Wanted: Young Rockers To Compete For Statewide Cred, Recording Studio Time

Arnolds Park, Iowa — Young Iowa musicians who have a solo act or play in a band have a shot at statewide exposure and landing a recording session through the Iowa Rocks Talent Contest. Cindy Stanbro at the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Association says entries are now being taken.

This is the fifth year for the competition and it’s grown since last year, which featured four regional contests.

The finals will be held Labor Day weekend in Arnolds Park and the winner will perform as the opening act during the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

The winning act will also get recording time at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls. Last year’s winners included a tie for best group between “Been There Done That” from the Quad Cities and “Awakening Force” from Des Moines. The best individual performer was Eli Dykstra of Boyden. Learn more at

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