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Bluegrass Underground Season 5Every year, when we announce the new season of our Emmy-winning TV series Bluegrass Underground, there's a tendency to say, "This is the best one yet." But this year, not to take anything away from those first four incredible seasons, Season 5 really is the best one yet, a subterranean festival of global proportion. The biggest names in Bluegrass and Roots music are set For Bluegrass Underground season five PBS-TV filming, March 27-29.

Don't believe me? Come see for yourself on March 27, 28 and 29 at Cumberland Caverns Volcano Room. Tickets go on sale here Saturday 1/24 at 10 AM (cst). And they will go fast! Bluegrass Underground Season 5 comes busting out of the gate with 2015 's four biggest crossover bluegrass events.

16-time GRAMMY-winner Bela Fleck and his wife and musical partner Abigail Washburn will bring their acclaimed all-banjo duo to the Volcano Room on Friday, March 27.

March 28, it's the best in traditional bluegrass, as 13-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester (pronounced "Lester"), his all-star, dead-on tribute to Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, featuring Shawn Camp, Jeff White, Barry Bales, Charlie Cushman and Johnny Warren, son of Foggy Mountain Boy fiddler Paul Warren.

The hotly anticipated reunion of one of contemporary bluegrass music's all-time best-loved bands - Hot Rize, featuring Tim O'Brien, Peter Wernick, Nick Forster and newest member and flatpicker extraordinaire Bryan Sutton - will appear on March 27. And, along with Bela & Abby and Hot Rize, March 27 also features reigning Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen bringing his first-ever bluegrass tour and a hand-picked all-star band to Cumberland Caverns.

But, as we say in TV-Land - Wait! There's more!

Two of the biggest jamgrass bands of all time will be joining the lineup, as Leftover Salmon and Railroad Earth make their Bluegrass Underground TV debuts on Sunday, March 29. Both will play extended sets, and for a glimpse at the future of progressive bluegrass and American roots music, we're presenting three of today's best young acts - hard-driving bluegrass band Chatham County Line (March 27), the triple fiddles and sibling harmonies of those western-swinging Quebe Sisters (March 28); rising progressive band Greensky Bluegrass (March 29). Add to that one of today's best and most soulful singer-songwriters, Amos Lee, and one of the finest and most versatile singers in Nashville today - GRAMMY-winner and 2014 IBMA Awards host Lee Ann Womack. Both artists appear on March 28.

The Complete Season 5 Bluegrass Underground lineup:

Friday, March 27
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Hot Rize
Robert Earl Keen
Chatham County Line
Saturday, March 28
Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester
Lee Ann Womack
Amos Lee
The Quebe Sisters
Sunday, March 29
Leftover Salmon
Railroad Earth
Greensky Bluegrass

In addition to this great lineup, for the first time ever we are excited to offer a limited number of bucket list, all inclusive ticket packages. These packages offer the definitive musical adventure above and below ground! Not only do the BGU Ticket Packages guarantee the best seats in the iconic Volcano Room for all three days of the 2015 PBS taping, but they also offer the opportunity to create a customized BGU experience to fit all needs. BGU ticket packages come in various shapes and sizes allowing cave patrons to pick and choose their ultimate experience.

For the truly adventurous, there's the ultimate package-the "BGU Bucket List" Package for two. This package grants early admission and guaranteed seating in the first 20 rows to all three show days (12 individual concerts), lodging and breakfast at the beautiful Fall Creek Falls for two nights, a guided tour of the Cumberland Caverns for two, vouchers for meals at Cumberland Caverns each day of taping, and a commemorative merchandise package so you'll never forget your time at Bluegrass Underground that includes: 3 limited edition artist signed show posters, 2 Bluegrass Underground t-shirts, and 2 "Best of Bluegrass Underground" CDs. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit Tickets go on sale Saturday, 1/24 @10AM CST

All killer, no filler, for three solid days of peace, love, pickin'and spelunkin'at Bluegrass Underground. Do not miss it. Season 4 of Bluegrass Underground is now airing on PBS stations everywhere. Check local listings. --Larry Nager

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