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AWARD WINNING PBS TELEVISION SERIES "BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND” ANNOUNCES WIDESPREAD PANIC
NASHVILLE, TN. – January 29th, 2014 – Organizers of the Emmy Award-winning PBS music event series BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND today announced a special concert taping with Widespread Panic on Monday, March 10th at 7pm. Billed “Widespread Panic: Live from The Underground, the concert will be a totally acoustic “Wood” performance and be taped 333-feet underground within the magnificent Volcano Room of Cumberland Caverns near McMinnville, The performance will air nationally on PBS in the fall of 2014
Tickets will go on sale at 10am CST, Friday, February 7th. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased exclusively at bluegrassunderground.com. All tickets are general admission floor tickets and the show is ticketless entry. You must bring your photo id and the credit card used to purchase the ticket for entry. Tickets are non-transferable and require the purchaser to swipe their credit card at the box office to gain entry to the cave. The box office will open at 4pm on Monday, March 10th and guides will take patrons inside the cave from 6p-7p.
“We are thrilled to welcome Widespread Panic to the cave as part of the 2014 Wood Tour. The cave, the band, patrons at the show and television audiences across the country are all in for a good time, underground!” says the show’s creator/executive producer, Todd Mayo.
First discovered in 1810, Cumberland Caverns is a registered U.S. National Natural Landmark, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The 1,000-ft subterranean path to the Volcano Room takes visitors past an underground waterfall and pool to the 500-seat amphitheatre carved by water over 3.5 million years.
The BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND PBS television series debuted in September of 2011 and has now aired in 80% of American markets including Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle and hundreds of other cities. The concert-radio series has been airing weekly since 2008 on country music’s flagship station, 650 WSM-AM, immediately preceding the Grand Ole Opry.
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