World’s Largest Diamond Discovered In Middle Tennessee

Cardwell Mountain Finally Gives Up Her Secrets After The World’s Largest Diamond Is Discovered In Middle Tennessee

The world’s largest diamond has been discovered hidden deep below the Tennessee mountains in a remote area of Warren County located on the Cumberland Plateau. This region, rich in heritage and history, now has another jewel in its crown with this uncovering of momentous proportions.

“When we first laid eyes on the gem, we weren’t exactly sure what we had, but we knew it was priceless and something that needed to be shared with the world. We are extremely excited for everyone to come and experience this once in a lifetime discovery.” -Kelly Roberts, Marketing Director for Cumberland Caverns

Visitors have been pouring in from all around the world to witness the beauty and take in the wonders of the cave for the past 62 years, and with the unveiling of this jewel, attendance numbers are set to skyrocket.

“Gems of this magnitude and clarity are the rarest, but the fact it has been unearthed inside a commercial cave in Tennessee is unfathomable,” said Yardis Alpolfo, world renowned gemologist and former cave guide.

Recently, a contest was held to find a name fitting for a jewel of this magnitude and “Prila Lofo” which is Rapil for “Live” was the overall winner for its beauty and simplicity. The diamond, ‘Cumberland Caverns Live,’ symbolizes the magnificence of growth and hidden treasures 333’ below the surface. The cave welcomes you to come and experience the magic for yourself while making memories that will last a lifetime.

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS’ DAY!!!

Make sure you prank your family and friends today!

Cumberland Caverns-where adventures run deep!

The Secret Sisters with special guest, Lilly Hiatt – April 14

The Secret Sisters with Lilly Hiatt at Cumberland Caverns Live

Cumberland Caverns Live Welcomes The Secret Sisters with special guest, Lilly Hiatt

Performing in the World-Famous Volcano Room on Saturday, April 14th at 1 p.m.

Join The Secret Sisters, with special guest Lilly Hiatt on Saturday, April 14 in the World Famous Volcano Room! Tickets are on sale now and are going fast. Make your plans today to join us!

The Secret Sisters

Over the past few years, The Secret Sisters have been extremely busy swimming upstream. They’ve toured with Bob Dylan. They lost their label and they filed for bankruptcy. And at one point, they almost gave up music for cleaning houses. From that experience and struggle came their third LP, You Don’t Own Me Anymore, which is produced by Brandi Carlile.

“We are more proud of these songs than we have ever been,” says Laura. “Some of the songs are a little more cryptic, but some of them are very pointed and honest and direct. And we had to let those songs happen. We had to let ourselves be angry again, and bring up things we wanted to forget.”

Lilly Hiatt

The Secret Sisters with Lilly Hiatt at Cumberland Caverns Live

Lilly Hiatt’s latest album Trinity Lane was produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope and gets the name from the East Nashville address where Lilly wrote the album after a break-up. Hiatt says,

“Love will take you to the darkest places but also the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I’ve always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I’d had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I found power in being by myself.”

Lilly’s love of the ‘90s alt-rock she was raised on continues to shine through on Trinity Lane in the distressed guitars and urgent backbeats. She cites the Pixies, Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., and her favorite, Pearl Jam as influences, but there is also something distinctly Americana lurking in the songs. She continues,

“After a while, I had all these songs to play, and wanted to share them. I wanted to get out of town to get some distance from everything, so after an ongoing conversation with Michael Trent, I took my band to Johns Island, SC and we holed up for a few weeks. I poured my heart out, and trusted them with it, and these guys gave it right back. I think we all understood what it’s like to question home, intention, demons, love…I think most people understand that.”

World Famous Volcano Room

This legendary room 333’ below the surface, has caught the attention of the music industry and entire world for its near-perfect acoustics presented with a backdrop of amazing formations and unsurpassed beauty.

Get More Caving Fun

333 Exploration Tour Package – $15*
Want to explore Cumberland Caverns beyond the Volcano Room? Add the 333 Exploration Tour Package and come early for this hour-long pre-show tour that will take you to seven different parts of Cumberland Caverns. Get a bird’s eye view of the World Famous Volcano Room from high atop the balcony. Make the most of your time with us with this exciting caving adventure on concert day! This $21 value can be yours for only $15* when purchased with your Cumberland Caverns Live concert ticket.

*333 Exploration Tour Ticket does not act as a concert ticket. Cumberland Caverns will not allow access into the Volcano Room during the concert unless you have a separate ticket for that show. Special rate available only when purchased with a concert ticket. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

 

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The Head And The Heart With Special Guests Forlorn Strangers On June 26

The Head and The Heart in concert 333 feet below the surface in the World Famous Volcano Room on June 26 at 8 p.m.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Cumberland Caverns Live Welcomes The Head and The Heart to the World-Famous Volcano Room stage. This will be the first time the band has performed 333 feet below the surface at Cumberland Caverns.

