Bluegrass
Underground
live from the caverns.

Bluegrass Underground is a musical adventure series presented by PBS affiliate WCTE that airs across the US on PBS stations. The series shines a light on purveyors of musical authenticity in a space unlike any other on (or under) earth.

Discover the greatest show
(under) earth at the caverns

Go Underground

Located in the timeless valley of Pelham, TN, at the base of Monteagle mountain, The Caverns lies in an ancient and almost hidden cove in one of the most cavernous places on Earth.

The Caverns is the world's newest (and oldest) "performance hall". The Caverns features singular acoustics in a sublime and surreal setting. It's a magical cave and we welcome you to dig deeper.
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Upcoming Shows

Check out our lineup and packages and book your trip to The Caverns—and remember, any day below ground is a good day!

  • = BGU/PBS Taping
Billy Strings
Sweet Lizzy Project

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Aaron Lee Tasjan
The Sam Bush Band

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Brandi Carlile

Friday, April 20, 2018

Kathy Mattea
Tim O'Brien Bluegrass Band

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lettuce
The Rev. Sekou

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Del McCoury Band
Sierra Hull

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Turnpike Troubadours
Flatt Lonesome

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
Mary Gauthier

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jason D. Williams
Davina & The Vagabonds

Friday, June 08, 2018

Keller Williams

Monday, June 16, 2018

Scott Miller

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Mountain Heart

Saturday, August 11, 2018

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Featured Packages

The Monteagle Mountain Stay & Cave Package

Monteagle Mountain, just a fifteen-minute drive to The Caverns, is known for it's serene beauty and peaceful mountain air. Stay on top of the mountain at Jim Oliver's world famous Smoke House Lodge. Relax in a historic, authentic Tennessee lodge that offers home cooked meals in a beautiful setting. Nearby you'll find shopping, dining, & great hikes. Top rated hikes like Natural Bridge, Firey Gizzard, Stone Door and more are all nearby. Take a short drive down the road to the historic & beautiful Sewanee University for golfing plus more dining & shopping options.

Package Includes:
  • 2 Premium seats guaranteed in rows 1-5
  • Accommodations for 2 at The Smoke House Lodge
  • 2 exclusive Caverns package T-shirts
  • 1 exclusive "Best of Bluegrass Underground" album digital download
  • 1 exclusive Caverns hat to wear on all your above ground adventures
  • Luxury coach transportation to and from the venue
  • 2 Caverns meal vouchers to keep you full during the show
  • An exclusive 2018 artist signed & numbered Caverns poster to commemorate our inaugural year and your visit to The Caverns
  • An onsite Caverns representative at the hotel to welcome you and assist you during your stay with us, to make your experience all it can be!
The Chattanooga Stay & Cave Package

Just a 45 minute drive from The Caverns, Chattanoogoa nicknamed "Scenic City" is one of the top destinations in the South. The New York Times named Chattanooga one of the "Top 45 Places to go" in the World—and it's no wonder. Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America's most breathtaking cities. Stay in the world famous Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel in the epicenter of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. The hotel is home to Songbirds Museum and in close proximity to the world famous Chattanooga Aquarium, Rock City, Ruby Falls, The Chattanooga Riverfront and so much more. All packages include transportation to The Caverns, so relax, we'll do the driving.

Package Includes:
  • 2 Premium seats guaranteed in rows 1-5
  • Accommodations for 2 at The Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
  • 2 exclusive Caverns package T-shirts
  • 1 exclusive “Best of Bluegrass Underground” album digital download
  • 1 exclusive Caverns hat to wear on all your above ground adventures
  • Luxury coach transportation to and from the venue
  • 1 "Best of Bluegrass Underground" CD Digital Download
  • 2 Caverns meal vouchers to keep you full during the show
  • An exclusive 2018 artist signed & numbered Caverns poster to commemorate our inaugural year and your visit to The Caverns
  • An onsite Caverns representative at the hotel to welcome you and assist you during your stay with us, to make your experience all it can be!
The Deep Dive Package

For those taking a daytrip to The Caverns who are looking to maximize their experienceand value—this is the package for you. It includes guaranteed premium seating in rows 6-10 and lot's of other great memorabilia. This package is for one person.

