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Our 2019-2020 Capital Campaign: Preserve the Legacy is dedicated to John Senn.


Dreams. Legacies. Visions.  Have you ever wondered how someone has taken their passion, the driving force of their life, turned it into an idea and made it happen?


It began back in the 1990’s. John Senn was a founder of the Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association in 1997, an organization that celebrates the role of rock n roll music in Iowa, and many things connected to rock n roll from radio stations, ballroom and dance halls, recording studios, music stores and, most importantly, the bands that made the music. Since that founding, more than 1,800 individuals and institutions have been inducted into the Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.


Just prior to a ribbon cutting for the fabulous new Iowa Rock n Roll Museum in Arnolds Park on June 13, 2019, the IRRMA Board dedicated the new museum to co-founder John Senn, a fitting tribute to this visionary, and kind and gentle pioneer. The new museum is incredible, representing the art of our Iowa rock n roll legacy, complete with special new displays that highlight Iowa Rock n Roll. It is truly among the most professionally designed museums in the Midwest.


The Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association has launched a campaign for $1.3 million for the new museum, and for continuing operations, plus additional space for music artifacts and archived items. The emotion those experience when walking across the stage as inductees, or those who have sat in the audience as supportive friends and family is a testament to what the Iowa Rock n’ Roll Music Association has meant in all of our lives. We have created an amazing museum that will share our legacies forever. Now, we all need to reach in our pockets and give our financial support. IRRMA has already raised half and we need your help to finish the job.


As a member of IRRMA, supporter, Inductee or proud community member, we ask that you consider a gift. One time donations or pledged gifts you can even spread over three years and show your continued commitment to rock n roll music in Iowa.


Many thanks for your consideration and your hopeful support of this incredible project and organization. I look forward to thanking you personally at our Labor Day Induction ceremonies.


Peace, Love & Rock n’ Roll,


Tom Bedell, Bedell Guitars, Two Time Inductee and Co-Chair of the IRRMA capital campaign

And the entire IRRMA Board of Directors


P.S. Come visit this outstanding new museum in Arnolds Park.


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