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The crowd above ground enjoyed a beautiful clear, but cold, evening during Saturday evening’s performances at The Caverns Amphitheater.

This past weekend was the inaugural CaveFest at The Caverns in Pelham. From Saturday at 1 p.m. until the last show late Sunday evening, musical acts, solo performances, jams sessions and lots of other activities took place above and below ground. People from all over the country trekked to Grundy County to participate in the two day festival.

Performances for the first ever CaveFest included Jim Lauderdale, Sam Bush Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon and many more bluegrass bands. Artist-in-residence Lindsay Lou joined many of the artists on stage and earned the title of Queen of CaveFest. The Caverns campground was full of festival goers who wanted to carry over the festivities after the last event of the night had ended. Sunday in the Big Mouth Cave there was Cave Yoga, a Gospel Brunch followed by a screening of the cult classic “The Goonies, an open cave jam and a late night show going into the wee hours of Monday morning.

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Sam Bush closed out Saturday evening's amphitheater performances.

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