Package Includes:
  • 1 Premium seat guaranteed in rows 6-10
  • 1 exclusive Caverns package T-shirt
  • 1 exclusive "Best of Bluegrass Underground" album digital download
  • 1 exclusive Caverns hat to wear on all your above ground adventures
  • 1 Caverns meal voucher to keep you full during the show an exclusive 2018 artist signed & numbered Caverns poster to commemorate our inaugural year and your visit to The Caverns
The Underground Package

Take advantage of your daytrip to The Caverns with guaranteed great seats and get an unforgettable value for your trek underground.

Package Includes:
  • 1 Premium seat guaranteed in rows 6-15
  • 1 exclusive Caverns package T-shirt
  • 1 exclusive "Best of Bluegrass Underground" album digital download an exclusive 2018 artist signed & numbered Caverns poster to commemorate our inaugural year and your visit to The Caverns

Common Questions

Dive into some common questions most of our guests have, come prepared and get ready for an experience of the lifetime. If you can't find the question you have below feel free to reach out to us via social media.

How can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available for all shows online here.

Where is The Caverns?

God's country! The GPS address is 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, TN 37366.

From Nashville: take I-24 East for 80 miles, take exit 127 (TN-50 E/US-64 Pelham), Continue on TN-50E for 6 miles (when road curves to the left, stay straight), take a left onto Payne Cove Rd, Continue on Payne Cove Rd for 1.5 miles, take a left onto Charlie Roberts Rd, follow Charlie Roberts Rd. for 3 miles to The Caverns.

From Chattanooga: take I-24 W to TN-50 E for 53 miles, take Exit 127, Continue on TN-50E for 6 miles (when road curves to the left, stay straight), take a left onto Payne Cove Rd, Continue on Payne Cove Rd for 1.5 miles, take a left onto Charlie Roberts Rd, follow Charlie Roberts Rd. for 3 miles to The Caverns.

From Monteagle: take US-41 N to TN-50 E, Continue on TN-50E for 6 miles (when road curves to the left, stay straight), take a left onto Payne Cove Rd, Continue on Payne Cove Rd for 1.5 miles, take a left onto Charlie Roberts Rd, follow Charlie Roberts Rd. for 3 miles to The Caverns.

From Atlanta: take I-75 N to I-24 W for 168 miles, take exit 127 (TN-50 E/US-64 Pelham), Continue on TN-50E for 6 miles (when road curves to the left, stay straight), take a left onto Payne Cove Rd, Continue on Payne Cove Rd for 1.5 miles, take a left onto Charlie Roberts Rd, follow Charlie Roberts Rd. for 3 miles to The Caverns.

How much are tickets?

Each show is priced differently; please see our ticketing page here for show pricing.

What about kids? Are they free?

We love kids and if they are under 5 and gonna sit in your lap they are free, sure but if they are gonna sit in a seat then they need a ticket.

How do I get my tickets?

All tickets are emailed to you. Please print your tickets prior to coming to the venue. If you're unable to print your tickets please go to Will Call located at the Welcome Center at The Caverns. Please check your ticket information for show specific times. In most cases the box office will open two hours prior to doors opening.

How do we get into the cave to see the show at The Caverns?

The showroom is about a 1/2 mile walk from the parking lot along a gravel path. Once at the cave mouth the walk is not difficult but plan to come a little early if you have difficulty walking. Most guests can do the walk without much trouble. Limited handicap seating is available for most shows. If you need handicap seating, please be sure to select those seats when you purchase tickets.

Are there restrooms at the show?

Yes the cave is equipped with full bathroom facilities.

Are there concessions available at The Caverns?

Yes, we have some delicious, locally sourced cave fare that is only available at The Caverns. Adult beverages too!

Can we bring our own food and drinks to The Caverns?

You can enjoy your munchies and drinks in the parking lot, but food and drinks are not allowed outside of the parking lot. Food and drink are available for purchase inside the cave.

May we bring our own chairs?

Nope. When you buy your ticket you will receive your specific seat. All seats have cushions and at the Caverns we know that padded seats make for happy fannies.

How long are the shows?

Show lengths vary from show to show but are generally 2-3 hours.

Can I bring my animal to the show?

We love animals as much you but unfortunately for the safety and comfort of all guests pets are not allowed at The Caverns. Working service animals are welcome at The Caverns. Service animals must be wearing proper identification and/or individuals must have proof of certification or a license for the service animal. The ADA defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.

