Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bluegrass Underground

My husband and I enjoyed an August afternoon of music in a really cool place.  Cool because we were in a cave so the temperature was cool.  And cool because we were at a concert in a cave 333 feet underground!  Cumberland Caverns near McMinnville, Tennessee have concerts about twice a month called Bluegrass Underground.  It was a very unique experience and sound.

We entered the cave through an opening in the rocks and walked about a quarter of a mile at a steady slope to a large opening called the Volcano Room. 

This picture is kind of dark but after all we were in a cave.  The chandelier was perfect lighting!

Chairs were provided in front of the stage or you could sit on benches or the rocks around the sides of the cave.

After lunch in the cave cafe, we enjoyed two bands that entertained us with bluegrass and country music and a little humor between songs.  It was the perfect music for a concert in a cave.

Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters

Tennessee Mafia Jug Band

While walking to and from the Volcano Room we enjoyed some lighted rock formations.
 It was an unique experience not to be forgotten.