Bluegrass Underground’s New Year Forecast: 100 Percent Chance of More!
Initial 2017 shows & PBS taping dates announced!
More traditional bluegrass. More contemporary bluegrass. More Americana. More country. More singer/songwriters. More jam bands. More Southern soul. More roots rock. More legends. More newbies. More unique, genre-busting revolutionaries. More afternoon concerts. More evening concerts. More unimaginably awesome special events. More surprises for adventurous musical spelunkers.
And more radio. Bluegrass Underground will be broadcasting on the new Roots Radio station, WMOT (89.5 FM) at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. We’ll be launching a monthly two-hour Bluegrass Underground series, which I’ll be hosting.
But the only thing we can’t make more of is seating space in the Volcano Room. Tickets will continue to go very, very quickly, and you’ll have to act even quicker. So we’ll try to let you know as soon as possible when we have new shows on sale.
Like right now. We’ve lined up the first half our 2017 Bluegrass Underground monthly Radio Show taping schedule, featuring some of the top veterans and newcomers in the genre. We’ll be making many more announcements in coming months, but for now, here’s how 2017 looks and sounds like, 333 feet below:
Jan. 21 – The return of 10-time IBMA Fiddler of The Year Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper with Billy Strings.
Feb. 25 – Bluegrass Hall of Famer, mandolin master and virtuoso bandleader Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (7-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year) with Jenni Lyn.
April 22 – One of the all-time great voices of bluegrass, 5-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley with SHEL.
May 6 – One of the top young bands on today’s scene, Town Mountain with Haas Kowert Tice.
June 17 – The great tenor singer and mandolinist Larry Stephenson with The Larry Stephenson Band with The Glade City Rounders.
Ticket sales will begin Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00 am cst here. All Bluegrass Underground monthly radio taping concerts start at 1 p.m.; doors open at noon cst. We have put together new & improved ticket packages to help make everyone’s experience underground all it can be.  Take advantage of VIP preferred seating in one the world’s coolest venues, lakeside lodging while your visiting, hot breakfasts, lunch in the cave, merchandise packages are available for all concerts. Check the website out for  tickets and info.  Preview all of the 2017 artists on our playlist here.
We will be announcing lot’s more great shows in the next few months including our lineup for the taping of our 7th season of the Emmy Award winning Bluegrass Underground on PBS, more Bluegrass Underground radio tapings and lot’s of great Live from the Underground shows featuring a wide spectrum of authentic music.
Mark your calendars & make your plans for the 2017 PBS Season VII taping of Bluegrass Underground: March 24, 25 & 26, 2017.   Lineup & tickets will be available early in the new year.
And the 2017 forecast for The Volcano Room: 58 degrees with a 100-percent chance of amazing!
We’ll see you Underground.
Larry Nager
Get your tixs before they’re gone here. Bluegrass Underground is an intimate, awe-inspiring concert series with limited seats available.  Don’t hesitate.
Spend New Years eve weekend with us.  Enjoy 6 epic sets of music, over 3 days – 2 nights, all your lodging,  luxury transport, all your gourmet food, champagne toast, micro brews, and so much more! Featuring The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys & The Jeff Austin Band performing The Grateful Ball (an epic celebration of The Grateful Dead), The Bluegrass Ball (a very special retrospective of bluegrass music) and their own sets.  Tixs are going fast, info here.