CaveFest at The Caverns

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CaveFest at The Caverns

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On October 8 & 9, The Caverns presents CaveFest—2 Days & Nights of Music, Camping, Cave Tours, Vendors, Food Trucks, Jamming, Yoga & More!

When and where

Date and time

Location

The Caverns 555 Charlie Roberts Road Pelham, TN 37324

Map and directions

How to get there

Performers

Headliners

  • Sam Bush
  • Leftover Salmon
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Yonder Mountain String Band

More Performers

  • Rising Appalachia
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • The Lil Smokies
  • Kitchen Dwellers
  • Sierra Hull
  • Rumpke Mountain Boys
  • Lindsay Lou
  • The Larry Keel Experience
  • Volunteer string band
  • Pressing Strings
  • Sicard Hollow
  • Kendall Street Company
  • The Scott Taylor Band

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

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CaveFest

2 Days & Nights of Music + Camping + Cave Tours + Vendors + Food Trucks + Cave Jamming + Cave Yoga & More!

Main Performances Take Place Outdoors at The Caverns Amphitheater • Additional Activities Take Place Underground

On October 8 & 9, The Caverns is proud to present its own festival, CaveFest, featuring a curated line-up including headliners Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Infamous Stringdusters, and Yonder Mountain String Band, plus artist-in-residence Lindsay Lou, on-site camping, cave tours, delicious food trucks, local vendors, and much more. Be a part of history at the inaugural CaveFest!

Scheduled for a holiday weekend, the inaugural festival will take full advantage of what The Caverns has to offer above and below ground. Main performances will take place at The Caverns Amphitheater with its ample space for blankets, chairs and dancing and surrounding views of the majestic Cumberland Plateau. The Caverns world-famous underground concert hall will host daily jam sessions, cave yoga, old-time square dancing, and more to-be-announced activities.

Of course at CaveFest you can take cave tours and deeper underground adventures. Guests will have two days to get deep and explore beneath the Earth’s surface. The Caverns will offer 60-minute walking tours through the otherworldly Big Room Cave that entwine the unique history of the area, geology and mythology of cave lore. For thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, Adventure Cave Tours will be available to take guests beyond “Tombstone Pass” to see an underground river, a chamber of soda straw formations, and more.

CaveFest line-up includes:

Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Rising Appalachia, Jim Lauderdale, Kitchen Dwellers, The Lil Smokies, Sierra Hull, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Lindsay Lou, Larry Keel Experience, Volunteer String Band, Pressing Strings, Sicard Hollow, Kendall Street Company, Taylor Scott Band and more.

*Daily lineups to be announced at a later date.

2 day General Admission tickets are only $99 and include onsite camping. Upgrade your experience with VIP 2 Night Camping or one of the popular Hotel/Bus packages for a comfy stay with a safe ride. The Caverns, recently voted "The Best Venue in the South" by Garden & Gun magazine, is a well known staple in the national music community located in a beautiful rural area of Grundy County, Tennessee. Be there for the first ever CaveFest! $1 of every ticket will be donated to Sewanee Mountain Grotto to help with their cave conservation & education efforts.

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TICKETS & VIP PACKAGES

2-Day General Admission with Camping - $99, plus tax & fees

2-Day General Admission ticket, includes 2-night camping (Sat. & Sun.).

2-Day VIP Package with Camping - $481.50 per person, plus tax & fees

Enjoy your two days and nights onsite for CaveFest in VIP style and stay on top of all the action. This package is for one person and includes:

  • Admission for all events on both days 10/8 & 10/9. Bring your own chair or blanket.
  • Early entry camping access for the first choice of a tent site.
  • 2-night camping pass, exclusive access to the campground. Rough tent and car camping only. Oversized vehicles will be an extra charge and only a limited number of passes are available based on first come first served, for info/to reserve an oversized vehicle space email info@thecaverns.com.
  • VIP Lounge Access - private area with complimentary soft drinks drinks, shade and snacks to keep you going strong all festival. Limited hours.
  • VIP Lounge Open Bar - daily CaveFest open bar access with great drink options and appetizers. Limited hours.
  • 2 Sandwich Vouchers - one meal each day onsite. Stay fueled up with great local food choices.
  • 4 Drink Vouchers - enjoy free drinks at The Caverns Tavern. Stay hydrated with 2 vouchers each day.
  • CaveFest collectable Poster
  • CaveFest commemorative T-shirt
  • Exclusive VIP CaveFest event lanyard
  • CaveFest sticker
  • A guided cave tour for a look inside The Caverns few have seen before. Cave tours are available day of show on a first-come, first-served basis. Otherwise, the cave tour tickets can be redeemed up to one year from the date of purchase.
  • A VIP representative at the venue who can help make your experience all it can be.

