109 E. Aurora Street Ironwood, MI 49938 (Two doors west of the main theatre entrance)
Operation of the Historic Ironwood Theatre is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Room 2 Groove
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Late in the summer 2013, all the pieces of a vision, several years in the making, started to fall into place. There were a number of bands in the area, but there was genre gap... music that people couldn't help but dance to!
Michael McKenna (percussion/vocals) and David Blong (guitar/vocals) and Jordan Pelsue (bass) had all recently moved to Washburn. Andy Noyes (guitar/vocals) had been playing music in the area for many years. Rose Spieler Sandberg (keys/vocals) had just graduated from Northland College and decided to stick around while Brian Heeringa (drums) had been looking for a reason to get back to his drum set. Scott Griffiths(vocals/percussion) finally got up the gumption to ask all these talented musicians to let him try his hand (and voice) on the the microphone... and with that, Room 2 Groove was born.
ON-LINE TICKET SALES NOW CLOSED BUT PLENTY OF TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE THE DOOR. GET ON YOUR BOOGIE SHOES AND COME ON OUT!
Superior Horns & Blue Ice ~ Sep 2017
Friday, Sep. 29, 2017
Saturday, Sep. 30, 2017
The Superior Horns & Blue Ice
This local super group blew audiences away at their previous performances on the Historic Ironwood Theatre stage. This fall they are changing things up a little - a smaller horn section, better suited to the largely rock'n' roll set list they have planned. This show will feature selections from Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Elton John, and Bette Midler.
Bringing together members of the Lowell Street Band, the Keweenaw Rhythm and Blues Band, the Gogebic Range Band, local school band directors, and our area's top young musicians, this group will bring an exciting concert line-up to the stage of the Historic Ironwood Theatre, including a couple of special guest vocalists, on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30.
Doors open at 6:30p. Showtime 7:30p.
Kelly's bar will be open Saturday night only, at 6:30pm
Erik Koskinen with guest David Huckfelt
Friday, Sep. 01, 2017
Candor and craft are front and center on Erik Koskinen’s new album, Erik Koskinen Live at The Real Phonic Radio Hour. Recorded at the monthly James J. Hill Library Radio Show featuring Erik’s regular band Paul Bergen, Frankie Lee, and JT Bates. All fifteen songs capture the power of music made in synchronous time, place, and company. Koskinen, whose last two albums Keep It To Yourself and America Theatre showcased his witty lyricism, sharp tongue, and poignant songs, does them one better with Live, releasing some old favorites along with eight never-before-recorded songs.
Musically sprouted from the blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinenand his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic. Koskinen’s albums are a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theaters of war, of history, of relationships, and of the reflections in the mirror. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor.
Just Announced:Erikwill be joined by opening act, David Huckfelt - quite a bonus for the audience! Davidis a founding member, singer and songwriter of transcendental Midwestern folk band The Pines. The flat, endless expanses of The Pines' native Iowa inspires songcraft with a filmmaker's keen eye for detail and framing, blending celestial, ethereal atmospherics with rich, warm vocals and earthy acoustic instruments. Huckfelt collaborates with a rotating array of multi-instrumentalists, with a beatnik’s love of language and a cocktail of blues, folk, country & early American roots music. Erik and David offer a gripping brew that demands your total presence, transporting you into vividly painted musical and lyrical snapshots.
We think after watching the videos of Erik Koskinen and his band, you will agree with us that he is a wizard at uniquely crafted lyrics for his own brand of American folk music. Mix in a little blues, country and rock and you are in for a memorable evening's entertainment. Erik has been performing throughout Minnesota for years and has developed a fan base that appreciates his ability to create musical metaphors of powerful topics. We are pretty sure there will be plenty of Gogebic Range and Northern Wisconsin residents added to that fan base after his show here in Ironwood!
DOORS OPEN 6:30 pm; SHOWTIME 7:30 pm
Please note: Ticket prices shown are for advance purchase only. Additional $2.00 for tickets purchased at the door.
Superior Shores Winds and Strings
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Superior Shores Winds and Strings are a new ensemble featuring musicians from Hurley area to Ashland and Park Falls. This is the first performance for the ensemble. All the musicians are members of the Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra affiliated with Northland College. The idea for bringing this group together came about after researching chamber music and finding really great repertoire for groups of many different sizes with a variety of instrumentation. It’s always fun to bring musicians together to explore the vast amount of literature available, and the group has had wonderful time rehearsing and making music throughout the summer months. Rehearsals began in May 2017, and the ensembles are looking forward to performing at the HIT on August 18. The ensemble will perform the Brahms Clarinet Quintet and Nonette by Louis Spohr.
The musicians have generously designated the theatre as the beneficiary of their performance - all donations received at the door will support ongoing theatre operations and presentation of other fine musical performances.
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017
Joseph "Blind Joe" Bommersbac is a 34-year-old totally blind singer/songwriter born in Kindred ND and raised in and around the Fargo area. He now lives in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Joe made it into the top 32 of NBC's The Voice as a member of team Blake Shelton. He has opened for some great bands and musicians inlcuding David Allen Coe, Craig Morgan, the Kentucky Headhunters, Brett Michaels of Poison, Joe Diffie, John Hiatt, Buddy Guy, James Ottoand many more. In Joe's words: " I believe that good music always comes straight from your heart and soul!"
We are excited to announce that Joe will be joined on stage by local vocalists Kate Averitt, Nick Backlund, and Hannah and Vanessa Nasi.Thanks Joe, for your willingness to share the spotlight and for supporting the development of youth talent.
DOORS OPEN 6:30 pm; SHOWTIME 7:30 pm Please note: Ticket prices shown are for advance purchase only. Additional $2.00 for tickets purchased at the door.