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!
Some Upcoming Shows
Friends School Fun Fair
The Moonshiners "Lite" will be joining all the fun at the State College Friends School Fun Fair fund raiser.
There are a variety of options, and ways you can contribute. Plus there's lots of fun to be had!
First Night from its iconic ice sculptures to the all comers grand procession, makes downtown State College the place to be on New Year's Eve. Get your button for just $10 (kids 12 & under are free) and don't miss any of the action!
Along with the ice sculptures all around town & giant "ice walls" there's 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.
We're playing at the Grace Lutheran Church with its fabulous sound this year. Come join us & help ring in the new year by being a part of & supporting our community.
Hartman Center Fall Festival
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'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!
It the 2nd Annual Burning Gnome!
More info to follow
Sinoquipe Bluegrass Jamboree
It's the 9th Annual Sinoquipe Bluegrass Jamboree & besides some great music, enjoy activities for the kids, a climbing wall, and a silent auction benefiting Camp Sinoquipe. Plus all the great food, including Kansas City Style Barbecue by Award Winning Pitmaster ChiliDave BBQ!
Antique Machinery Show
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!
10th Anniversary Party at Standing Stone!
For ten years, Standing Stone Coffee Company has been roasting & serving up some of the best coffee anywhere!
And we couldn't be happier to be asked to join the party! Not only do they have great coffee, their super friendly staff also serve up some of the tastiest, fresh food all day long.
Come party with us!
Party at Brookline
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
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!
Huntingdon County Fair
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!
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.