2015 Headliners

The 2015 lineup of bands was amazing and we couldn't thank them enough for their efforts. Check out the 2015 headliners and click through to see the other amazing acts that helped make this year's Moonshiner's Ball a massive success

Moon Hooch

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Saturday, May 16th, 11:30pm

Moon Hooch captured the imaginations of thousands with its infamous stints busking on subway platforms and elsewhere in New York City: two sax players and a drummer whipping up furious, impromptu raves. This happened with such regularity at the Bedford Ave station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that the band was banned from playing there by the NYPD. The trio’s subsequent tours with They Might Be Giants, Lotus, and Galactic as well as on their own have only broadened the band’s appeal. Wherever Moon Hooch plays, a dance party soon follows.


Ben Sollee

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Friday, May 15th, 9:30pm

Kentucky-born cellist and composer Ben Sollee likes to keep moving. He kicked off 2014 with the release of his score for the documentary film Maidentrip. In March, he performed at Carnegie Hall as part of a tribute to Paul Simon. Throughout April and May, he was out supporting song-writer William Fitzsimmons. This September, he toured for two weeks in Europe and returned to the United States to perform with the Charlotte Ballet. If you’ve seen him perform, you know it’s not to missed. For listeners just discovering Ben’s music, you’ll find that there’s a lot more to it than just songs.

The Duhks

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Friday, May 15th, 11pm

No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music better than The Duhks. Since forming in Winnipeg in 2001 The Duhks have created a dynamic blend of old- timey, French Canadian and Celtic music punched up with shades of blues, soul and driving Afro Cuban rhythms that leaves festival crowds on their feet. Over the course of four critically-acclaimed albums the band has earned Juno and GRAMMY awards and nominations and have played a significant role in the neo-folk revival.


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Saturday, May 16th, 8:30pm

Vandaveer is the song-singing, record-making, globetrotting project penned and put forth by folk-pop tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger. Borned in cloudy Ohio, raised in Kentucky, and currently camped out in the nation's capital, Vandaveer offers up melodic Americana that is both haunting and easy, forlorn and welcoming, with stories as universal as the songs they inhabit. Vandaveer shape shifts from stage to studio and back with a host of revolving characters, most prominent among them, Rose Guerin, offering up the loveliest harmonies heard this side of Eden.

2015 Highlights

Over the course of the next few weeks we will be updating the site to bring you highlights of the 2015 Moonshiner's Ball. Please check back to see more. While you are at it, visit us/like us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. New things are happening everyday!

2014 Highlights

nothing lasts forever

surely a moon rules
over all this beauty
and mess, yes?
feel the tug of a full one
just before sun sets
on another kaleidoscopic
Kentucky afternoon.
threshold upon threshold
we cross. hand in hand
or severed, but together.
nothing lasts forever
just ask a mother
a lover
or a mountain.

~Eric Scott Sutherland~


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