The ICON Award : Awarded to individuals that are making
notable contributions to Indy's arts and cultural scene.
Join us in congratulating
DJ Indiana Jones
as a 2018 ICON Award recipient.
Ron Miner (DJ Indiana Jones) Got his start in 1983 Deejaying at Melody Skateland on the Westside of Indianapolis. While attending Ben Davis High School Ron was a dj for rap group D-KOR (Group also included DJ Top Speed and David Woodard) and made mixtapes for his friends and family. Ron was named Indy when he moved to New York in 1994. Ron worked as an intern for Pendulum Records servicing College Deejays and Mix Tape Deejays with Vinyl. This led to a job with EMI records as National Director of Crossover Promotion, where Indiana Jones was born. A certified Pacers, Colts, and Hoosier Fans, New Yorkers were quick to call him Indiana leading to the name Indiana Jones.
After working for EMI,"Indiana Jones" spent time in the clubs of NY spinning at such legendary clubs as LIFE, The Tunnel, ReBar, and Jet Lounge. Since moving back to Indianapolis. Ron has worked as an On Air Mixer with RadioNow WNOU 100.9, Tour Deejay (C-Rayz Walz) (Rhymefest), Event Manager (Martell Cognac, Seagram’s Gin, Malibu Rum) and Club Promoter (The Vogue, Midtown Grill, Blu, Subterra). Ron has also played music festivals in London and Jamaica.
As DJ Indiana Jones, he has spun alongside Mark Ronson, A Trak, Cosmo Baker, Richie Hawtin, Grandmaster Flash, Mick Boogie, The Rub and has opened for acts ranging from Run D.M.C. and Sean Paul to Sting and Destiny's Child. DJ Indiana Jones has been voted "Best Club DJ" by the Readers of Indianapolis' Nuvo Newsweekly in 2002 and 2008 and with a client list including LRG, Scion, Man Alive, Finish Line, Rich Kleiman, Peyton Manning, and Jermaine O'Neal among others, DJ Indiana Jones is a sure shot.
In 2008, Ron met Gabrielle Love and they quickly became inseparable. The two married in Jamaica in 2015 and introduced the world to The Love Jones Affair, a husband and wife DJ duo that can cross multiple genres of music including but not limited to African and world rhythms, top 40, old school / new school Hip Hop, EDM / Electro and 80s / 90s Pop Rock.
In 2017, Ron reached a milestone for Indy. His every Sunday, Reggae Revolution party at The Casba (now the Ambassador) reached it's 20 year anniversary. This party and The Jazz Kitchen's Thursday Latin Nights are the longest running weekly parties in Indianapolis.
Ron will be presented with The ICON Award on stage at the 10PM ICON Live: Bob Marley Tribute / Party at HIFI this Friday, April 20th. For tickets, click the button below.