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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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.

Summer Sounds from the Gazebo

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Gazebo, Tallyrand Park , Bellefonte, PA

A staple of our summer gig schedule, the Sunday Summer Sounds concert series at the Gazebo in Bellefonte's Talleyrand Park is always a good time!

Bring along a blanket or lawn chair, sit back and enjoy music from the many great bands in the Centre region. It's a great way to end the weekend.

And don't forget to take some time to explore all the shops & eateries the downtown Bellefonte area has to offer.

Smoked Country Jam

Quiet Oaks Campground, 88 Quiet Oaks Campground Ln, Cross Fork, PA

Smoked Country Jam has become Central Pennsylvania's premier bluegrass festival. And we couldn't be more delighted to be included in this year's line up.

What began as a fundraising effort for the Lupus Foundation of PA, each year Ron & Teresa Kodish continue to draw great acts from all across the country. And this year is no exception!

With two stages--we're on the Quiet Oaks stage Saturday-- music workshops, kid's activities, a great vendor midway, the PA Heritage Songwriting Contest & all the beauty Quiet Oaks has to offer, Smoked Country Jam is not to be missed!

Plus there's a three day auction with all proceeds going to the Lupus Foundation of PA (so far over $20,000 has been raised by the SCJ auction).

Did we mention that Smoked Country Jam is both four-wheeler & pet friendly too?

Smoked Country Jam

Quiet Oaks Campground, 88 Quiet Oaks Campground Ln, Cross Fork, PA

Smoked Country Jam has become Central Pennsylvania's premier bluegrass festival. And we couldn't be more delighted to be included in this year's line up.

What began as a fundraising effort for the Lupus Foundation of PA, each year Ron & Teresa Kodish continue to draw great acts from all across the country. And this year is no exception!

With two stages--you can catch us on the PA Wilds stage Friday--music workshops, kid's activities, a great vendor midway, the PA Heritage Songwriting Contest & all the beauty Quiet Oaks has to offer, Smoked Country Jam is not to be missed!

Plus there's a three day auction with all proceeds going to the Lupus Foundation of PA (so far over $20,000 has been raised by the SCJ auction).

Did we mention that Smoked Country Jam is both four-wheeler & pet friendly too?

Watershed Cleanup Day

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Circleville Park, 200 Little Lion Drive, State College, PA

For the last 21 years, State College has held a Watershed Cleanup Day. Sponsored by the Clearwater Conservancy, this year's event concludes with a picnic, and we're the entertainment!

You can sign up to volunteer at the Clearwater Conservancy website. And we really hope you do, as this is a cause near & dear to our hearts.

The Attic at the State Theatre

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State Theatre, 130 West College Ave., State College

Despite our name, our performing schedule doesn't land us in downtown State College all that often. So we jumped at the chance to play the Attic at The State Theatre when it came around!

And you shouldn't miss this chance to see us in our own backyard for "Bluegrass in the Attic" either. We hope you can join us.

Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society Annual Winter Fest

Quality Inn, 1220 W Main St, Stroudsburg, PA

A Bluegrass festival in the middle of winter? Yes! It's the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society's 18th Annual Winter Fest where great music and plenty of jamming are on tap all weekend long.

We're playing the Tavern on both Friday & Saturday nights. So make sure to arrive early, it fills up fast! We'll also be leading a couple of workshops on Saturday afternoon:

At 1pm, Gwen & Steve C will host, "Songwriting for Fun." & at 2pm, Marc, Lumber City Slim, Prave will be front and center for a Bass workshop.

To learn more about the festival & how to purchase tickets, visit their website and we hope you can join the Moonshiners for all the fun!

Poconos Bluegrass & Folk Society Annual Winter Fest

Stroudsburg Inn, 1220 W Main St, Stroudsburg, PA

A Bluegrass festival in the middle of winter? Yes! It's the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society's 18th Annual Winter Fest where great music and plenty of jamming are on tap all weekend long.

We're playing the Tavern on both Friday & Saturday nights. So make sure to arrive early, it fills up fast! We'll also be leading a couple of workshops on Saturday afternoon.

To learn more about the festival & how to purchase tickets, visit their website and we hope you can join the Moonshiners for all the fun!

First Night

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

First Night has become a time honored State College New Year's Eve tradition. And what a superb way to help ring in the new year it is! 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! We're playing at the State College Presbyterian Church again this year. Come join us & help ring in the new year by being a part of & supporting our community.

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