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. What’s more, The Caverns is home to the Emmy-winning, PBS television series Bluegrass Underground. With a concert calendar that spans all genres of musical expression, 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.”
The Caverns is a large, connected underground cave system that covers over 8,000 linear feet of known surreal cave passages. Shows are hosted in a section of The Caverns historically known to locals and cavers as the Big Mouth Cave for it impressive, large archway entrance, experts believe humans have been using the cave to escape the heat, take refuge from rain and enjoy each others company for up to 25,000 years.
Down twisting country roads, the venue is located at 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, TN 37366 in a geographical sweet spot approximately 90 minutes from Nashville, TN, 60 minutes from Chattanooga, TN, and less than three hours from Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL and Knoxville, TN. Additionally, there’s much to explore in the surrounding Southeast Tennessee area, like Tennessee’s largest state park: South Cumberland State Park includes hiking trails, majestic waterfalls, world-class rock climbing and stunning overlooks. The surrounding communities of Monteagle, Tracy City and Sewanee offer local dining, shopping and historic sites surrounded by nature’s beauty.
For music fans planning a trip underground, The Caverns stays 59 degrees year-round with 91% humidity. The cave feels cool when it’s hot outside, and can feel warm when on cold weather days. Be sure to bring a light jacket. Comfortable footwear is recommended. “Stay-and-Cave” packages are available with lodging and transportation to and from the venue. With shows throughout the year and a wide variety of music programming, you’re sure to find a concert on our calendar to inspire your musical adventure. See you underground in The Caverns!
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- 555 Charlie Roberts Road