About Us

Codfish Hollow Barnstormers

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!
Bring your kids
Bring your grandparents!
Bring your lawn chairs.
Bring a blanket.

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History of Codfish Hollow Barn

Building the round barn 1953
1971 Arnold and Merigene Stamp (in the middle) receive the Century Farm award for the farm where the Codfish Hollow Barn now stands. It has been in our family since 1871 when Arnold’s grandpa, Orla Frederick Carl Stamp came over from Germany and built a log cabin on the side of the bluff, behind where the old house/art gallery now stands.
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“Arnold is widely respected in Eastern Iowa for his practical approach to soil conservation. He has eliminated the problem of erosion, is building the productivity of his land and his program is paying off in dollars and cents. Grass and hay crops—with livestock—is a combination that builds the soil and builds the men who use it—an excellent example is Arnold Stamp.”
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Building the round barn 1953

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Arnold Stamp
Arnold Stamp

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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.

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A barn full of hay and implements
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A bit overgrown
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The stage area

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:

Caleb Engstrom
Catfish Haven
Local Natives
Chris Denny and The Natives
Brooks Strause(5)
Becca Rice
Quad City Ceili Band
Delta Spirit
Ra Ra Riot
Nathaniel Rateliff
Free Energy
Pearly Gate Music
Jonny Corndawg(2)
Jonny Fritz (1)
Justin Townes Earle
The Walkmen
These United States
Young Man
The Roadside Graves(3)
Jeremy Benson(2)
Dinosaur Feathers
Lonnie Walker
Gold Motel
Gun Lake
The 4onthefloor(3)
The Treats
What Happened Japan?
Danger Ronnie & The Spins(4)
The Post Mortems(4)
Old Scratch Revival Singers
The Futurebirds
The Music Tapes (Julian Koster of Neutral Milk Hotel)
Andreas Transo (3)
Sean Walsh &The National Reserve
Sandman the Rappin’ Cowboy (Chris Sand)
Travelling Mercies
Union Specific (5)
Kerosene Circuit
Sondre Lerche
The Romany Rye
Keegan Dewitt(2)
Mike and the Moonpies
White Rabbits
Busy Living
The Bellfuries
Matt Pryor(2)
Josh Berwanger Band
Gretchen Banowetz
Jim Oblon
The Pines
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
Trevor Sensor
Robert Ellis
Ian O’Neil (Deer Tick)
A.A. Bondy
Nathaniel Rateliff &The Night Sweats
Madi Diaz
Hundred visions
Nona Marie and the Choir
City City
The Magnetos
The Kickback(2)
Firesale (2)
The Bears of Blue River
Ghost Wolves (4)
Counting Crows
Field Report (2)
Foreign Fields
Dave Godowsky
Pieta Brown
Blackberry Bushes String Band
David Zollo
The River Glen Trio
Nate Gordon (2) and Jay VonBrachhaeuser
Daniel and the Lion (3)
Boom Forest
Chasing Shade(2)
The Swallows
Dan Bern(2)
Twin Tigers
Pomegranates/ Healing Power (2)
Matt Jennings
Andru Bemis
John Reilly and Friends featuring: Tom Brosseau, Becky Stark
Willie Watson, Sebastian Steinberg and Dan Bern
Mark Mulcahy(2)
Cory Chisel(2)
Adriel Denae(2)
Space Woman
The Candles
Norah Jones
Frontier Ruckus
The Rushmore’s(2)
Chris Coleslaw
Yacht Club D.J.’s
Willy Mason
Dustin Smith and the Sunday Silos
Hugh Bob and the Hustle(2)
Ark Life(2)
Hunterchild (4)
The Fattenin’ Frogs
Catfish And The Bottlemen
Amasa Hines(2)
Hailey Whitters
The Hold Steady
The Whigs (2)
Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts (2)
Hotbreath Tea &The Invisible Branches
Water Liars
Derik Hultquist
Har Mar Superstar
Toby Goodshank
The Pizza Underground
Candy Boys
Daniel Pingrey on mirimba (from DATL)
Christopher The Conquered(2)
The Driftless Sisters(2)
The Lonely Wild
Conor Oberst
The Felice Brothers
Jim Adkins (jimmy Eat World)
William Elliott Whitmore
Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear
Rayland Baxter


Codfish Hollow BarnstormersWe 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
Veggie dogs
Nachos and cheese
Chicken/pork nachos
Vegetarian bean nachos
Candy bars
POP – Mt. Dew, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite


Codfish Hollow BarnstormersParking 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


Codfish Hollow BarnstormersCamping 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).

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