Franklin County is the moonshine capital of the world. Come out and taste a little history from legal moonshiners and distillers.
For many, moonshine was a way of life. It helped put food on the table and clothes on the backs of many during some auspicious and precarious times in our history. It was also illegal.
There is no better way to kick off the 2017 festival season than with some high energy Bluegrass, Americana, Rock and Country.
Come out to see Canned Biskits, Roger Handy/Charlie Milliron & Friends, Monster Atlantic and Lee Palmer & Hotwired. Tickets start at just $10.
The Blue Ridge Institute (http://www.blueridgeinstitute.org/) has arranged for a great collection of vintage automobiles that graced the back roads and highways during the moonshine era in Franklin County.
Come enjoy some nostalgia and hear tales of glory of these magnificient cars of bygone times.
What is Moonshine Madness
Moonshine Madness will bring moonshine, music, a car show, book signings, a birthday celebration and more to create a little “Madness” under the big tent at the Grove on April 1st, 2017.
Experience great food and drink while listening to the area’s hottest bands and musicians.
All proceeds go to Friends of the Grove; a 501(c)(3).
Our Musical Performers
Moonshine Madness Schedule
Historic Rocky Mount will be filled with color as more than two dozen antique cars of the moonshine period dot the lawn at the Early Inn.
Moonshine Madness Motors is an annual celebration paying tribute to vintage automobiles that graced the backroads and highways during the peak moonshine era in Franklin County. Come enjoy the nostalgia and hear tales of these beautiful cars of bygone times.
Enjoy learning about customizations made to outrun the law or simply ship supplies to still sights.
These wonderfully restored vehicles are sure to turn heads.
We’ll also be having a competition to select the favorite Moonshine Motor vehicle of 2017.
The group originally inspired to play at festivals, found themselves being asked to play for other venues as well.
Encouraged by our fans, the now all girl band continues to perform popular songs that are enjoyed by many.
The group can pour out traditional style bluegrass and hard driving instrumentals.
Monster Atlantic is a rock music experiment that hails from the heart of Roanoke Virginia.
Lee Palmer, and his band Hotwired, have been the recipients of multi awards and have shared the stage with legendary artist such as Little Texas, Rodney Crowell, and “Little”Jimmy Dickens to name a few.