Progress is all the talk in Arnolds Park these days! Arnolds Park Amusement Park has been dutifully working through the white months to renovate the Majestic Pavilion and Museum Complex to assure businesses have time to move back in before the busy summer season starts. Businesses such as the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association.
With the Park expecting to hand over the keys to the new Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Museum end of this month, the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association’s Board of Directors are ramping up their game. “The Board decided on a phased plan that would allow us to actually operate out of the new space this summer while still working on our capital campaign,” said Cindy Stanbro, Executive Director of Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association. “Our hope is to have the Hall of Fame exhibit complete and ready to wow visitors this summer!”
Stanbro says that although the Association will be operating in the new space, it won’t be near complete. “We still have a completion date of May 2019 but felt the Park’s offer to be in the new space this summer was too good to pass up! There will be renderings around the museum to show visitors our future plans and an exhibit or two up, but it will be sparse. It is important for folks to see that we still need their support to make those beautiful renderings a reality.”
To help the Association take more steps forward in their fundraising efforts, they have launched “Building A Legacy” where donors can contribute at lower levels for unique visibility in the new space. Wall of Fame allows donors to have their name displayed prominently on the Wall of Fame, a permanent display recognizing significant donations to the new museum. Legacy Bricks are 4” x 8” bricks in the outdoor patio that can be engraved with names, bands, businesses, in honor of a musician, or in memory of a loved one.
The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Museum will allow visitors to see the evolution of rock 'n roll, learn about the individuals who have been instrumental in defining what Iowa music sounds like, and inspire new artists to engage in music. Being almost three times the size of the current space, the new museum will include a recording studio, instrument play area, indoor and outdoor stages, inspiration stations, Hall of Fame wall, a radio booth, and much more!
Established in 1997 as the first state rock ‘n roll music association, the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association is a statewide 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to preserve the legacy of rock ‘n roll music in Iowa by honoring achievements, educating youth, and inspiring artists. To be a part of the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association’s capital campaign, go to www.iowarocknroll.com or contact Cindy Stanbro.