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Festival Ironwood ends on high note


July 23, 2018

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FINO ROVERATO, left, plays with the band Xtra Saturday night at Festival Ironwood. Other members performing in the band included John Kimball on bass, Sarah Eder on vocals and Mike Armata on drums. Roverato is an Ironwood native who went on to perform with a number of national acts. Todd Maki provided the photo.


IRONWOOD - The dance floor under the big top was full Saturday night as Xtra played a variety of classic rock hits to close out Festival Ironwood's Saturday activities.

The local band was joined by Fino Roverato - an Ironwood native who went on to perform with Frankie Valli, Jay and the Americans, the Smothers Brothers, Three Dogs Night and other famous acts.

Roverato delighted the hometown crowd with his guitar solos in his first visit back to the area in 39 years.

"It really touches my heart to be back," Roverato said, adding he had meant to...

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