Yola has walked through fire — literally — to become a paradigm-shifting country star

Yola Codfish Hollow Barnstormers — Friday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. Walk Through Fire isn’t just a metaphor about perseverance. The title to the 2019 debut full-length from Yola also refers to a life-changing house fire she survived. In 2014, the British singer had been handling a bioethanol burner with a faulty fuel canister that, […]

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Kevin Smith will perform at Codfish Hollow and The Englert in April

Kevin Smith at Mission Creek

Filmmaker Kevin Smith is returning to Iowa in April. Smith and comedian Ralph Garmin will be recording their podcast Hollywood Babble-on at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers in Maquoketa on Saturday, April 28, and at The Englert Theater in Iowa City on the next night. […]

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Interview: Kyle Kinane on punk nostalgia and self-deprecating humor, ahead of Turnbuckle

Kyle Kinane, a prolific stand up who has made his mark in comedy weaving together hilariously absurd stories of everyday life with a whiskey-soaked sense of wisdom and wonder, or as he once self-deprecatingly summed up his act, “Uncle Barbeque and his dum-dum stories,” headlines the Turnbuckle Comedy and Music Festival at the Codfish Hollow in Maquoketa May 26 and 27. […]

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Get Turnt: 10 acts you shouldn’t miss at this weekend’s Turnbuckle Comedy and Music Festival

Turnbuckle Comedy & Music Festival Codfish Hollow Barnstormers — Friday and Saturday, May 26-27 With musicians, comedians and wrestlers on the bill, this weekend’s Turnbuckle Comedy & Music Festival is set to take place at the legendary Codfish Hollow Barn in Maquoketa, Iowa. Tickets are $25-50. Turnbuckle is a can’t miss opportunity for comedy lovers. […]

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Exploring music venue Codfish Hollow Barnstormers ahead of its first festival

GARP Codfish Hollow Barnstormers — Friday, Sept. 9-11 In 2009, Sean Moeller of Daytrotter had the idea of bringing his favorite up-and-coming bands to barns in the Midwest (initially) as a kind of a road show, similar to the “Caravan of Stars” tours of the early 1960s. The Daytrotter Barnstormers brought notable bands like Dawes, […]

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Photos: Scenes from Lucius’ performance at Codfish Hollow

Synth-pop duo Jess Wolfe and Holly Lessig brought their band Lucius to Codfish Hollow Barnstormers in Maquoketa, Iowa on Thursday, August 11 as part of their national tour. The evening show also featured live performances by musicians River Whyless, Seasaw and Lowlight. Photos by Zak Neumann [URIS id=104887] […]

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Brooklyn five-piece Lucius brings their tour to Codfish Hollow

Lucius Codfish Hollow Barnstormers — Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. (5 p.m. doors) Synth-pop chanteuses Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig bring their skyrocketing band Lucius to the barn at Codfish Hollow for an early evening show on Thursday, Aug. 11. Supporting are Asheville, N.C.’s River Whyless, Lowlight, out of New Jersey, and Midwest pop […]

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Dinosaur Jr. takes Codfish Hollow into a spin of nostalgia, peppered with great new tunes

Dinosaur Jr at Codfish Hollow

Photos by Michael Roeder Dinosaur Jr. rocks. I don’t really need to say that, but the show at Codfish Hollow this past Wednesday (with openers Arbor Labor Union) was a reminder of just how ear-meltingly good they still are. The band played in support of their new record, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, […]

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Tallest Man on Earth to play sold-out show at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers

The Tallest Man on Earth Codfish Hollow Barnstormers — Sunday, July 17 at 8 p.m. The Tallest Man on Earth will be performing at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers (5013 288th Ave) in Maqouketa, Iowa on Sunday, July 17 from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets for the highly anticipated show sold out in mid-June, but ticket requests […]

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