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New Above-Ground Amphitheater coming to The Caverns in Pelham, TN

Down twisting country roads, in the hills of Grundy County, we find The Caverns. A subterranean concert venue, and home of Bluegrass Underground- an Emmy award winning PBS television series.

Located at 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, TN 37366 in a geographical sweet spot approximately 90 minutes from Nashville, TN, 60 minutes from Chattanooga, TN, and less than three hours from Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL and Knoxville, TN. Additionally, there’s much to explore in the surrounding Southeast Tennessee area, like South Cumberland State Park Tennessee’s largest state park, which includes hiking trails, majestic waterfalls, world-class rock climbing, and stunning overlooks. The neighboring communities of Monteagle, Tracy City, and Sewanee offer local dining, shopping, and historic sites surrounded by nature’s beauty.

At The Caverns, visitors can marvel at the prehistoric acoustics and otherworldly beauty of The Caverns as they sit back and enjoy live music every weekend.

Over 8,000 feet of cave passages connect the Caverns' large, connected underground cave system. Underground shows are hosted in a section of The Caverns historically known to locals and cavers as the Big Mouth Cave because of its impressive, large archway entrance.

Daily guided tours include a journey through Big Room Cave, an awe-inspiring underground room which gets its name from its massive size. During the tour, guests learn a little bit about geology, cave lore, and the unique history of Grundy County. Adventure cave tours take guests even deeper inside The Caverns cave system and include the adventurous “Tombstone Pass.”

In October of 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Caverns opened The Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater to offer live music in an outdoor socially distant fashion. Now, they are bringing The Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater back and it is better than ever!

Caverns Amphitheater offers spectacular views of the Cumberland Plateau, which can host up to 5,500 guests per show. There are already 10 shows scheduled for 2022, and a further 30 shows are anticipated for 2023. The amphitheater has seat reservations available close to the stage for almost all shows. Guests in this front section have exclusive access to restrooms and their own bar inside the world famous subterranean cave. A new concessions building and restrooms have been built at the back of the amphitheater, as well as a place for local food trucks to set up shop. Guests can also enjoy drinks at pop-up bars dotted throughout the amphitheater. In the rear sections, guests can bring their own blankets and chairs under the stars.

"Stay-and-Cave" packages are available for concert-goers with accommodations and transportation to and from the venue. With so many concerts throughout the year and a variety of music programming, you're sure to find something to inspire you.

Also, with the Caverns Amphitheater, organizers can schedule multi-day events, such as the CaveFest.

With a combination of The Caverns Amphitheater and Caverns underground concert hall, guests will be able to experience a multi-stage festival unlike any other.

The first multi-day event is the CaveFest, set for Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, with Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many more.

On June 25th, Old Crow Medicine Show’s Hootenanny with Willie Watson, Joshua Hedley and Town Mountain will kick off the grand opening of this amazing new venue. It is a night you will not want to miss!

The Caverns Amphitheater Schedule

  • June 25 - Old Crow Medicine Show’s Hootenanny w/ Willie Watson, Joshua Hedley, & Town Mountain

  • July 2 - One Nation Under a Groove Tour feat. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic w/ The Motet featuring Shira Ellis, Josh Schwartz, Chris Brouwers (formerly of Turkuaz), Dopapod & Pimps of Joytime

  • July 23 - Crowder

  • July 31 - Fleet Foxes: Shore Tour

  • August 19 - Greensky Bluegrass & The Wood Brothers

  • August 20-21 - Umphrey’s McGee & Disco Biscuits

  • September 3 - UB40 - Biggabaggariddim Tour w/ The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson, Maxi Priest, & Big Mountain

  • September 10 - I Love the 90s w/ Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Rob Base, All 4 One, Tone Loc, & Young MC

  • October 8-9 - CaveFest w/ Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, and more!


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