Tickets for the opening weekend of the new season of Bluegrass Underground go on sale Saturday, December 9.

Artists for season 13 of the 13-time EMMY-winning PBS series including Brandi Carlile,  The Sam Bush Band, Flatt Lonesome, and the Tim O'Brien Bluegrass band and Sweet Lizzy Project.


Here's a full list of this season's offerings: 

2018 dates on sale 12/9: 
Season VIII PBS Bluegrass Underground Tapings

  • March 24: Billy Strings and Sweet Lizzy Project
  • March 25: The Sam Bush Band and Aaron Lee Tasjan
  • April 20: Brandi Carlile
  • April 21: Kathy Mattea and The Tim O'Brien Bluegrass Band
  • April 22: Lettuce and The Rev. Osagyefo Sekou
  • May 19: Flatt Lonesome and Turnpike Troubadours
  • May 20: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Mary Gauthier

The Caverns Presents

  • April 28, The Del McCoury Band with Sierra Hull
  • June 8: Piano-palooza with Davina & The Vagabonds and Jason D Williams
  • June 16:  Keller Williams
  • July 21: Scott Miller
  • August 11: Mountain Heart
  • September 8: John Anderson, Bobby Bare and James Otto
  • Oct. 31: Here Come The Mummies
  • Nov. 3: Dailey & Vincent

PREVIOUS STORY: Bluegrass Underground, currently 333 feet below the Cumberland Plateau, is moving to a new home starting in 2018.

Their new permanent home is in the base of Monteagle Mountain and is called "The Caverns." The venue will be able to fit a larger audience and more performances in response to the increasing demand for tickets.

This new location of in Grundy County and is only 45 minutes away from the Scenic City. 

Bluegrass Underground is an international concert destination and a 13-time EMMY award-winning PBS music series. 

Todd Mayo, Bluegrass Underground creator and executive producer, said "Our new home at the Caverns will enable us to add infrastructure with permanent power, professional audio and lightning."

The concessions will also expand according to Mayo, and will include a request from the audience -- beer.

There will also be a more fluid taping schedule for the PBS series. In the current location, the entire season is taped in 3 days. 

The new location is in Grundy County, near Pelham, at the base of Monteagle Mountain.  It is just 10 minutes off Interstate 24, just 45 minutes from Chattanooga.

As many as 50 performances are anticipated for next year.  The new location is part of a connected cave system, known to spelunkers for the formation, vast rooms and its pristine conditions.  Most of the caves will remain accessible to cavers. 

The Bluegrass Underground celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018.