The Moonshiner's Ball Returns to Kentucky on October 10 - 13, 2024 with Daniel Donato's Cosmic Country - Festy GoNuts!
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The Moonshiner’s Ball Returns to Kentucky on October 10 – 13, 2024 with Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country

by Jun 12, 2024Featured, Lineup Announcements, Previews

The Moonshiner’s Ball features Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country and Jerry Douglas on the 2024 Festival Lineup

The Moonshiner’s Ball returns to Rockcastle Riverside, a beautiful and secluded campground and concert venue in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Dates are October 10-13, 2024.

The complete line-up of musical performers for the 10th annual event includes Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country, Jerry Douglas,The Soul Rebels, John Craigie and Friends, S. G. Goodman, Thumpasaurus, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Big Richard, Bee Taylor, Abby Hamilton, Mikaela Davis, Houseplant, Mama Said String Band, Chalk Dinosaur, Dark Moon Hollow, Gabe Lee, Hey Steve, Low Water Bridge Band, Hot Brown Smackdown, Doom Gong, Johnny Conqueroo, Sparrow’s Nest, Solid Rock’it Boosters, Shannon Vetter, Deep Nourished Roots, Geno Seale, Ginger Wixx, Joe’s Front Porch Jam; plus artists -at-large Taylor Shuck and Matt Fassas.  And your host, The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers. 

Attendees can also enjoy paddling expeditions, workshops, food trucks, kids activities and yoga. 

The 2024 Moonshiner’s Ball line-up – anchored by fast-rising jam guitarist, Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Countrycombines a fun and eclectic slate of nationally touring performers (Jerry Douglas Band, The Soul Rebels, John Craigie, S.G. Goodman, Thumpasaurus, etc.) with a strong collection of fast-rising Kentucky artists (Abby Hamilton, Houseplant, Hot Brown Smackdown) to soundtrack four days of camping and reunion. 

Full weekend passes are currently on sale on the festival’s website:  Full weekend passes include tent camping for the weekend.  Car Camping passes are also still available.

Rockcastle Riverside is a private venue and campground, located on the Rockcastle River, in one of the most idyllic river valleys in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Find out more at

The Moonshiner’s Ball was created by host band, The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, to shine a spotlight on Kentucky artists, musicians, poets and activists, and to provide a gathering place for creative people of all ages to experience art, collaborate, network and dream. 

Year 10 raises the bar again on performers and production quality and promises to be the most magical Moonshiner’s to date.

The Moonshiner's Ball 2024 Poster

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The Moonshiner's Ball 2024 Artist Lineup Poster

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