“Getting the chance to see any show 333 feet underground is alone enough to be excited about,” says Joel Grubb, Director of Programming for Cumberland Caverns Live. “Add the soulful melodies of The Head and The Heart, and it just makes sense and is sure to be a spectacular evening of beautiful music in a very special setting.”

Last Fall, the band hit the road on a headline tour playing to packed audiences all over North America and playing some of the biggest festivals including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Voodoo. This Spring, the band will perform at Innings Festival and BottleRock and embark upon a run of co-headlining dates with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

The Head and The Heart released their latest album “Signs of Light” in 2016. The record debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Rock Album Chart, and they were the most played band at AAA in 2017. The Head and The Heart went on to play their hit single “All We Ever Knew” on Ellen, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS Saturday Morning, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Special Guests – Forlorn Strangers

Forlorn Strangers is a quintet based out of Nashville, Tennessee. The band is a collective of five songwriters, each having their own distinct styles that blend into one unmistakable voice. Their sound delves into all reaches of American roots music, driven by foot-stomping percussion and soaring family harmonies.

The band is comprised of sisters Abigail Dempsey (fiddle, guitar, percussion, vocals) and Hannah Leigh Lusk (mandolin, percussion, upright bass, vocals); Chris Banke (guitar, mandolin, vocals); Benjamin Lusk (banjo, guitar, vocals); and Jesse Thompson (upright bass, dobro, guitar, vocals). Since 2013, Forlorn Strangers has released two EPs (While the Grass Grows and American Magic Tricks) and has toured continuously across the United States, playing for an ever-increasing group of appreciative fans. In 2015, Forlorn Strangers played over 180 shows in over one hundred cities and more than thirty states nationwide.

Get More Caving Fun

333 Exploration Tour Package – $15*
Want to explore Cumberland Caverns beyond the Volcano Room? Add the 333 Exploration Tour Package and come early for this hour-long pre-show tour that will take you to seven different parts of Cumberland Caverns. Get a bird’s eye view of the World Famous Volcano Room from high atop the balcony. Make the most of your time with us with this exciting caving adventure on concert day! This $21 value can be yours for only $15* when purchased with your Cumberland Caverns Live concert ticket.

*333 Exploration Tour Ticket does not act as a concert ticket. Cumberland Caverns will not allow access into the Volcano Room during the concert unless you have a separate ticket for that show. Special rate available only when purchased with a concert ticket. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

World Famous Volcano Room

This legendary room 333’ below the surface, has caught the attention of the music industry and entire world for its near-perfect acoustics presented with a backdrop of amazing formations and unsurpassed beauty.

Signup for Cumberland Caverns Live Newsletters and be the first to know about upcoming concerts and events in the World Famous Volcano Room!

Shawn Mullins & Guest Wesley Cook On March 17

Get Lucky in the Cave with Shawn Mullins and Wesley Cook

March 17, 2018 – St. Patrick’s Day – Show Starts At 1 PM!

Join Shawn Mullins, with special guest Wesley Cook on Saint Patrick’s Day in the World Famous Volcano Room!  Come early for some fun giveaways hosted by Security Federal Savings Bank.

Shawn Mullins is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter originally from Atlanta, GA. His song, “Shimmer,” was used in promotion of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and was included on the “Dawson’s Creek” soundtrack. He co-wrote “All in My Head” which was featured in episode one of the hit TV sitcom “Scrubs.”

His most recent album, “My Stupid Heart,” was released in 2015. According to Shawn, it can be summed up most succinctly by the song title, “It All Comes Down To Love,” the guiding force behind nearly every song on the album.

Get your tickets, pick out your best green threads and come join us 333 feet below the surface for a fun St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Prize Giveaways

Arrive early for some fun giveaways hosted by Security Federal Savings Bank.

Giveaways Include
Cave Tours
Autographed merchandise from Shawn Mullins and Wesley Cook
CC Live T-shirts
Autographed Show Posters
St. Patrick’s Day themed prizes
Meet and Greets for Two with Shawn Mullins and Wesley Cook after their performances!

Special Offers

Thanks to a few of our McMinnville friends you can also claim these special offers after the show when you present your concert ticket (mobile or print).

Special Offers Include
10% off for dinner at Stacked Bistro
10% off at Topz Frozen Yogurt and Deli
One (1) Free Green Beer at Collins River BBQ
10% off at Smooth Rapids
Free appetizer with meal purchase at Mud Bums
*All offers are ONLY valid on Saturday, March 17, 2018

On Saturday, March 17, hear him perform his well-known hits like the Grammy-nominated “Lullaby” and Americana No. 1 hit “Beautiful Wreck.” Experience Shawn’s music in the World Famous Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns.

Looking for added adventure during your visit? The 333 Expedition Pre-Show tour for $15 is a great value and provides beautiful memories 333 feet below the surface!

World Famous Volcano Room

This legendary room 333’ below the surface, has caught the attention of the music industry and entire world for its near-perfect acoustics presented with a backdrop of amazing formations and unsurpassed beauty.

Signup for Cumberland Caverns Live Newsletters and be the first to know about upcoming concerts and events in the World Famous Volcano Room!
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