Arnolds Park, IA (KICD)–The Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame will induct their 17th class this Sunday.
Director of Operations Tom Golden tells KICD News that this class is one their strongest ever.
Individual inductees include: The Notables of Ames, Pat Rouse of Des Moines, Max Carl Gronenthal of Omaha, Bill Terry of Emmetsburg , Steve Grams of Sioux City, and the Out of State honorees, Hot Rod Chevy Kevy of Sioux Falls and the incomparable BJ Thomas of Texas.
Wanda Jackson of Oklahoma enters the Hall of Fame in the Women Who Rock category. Mrs. Roy (Mom) Uffleman of Burlington will receive the Matousek Family Lifetime Achievement Award. Recipients of the IRRMA Lifetime Achievement Award include David Hilker of Clarion, Kirk Kaufman of Fort Dodge, and Phil Jones of Oskaloosa.
The McElroy Auditorium of Waterloo and The Runway Night Club of Sioux City will be inducted in the Ballroom category. Support People of the Class of 2013 is Gordon Finnern of NW Iowa and Darrell Hein of Clear Lake.
Frosty Mitchell will be inducted in the Disc Jockey category. Hunt’s Booking Agency & Recording Studio enters the prestigious class in the Booking Agent/Promoter category. The Recording Studio to be honored this year is Triad Productions of Des Moines.
The 2013 Spirit Awards for those who continue to promote and honor rock and roll will be presented to Buzz Anderson of Waterloo, The Lakes News Shopper, and Tom and Margo Weih of Tipton.
Events run Friday-Monday with the induction ceremony taking place from 2:00-3:30 this Sunday at the Okoboji High School Auditorium. Visit the Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association’s website for a complete listing of weekend activities.