Wednesday, September 1 | 7:30pm

The Emberlight Festival is honored to present the world premiere of Dirk Wierenga’s “Route 2 Elsewhere,”
a documentary film about Ironwood and other small towns along a 1,500 mile stretch of US Highway 2.

For nearly two years, Dirk Wierenga drove back and forth along a five state stretch of US Highway 2, from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the Sweet Grass Hills of Montana. As one of the most continuous rural regions in America, it is an area of the country many call “fly-over territory.” But “Route 2 Elsewhere” proves this often forgotten region is filled with rich history and people that are building a brighter future. The result is a remarkable documentary filled with stories about small towns, exceptional people and spectacular places.”

COVID-19 Policies

Our guest artists are professional performers who rely on their bodies

to stay in top condition and healthy.

To ensure the safety of our artists and community, the Emberlight Festival will be implementing the following COVID mitigation plans at Route 2 Elsewhere:

  • Masks will be encouraged outdoors. 

  • The Emberlight Festival will have complimentary masks available.

All of our Guest Artists are fully vaccinated.  All artists and production crew will

receive regular PCR and rapid antigen testing while they are at the Emberlight Festival.

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