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.

Stay tuned for updates

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

First Night with the Moonshiners

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St Andrews, 208 West Foster, State College, PA 16801

First Night is back live this year! From its iconic ice sculptures to the all comers grand procession, makes downtown State College the place to be on New Year's Eve.

This year, 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, there's also the holiday market. You really don't want to miss out!

We're playing at St Andrews Episcopal Church on Foster. Come join us & help ring in the new year by being a part of & supporting our community in person once again.

The Way Fruit Farm Pumpkin Patch Fest

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Way Fruit Farm, 2355 Halfmoon Valley Road (rt. 550), Port Matilda, PA

What can we say? Saturday is a day for festivals. And nothing says Fall more than a Pumpkin Festival out at the Way Fruit Farm, as they celebrate the opening of their Pumpkin Patch.

Just down the road from Stormstown, Way is an ideal spot for a Fall Pumpkin Patch & for hearing great local, live music!

The Dutch Fall Festival

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Aaronsburg Dutch Fall Festival, Aaronsburg, PA

Ah, the smells of Fall are in the air & that means it must be time for the annual Dutch Fall Festival in lovely Aaronsburg, PA.

This festival is a great way to kick off the Fall. There are local artisans, great food & awesome music. Plus, Aaronsburg is a wonderful town with charm all its own!

Shindig at Slim's

Slim's Farm, 927 Naulton Road, Curwensville

Marc--Lumber Jack Slim--Prave, our bass player alum, is throwing a party & he wants you to be there. We're not sure what to expect, but if Slim's a part of it, it's bound to be a blast! It's an outdoor event, so bring a blanket, chair, whatever you need to stay warm & comfy

Summer Celebration at Standing Stone Coffee Co

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Standing Stone Coffee Company, 1229 Mifflin St, Huntingdon

There aren't many places we enjoy playing as much as we do Standing Stone Coffee CO in Huntingdon, PA. Just the superb coffee alone makes the trip over Tussey ridge & south a few miles totally worth it. Throw in the awesome menu loaded with fresh ingredients, one of friendliest staffs anywhere...and the Moonshiners & it's a party sure to satisfy!

So make sure to join us & the other local musicians and artisans for Standing Stone's Summer Celebration!

Heritage Museum Arts & Crafts fair

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Boalsburg Heritage Museum, 304 East Main Street, Boalsburg, PA

Situated along the base of Tussey Mountain, the Boalsburg Heritage Museum is a small gem celebrating local history & we're so happy to be a part of this year's Arts & Crafts Fair. Along with great home grown music, there will be art work of 30 vendors, coffee, pastries, Kombucha, and tours of the Boalsburg Heritage Museum!

Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival

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

Nestled in beautiful Somerset County, Laurel Hill State Park is the ideal setting for the annual Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival. This free, yes free, festival offers visitors beautiful, natural surroundings in a family friendly environment. And not only are there great bands, local artisans, food vendors, period reenactors, children’s activities and wagon rides also await the festival goers!

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.

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