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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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?

The Elk Creek Cafe Presents the Poe Valley Troubadours

The Elk Creek Cafe, 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!

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 Elk Creek Cafe Presents the Poe Valley Troubadours

The Elk Creek Cafe, 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!

The Elk Creek Cafe Presents the Poe Valley Troubadours

The Elk Creek Cafe, 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!

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.

The Elk Creek Cafe Presents the Poe Valley Troubadours

The Elk Creek Cafe, 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!

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!

The Elk Creek Cafe Presents the Poe Valley Troubadours

The Elk Creek Cafe, 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!

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.

Dutch Fall Fest

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Aaronsburg Dutch Fall Festival, Aaronsburg, PA

Started in 1976 Aaronsburg's Dutch Fall Festival is now entering its 42nd year & has become a hallmark of cultural events for the Penns Valley area. It's a celebration of the heritage & culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch who helped shape the history of rural central PA. And it has become an annual tradition for the Moonshiners too!

There's delicious home-made traditional foods, educational & historical demonstrations, and, of course, great local music!

Sinoquipe Bluegrass Jamboree

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Sinoquipe Scout Reservation, 677 Boy Scout Rd, Fort Littleton, PA

It's the 8th Annual Sinoquipe Bluegrass Jamboree. Nestled in the beautiful Fulton County mountains of Southern PA, the Sinoquipe camp offers a truly picturesque setting for great bluegrass & fun for the whole family! There's activities for the kids, a climbing wall, Chili Dave's award winning Kansas City style BBQ & of course, boating on the lake. Plus there's a silent auction--proceeds benefiting Camp Sinoquipe. Don't miss this chance to experience one of the many hidden gems around the state of PA. And what better way is there to enjoy it than with bluegrass accompaniment?

The Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival

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

The Moonshiners have become true veterans of the Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival and for good reasons. This free, yes free, festival offers something for the entire family in a beautiful 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!

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