Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association is pleased to recognize Iowa artists with induction into the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. The "2019 Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Induction" will be held August 31st & September 1st in the Iowa Great Lakes. Tickets will be available for the general public in March.

2019 Inductees into the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame include Litterer (Band-NE IA), Denny Storey (Matousek Lifetime Achievement-NW IA), Evolution of Sound (Band–West River), Bill Riley (Support Person-Central IA), Ravons (Band-NE IA), Dan Sullivan (Individual Artist-SW IA), Shymen (Band-NW IA), Johnnie Walker (Individual Artist-NE IA), Temtations (Band-SE IA), Rubber Bande (Band-West River), Susie Schaaf (Women Who Rock-SW IA), Randy Chesterman (DJ-NE IA), Merle Pitham (Lifetime Achievement-West River), Willis David Hoover (Lifetime Achievement-SW IA), Jon Stafford (Individual Artist-Central IA), Livermore Ballroom (Ballroom-NW IA), Mark Williams (Individual Artist-SE IA), The Pena Brothers Band (Band-SE IA), Steve Samuelson (Individual Artist-NW IA), Rebecca Thoreson (Individual Artist-NW IA), Lidgett Music (Music Store-SW IA), Nick Knedler (Individual Artist-SE IA), Flipside (Band-Central IA), Maurice Walker-Jules (Lifetime Achievement-NW IA), Jill Miller (Women Who Rock-West River), Akasha (Band-SE IA), Ray Pohlman (Individual Artist-NW IA), The Jacks (Border Band), Jonathan Sullivan (Support Person-NW IA), and The Buckinghams (Out of State Band). Scott and Diane Benjamin and Little Swan Lake Winery will also be recognized with a 2019 Spirit Award.

Since incorporation, over 400 entities have had the honor of being inducted. Categories include Bands, Individual Artists, DJs, Media Representatives, Venues, Ballrooms, Border Bands, Women Who Rock, Support People, Out of State Artists, and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Inductees must have a minimum of 25 years’ experience in the industry and have made a significant impact on Iowa’s rock and roll music scene.

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. For more information, go to

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