Bluegrass Underground Season 6 airs September 2016.

This "musical adventure" showcases highlights from five seasons of Bluegrass Underground.

About Bluegrass Underground Season 6

Taped 333-feet below ground within Tennessee’s majestic Cumberland Caverns, this 12-part “musical adventure” series features both well-established and top emerging artists within the broad spectrum of Bluegrass, Jamgrass, Roots-Rock, Neo-Folk and Americana genres.

Bluegrass Underground (PBS) Season Six artists include Dave Rawlings Machine, The Suffers, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mac McAnally, JJ Grey & MoFro, The Cox Family, The Lone Bellow, Drivin’ and Cryin’, Sierra Hull, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and Jason & The Scorchers. 

Highlights from Bluegrass Underground Special

About the Program

Bluegrass Underground is a musical adventure series that shines a light on purveyors of musical authenticity in a space unlike any other on (or under) Earth. Bluegrass Underground emanates from the Volcano Room, a subterranean amphitheatre 333 feet below McMinnville, Tennessee at Cumberland Caverns. The acoustic properties of the Volcano Room are singular. In fact, the room only resonates at two frequencies meaning that experiencing live music there is akin to attending a concert inside a recording studio.

Audio engineers are amazed at the natural acoustics and world renowned lightning artist Allen Branton uses the space to paint light upon the primordial darkness found inside this cave. Music and light entwine in this series which celebrates the natural beauty and musical culture that is uniquely American. Discover the full spectrum of Americana and Roots music at Bluegrass Underground.

Artists in season five include Leftover Salmon, The Earls of Leicester, Amos Lee, Lee Ann Womack and more.

The Artists

The Artists

Learn more about the artists from Season 5.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Get an inside look at performing and filming in Cumberland Caverns.

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