“Nebraska Rocks” created a new inductee category in 2000 to honor persons of technical expertise. The initial inductee in this category goes to Don Ratliff of Norfolk, NE who through his devotion to The Hall of Fame and technical expertise has given thousands of hours of his time in the production of Hall of Fame Shows.
His presence and willingness to assist in the concerts behind the scenes allows these complex shows to come across as smooth productions and without delays. “Guitar Don” not only acts as a guitar tech, tuning guitars for the many performers, but also assisting in backstage coordination, scheduling, security for instruments and anything else needed behind the scenes.
A devoted “KISS” fan, Don has also purchased
tuners and instruments for the performers to
use in Hall of Fame productions. He is there “when
we need him” and has been an integral part of Nebraska Hall
of Fame Shows since their inception in 1994.
Without Don Ratliff behind the scenes trying
to sort out the equipment needs of as many as
6 bands per concert and as many as 70 performers on some
The Nebraska Music Hall of Fame and “Nebraska Rocks” salutes Don Ratliff and his important part in the presentation of their shows throughout Nebraska.