! I haven't missed one yet and already am looking forward to next year. Let those of us who would be willing know how we can volunteer to help!!!

It was great! What was the attendance numbers?

It was fantastic, the vendors, the food, activities for the kids, the excitement and very well organized down to the traffic control. The buses were appreciated. Thank you!

Awesome evening! Thank you all for your great work!

The police officers who control traffic are so kind, friendly and considerate! Thank you for your service!!

Thank you for all the great music this past few weeks! We had a blast!! Looking forward to next year!

Thank you to everyone involved for organizing this wonderful community event and bringing in such amazing talent!!

Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this such a fun and successful event! The music was great, can't wait for next year! Thank you Rotary!

It would be so awesome if Collective Unconsious could play along with the Dillos next year. They do an awesome Eagles tribute. Best I've heard!

It was awesome, the first time I was there. I was really impressed. I really enjoyed the music, but I'm quite the foodie!! I didn't realize there was going to be so many vendor's to pick from!😏

I'm looking forward to 2019. I had a blast this year at Rockin' Robbin.

What a great time, very kid friendly, food was great, very friendly atmosphere. Thank you. Can’t wait for next years. Good job Willmar!

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2 months ago

Rockin' Robbins

Thanks to Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center for this fun and FREE opportunity!PWELC's Kayaks will be Rockin' Robbins again Tomorrow from 5:00-8:00. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center for this fun and FREE opportunity!

 

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Kimberly Juve Sombke

2 months ago

Rockin' Robbins

Thanks to Dianne C. for the nice feedback! This is why we do what we do.

"Love Rockin’Robbins!!!! It is so well organized..and so many wonderful volunteers, great Vendors and Awesome Entertainment!!! And the Kids Playground... I have 2 Great Nieces... 4 and 2... and they loved it... and we loved watching them! My Mom, My Sister, My Niece and her husband, and my Nephew... 4 Generations !! And we all were amazed by it!!!

"Thank you to ALL who played a part in this wonderful addition. Certainly, a Diamond in the Rough has been transformed !!! And more to come... 👍🙏😇❤️"
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The weather been perfect for all of the concert. It looks like this Tuesday weather is going to be perfect as well. I can't wait to hear this last concert of the summer.

Dianne C....

2 months ago

Rockin' Robbins

Hey Dilloheads! Remember how much fun we had last year at Rockin' Robbins? Well, GREAT NEWS... because we are doing it AGAIN!! This Tuesday, August 7th, Lakeland Broadcasting presents the Fabulous Armadillos for our last free concert of the summer. Opening act 1060 1060 West Addison Blues A tribute to the Blues Brothers starts at 5 PM, sponsored by North American State Bank, followed by the Dillos at 6:30. The weather looks perfect once again, so don't miss your last chance to catch all the fun as we close-our our 2018 summer concert series! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Chuck Krebsbach

Kris Devens come on out Tuesday I would love to see you and Tal Devens we need to catch up

Mary Shaver

Best band ever!!!

Paul from Slip Twister!! Back in my old college days at SCSU

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2 months ago

Rockin' Robbins

JAKE: How are you gonna get the band back together, Mr. Hot Rodder? Those cops have your name, your address...

ELWOOD: They don't have my address. I falsified my renewal. I put down 1060 West Addison.

JAKE: 1060 West Addison? That's Wrigley Field!

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You've got it... our opening act on Tuesday, August 7th is Willmar's own 1060 1060 West Addison Blues A tribute to the Blues Brothers, sponsored by North American State Bank.

And back by HUGELY popular demand... it's the Fabulous Armadillos headlining at 6:30 PM, presented by Lakeland Broadcasting.

Get ready for a night of fun and entertainment as we close-out our 2018 summer concert series!

All the details are on our website at www.RockinRobbins.com.
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JAKE: How are you gonna get the band back together, Mr. Hot Rodder? Those cops have your name, your address...

ELWOOD: They dont have my address. I falsified my renewal. I put down 1060 West Addison.

JAKE: 1060 West Addison? Thats Wrigley Field!

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Youve got it... our opening act on Tuesday, August 7th is Willmars own 1060 West Addison Blues A tribute to the Blues Brothers, sponsored by North American State Bank.

And back by HUGELY popular demand... its the Fabulous Armadillos headlining at 6:30 PM, presented by Lakeland Broadcasting.

Get ready for a night of fun and entertainment as we close-out our 2018 summer concert series!

All the details are on our website at www.RockinRobbins.com.Image attachment

 

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That’s my brother on the far left in the Blues brothers band

No way!!!;; OMG!!!!

2 months ago

Rockin' Robbins

Big Toe and the Jam brought down the house at Robbins Island last night! Pictures from our 8/1 concert are now on our website at RockinRobbins.com. Again, thanks to Dennis Benson for sharing his photography talents! Also, a huge thank you to The Hit List for an awesome opening act, sponsored by Mills Ford Chrysler of Willmar.

Only one event left for our 2018 concert series! See you on Tuesday August 7th for the Fabulous Armadillos, presented by Lakeland Broadcasting, with opening act, 1060 West Addison Blues (a Blues Brothers tribute), sponsored by North American State Bank.

rockinrobbins.com/project/big-toe-and-the-jam/
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Big Toe and the Jam brought down the house at Robbins Island last night! Pictures from our 8/1 concert are now on our website at RockinRobbins.com. Again, thanks to Dennis Benson for sharing his photography talents! Also, a huge thank you to The Hit List for an awesome opening act, sponsored by Mills Ford Chrysler of Willmar.

Only one event left for our 2018 concert series! See you on Tuesday August 7th for the Fabulous Armadillos, presented by Lakeland Broadcasting, with opening act, 1060 West Addison Blues (a Blues Brothers tribute), sponsored by North American State Bank.

http://rockinrobbins.com/project/big-toe-and-the-jam/

 

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Again, it was awesome!! Thank you!!

Wow!! What a performance! Im proud to call this community HOME. THIS is such an awesome community event!!

Such a great evening! Thank you, Rotary!

Really good job please come back

Very nice group of guys.

It was a other beautiful Tuesday night for the concert. Awesome music

Wonderful way to spend an evening! Thank you to all the volunteers!

Awesome music!!

So nice this is happening in Willmar! Way to go, and thank you!

What a great night. Thanks to all who make this happen. Parking, shuttle rides, golf carts, food, arts and the gathering of people. Thank you Willmar.

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2 months ago

Rockin' Robbins

Check out this cool drone footage from last week's Fleetwood Mac tribute concert with Pamela McNeill! Thanks to the Willmar Police Department for taking the footage and allowing us to use it. Best guesstimate for last week's crowd size is about 3,000. Can we beat it this week for Rockin' Robbins - Big Toe and the Jam? The weather looks perfect, so make sure you get there early and get a good spot for opening act The Hit List at 5 PM, sponsored by Mills Ford Chrysler of Willmar. ... See MoreSee Less

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