The Caverns has announced dates for the taping of the next season of The Caverns Sessions on PBS, which will be Season XIII of the long-running subterranean musical series formerly known as Bluegrass Underground. From March 22nd through March 24th, The Caverns Sessions PBS taping will treat music fans to performances by the finest in roots and Americana music today.
This 3-day event features Elizabeth Cook, Yola, Dan Tyminski Band, 49 Winchester, Lindsay Lou, Ozomatli, Shane Smith & The Saints, Big Richard, Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory, The Texas Gentlemen, Evan Honer, and Clay Street Unit
With 12 artists jam-packed into one epic weekend of underground concerts, The Caverns Sessions performances will be captured for the 13th season of the multiple Emmy Award-winning subterranean series, which debuted on PBS as Bluegrass Underground in 2011. The new season of The Caverns Sessions will premiere in the Fall of 2024 on PBS stations nationwide and via the PBS streaming app.
“Season XIII presents a dozen amazing artists who we can’t wait to shine a light on inside the darkness of The Caverns,” says Todd Mayo, The Caverns owner. “It’s an honor and pure joy to reconvene our outstanding team to capture singular musical moments for PBS.”
To be at the 3-day live taping event is a music lover’s ultimate experience, especially for fans who revel in discovering new artists on the verge of worldwide acclaim.
The Caverns Sessions PBS TV Taping presents an early springtime opportunity to see a festival-worthy line-up. Tucked below the rolling hills of Tennessee inside The Caverns with a unique, world-renowned combination of established and buzzworthy artists, award-winning sound and lighting production, and breathtaking natural beauty, The Caverns Sessions PBS Taping is a 3-day fete like no other.
The Caverns Sessions PBS TV Taping in The Caverns feature a clean-and-comfortable, fan-friendly environment, complete with high-quality concessions and beverage offerings, including craft beers, seltzers and canned cocktails.
On-site Yurt and off-site Stay & Cave hotel packages make for a perfect and easy weekend getaway. Packages include the best seats to all tapings, lodging accommodations for two, food and commemorative merchandise. Hotel packages also include transportation to and from the venue. There is no better way to experience The Caverns Sessions PBS TV taping than a Yurt or Stay & Cave package. On-site camping is also an option for guests who prefer to bring their own RVs or tents. Stay only a quarter mile walk from the shows and take in 360 views of the scenic Cumberland Plateau.
Learn more about the artist line-up for The Caverns Sessions PBS TV Taping in The Caverns:
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Elizabeth Cook - Nashville singer-songwriter originally from Wildwood, Florida, Elizabeth Cook is a lauded country artist with a sharp, surprising style. She’s also a SiriusXM Outlaw Country DJ, David Letterman favorite, a Grand Ole Opry regular, and plays the beloved role of Tammy on Adult Swim’s Squidbillies.
Yola - A six-time GRAMMY nominee, Yola is a critically acclaimed artist and actor. NPR hailed her latest album, Stand for Myself, as the "best soul record of the past 20 years,” her acting debut as Sister Rosetta Tharpe in "ELVIS" earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination, and in 2024 she will release highly anticipated new music.
The Texas Gentlemen - Based in Dallas and Austin, The Texas Gentlemen are a versatile musical collective known for genre-blending skills, from pop-soul to country funk. They’ve served as a backing band for multiple A-List artists and released two albums which highlight their instrumental prowess and adaptability.
Evan Honer - Originally from Surprise, Arizona, songwriter Evan Honer is influenced by esteemed artists like Jason Isbell, Tyler Childers, and Colter Wall and has masterfully crafted a captivating blend of modern outlaw country, indie folk, and pop sensibilities.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
Dan Tyminski Band - With a 30+ year career, Dan Tyminski is known for his iconic bluegrass voice, popularized in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? He's won 14 Grammys and contributed to projects by Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and Rob Thomas, to name a few.
49 Winchester - Hailing from Castlewood, Virginia, 49 Winchester formed when its members were teenagers. Hundreds of shows and thousands of miles later, the rapidly-rising band’s latest album, Fortune Favors the Bold, reflects their hard-earned ethos.
Lindsay Lou - Celebrated singer-songwriter Lindsay Lou masterfully combines progressive Americana and folk with bluegrass roots. Her journey, marked by personal revelations and profound loss, is showcased on her latest solo album, Queen of Time, where she explores self-discovery and resilience.
Clay Street Unit - Formed in 2021 in Denver, Colorado, Clay Street Unit infuses southern country, folk, and Appalachian bluegrass into their high-energy, fresh take on Americana traditions. Their debut EP A Mighty Fine Evening showcases their evolving, unique sound.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
Ozomatli - With an eclectic blend of urban-Latino and global influences, Ozomatli’s musical artistry mirrors the cultural tapestry of Los Angeles. Over 27 years, they've earned two Grammy Awards, a Latin Grammy, and the title of U.S. Cultural Ambassadors.
Shane Smith & The Saints - Shane Smith's music journey began in Austin, where he formed The Saints, a group known for their four-part harmonies. The songs on the band's upcoming album, Norther, are filled with all the electricity and eclecticism of their high-energy live shows.
Big Richard - Colorado's neo-acoustic supergroup, Big Richard, formed in 2021, is impressive with virtuosity, harmonies, and eclectic repertoire. By reinventing traditional tunes and their own original storytelling, they're poised to make waves in Americana music.
Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory - Hailed as a "musician's musician," Hart’s artistry has drawn praise from legends like Bob Dylan, as well as guitar virtuosos like Gary Moore and Mick Taylor. Born in 1963, his nomadic upbringing influenced his eclectic musical journey.