We're the Tussey Mountain Moonshiners. Hailing from from Central Pennsylvania, our music honors the bluegrass traditions of the region, served up in our own special sauce. Our musical style ranges from a blend of traditional to Americana, accompanied with a dash of old time, and spiced with a captivating mix of unique, original songs. Our on stage chemistry, amplified by the fun and strong connection we share with our audience makes a Moonshiners show an experience not to be missed!

We are the winners of the 2010 DelFest Bluegrass Band Competition, and Bluegrass Unlimited had this to say about our debut album, I’m Going Home: “… the Tussey Mountain Moonshiners exude rich talent, enthusiasm, energy, and a wide knowledge of string music… Every single cut proves enjoyable ... With admirably equal skill, authenticity, and enthusiasm, the Tussey Mountain Moonshiners ... move from bluegrass to old-time to folk/Americana.” And about or most recent release, Shine: "Everybody sings and contributes original material. You can’t say these guys don’t have a sense of humor in the way they approach their music. It definitely sounds like a fun time is being had by all...Check out this band if you enjoy rambunctious, moonshine-themed humor and a foray into some new original bluegrass songs. If you go see them live, they may even come up with a nickname for you, too!" Come see us and join the fun!

We invite you to check out our website and learn about the band & our friends, sample our music,  and find out where you can see us next

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The Poe Valley Troubadours at the Elk Creek Café & Aleworks! 

Sadly, we're still on hiatus.

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The third Thursday of each month, we dress up as our mischievous (and a little quirky) twins, the Poe Valley Troubadours for our monthly gig at the Elk Creek Café and Aleworks in Milheim, PA. We change things up a little every month, so if you haven't been out for a Troubadours show yet, come join us. With the combination of great beer, awesome locally sourced food and entertainment, there's no better way to celebrate a Thursday!

Some Upcoming Shows

Previous events

Music on the Mountain with the Moonshiners

Kings Gap State Park, 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle, PA

It has been a summer of firsts for the Moonshiners this year, in so many ways. And once again we get to kick off another summer event. We'll be in Kings Gap for the start of the Music on the Mountain concert series.

Perhaps one of the most scenic venues we get to play over the summer, Kings Gap State Park is a must see destination for all Moonshiner fans. Plus there's food vendors & the Mansion is always available in case of rain.

Tussey Mountain Moonshiners Private Event

Virtual Arts Fest with the Moonshiners

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State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue, State College, PA 16801

Just because we're seeing another year without all the usual festivities & activities during Arts Festival week, it doesn't mean you have to go without music.

We'll be playing live and streaming the show via YouTube & Facebook. Make sure to tune in. But if you miss the live show, the videos will remain on YouTube for you to enjoy anytime.

Moonshiners at Moonstock

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Moonstock, 211 Moondance Lane, Port Matilda, PA

What event could be more fitting for the Moonshiners than Moonstock in Port Matilda?

Just minutes from State College, the Moonstock stage is said to be "the best venue for live local music in the greater Waddle metropolitan area." The theme this year is, "Music is Healing." And we couldn't agree more. Plus twice in the same weekend, the Moonshiners get to kick off the season!

Moonshiners Concert on the Village Green, Lemont

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The Village Green, Lemont, PA

It's official! The Village Green Concert Series in Lemont has the green light & we're super pumped up to kick it off!

A longtime staple of our summer schedule, the Village Green shows are a great way to spend the evening with the family. Whether it's to unwind after a long work week, or to kick off the weekend, Friday nights at Lemont's Village Green are sure to leave you smiling.

Troubs Play Prine

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The Elk "Creekside" Cafe, Millheim Fire Co. fair grounds, 105 North Street., Milheim, PA

Our mischievous alter egos, the Poe Valley Troubadours, are honored to take part in the Elk Creekside's: Diamonds in the Rough: A Celebration of the Music of John Prine. John Prine’s birthday is October 10, but we're too excited to wait.
Joining some of the area’s finest local musical luminaries, the Troubs are ready to play a whole bunch of Prine’s great songs. Songs you know by heart and deep tracks.

Troubadours at the Elk "Creekside"

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The Elk "Creekside" Cafe, Millheim Fire Co. fair grounds, 105 North Street., Milheim, PA

Hooray! We're finally able to come out & entertain you live again...with restrictions, of course.

We're getting together as the the Poe Valley Troubadours Saturday to play at the Elk Creekside also known as the Millheim Fairgrounds. There's going to be the great Elk Creek beer on tap and an awesome menu, curated from local providers, to choose from!

Please join us; we've really missed you!

Mix & Match Moonshiners at the Village Green

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The Village Green, Lemont, PA

That's right, we're back & couldn't be more thrilled! Concerts on the Village Green has a Green light for the Green.

Naturally, due to the obvious, they & we will have certain social distancing type measures in place. And since we can't fit all of us on stage & still keep our distance, we're breaking the show up into two smaller bands within the band.

So come out--that's right, out--and see what we've come up with!

St. Patrick's with the Moonshiners at Barrel 21

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Barrel 21 Distillery, 2255 N Atherton St, State College, PA

That's right folks: the Moonshiners are playing at a distillery on St. Patrick's Day. And we can't think of anything more appropriate than that! So come on out to Barrel 21 and join us for some great food, superb spirits, Otto's beer, and of course, Moonshiners.

First Night with the Moonshiners

University Baptist & Brethren Church, 411 South Burrows Street, State College, PA

First Night, a State College New Year's Eve tradition is a superb way to help ring in the New Year! There are ice sculptures all around town, with giant "ice walls" on Allen street. Plus ice skating at Pegula Arena, carriage rides, the 5K "Resolution" Run, great restaurants & of course great music and entertainment of all types happening all over town. And your $10 Button (kids 12 & under are free) gives you access to all of it! This year we're honored to play at the University Baptist & Brethren Church on S. Burrows. Come join us & help ring in the New Year by being a part of & supporting our community.

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