Bluegrass Underground Countdown New Years Eve Concerts

The Bluegrass Ball and The Grateful Ball

December 30, 31, 2016 & January 1, 2017

Featuring The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys & The Jeff Austin Band.

“The Voice” of Bluegrass, American music icon, two-time GRAMMY winner and Bluegrass Hall of Famer Del McCoury, his all-star Del McCoury Band (9-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year) The Travelin’ McCourys and the Jeff Austin Band will be part of an epic, unprecedented Bluegrass Underground experience from Dec. 30, 2016, to Jan. 1, 2017.

It’s an intimate, all-inclusive, three-day, two-night New Year’s Eve weekend celebration that moves from the stunning subterranean beauty of Cumberland Caverns’ Volcano Room (the setting for PBS’ 11-EMMY Award-winning Bluegrass Underground series) to the breathtaking natural splendor of Fall Creek Falls State Park. Packages go on sale at 10 a.m. CST Tuesday, Sept 20th, and include three soon-to- be-legendary concert events in two epic venues, plus all meals and snacks, lodging, adult beverages and transportation. Admission is strictly limited to 420 musical adventurers who purchase a package, providing a unique, historic opportunity to welcome the New Year with some of today’s greatest bluegrass and Americana artists in an unforgettable up-close-and-personal experience.

All Packages Include… 

All Lodging at the beautiful Fall Creek Falls State Park (cabins and hotels)

All Your Tasty Meals (Gluten free and Veggie options available for all meals).

  • Mamaw’s Country Fare. Down home Meat and Three (Fri night).
  • Good Ol’ Southern Breakfast (Sat & Sun).
  • High Falutin’ NYE Banquet (Prime Rib & Loaded Baked Potato Bar & much more).
  • Caveman lunch served 333′ Underground (Sat).

NYE Midnight Champagne Toast and (4) beer tickets per person for tasty microbrews.

Transportation to & from shows at Cumberland Caverns from hotel (Fri & Sat) in luxury coaches.

Tickets to all 3 Epic ‘Underground Countdown’ concerts: 

  • The Bluegrass Ball featuring the legendary Del McCoury Band playing the best of bluegrass music.  2 sets Friday evening 333′ underground at Cumberland Caverns in the world famous Volcano Room with special guests. 
  • The Travelin’ McCourys & The Jeff Austin Band play a special Saturday afternoon featuring their own material in one of the world’s coolest venues, 333′ underground, to warm up for the big New Years Eve events. 
  • An epic New Years Eve celebration at Fall Creek Falls as we present The Grateful Ball celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead as performed by The Travelin’ McCourys & The Jeff Austin Band in various configurations to ring in 2017.  Tennessee…there ain’t no place I’d rather be…

Commemorative Merchandise Package for all: 

  • T-shirt exclusive to this event.  We are commissioning legendary cave artist Roger Walker to create a one of a kind printing of 420 T-shirts available only to the 420 patrons.
  • Mp3 downloads of the evening Bluegrass Ball & Grateful Ball sets.
  • Limited edition, event poster signed by the designer (1 per person).
  • Keep it cool: (1) cave koozie designed and made in a limited 420 printing

1 Guided extended tour of the beautiful Cumberland Caverns, a nationally recognized landmark. 

Some of the most epic hiking this side of the Mississippi.

Guided Yoga classes and two (2) on-site massage therapists will be on-site to help with weary bones.


o   Check In & Package Pick up at Fall Creek Falls (9:00am-4:00pm)

o   Mamwa’s Down Home BBQ at Fall Creek Falls (4:30pm-6:30pm)

o   The Bluegrass Ball featuring The Del McCoury Band at Bluegrass Underground (evening)

***All times subject to change – all times in CST***

o   Good Morning Yoga and free hiking time (Sat. am)

o   Good Ol’ Southern Breakfast at Fall Creek Falls (Sat. am)

o   Caveman Lunch at Cumberland Caverns

o   The Travelin’ McCourys & The Jeff Austin Band at Bluegrass Underground (Sat. afternoon)

o   NYE High Falutin’ Banquet at Fall Creek Falls (Sat. evening)

o   The Grateful Ball feat. The Travelin’ McCourys & The Jeff Austin Band w. special guests. (Sat. night)

o   Champagne Toast at midnight to ring in 2017

***All times subject to change – all times in CST***

o   Good Morning Yoga and free hiking time (Sun. am)

o   Good Ol’ Southern Breakfast at Fall Creek Falls (Sun. am)

o   Check out and we’ll see you in 2018

***All times subject to change – all times in CST***

Cancellation Policy:

All artists and times subject to change.  If for any reason the event is cancelled a full refund of the amount paid will be issued to all parties 30 (thirty days) prior to the event for 100% of the amount paid including all applicable taxes & fees.  If the event is cancelled we will notify you at the email provided during your purchase and issue a full refund to the credit card used to make your purchase.  Otherwise all ticket and package purchases are non-refundable. The cave is not handicap accessible.