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Cumberland Caverns Live

Welcome to Cumberland Caverns Live, a brand new concert series taking place in the historic World Famous Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, Tennessee and featuring a wide array of musicians from all over the world. The inaugural CC Live concert series was announced at the end of 2017 and will take place throughout the year in 2018.

At Cumberland Caverns, our musical roots run deep into the World Famous Volcano Room. For over 55 years, this enchanted space has hosted a wide array of very talented musicians.  This legendary room 333’ below the surface, has caught the attention of the music industry and entire world for its near-perfect acoustics presented with a backdrop of amazing formations and unsurpassed beauty.

Jon Stickley of Jon Stickley Trio says “I am extremely excited to play the Cumberland Caverns… I’ll never forget visiting there years ago. You walk into a hole in the ground, down a long, winding cavernous hallway of stone amongst stalactites, stalagmites, and all the other strange underground oddities and mysterious wonders. Just when you think you’ve gone too far, the cave opens up into an enormous, hidden amphitheater with a sound like you’ve never heard before. When we started the Trio, it was one of the first venues on our bucket list, and I absolutely cannot wait to hear our music bounce off the rocks and ring through the caves!”

Forbes, Time, and Jetsetter- just to name a few- have included music at Cumberland Caverns on some of their most prestigious lists of places you don’t want to miss.
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Cumberland Caverns

Cumberland Caverns is one of the most extensive known caves in America. Portions of this caving system were originally known as Higgenbotham Cave and Henshaw Cave.  Considerable exploration of previously unseen sections along with the integration of the two caves substantially enlarged Cumberland Caverns to the more than 32 miles that can be toured today.
Thousands of visitors have been able to enjoy caving adventures in the remarkable features of this wondrous Tennessee Cavern.

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