The Iowa Rock-n-Roll Music Association is another big step closer to having a permanent museum to house its historical collection. Association membership chairman Steve Brown says it’s been the dream goal of the group since its founding in 1997 to have a building.The Maritime Museum at Arnold’s Park on Lake Okoboji plans to expand its facility and has offered to let the Iowa Rock-n-Roll Music Association buy a 15-thousand square foot portion. Brown says many other states have similar rock-and-roll organizations, but none of them have a building or hall of fame established, so Iowa will be a forerunner. Brown says Iowa has a solid role in the rock-and-roll music machine, which was cemented by the popularity of Iowa’s many ballrooms which were big in decades past.The association is holding several concerts this spring and summer to benefit the future museum. The next event planned is Memorial Day weekend — May 27th in Waterloo. Other events are scheduled in Davenport, Sioux City and Arnolds Park. Consult “www.iowarocknroll.com” for details.
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