Midwest Publications announces release of "Rockin' the Green - The Music of Arnolds Park Amusement Park - 1989-2019"
Mon 6-1-2020 Arnolds Park, Ia
(Arnolds Park)-A new book documents all of the concerts at Arnolds Park Amusement Park over the last 30 years, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:
Midwest Publications has announced the new book by Tom Tourville and Rebecca Peters titled, Rockin' the Green – The Music of Arnolds Park Amusement Park - 1989-2019.
Peters says the pair's previous books highlighted an older era of music in the Park. "Our initial project was about all the music in the Roof Garden. It was great to relive those memories and kind of bring those memories back to life for people, but then we got to the point where we realized that after the Roof Garden came down, there's still been great music in the Arnolds Park complex. The music history in Arnolds Park is so strong and vibrant that, we didn't want any of that to get lost."
She said that readers will find plenty of photo content as well. "It was a lot easier honestly this time around because so much of our local media had really great content that we could borrow from them. A lot of the bands are still around and still performing, so we were able to reach out to those bands and say, hey, do you have any photos of where you were and what you were doing, so, we were able to include all of that, and that's been really fun, too."
The book is available at a number of locations in the Iowa Great Lakes including the Maritime and Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museums.
Listen to the full interview with Rebecca Peters: