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!
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!
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!
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!
Friday nights at Otto's are always lots of fun. And live music has long been a part of that fun. So make sure to head over, grab a brew & a bite to eat as we play tunes to help ease you into the weekend.
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, 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.
We're skipping our usual Pub Crawl Thursday in order to get ready for The Elk Creek Café Xmas & Anniversary Troubtacular celebration! There will be the tapping of the Elk Creek Anniversary Ale, possibly other limited releases, beer specials, free swag, and of course – the Elk Creek birthday cake!! Plus our good friends, Wicked Chicken, will be joining us for this Pubstactular Celebration!
The Dutch Fall Festival in beautiful Aaronsburg is enjoying its 44th year, and remains 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!
Lemont's Concerts on the Village Green every Friday each Summer have become a staple of our our summer schedule. And this year we have the honor of closing out the summer series.
As an ongoing effort to renovate the iconic Granary, a donation basket will be passed around. This year's donations will go towards a lighting system for the newly built band pavilion.
Portable chairs & blankets are welcome & tasty offerings from Brazilian Munchies Food Truck
Join us in in our send off to summer in picturesque Lemont, jamming to great homegrown bluegrass!
The Centre County event that signals the end of Summer, The Grange Fair, attracts folks from all over. It's tenting tradition is rivaled only by it's reputation for providing great entertainment. And we're thrilled to be part of it!
We hit the stage twice: first at 1pm, then again at 2:30pm. Join us for both shows. We promise one will be a unique experience!
There aren't many places in Central PA as pretty as the Juniata Valley. So come & join us this 4th of July weekend for Friday Night Music at the Juniata Valley Winery.
Enjoy the beauty of the valley with a glass of your favorite wine & a bite to eat from Katrina's Kitchen.
There's a $5 cover (kids 11 & under free) and the doors open at 5pm.
The Moonshiners take their turn on the Moonstruck stage.
We can't think of a much better way to enjoy a summer Saturday evening in Central PA than relaxing outdoors, listening to great bluegrass. Please join us for our very first visit to this great venue!