House Resolution 133 - Introduced HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 133 BY HALL , R. OLSON , GAINES , ABDUL-SAMAD , M. SMITH , HUNTER , COWNIE , KOESTER , WENTHE , OLDSON , and PETERSEN A Resolution to honor Music Circuit Presentations for 1 four decades of service to Iowa’s live music scene. 2 WHEREAS, In 1972, Richard Nixon was reelected 3 President of the United States, the TV series “MASH” 4 premiered on CBS TV, the Dallas Cowboys crushed 5 Miami 24 to 3 in Super Bowl VI, “Grease” opened on 6 Broadway, White House “plumbers” broke into Democratic 7 headquarters at Watergate, and Steve White created a 8 new concert promotions company, named Music Circuit 9 Presentations; and 10 WHEREAS, Music Circuit Presentations had its roots 11 in a small record store that Steve White opened the 12 previous year in Des Moines, near Drake University; and 13 WHEREAS, in that first year, Music Circuit 14 Presentations booked a show for the Surf Ballroom 15 featuring REO Speedwagon and Enoch Smoky, and in 1973 16 Music Circuit Presentations brought the Grateful Dead 17 to Des Moines; and 18 WHEREAS, in 1974, Music Circuit Presentations 19 introduced the Iowa Jam festival, hosting over the 20 years during that Memorial Day weekend event such 21 performers as ZZ Top, the J. Geils Band, the Eagles, 22 Santana, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger, and Ted Nugent; and 23 WHEREAS, for more than 40 years Music Circuit 24 Presentations has promoted over 1,200 shows throughout 25 the Midwest, and in 2008, Music Circuit Presentations 26 -1- LSB 6099YH (6) 84 jr/rj 1/ 2
H.R. 133 was inducted into the Iowa Rock’n Roll Music 1 Association Hall of Fame; NOW THEREFORE, 2 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 3 That on the occasion of his retirement, the House of 4 Representatives honors Steve White and all those who 5 were a part of Music Circuit Presentations, for their 6 contributions to the arts and for their work in making 7 Iowa a prime venue for live music. 8 -2- LSB 6099YH (6) 84 jr/rj 2/ 2