In Tennessee, music is being made deep below Earth’s surface

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn.

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music fans are finding their way below the Earth’s surface to watch artists perform deep inside a cave in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee.

The underground Volcano Room can accommodate about 700 music fans who hike down into it. One of its main features is a giant antique chandelier that once adorned a New York City theater and is now bolted into the ceiling.

Now, the man who began producing concerts there has purchased his own cave and will host that venue’s first-ever performance on March 24.

Organizers say that will give music fans not one but two places to watch music in a subterranean environment — a bucket-list goal for some people who travel to Tennessee from around the world to see the shows.

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