Officials at Cumberland Caverns plan to take their underground entertainment to new heights.
Cumberland Caverns has teamed with RCS Productions to announce the creation of Cumberland Caverns Live, a new concert series taking place 333 feet underground in the Volcano Room.
The series will kick off Feb. 3.
“You’re not just coming for a concert at a cave when you visit Cumberland Caverns Live,” says general manager Robby Black. “You are embarking on a memory-making journey with friends and family. When we say our musical roots run deep, at 333 feet underground, we’re not kidding.”
After nine years of being home to the Bluegrass Underground radio and TV series, Cumberland Caverns isn’t prepared to let the music die. Bluegrass Underground announced in August it was moving to a new cave in Grundy County in 2018.
It didn’t take Cumberland Caverns long to regroup in partnering with RCS Productions, an Atlanta-based company that provides talent to some 150 concert venues throughout the U.S. It works with artists in different genres and different price ranges.
High-end artists available through RCS for $100,000 and up include Alan Jackson, ZZ Top, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, Steve Miller Band, Hall & Oates, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Reba McEntire, to name a few.
Artists available for under $20,000 include Aaron Tippin, Loverboy, Blackhawk, Survivor, Cracker, Alan Parsons Project, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Steve Earl, to name a few.
Cumberland Caverns Live will kick off Feb. 3 with Front Country and John Stickley Trio. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, Dec. 15 via CumberlandCaverns.com. Additional artists and performance dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Volcano Room has served as an entertainment venue for more than 55 years. It has been the site for weddings, conferences, and most recently Bluegrass Underground.
The Volcano Room acoustics, coupled with a backdrop of rock formations, prompted outlets such as Forbes, Time, and Jetsetter to include Cumberland Caverns on some of their most prestigious lists of places to visit.
In addition to music, Cumberland Caverns and RCS Productions are focused on bringing an elevated experience to concert attendees when they are welcomed back in 2018.
This includes more comfortable seating options in all areas, updated menu items, and a smoother check-in experience. The Volcano Room has seating for about 700.
“We’ve already had more than 55,000 people come from all over the world to visit Cumberland Caverns this year,” said marketing director Kelly Roberts. “Cumberland Caverns is part of Warren County’s history and it is part of Warren County’s future.”
Roberts says she is eager to partner with Warren County businesses on ways to get Cumberland Caverns visitors to enjoy other aspects of our community while they are here.