Live Music in an Old-School Barn

Popular bands this year include Son Volt (June 28) and the Zombies (July 2). While you’re in the area, check out Maquoketa Caves State Park.

Outside of Maquoketa in northeast Iowa, Codfish Hollow’s old red barn hosts musicians from across the country.

Codfish Hollow offers a quintessential Iowa experience. Located in an old red barn amid the rolling hills of Jackson County, the venue serves as the cool backdrop for live indie music by local and national bands. Over 400 artists such as Norah Jones and Counting Crows have taken the barn stage since the venue’s opening in 2009.

Bring camp chairs or a blanket to relax outside the barn or get up close to the music inside. Beverages for adults and kids alike are available for purchase. Doors open an hour prior to shows, and camping is also available.

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