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2024 Festival Lineup

Saturday, August 17, 2024

11am – 5pm - Bluegrass Music

11am - Moose Lodge Revival
12pm - Sweaty Already String Band
1pm - Caledonia
2pm - Moose Lodge Revival
3pm - Sweaty Already String Band
4pm - Caledonia

11am – 5pm - Food Vendors
11am - 5pm - Vendors
  1pm – 4pm - Children’s Activities
12pm – 5pm - Community Tabling

Sunday, August 18, 2024

8:30am – Mountain Laurel 5K Run/Walk
10am – Church Service – Main Stage
11am – 5pm - Bluegrass Music

11am - Tussey Mountain Moonshiners
Noon - Nu-Blu
1pm - Tiger Maple String Band
2pm - Tussey Mountain Moonshiners
3pm - Nu-Blu
4pm - Tiger Maple String Band

11am - 5pm - Food Vendors
11am - 5pm - Vendors
11am - 2pm - Children’s Activities
11am - 5pm - Community Tabling

Moose Lodge RevivalMoose Lodge Revival
A new musical collective centered around the Pittsburgh region, Moose Lodge Revival aims to carry forward and promote traditional bluegrass music through exploring it's various styles. Bringing people together to celebrate and participate in this important American art form is a main focus for this quartet of experienced area musicians. They are now booking for winter/spring 2024.

Ryan Meals and Adam Petterson teamed up with Seattle area multi-instrumentalist and Pittsburgh newcomer Jimmy Hall in summer/fall 2023. Along with bassist Trish Imbrogno, they prepared an ever-growing list of songs that give a nod to this notable but unsuspecting Monongahela River Valley institution and the music played there. The band wishes to share this music with you and your friends soon!

Jimmy Hall - mandolin, banjo, vocals, Ryan Meals - guitar, vocals, Adam Petterson - guitar, Trish Imbrogno - bass, vocals. Band's web site
Sweaty Already String BandSweaty Already String Band
Originally conceived as a reference to Pat's default state-of-being between April and September — as in, "We haven't even started the show yet and Pat's sweaty already!" — the Sweaty Already String Band hits the stage with a blend of traditional and modern bluegrass, along with some unexpected covers and original tunes steeped in the tradition of the Appalachian region where we all grew up. ​ One of the best things about the local bluegrass community is how many pals we have with the talent to jump in and pick for an evening. We've been lucky enough to have Danny Rectenwald from the Bastard Bearded Irishmen rollin' with us, along with regional friends like DeAnna Efaw, Megan Williams, Dr. Jon Finder, Jason Ericsson and more! ​ The Sweaty Already String Band is Patrick Varine guitar/vocals, Peter Flynn guitar/banjo/vocals, Jim Kuzemka mandolin/vocals, Trish Imbrogno double bass/vocals.   Band's web site

Founded in 2020, Caledonia began as a duo formed by William Ryan (vocals, guitar) and Daniel Collins (vocals, fiddle). Blending the styles of roots country, Americana, Appalachian bluegrass, and traditional Irish, their goal is to create authentic music that many listeners can connect with. After playing as a duo for several years, Evan Stearns joined with his upright bass, followed by Adam Laird on mandolin. Local drummer Noah Connely, vocalist Natalie Race (Raven and the Wren, Pure Cane Sugar), with harmonica wizard Nathan Cutshall (Ma’am) often accompanying the band. Caledonia has twice been awarded first place in the Pennsylvania Heritage songwriting contest for their original songs "Four Mile Road" and "Pennsylvania Grass” and has recently released their first 2 track E.P. “Indian Creek Sessions” produced by Grammy award winning musician Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show). Band's web site

Tussey Mountain MoonshinersTussey 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 by 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!. Band's web site

After releasing four Top Ten Billboard albums, North Carolina based Nu-Blu has quickly established themselves as one of the top Acoustic acts in the music industry, delivering a set of songs that range from the melancholy to the exuberant. With new music on the horizon, they’re looking to carry on that momentum after recently partnering with MC1 Nashville and Turnberry Records on an upcoming dual-label release. Needless to say, Nu-Blu is more focused and determined than ever to bring their music to more and more fans throughout the world. Who knows, they might even have a major surprise or two that’s announced unexpectedly.   Band's web site
Tiger Maple String BandTiger Maple String Band
Tiger Maple String Band is an energetic collection of talented musicians dedicated to continuing traditional and original old-time music. With a home base in Northwest Pennsylvania, a rural setting gives plenty of inspiration towards the continuance of acoustic music. The sound of Tiger Maple String Band has rich historical and cultural values, beautiful harmonies, hot old-time fiddling, and a full-body richness that only acoustic instruments and clear vocals can bring. The band draws its inspiration from a variety of different musical directions, with old-time Appalachian tunes as a central focus. Band's web site

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