The Caverns is a world-renowned venue for live music located in Pelham, Tennessee, in Grundy County. The venue attracts artists from all over the country because of its unique setting.
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Moreover, the earth’s surface connects to the underground venue with 8,000 linear feet of passages, opening up to Big Mouth Cave. Historically, the cave has been around for 25,000 years. For thousands of years, the geological feature has provided refuge and escape from cold and rain and to enjoy one another’s company.
Now, in addition to underground music, The Caverns are now offering a new venue on the earth’s surface. On June 25, they are opening up their very own Caverns Amphitheater.
To kick off the amphitheater, Old Crow Medicine Show will christen the new venue with their Hootenanny show. Old Crow Medicine Show’s Hootenanny will feature guests like Willie Watson, Joshua Hedly, and Town Mountain for the amphitheater’s first full-capacity show. Moreover, the show includes enhanced concessions, food trucks, beautiful views of the Cumberland Plateau, and onsite camping.
The Cavern’s History of Surface Level Shows
The Caverns began their above-ground shows on October 8, 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic. They offered a way to enjoy live music while remaining socially distant, outside, in your own group “pod.”
Now, the amphitheater will offer crowds of 5,500 people for their 10 announced shows in 2022, with a plan to expand to 30 shows in the next year.
Upcoming artists in The Caverns Amphitheater include Fleet Foxes, George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic, and Greensky Bluegrass. Check out a list of their upcoming shows in the above-ground amphitheater below.
The Caverns Amphitheater Schedule:
June 25 – Old Crow Medicine Show’s Hootenanny w/ Willie Watson, Joshua Hedley, & Town Mountain – Get Tickets
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 – Get Tickets
July 23 – Crowder – Get Tickets
July 31 – Fleet Foxes: Shore Tour – Get Tickets
August 19 – Greensky Bluegrass & The Wood Brothers – Get Tickets
August 20-21 – Umphrey’s McGee & Disco Biscuits – Get Tickets
September 3 – UB40 – Biggabaggariddim Tour w/ The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson, Maxi Priest, & Big Mountain – Get Tickets
September 10 – I Love the 90s w/ Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Rob Base, All 4 One, Tone Loc, & Young MC – Get Tickets
October 8-9 – CaveFest w/ Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band and more! – Get Tickets
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