garpThe Codfish Hollow world according to GARP is one populated by an incredibly diverse and cool array of bands, and you’ll get to explore this brave new sonic location this weekend for the first GARP festival.

The debut GARP gig takes place beginning at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 and noon Sept. 10 at Codfish Hollow, 5013 288th Ave., Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa, Iowa.

It features five food vendors, two stages, 30 bands, free camping, free parking, hay rack rides, bonfires, art gallery, artists and art vendors, booze and more.

Two-day barn passes are $90, single-day barn passes are $50 and a grounds pass is $30 per day. The grounds pass gives you access to camping, the surroundings/hillside outside the barn (where you can hear perfectly and can still have direct sightlines into the barn) and to the valley stage on which 11 amazing acts will be playing over the weekend. With the grounds pass, the only thing you won’t be able to do is enter the barn, but the doors will be open and the sound will be great.

The Lineup by day :

Friday, September 9:
DOORS at 4 PM (camping set-up starts at 2 PM)
MUSIC at 5:30 PM
Guided By Voices
Steve Gunn
The Whigs
John Moreland
Terra Lightfoot
Peter Wolf Crier
The Multiple Cat

Saturday, September 10:
The Rentals
Cory Chisel and The Refugee All-Stars
The Deslondes
Margaret Glaspy
Jesse Marchant
Justin Kinkel-Schuster ( Water Liars)
The Singer and The Songwriter
Anders Parker (Varnaline)
The Kernal
Eef Barzelay – Clem Snide
Small Houses
Shane Leonard and Kalispell
Black Velvet Band
Trevor Sensor
Yoko and the Oh No’s
and more!

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