Welcome

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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Upcoming Shows

Previous events

The Elk Creek Café Presents the Poe Valley Troubadours

The Elk Creek Café, 100 West Main Street, Milheim, PA

It's that time again: we get to dress up as our mischievous twins, the Poe Valley Troubadours for our monthly gig at the Elk Creek Cafe. We have so much fun playing this show that we rarely take a break!

If you haven't been out for a Troubadour show yet, come join us. It's the best combination of Great beer & awesome locally sourced food and entertainment you can find!

Hartman Center Fall Festival

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Hartman Center, 5725 Old US Route 322, Milroy, PA

Nestled in the Old Pines between Seven Mountains & downtown Milroy, Hartman Center has been offering uplifting, character building summer programs for kids of all ages & families too for decades.

Join us & our friends, Jerry Zolten and Richard Sleigh, as we help them welcome in fall at their Fall Festival and to help make next summer's programs the best yet.

Along with the great music, will be hayrides, crafts, games & face painting for the kids, great food & baked goods, a basket auction, and so much more!

Dutch Fall Fest

Aaronsburg Dutch Fall Festival, Plum Street, Aaronsburg, PA

Aaronsburg's Dutch Fall Festival started in 1976, now entering its 43rd year, and has become a hallmark of fall events for the Penns Valley area. And it's an annual tradition for the Moonshiners too!

It's a celebration of the heritage & culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch who helped shape the history of rural central PA. There's delicious home-made traditional foods, educational & historical demonstrations, and, of course, great local music!

The Elk Creek Café Presents the Poe Valley Troubadours

The Elk Creek Café, 100 West Main Street, Milheim, PA

It's that time again: we get to dress up as our mischievous twins, the Poe Valley Troubadours for our monthly gig at the Elk Creek Cafe. We have so much fun playing this show that we rarely take a break!

If you haven't been out for a Troubadour show yet, come join us. It's the best combination of Great beer & awesome locally sourced food and entertainment you can find!

Antique Machinery Show

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Penns Cave, Centre Hall, PA

Every year, for decades now, Penns Cave has hosted the Antique Machinery Show and Flea Market to enthusiastic crowds from all around the country.

With over 800 tractors, 700 vendors, dozens of food choices & great music, it's easy to see why these shows draw such great crowds!

Party at Brookline

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Brookline, 92 Village Drive, Mifflintown, PA

We're honored to take part in the Party at Brookline in Mifflintown this year. There will be food, wine & even ice cream! So bring the whole family! All proceeds, including the $2 cover, go towards purchasing Christmas gifts for the residents.

Join us for this great community event benefitting the seniors living at Brookline.

The Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival

Laurel Hill State Park, Laurel Hill Park Road, Somerset, Pa

No summer would be complete for the Moonshiners without a visit to the Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival in beautiful Somerset, PA. We're regulars now of this free, yes free, festival that offers something for the entire family in a truly picturesque setting.

There's food, unique items from local artisans, a Cornhole tournament, wagon rides. Or take the chance to travel back in time at the re-enactor village. And of course there is great music!

We play twice. Our first set starts at 3pm, then we take the stage for an evening show at 7pm. Come join us for all the fun, food, local history & great bluegrass this unique festival has to offer!

The Elk Creek Café Presents the Poe Valley Troubadours

The Elk Creek Café, 100 West Main Street, Milheim, PA

It's that time again: we get to dress up as our mischievous twins, the Poe Valley Troubadours for our monthly gig at the Elk Creek Cafe. We have so much fun playing this show that we rarely take a break!

If you haven't been out for a Troubadour show yet, come join us. It's the best combination of Great beer & awesome locally sourced food and entertainment you can find!

Huntingdon County Fair

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Huntingdon County Fairgrounds, 10455 Fairgrounds Access Road, Huntingdon, PA

Among the many wonderful things about central PA are all the natural beauty & unique character each county offers. And nothing illustrates that better than the county fair.

We always have fun playing shows in Huntingdon & the Juniata Valley, so we can't wait to play the Huntingdon County Fair this summer!

FarmFest

Grange Fairgrounds, 169 Homan Lane, Centre Hall, PA

Held for one day only at the Grange Fairgrounds, Farmfest is a community building event that showcases organic agriculture & sustainable living. This one day only event is packed with so much information & entertainment that we recommend getting there early.

FarmFest features workshops, forums, Shavers Creek interactive demos, a petting zoo, reptiles, a variety of organic & local foods, great music, and so much more!

Come check out all the different opportunities for you and your community to join the effort.

Concert on the Village Green

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The Village Green, Lemont, PA

Lemont has been holding their Friday night Concerts on the Village Green every Summer as an ongoing effort to renovate the iconic Granary.

This year, a basket will be passed around to collect money towards a band shelter for the stage.

So grab your portable chairs & kick off your weekend in picturesque Lemont jamming to great homegrown bluegrass!

Central PA Festival of the Arts

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Allen Street Stage, 100 South Allen Street, State College, PA

The premier event of the summer in downtown State College, The Arts Festival has expanded its reach far beyond Central PA & now draws top talent from across the country.

But it still gives local talent the chance to showcase all their skills too. And this year we will be showcasing the Moonshiners' skills Saturday afternoon on the Allen Street Stage.

Plus, make sure to buy a button so you can enjoy all the entertainment on offer.

The People's Choice Festival

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28th Division Shrine, Boalsburg

With Tussey Mountain as its backdrop, we feel right at home playing the People's Choice Festival which has been going strong, and growing, for over a quarter century now. And after having to miss last year we're thrilled to be back this year!

Along with all the fantastic art of all types from local artisans & the food choices galore, there are also two stages--we're playing the North Stage this year--that provide an ongoing variety of entertainment.

It's festival season in Central PA, and no visit to the area would be complete without taking a break from that festival down the road & joining us in Boalsburg for some great art, food & music. It is the People's Choice after all!

Juniata Valley Winery

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Juniata Valley Winery, 19175 Rt. 35 South, Mifflin, PA

For those familiar with Central PA, they know there are few places as beautiful as the Juniata river valley. That's why we're so excited to be invited back to play at the Juniata Valley Winery again this year.

Come join us in this pristine setting, where you can relax with a glass of wine & a bite to eat (food will be available for purchase, but feel free to bring your favorite snack to nosh) while enjoying Moonshiners music.

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