Out of the many venues I ardently support in my area, The Caverns have always been one of them. In this article, I shall be telling you about how they adapted to the pandemic, to recover from being closed.

In February, I published an article HERE about how they had returned to live music by devising a plan to host above ground shows on their property all spring this year. However it has been announced that they will be returning to the underground facility in august.

Here is a plethora of information on what’s going on for the next few months, and as far as I can tell, they will be returning to the underground in august. It appears to be the outdoor pod atmosphere that will be continuing until august 8th.

Now, this brings me to another quandary that hasn’t yet been resolved by my own emails. I bought tickets last year for the taping of Bluegrass Underground, and it has not been rescheduled or re announced yet.  I’m currently hanging onto my tickets, in hopes that they will re schedule it underground as it was intended.

Margo Price is Coming to The Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater, May 28, 2021
Our pre-sale starts this Wednesday at 10a CT • Access code: PRICEPODS
On May 28th, for the first time since 2019, modern country traditionalist Margo Price and her band will headline a concert to an audience of in-person attendees. The socially-distanced show presented by Lightning 100 will take place outdoors at The Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater, where all aspects of the event will adhere to strict guidelines to help protect the health and safety of everyone involved.
Watch the video below to get the vibe of how what an outdoor and socially distanced concert at The Caverns is like. To learn even more about how we’re bringing back live music responsibly, visit this webpage.
Don’t miss Margo Price with Jeremy Ivey on Friday, May 28, 2021! Being a subscriber to our e-newsletter has its perks, get your pods early during our exclusive pre-sale this Wednesday before they go on sale to the general public on Thursday at 10a CT.

The Caverns is proud to bring back live music in a responsible way with a new, socially distanced venue—The Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater.

Join us outdoors on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Payne’s Cove for an epic night of music.

For these concerts, we have a solid plan to bring us all together, but it is going to take everyone doing their part. We’re all in this together. Between our staff, the artists, their crew and YOU—we are going to make this work!

Guests will arrive at staggered times, be asked COVID-19 screening questions, receive a temperature check, and enjoy the show from socially distanced pods. You’re welcome to bring your own chairs for this show as seating will not be provided. Masks will be mandatory, except when guests are in their pods. All concessions and merchandise will be ordered through an app and delivered contactless to your pod eliminating lines and limiting the need to leave your pod.

While the music plays on above ground, restrooms will be used inside The Caverns subterranean music venue to give guests an opportunity to duck below the surface to see the world famous underground music venue.

For all aspects of the event, The Caverns will adhere to the State of Tennessee’s Tennessee Pledge based on CDC guidance to bring back live music.

We’re Going Back to The Underground!
Melvin Seals & JGB, Sunday, August 8
The Caverns Pre-Sale Begins Thursday at 11a CT. Access code: CAVETHEDATE
Experience the one and only Melvin Seals & JGB underground in The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee on Sunday, August 8. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “jamband music.” Today’s JGB also includes John Kadlecik, a full-time band member since 2019.
Titled “The Daze Between,” this concert in a cave will go down during the most important week of the year for Deadheads known as “The Days Between,” which starts on Jerry Garcia’s birthday and ends the day he died. And as we’ve all heard, never miss a Sunday show—this one starts at 4:20p CT.
The general on sale begins at 11a CT this Friday, but as an exclusive pre-sale for The Caverns e-news subscribers, get your tickets early on Thursday at 11a CT with the access code CAVETHEDATE.
Don’t get left on the surface. Overnight packages available with transportation to and from the venue. Start making your subterranean plans today.
See you underground!
This concert will take place inside The Caverns underground concert hall, which is being equipped with a ventilation system to improve air flow. This show is being sold to capacity, but pending COVID-19 developments, the audience size may be limited. COVID-19 mitigation stations with hand sanitizer and complimentary masks will be located throughout the venue. Masks are encouraged, but not required. COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged to attend, but not required. Get facts about COVID-19 vaccines here.
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