The Caverns

On October 11-13, The Caverns presents the third annual CaveFest, featuring a curated line-up of music over three days with headliners Railroad Earth, The Travelin’ McCourys, Yonder Mountain String Band, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, and The Grateful Ball featuring The Travelin’ McCourys plus special guests, joined by artists-in-residence Lindsay Lou and John Mailander.

Progressive rock band Papadosio is headed back to The Caverns in Grundy County, Tennessee on September 22 & 23, 2023 to present their highly anticipated, serene fall festival Subterranea. This year's 2-day event will build on the foundation of last year's inaugural festival with captivating underground performances, immersive cave tours and subterranean “sound baths,” engaging workshops, unique food & craft vendors, on-site camping, and more!

The Caverns is proud to present the second annual CaveFest, featuring a curated line-up of music over three days. Headliners include Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Peter Rowan, and The Travelin’ McCourys, plus artists-in-residence Lindsay Lou, on-site camping, open underground jam sessions, cave tours, delicious food trucks, local vendors, and more.

Caves have long been a part of Irish folklore and mythology since ancient times, so what better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17th than inside a magical cave in Southeast, Tennesse? The Caverns is hosting an epic St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with traditional Irish music from The Nashville Celts, The Caverns Irish Dancers, delicious Irish food and refreshments, and more. This festive underground event is bound to please locals and travelers alike while turning those who miss it green with envy.

Sparks will fly Fourth of July weekend at The Caverns when a new bluegrass festival emerges from Payne’s Cove featuring a cavalcade of award-winning bluegrass artists. On July 1 & 2, 2023, The Caverns presents the inaugural Big Mouth Bluegrass Festival.

The Caverns hosted its very own festival last weekend, CaveFest, which attracted over 4,000 guests per day from every one of the lower 48 states.

"CaveFest was an enchanting weekend of music and food, and family and friends," says Todd Mayo, The Caverns owner. "It was epic and looking forward to doing it again (and again)."

Celebrate Halloween like you never have before—underground! Join us Saturday, October 29th for the first ever Captain Cavejam's Underground Halloween Disco with a 70s, 80s & 90s DJ Set from the one and only Captain Cavejam. This under-worldly all ages disco dance party can only be experienced underground in The Caverns!

Bluegrass Underground, the 2nd longest music series on national television behind Austin City Limits, will debuted on PBS stations September 10th, 2022 as The Caverns Sessions with an episode featuring Nashville-based, festival favorites Moon Taxi.

After months of planning and preparation, The Caverns Amphitheater celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, June 25th with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Hootenanny with Willie Watson, Joshua Hedley and Town Mountain. The new outdoor venue is the latest addition to The Caverns, which is world-renown for its cave concerts, and follows recent expansions including daily walking tours and adventure caving expeditions, an on-site campground for post-show guests, and a new Camp Caverns summer camp for kids.

Opening day is approaching for Tennessee’s newest outdoor venue: The Caverns Amphitheater! On June 25th, Old Crow Medicine Show’s Hootenanny with Willie Watson, Joshua Hedley and Town Mountain kicks off the first full capacity season. The Caverns, recently named the “Favorite Southern Music Venue” by Garden & Gun, is excited to offer fans an outdoor concert experience with enhanced concessions, food trucks, stunning views, onsite camping and more.

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