2-Day VIP Monteagle Stay and Cave Package (Hotel + Bus) - $684 individual / $1,368 per couple, plus tax & fees

Escape to the mountains and relax in the atmosphere of a historic, rustic Tennessee lodge, rich in history with a warm mountain ambiance for two nights! Monteagle Mountain, just a fifteen-minute drive to The Caverns, is known for serene beauty & mountain air. Stay on the mountain at the world-famous Smoke House Lodge. Nearby you'll find local shopping, dining & breathtaking hikes with some of Tennessee's greatest waterfalls. Take a short drive to the historic University of The South, known as Sewanee, for golfing plus more dining & shopping options.

This package is for two (2) people and includes:

  • Admission for all events on both days 10/8 & 10/9. Bring your own chair or blanket.
  • Accommodations for two (2) at The Smoke House Lodge each night of the festival.
  • Transportation to and from the venue for you and your guest. Travel to and from the venue safely each day. Buses will depart hotel/venue at one scheduled time each day.
  • VIP Lounge Access - private area with complimentary soft drinks drinks, shade and snacks to keep you going strong all festival. Limited hours.
  • VIP Lounge Open Bar - daily CaveFest open bar access with great drink options and appetizers. Limited hours.
  • 2 Sandwich Vouchers - one meal each day onsite. Stay fueled up with great local food choices.
  • 4 Drink Vouchers -enjoy free drinks at The Caverns Tavern. Stay hydrated with 2 vouchers each day.
  • CaveFest collectable Poster
  • CaveFest commemorative T-shirt
  • Exclusive VIP CaveFest event lanyard
  • CaveFest sticker
  • A guided cave tour for a look inside The Caverns few have seen before. Cave tours are available day of show on a first-come, first-served basis. Otherwise, the cave tour tickets can be redeemed up to one year from the date of purchase.
  • A VIP representative at the venue who can help make your experience all it can be.

Stay & Cave packages are for two (2) people to share. Two (2) Stay and Cave tickets must be purchased for the Stay and Cave package.

2-Day VIP Manchester Stay and Cave Package (Hotel + Bus) - $684 individual / $1,368 per couple, plus tax & fees

Enjoy your stay at a conveniently located hotel in Manchester, TN with great local amenities close to great outdoor adventures! Get away but stay connected with our Manchester Tennessee hotel package just a twenty-minute drive to The Caverns. Stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites (or equivalent) for a great night sleep. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast before heading out for the day.

This package is for two (2) people and includes:

  • Admission for all events on both days 10/8 & 10/9. Bring your own chair or blanket.
  • Accommodations for two (2) at Comfort Inn & Suites (or equivalent) each night of the festival.
  • Transportation to and from the venue for you and your guest. Travel to & from the venue safely. Buses will depart hotel/venue at one scheduled time each day.
  • VIP Lounge Access - private area with complimentary soft drinks drinks, shade and snacks to keep you going strong all festival. Limited hours.
  • VIP Lounge Open Bar - daily CaveFest open bar access with great drink options and appetizers. Limited hours.
  • 2 Sandwich Vouchers - one meal each day onsite. Stay fueled up with great local food choices.
  • 4 Drink Vouchers -enjoy free drinks at The Caverns Taverns. Stay hydrated with 2 vouchers each day.
  • CaveFest collectable Poster
  • CaveFest commemorative T-shirt
  • Exclusive VIP CaveFest event lanyard
  • CaveFest sticker
  • A guided cave tour for a look inside The Caverns few have seen before. Cave tours are available day of show on a first-come, first-served basis. Otherwise, the cave tour tickets can be redeemed up to one year from the date of purchase.
  • A VIP representative at the venue who can help make your experience all it can be.

Large Vehicle Camping - &80.00,plus tax & fees

A large vehicle camping pass must be purchased if your car is larger 20x20. This ticket is ONLY for large vehicle camping and does not include a ticket to the show.

Stay & Cave packages are for two (2) people to share. Two (2) Stay and Cave tickets must be purchased for the Stay and Cave package.

*Each campsite is approximately 20 ‘ x 20’. There is no electrical or water hookup onsite. Porta Potties are available onsite. You must exit the campgrounds by 10a CT on Monday, October 10th, 2022.

THE CAVERNS

Located in Grundy County, Tennessee, The Caverns is a world-renowned destination known for live music in beautiful natural settings, the Emmy-winning PBS television series Bluegrass Underground, and a magical cave system for different skill levels of exploration. Inside The Caverns subterranean venue, guests to “The Greatest Show Under Earth” revel in the prehistoric venue’s natural acoustics and otherworldly beauty. The outdoor amphitheater sits at the foot of the Cumberland Plateau with the rolling Tennessee hills as a backdrop. Whether underground or above ground, live music at The Caverns is a bucket list experience that keeps fans coming back time and again. Daily guided walking tours and adventure cave tours of The Caverns cave system offered 7 days a week.

Absolutely no refunds - no exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change. Any ticket suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be canceled at the discretion of The Caverns and/or Eventbrite. Valid government-issued photo ID required for entry to age-restricted events. Tickets available at the door (if not sold out). Please review additional terms of purchase at check out.
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