Have You Ever Seen A Concert in a Cave? Check Out These 16 Upcoming Shows at The Caverns

The Caverns
The Caverns music venue. Photo from The Caverns Facebook Page.

In Grundy County, Tennessee, in a timeless valley near the base of the Cumberland Plateau, you’ll find The Caverns—a jaw-dropping concert hall located deep underground. Guests revel in the prehistoric venue’s natural acoustics and otherworldly beauty.

The Caverns draws music fans from all over the world. Live music inside a cave, it’s a bucket list experience that keeps fans coming back to The Caverns time and again for “The Greatest Show Under Earth.”


Michael Cleveland
photo from The Caverns

1Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Saturday, May 14, 5 pm

Bluegrass phenoms Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are headed underground. Michael and his band pay tribute to the classic bluegrass sound, but his famous five-string fiddle adds his own special stamp on the genre, creating an absolutely unforgettable performance

Find tickets here. 

Dark Star Orchestra
photo from Dark Star Orchestra Facebook

2Dark Star Orchestra

Friday, May 20- Saturday, May 21, 8 pm

On May 20th and 21st, the critically acclaimed Grateful Dead sound-celebrators Dark Star Orchestra will be playing two back-to-back nights in The Caverns—their first time performing in the CAVE! After 20 years of playing together and over three thousand shows, they’ve created an experience for both old-school and new-wave Dead fans to enjoy.

Buy tickets here. 

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Sunday, May 22, 6:30 pm

Iration’s is bringing the Zen Island Tour with special guests, Tropidelic & Kash’d Out.

Weird Al Yankovic
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4Weird Al Yankovic

Friday, May 27- Saturday, May 28, 8 pm

Experience “Weird Al” Yankovic in a CAVE when The Unfortunate Return of The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour

Buy tickets here. 

Old Crow Medicine Show
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5Old Crow Medicine Show

Saturday, June 25, 8 pm

Old Crow Medicine Show returns to Grundy County on Saturday, June 25th for a special performance called Old Crow Medicine Show’s Hootenanny at The Caverns Amphitheater.

Buy tickets here. 

Tommy Emmanuel
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6Tommy Emmanuel

Sunday, June 26, 5 pm

Enjoy wholeheartedly the acoustic stylings of Australian virtuosic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. Known for playing alone what three different musicians might struggle with, you will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind underground spectacle. Joined by Gareth Pearson, also known as the Welsh Tornado.

Buy tickets here. 

George Clinton
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7George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Saturday, July 2, 6:30 pm

One Nation Under A Groove featuring George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic,
with The Motet featuring Shira Ellis, Josh Schwartz, Chris Brouwers (formerly of Turkuaz), Dopapod, & Pimps of Joytime.

Buy tickets here. 

Todd Snider
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8Todd Snider

Saturday, July 16, 8 pm

The singer/songwriter is bringing his storytelling to The Caverns this summer.

Buy tickets here. 

Steve Earle and The Dukes
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9Steve Earle & The Dukes

Sunday, July 24, 7 pm

GRAMMY award winner Steve Earle whittles down his words leaving both sides of the coin to feel understood. Joined by his long-time band The Dukes, July 24th will be an unforgettable summer night in The Caverns.

Buy tickets here. 

Fleet Foxes
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10Fleet Foxes

Sunday, July 31, 8 pm

Fleet Foxes will be the first full capacity outdoor show at The Caverns Amphitheater on July 31st, 2022.

Buy tickets here. 

Drive by Truckers
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11Drive-By Truckers

Saturday, August 13, 8 pm

Country rockers Drive-By Truckers are headed underground on August 13th.

Buy tickets here. 

Umphrey's McGee
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12Umphrey’s McGee & The Disco Biscuits

Saturday, August 20- Sunday, August 21, 7 pm

Umphrey’s McGee and The Disco Biscuits are co-headlining The Caverns Amphitheater for a whole weekend on August 20th & 21st.

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13UB40- Bigga Baggariddim

Saturday, September 3, 6:30 pm

UB40, legendary reggae-pop band and four-time Grammy® nominees are headed to The Caverns Amphitheater this summer on their BIGGA BAGGARIDDIM TOUR with The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Jamaican R&B & reggae artist Maxi Priest and Big Mountain.

Buy tickets here. 

I Love the 90s
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14I Love the 90s at The Caverns

Saturday, September 10, 5 pm

On Saturday, September 10th they’re turning The Caverns Amphitheater into a 90s nostalgia time machine with the I Love The 90s Tour featuring Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Rob Base, All-4-One, Tone Loc & Young MC! This night is all about spinning the classics.

Buy tickets here. 

photo from The Caverns


Sunday, September 11, 5 pm

The Caverns proudly welcomes space rockers Spiritualized to the underground with outlaw country artist Nikki Lane. Spiritualized is touring in support of their new album, Everything Was Beautiful, the band’s 9th studio release.

Buy tickets here. 

Cave Fest
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16Cavefest at The Caverns

Saturday, October 8 -9, 1 pm

On October 8th and 9th, incredible music and breathtaking caves come together to create the first-ever CaveFest. The Caverns presents its own curated festival featuring headlining acts Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Infamous Stringdusters, and Yonder Mountain String Band and artist in residence Lindsey Lou.

Buy tickets here.