Cumberland Caverns and Bluegrass Underground are still negotiating on a long-term solution to the recent announcement by Loblolly Ventures,LLC to relocate their concert series to Grundy County.
“We are confident there is a bright future ahead for concerts and other special events at Cumberland Caverns for many years to come, but also want to express our cave offers a unique host of other activities that have welcomed tens of thousands of people from all over the world annually for over 60 years,” said Robby Black, general manager of Cumberland Caverns.
“Our community has really rallied behind us since the news broke of the potential departure and we are very grateful for the kindness and support that has been shown to us during this time," said Mr. Black. "The plans to upgrade the facilities here at the cave to accommodate and enhance every guests’ experience is still on course and we are committed to continuing to invest in this community that is our home.”
While no one can predict the outcome of negotiations with Bluegrass Underground, cave officials said they are determined to keep the forward momentum of tourism alive and thriving in Warren County and leave a legacy of good stewardship to future generations to come. Cumberland Caverns top priority has always been, and continues to be, “preservation through commercialization.” What that means is, officials have opened the cave to visitors in a capacity that allows them to "maintain and protect this amazing, natural creation while being able to educate and share the beauty of a world hidden deep beneath our feet."