The Shawnee Cave Amphitheater is hosting a weekend at the cave in June, and the event has a huge lineup.

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Shawnee Cave Amphitheater

Located in Murphysboro, Illinois is an extremely unique venue, the Shawnee Cave Amphitheater.  I've been to the Shawnee National Forrest before, and so I knew there were some seriously cool rock formations around the area, but I had NO idea that there was a venue like this.  The natural rock formations have basically made an amphitheater, and it's hands down one of the most unique venues I've ever seen.


According to the Shawnee Cave Amphitheater website, the venue is situated near some spectacular scenery.

The Shawnee Cave Amphitheater is a beautiful natural rock formed amphitheater.  The stage area is covered by a rock bluff that perfectly amplifies sound.  The seating is open-air and surrounded by amazing rock formations, a waterfall, and diverse vegetation. We are located at 3747 IL-127 Murphysboro, IL.  Situated on Illinois-127 8 miles south of Murphysboro we are just minutes from the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, The Shawnee National Forest and many lakes, hiking trails and other outdoor activities.


Weekend at the Cave

With a venue like this, you know there has to be something cool happening, and it turns out that once a year, there is! The Shawnee Cave Amphitheater hosts a music festival, Weekend at the Cave, and it's a full weekend of incredible scenery, good tunes, and one incredible venue.

Weekend at the Cave 2023 will take place from Friday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 25th.  The lineup includes popular names in bluegrass, newgrass, folk, funk, jam, and much more!

2023 Weekend at the Cave Lineup

The lineup for this year's event is:

  • Greensky Bluegrass (playing 2 nights)
  • Elephant Revival
  • Sam Bush
  • Twiddle
  • Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
  • The Motet
  • The Steeldrivers, Kitchen Dwellers
  • Henhouse Prowlers
  • Daniel Donato's Cosmic country
  • Pixie & the Partygras Boys
  • Arkansauce

The Weekend at the Cave music festival is an all-ages event.  You can get all of the information on the upcoming Weekend at the Cave, and purchase tickets, here.

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