What items are prohibited at The Caverns?

Prohibited items include: all weapons, oversized bags, outside food and beverage, cans, bottles, alcohol, illegal drugs, laser pens, masks, laptops, musical instruments, video cameras, monopods, tripods, audio recording devices (unless special permission is granted and/or "taper" tickets are offered to the ticket buyer) and cameras with telephoto or removable zoom lenses.

Please do not bring selfie sticks, juggling sticks, beach balls, totems/walking sticks, bull horns, noisemakers, fireworks, aerosols, confetti, glitter (any items that may be thrown), hula hoops, drones or any other remote controlled moving object and anything else management and/or staff deem inappropriate.

Can I take a piece of the cave home with me?

God No, that's just wrong. Shame on you for asking.

I purchased a package, what do I do now?

Once you purchase your package sit back, relax and let us do the rest! Watch your email for your show specific package details.

I purchased a package, how will I get my great seats up close to the stage?

If you've purchased a Stay & Cave, Deep Dive or Underground package, sit back & get ready to enjoy your favorite artist at The Caverns. We will reserve great seats for you. Please see your ticket and confirmation email for specific seat info. Not all shows will offer packages.

I want to get deeper into The Caverns, can I take a cave tour to see the "Wild" sections of the caves?

The Caverns is a part of a large underground cave system with beautiful large rooms, stalactites, stalagmites, an underground lost river and much more. We currently do not offer guided cave tours but are working on opening sections of the cave system to visitors in the near future. For your safety and that of others, we ask that all guests remain in designated areas. Please do not hike through the woods or venture outside of our paths.

What time zone is The Caverns in?

We are on Central Time.

Do you offer group discounts?

Yes! Groups of 15 or more are eligible for group rates with great benefits. Please email info@bluegrassunderground.com with the number of people attending and the show you’d like to attend. Payments for group tickets must be received 30 days prior to the show date. Select shows may not be eligible for group rates, and group rates are not available for the PBS tapings.

What is the Camera/Photo policy at The Caverns?

We highly encourage you to take pictures while in the cave of anything you like, but please no flash photography during the show. Please take lots of pictures and post to your social media & share your trip with friends & family. Digital, disposable or 35mm cameras are allowed at The Caverns. Professional cameras with detachable or telephoto lenses are prohibited.

All photos taken on The Caverns property are not be used for resale or commercial use unless a Locations/Property Release has been granted by the venue management. The Caverns reserves the right to reuse all images & video recorded on the property for promotional use eith no payment to you.

The Caverns reserves the right to restrict all video and photography based on the request of artists. See your show specific ticket for details about photography at your show.

Flash photography is prohibited during all performances. Unless otherwise posted or announced, videotaping/filming of performances is prohibited at The Caverns except by approved media. Failure to comply may result in ejection from the venue & the property.

Use hashtags "#thecaverns" and/or "#bluegrassunderground" & tag us when possible. Please respect those around & behind you and do not block anyone's view.

Will I be on TV or Photographed?

Upon entering The Caverns property for any event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by The Caverns and its affiliates, representatives, and lisensees. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar events in the future, and highlight the venue. You release The Caverns and its affiliates, representatives, and licensees its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by The Caverns or the person or entity designated to do so by The Caverns.

Is there wifi at The Caverns?

Yes, we do have WiFi at The Caverns free for our guests to use.

I have not found the answer to my questions, can I call someone at The Caverns?

All inquiries regarding ticket purchases, transfers, refunds and general assistance with ticketing please call Etix, our ticketing partner, at 800-514-3849. Their Customer Support Center Hours are: Monday - Saturday: 8am - 7pm, Sunday: 11am - 7pm (All times EST) To reach someone at The Caverns please email us at info@thecaverns.com - we strive to answer all email and phone inquiries within 48 business hours.

Can my band or my friends band play at The Caverns?

We strive to present the highest level of quality music to our patrons. One way we do that is by only working with artists and bands that we have seen live ourselves. We will also often work with booking agents and management that we have a long-standing, working relationship with. With that being said we are also looking for new artists, bands & configurations in all genres. Our team of music lovers often attend regional concerts, music festivals & music industry conferences, we are always on the lookout for a great new artists. You can always contact us via email at info@bluegrassunderground.com though we normally only book as described in the process above. Thanks for your support and interest in performing at The Caverns.