Over 300-ft. deep, the Volcano Room is nearly acoustically perfect and seats 700 guests. 02:55
An artful piece of camera craft, this soulful song is captured in one continuous shot. 07:23
The series' creator, crew & the cave staff relate the birth of Bluegrass Underground. 07:59
Producer Craig Havighurst shot this "making of" look at filming 333-feet underground. 04:10
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Series Description: BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND is a concert series shot 333-ft. underground in the Volcano Room of Tennessee's 32-mile long Cumberland Caverns. The subterranean descent passes a waterfall and pool, leading to a musical venue unlike any other. With the slogan, "a little bit Bluegrass, a little bit Underground," the series reaches beyond the traditional, serving as a showcase for established & emerging acts in the Roots, Americana, Neo-Folk, Gospel, and Blues/Jazz/Jamgrass genres. Named by the first people to behold this natural amphitheatre, the Volcano Room was carved over 3.5 million years ago as water and time entwined to create one of the most acoustically pure natural spaces on Earth. With a constant 56 degrees, the sun never shines, but the weather is always clear!
All Upcoming Episodes
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These episodes of Bluegrass Underground aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- The Black Lillies (#212)
- Vince Gill (#211)
- The Del McCoury Band (#210)
- The Time Jumpers (#208)
- Scott Miller & The Commonwealth (#207)
- Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (#206)
- David Mayfield Parade (#205)
- Jim Lauderdale (#204)
- Sarah Jarosz (#203)
- Jerry Douglas (#202)
- The Civil Wars (#201)