Thank You, ACM!



We are so honored and humbled to be nominated for Nightclub of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. This would not be possible without all of the amazing artists and bands, the agencies and management companies who have welcomed us into the Country Music community with open arms. We’d also like to thank our local country family at KSON FM, Country Rebel and of course, our staff for bringing their passion and energy into the venue week after week. In 4 Years we’ve accomplished more than we ever dreamed—Thanks for coming with us on this wild ride! 


To everyone who has played on our stage, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Aaron Watson

American Young

A Thousand Horses

Brandon Lay 

Brandon Ray

Brett Young

Brooke Eden 


Casey Donahew

Cassadee Pope 

Chase Bryant 

Clare Dunn

Cody Johnson 

Corey Smith 

Cowboy Troy

Craig Campbell

Craig Morgan

Drake White 

Dylan Scott

Frankie Ballard 

Granger Smith

High Valley

Jon Langston 

Jon Pardi 

Jordan Davis

Josh Gracin 

Kellie Pickler 



Love & Theft

Lucas Hoge 

Luke Combs 

Maggie Rose 

Michael Ray 

Mike Ryan

Morgan Wallen

Old Dominion 

Rodney Atkins 

Russell Dickerson 

Steve Moakler

Temecula Road 

The Cadillac Three

Tyler Rich

Walker McGuire 

William Michael Morgan



“Hey San Diego, Drake White here. I recently had the great opportunity to play Moonshine Beach and I just wanted to talk about how much of a pleasure it was to be out there playing it. The staff and the ownership took super good care of the boys and I and it was just a great place. It had a great vibe to it. The location– you could walk around and hang out, go to different places, get your hair cut, whatever you wanted to do. It was a packed house and it sounded great in there. Moonshine Beach in San Diego: 5 Stars, Two Thumbs up.”

– Drake White, Recording Artist 

“The Moonshine Venues are some of my favorite places to play in the country. Their atmosphere and hospitality is second to none. As a brand new artist I feel like they’ve been an important vessel for us to start sharing our music and raising our profile in Southern California. It is rewarding to see familiar faces show up and bring more friends when we come back!”

– Brandon Lay, Recording Artist  

“Moonshine Flats and Moonshine Beach have emerged as some of the best live venues for music in the country.  From the top notch sound system to the LCD screens, Moonshine takes pride in paying attention to all the details.  Their team has a mission to super serve and cater to the artist and the customers that come through their door. Moonshine also has a purpose to give “up and coming” artist an opportunity to perform in front of a crowd that shows up ready to support these artist because the marketing team has done a great job promoting the show.  It’s great to see a venue that really invest in artist at the beginning of their careers and believes in live music as much as the artist do. It just makes sense to have two of the best venues in one of the best cities in the world.”

– Todd Thomas, Caption Management

“San Diego and Southern California is quickly becoming one of our favorite places to play. We had an incredible show at Moonshine Beach a couple weeks ago, where we really fed off of the energy of the crowd and venue. The vibe was everything you want in a show and the country music fans out there are on fire!”

– A Thousand Horses, Recording Artists

“They said country wouldn’t work downtown. They said country wouldn’t work at the beach. Yet, the Moonshine properties continue to disprove the naysayers time and time again. There is a healthy appetite for country music in San Diego and no one encapsulates what today’s country music audience craves more than Moonshine Flats and Moonshine Beach. I’m so happy and proud to be part of this A+ organization that is exposing so much NEW country music and artists to the people of San Diego.”

– Greg Raneri, KSON Music Director & On Air Host

“It’s a small handful of markets where there is not only a venue but a team invested in their market with the build of up and coming artists.  Investing many times, early on, like they did with Old Dominion and now Ryan Griffin and Brandon Lay.  Long before a single hits the air ways.  Many buyers come to the table late in the game, after an artist has hit stardom and miss the boat, Ty and Michael are some of the first…. if not the first. Their built-in audience buys in to these new acts and trusts the venue programming will only deliver the highest of quality the format has to offer in tomorrows next stars.  Trust in a venue team with a good ear in A&R and solid relationships within the Nashville community, to believe in and grow an act from the foundation up.  Easily one of our agencies top club partners.

– Nate Ritches, Morris Higham Management