Live music in a barn in the Hollow.
We host live local and national indie bands in our barn. Come on out and take a hayrack ride down to the barn with Marvin.
Vendors on site selling food and non-alcoholic beverages.
We DO sell alcohol.
No coolers on the hay rack or past the ticket booth!
ALL SHOWS ARE ALL AGES!
Bring your kids
Bring your grandparents!
Bring your lawn chairs.
Bring a blanket.
History of Codfish Hollow Barn
Tiffany’s grandfather, Arnold Stamp, was born in the house his parents built that still stands on the site today. The house is used as an art gallery during every show. Arnold built the round barn in 1954. They celebrated the completion of the barn with a barn dance. The round barn hosted live music again, 55 years later in 2009 with the first Daytrotter Barnstormer.
We had our very first barn concert on July 25th 2009 with Caleb Engstrom, Catfish Haven and The Local Natives, presented by Daytotter.com.
This is what the barn looked like just 10 days before that first concert. Since then we have renovated the barn to include a stage, merch area, new wiring for the electric needed to properly rock the barn, new lighting and most recently a green room for the bands. We have turned the old farmhouse into a makeshift art gallery and continue to make improvements with every show. Since July of 2009 we have hosted over 40 shows including John C. Reilly, Counting Crows and Norah Jones, bringing more than one hundred and thirty bands to this unique venue in beautiful rural eastern Iowa.
Past performances at Codfish Hollow Barn include:
Chris Denny and The Natives
Quad City Ceili Band
Ra Ra Riot
Pearly Gate Music
Jonny Fritz (1)
Justin Townes Earle
These United States
The Roadside Graves(3)
What Happened Japan?
Danger Ronnie & The Spins(4)
The Post Mortems(4)
Old Scratch Revival Singers
The Music Tapes (Julian Koster of Neutral Milk Hotel)
Andreas Transo (3)
Sean Walsh &The National Reserve
Sandman the Rappin’ Cowboy (Chris Sand)
Union Specific (5)
The Romany Rye
Mike and the Moonpies
Josh Berwanger Band
The Baseball Project
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Crash (from Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes)
Karl Green(original bassist of Herman’s Hermits)
The Multiple Cat
The Way Down Wanderers
Ian O’Neil (Deer Tick)
Nathaniel Rateliff &The Night Sweats
Nona Marie and the Choir
The Bears of Blue River
Ghost Wolves (4)
Field Report (2)
Blackberry Bushes String Band
The River Glen Trio
Nate Gordon (2) and Jay VonBrachhaeuser
Daniel and the Lion (3)
Pomegranates/ Healing Power (2)
John Reilly and Friends featuring: Tom Brosseau, Becky Stark
Willie Watson, Sebastian Steinberg and Dan Bern
Yacht Club D.J.’s
Dustin Smith and the Sunday Silos
Hugh Bob and the Hustle(2)
The Fattenin’ Frogs
Catfish And The Bottlemen
The Hold Steady
The Whigs (2)
Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts (2)
Hotbreath Tea &The Invisible Branches
Har Mar Superstar
The Pizza Underground
Daniel Pingrey on mirimba (from DATL)
Christopher The Conquered(2)
The Driftless Sisters(2)
The Lonely Wild
The Felice Brothers
Jim Adkins (jimmy Eat World)
William Elliott Whitmore
Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear
We have vendors on site tending to all of your hunger needs. They sell a variety of food and non-alcoholic beverages. Such as:
Grilled chicken sandwiches
BBQ pulled pork sandwiches
Nachos and cheese
Vegetarian bean nachos
POP – Mt. Dew, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite
Parking is free. Parking in the cow pasture with hay rack rides to and from the Round Barn with MARVIN!!!! Make sure to have your tip $ ready, Marvin drives all day and night and he does it for FREE. Help him pay for his gas!!!!
Where we are located
We are located 4 1/2 miles Northeast of Maquoketa, Iowa on Codfish Hollow Road.
5013 288th ave Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
Camping is free!
Its not a campground, just a cow pasture/field with a few fire rings.No electric hook-ups for campers.
No running water.Tents and coolers and food are okay to bring/ just know you will most likely have to share community fire rings. Campstoves and portable grills are fine.Firewood on site /free. NO out of state firewood !!!
Camping Day of the show only. No early birds please. No camping the day before. No camping the day after.
Camping also available at the Maquoketa Caves State Park and Horseshoe Pond Park in Maquoketa. Squier’s Manor Bed and Breakfast in Maquoketa is also a great place to stay if you don’t want to camp.
Camping area is not right next to the barn, but right next to the parking area with a hayride to and from the barn (1/4 mile away)
No camping at the barn!!!
Note: For us to allow free camping we rely on all of you to be respectful of the place and of others, and please don’t trash the place (pack out what you pack in).