Bluegrass Underground, the Emmy-winning PBS concert series formerly filmed inside Cumberland Caverns near McMinnville, recently announced its forthcoming season at its new home near Pelham, Tennessee: the Caverns, located at the foot of Monteagle Mountain in Grundy County.
On Saturday, March 24, the musical series will tape its first show at the new venue with a performance by Billy Strings and Sweet Lizzy Project. Unlike the previous seven seasons of Bluegrass Underground, the upcoming season will be filmed over three weekends in March, April and May. Among those performing are Nashville-based newgrass artist Sam Bush, Brandi Carlile, Americana newcomer Aaron Lee Tasjan, Mary Gauthier, Flatt Lonesome, the Turnpike Troubadours, theologian/musician Rev. Osagyefo Sekou and more.
Several other artists are set to perform non-taped shows in the Caverns throughout 2018, such as the Del McCoury Band and Sierra Hull (April. 28), Mountain Heart (Aug. 11), Dailey and Vincent (Nov. 3) and Here Come the Mummies, who will play a very fitting Halloween show.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at thecaverns.com.
2018 Bluegrass Underground PBS Tapings:
March 24 – Billy Strings and Sweet Lizzy Project
March 25 – The Sam Bush Band and Aaron Lee Tasjan
April 20 – Brandi Carlile
April 21 – Kathy Mattea and the Tim O’Brien Bluegrass Band
Apr. 22 – Lettuce and the Rev. Osagyefo Sekou
May 19 – Flatt Lonesome and Turnpike Troubadours
May 20 – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Mary Gauthier
April 28 – Del McCoury Band with Sierra Hull
June 8 – Davina & The Vagabonds and Jason D. Williams
June 16 – Keller Williams
July 21 – Scott Miller
Aug. 11 – Mountain Heart
Sept. 8 – Bobby Bare, John Anderson and James Otto
Oct. 31 – Here Come the Mummies
Nov. 3 – Dailey & Vincent