Twenty-eight individuals and bands will be honored this summer with induction into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony and concert series at Arnold’s Park is a big draw for audiences over Labor Day weekend. Connie Mueller, with the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association, says they’ll feature the singer who hit it big with the song, “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” in 1969.
B.J. Thomas is the headliner. Mueller says, “He loves the Midwest. He is going to come back and just rock the stage.” The other artists to be inducted include: The Noteables of Ames, Pat Rouse of Des Moines, Max Carl Gronenthal of Omaha, Bill Terry of Emmetsburg, Steve Grams of Sioux City and Hot Rod Chevy Kevy of Sioux Falls.
Mueller says Iowans will get to hear five of the bands that are being inducted. The performing bands include: The Doctors of northwest Iowa, Salt River of Des Moines, Dogs On Skis of Iowa City, Legs Diamond of Sioux City, Jonesin’ of southwest Iowa and The Memory Brothers of northeast Iowa and West Union.
Tickets for the induction ceremony will go on sale in May. Find a complete listing of the inductees at www.iowarocknroll.com.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City