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Bluegrass Underground PBS TV Taping Takes Over With Jam-Packed Weekend Underground in The Caverns

Milestone Season X to be taped for PBS in The Caverns, March 27-29, 2020

The Caverns, known as The Greatest Show Under Earth, creates a music festival experience with epic 3-day Bluegrass Underground event

Pelham, TN -- As reported by The Bluegrass Situation, Bluegrass Underground announced today the artists for the TV taping of its milestone Season X on PBS. From March 27 through March 29, the Bluegrass Underground PBS TV taping in The Caverns will treat music fans to performances by the finest in roots music and Americana. This special 10th anniversary taping features bonafide legends like Asleep At The Wheel and Blind Boys of Alabama to rising stars like groove-driven jam band Goose, psychedelic soul Black Pumas, cutting-edge singer-songwriters Cam, Yola and Sam Lewis, harmonious duos Mandolin Orange and three-time GRAMMY nominated Milk Carton Kids as well as instrumental fireworks from bluegrass phenom, Molly Tuttle, and a surprise act to be announced in the coming weeks.

Jam-packed into one epic weekend of underground concerts, the performances will be captured for the 10th anniversary of the multiple Emmy Award-winning Bluegrass Underground series on PBS. To be at the 3-day live taping event is a music lover’s ultimate experience. The milestone Season X of Bluegrass Underground will premiere in the Fall of 2020 on PBS stations nationwide.

“It's amazing that Bluegrass Underground is the second-longest running music series on American Television,” says Todd Mayo, Bluegrass Underground creator and co-producer. “And we look forward to the next 10 years of partnering with PBS in presenting the quality and diversity of roots music from one of the most iconic music destinations in the world, The Caverns in Grundy County, Tennessee."

3-Day & Single Day Tickets go on sale for the Bluegrass Underground PBS TV Tapings on Friday, November 22 at 11a CT at TheCaverns.com

Direct ticket page links:

3-Day Package

Friday, March 27

Saturday, March 28

Sunday, March 29

While the national festival season remains in hibernation, Bluegrass Underground and The Caverns will welcome spring to the rolling hills of Tennessee with its unique, world-renowned combination of top artists, award-winning sound and lighting production, and breathtaking natural beauty, creating an underground festival experience like none other.

Bluegrass Underground event features a clean-and-comfortable, fan-friendly environment, complete with high-quality, concessions and beverage offerings, including craft beers.

Stay-and-Cave hotel packages make for a perfect and easy getaway weekend. Packages include the best seats to all tapings, lodging accommodations for two, transportation to and from the venue, food and commemorative merchandise. There is no better way to experience the Bluegrass Underground TV tapings than a Stay-and-Cave package. Packages and tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 22nd at 11am central at TheCaverns.com.

Most important, as it’s been since Bluegrass Underground began in 2008, music remains the main course. Here’s the lineup for Bluegrass Underground Season X PBS TV Taping in The Caverns:

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 - Visit Friday ticket page

  • Molly Tuttle - An artist on the leading edge of bluegrass music, steeped in tradition while driving the genre forward in today’s musical landscape.
  • Goose - This New England band’s mix of rock, funk, tropical grooves and extended jams will turn The Caverns into a subterranean dance party.
  • Cam - From a GRAMMY nomination to headlining the Ryman Auditorium, this multi-platinum country singer-songwriter is a force to be reckoned with.
  • Asleep At The Wheel - Ray Benson has now been leading a Western Swing band longer than Bob Wills, and he brings his iconic group to The Caverns for their 50th Anniversary Tour. Historic.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 - Visit Saturday ticket page

  • Sam Lewis - Best-known for touring and collaborating with Chris Stapleton (who helped inaugurate Bluegrass Underground in 2008), this singer-songwriter is one of the defining talents of modern Americana.
  • The Milk Carton Kids - One of Americana’s best live acts, the duo of singer/guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan combine close harmonies, wonderful original songs and humor.
  • Watkins Family Hour - A rare opportunity to see brother sister duo, Sean and Sara Watkins, as Watkins Family Hour, a project they started in 2002 in Los Angeles to try out some original songs and a few covers that wouldn’t work in Nickel Creek.
  • Shooter Jennings - For nearly two decades, Shooter Jennings has defied expectation while constantly expanding the parameters of country, rock ‘n’ roll, and beyond. The scion of American music royalty, he has affirmed his own place in histories still to come.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 - Visit Sunday ticket page

  • Blind Boys of Alabama - A rousing Sunday in The Caverns with the five-time GRAMMY Award-winning gospel group that helped create the genre.
  • Black Pumas - Austin, Texas is known for its dynamic live music scene. Black Pumas are the city’s leading soul/funk band. Enough said.
  • Yola - Demolishing genre with her evocative voice and debut record Walk Through Fire, Yola establishes herself as the Queen of Country Soul from the very first note.
  • Mandolin Orange - Intimate and emotional, the music of multi-instrumental duo Emily Frantz and songwriter Andrew Marlin draws you into their world with a sound that floats like a butterfly, but speaks to the heart.

Tickets & travel packages for the special anniversary Season X taping will go on sale at 11 am central Friday, November 22, 2019 at TheCaverns.com. Past tapings have been almost instant sellouts and tickets are expected to go fast.

Bluegrass Underground is underwritten on PBS by Tennessee Tourism and by Grundy County, TN. The 12 episode series is presented to PBS nationally in partnership with WCTE in Cookeville, TN, which serves the Upper Cumberland and Middle Tennessee.

Three million years in the making, The Caverns welcomes all to the historic Season X taping of the iconic PBS television series, Bluegrass Underground.