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Visit Our Museum

Our Museum has stories to share and we have expanded our collections. You'll find a new exhibit on display now that you won't want to miss!

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Learn About Our Hall of Fame

The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame is available from these two kiosks that contain the stories of all of our inductees.

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Enjoy Our Two Theaters

The two  theaters in our museum give a unique perspective to the history of Rock and Roll in Iowa.

The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association is pleased to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2023 that will be honored during the Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular on Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 3.

 

Ralph Kluseman, President of the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Association stated “I’m looking forward to celebrating the talent of the inductees who have made an incredible difference in all our lives. This Class of 2023 Hall of Fame inductees are testament to caliber of the talent in Iowa and also the talent of inductees from around the world that have enriched our lives.”

 

Executive Director Clay Norris added, “We’re so excited to present this incredible class of inductees and award winners. It’s always like a big family when we get together. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Arnolds Park during the induction celebration planned for Labor Day weekend.”


The festival kicks off with a Rock the Roof Concert on Thursday evening, August 31.  Friday evening features a special concert to be held in the Roof Garden with 1964 - The Tribute, who are being inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame.  1964 – The Tribute is a band that according to the Rolling Stone magazine is: “Best Beatles tribute on Earth.”

 

The Opening Ceremony and Guitar Marching Band, Autograph Party, Iowa Rocks Talent Contest and Inductee Meet & Greet will all be on Saturday, September 2.  The weekend culminates with the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Induction Ceremony and Concert on Sunday, September 3.

 

2023 Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: 

Band Category: House of Large Sizes, Mercurys, The Rathbones, Renegade, Rushmore,

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Border Band Category: Denny & The D.C. Drifters

Out of State Band Category: The Beatles, The Young Raiders, 1964-The Tribute

Promoter Category: John Murren, Brent Stockton

Individual Category: Bobby Berge, Andy Blumenthal, Christopher Jon Furman, Kevin Hanick, Ed Hart, Sam Irish Sr., Andy Krayer, Craig MacGregor, Ron Smith

Women Who Rock Category: Rebecca Braun, Melanie Rosales-Underbrink

DJ Category: Jamie Grout

Radio Station Category: KNOD, Harlan

Support Person Category: Kent Hertz, Donald Higgins, Kirk West

Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award: Jimmy Ryan

Matousek Lifetime Achievement Award: Tony Valdez

 

2023 Special Achievement Awards:

Spirit Award: Lone Tree Horns

John Senn Legacy Award:  Steve Daly

 

​The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association annually inducts musicians, bands, DJs, ballrooms and others who have significantly contributed to rock and roll music in the State of Iowa.  Since incorporation in 1997, more than 500 entities and over 1,900 individuals have had the honor of being inducted or awarded. Inductees must have a minimum of 25 years of experience in the music industry.

 

The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association welcomes nominations through the website www.iowarocknroll.com.  Nominations that have been brought forward on or before September 2023 will be considered for the Induction Class of 2024.

 

Media Contact: Ralph Kluseman, President

563-599-9436

ralphkluseman@iowarocknroll.com

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Our inductees stories are being created in video  for our database project. We want to remember the contributions of all of our inductees into the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame. 

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The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame has a gift store and you can visit in online at saveiowastories.com!

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2023 Entertainment Schedule

We have an incredible season of live entertainment planned for 2023! 

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IOWA ROCKS TALENT CONTEST

We provide this live performance opportunity to the youth of Iowa. This annual contest provides the winners a professional recording session at Iowa's premier recording studio, Catamount Recording.

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If you would like to help our mission in providing educational opportunities to the youth of Iowa, please donate today.

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IOWA ROCK CAMP

We provide for educational learning at our Iowa Rock Camp every year.

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