You’ll Never Meet a Stranger at

The Moonshiner’s Ball

The Moonshiner’s Ball is a 4-Day Music Festival held annually in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, just a few miles off I-75 near the small town of Livingston. Year Seven is set for October 8-11, 2020, and will be held again at Rockcastle Riverside, a beautiful and secluded private concert venue and campground by the Daniel Boone National Forest.

The music is diverse. As much as it may sound like it, The Moonshiner’s Ball is not a bluegrass festival. It is not an Americana fest. You will hear both of those genres, but you will also experience rock, soul, jam, funk and more. The music at our event changes with the light of day. Folk by day, funk by night. It is meticulously curated by a team of music lovers that spend the entire year searching for what’s new and exciting in Kentucky music and beyond. We’ve played host to such greats as Tyler Childers, Marcus King, Moon Hooch and Turkuaz – all before they broke out and moved on to larger venues. Come to Moonshiner’s, see what’s next and you’ll forever be able to say you saw them back when…

If you’re coming from the city, trust that city folks have planned this for you with an eye on comfort, a foodie’s tongue and an ear for the next big thing in music. We design the escape you want from city life, one that accentuates the beauty of nature with the art, music and culture of Kentucky. We aren’t trying to make anybody rough it. Your phone gets a signal. There are showers in the campground office and the state’s best food trucks will be serving killer eats all weekend.

If you’re coming from the country, you’ll be right at home. Feel free to cast a line, go for a float (there will be outfitters on site), or just build a fire (bring your own fire pit!) and pass the jar. Take a workshop from some of the finest distillers in the state and learn how to start making your own shine!

If you come with your family, you can find a quiet space away from the party. There are activities for kids, as well as creeks to splash in, bonfires for marshmallows and music for dancing. If you come with old friends, you can camp together, throw up a grill, pick guitars and tell stories all night. If you come alone, you will leave with a family. All hearts are open.

You’ll never meet a stranger at The Moonshiner’s Ball.

Year 7 promises to be our finest production yet. Grab your tickets now before prices go up!