The Caverns Amphitheater celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, June 25th with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Hootenanny with Willie Watson, Joshua Hedley and Town Mountain. The new outdoor venue is the latest addition to The Caverns, which is world-renown for its cave concerts, and follows recent expansions including daily walking tours and adventure caving expeditions, an on-site campground for post-show guests, and a new Camp Caverns summer camp for kids.
On Saturday evening, opening night guests enjoyed cuisine from local food trucks and beverages from The Caverns Amphitheater’s new concessions building, pop-up concessions stands and The Caverns subterranean concessions counter. All told, on a beautiful summer night with a stacked line-up performing for guests who filled the hillside in chairs and on blankets, the evening had a festival vibe which culminated with fireworks over the amphitheater during Old Crow Medicine Show’s encore rendition of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” As the evening came to an end, approximately 250 guests spent the night under the Grundy County stars in The Caverns new onsite campground.
Throughout the summer and into the fall, The Caverns Amphitheater will host Crowder (July 23), Fleet Foxes (July 31), Greensky Bluegrass with The Wood Brothers (August 19), Umphrey’s McGee & Disco Biscuits (August 20 & 21), I Love the 90s Tour featuring Vanilla Ice with Coolio, Rob Base, All 4 One, Tone Loc, & Young MC (September 10), and The Caverns own Cave Fest with Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band and more.
The outdoor amphitheater sits at the foot of the Cumberland Plateau in Grundy County with the rolling Tennessee hills as a backdrop.