Summer 2019 Concert at Three Caves Series presented by MidCity Huntsville
Sponsored by RCP Companies, The Camp, and CityCentre
Proceeds benefit Land Trust of North Alabama
Tickets available for Land Trust members beginning May 1 and open to the public May 8. Land Trust members enjoy discounted ticket prices. Not a member? Join today!
Saturday, June 15 featuring Mother’s Finest
*Tickets Coming Soon!*
Music which goes straight to the gut and into your legs, which aims for your heart and soul and always finds its target: there can be no question that Mother’s Finest are among the most energetic and charismatic rock groups on this planet. With their virtuoso vocalist Joyce Kennedy at the epicentre of their soundquake, a tight rhythm section which leaves nothing to be desired and masses of spirited guitar fusillades to make listeners go weak at the knees, this band has long made a name for itself in the annals of rock history. Their latest studio recording Goody Two Shoes & The Filthy Beast is soon scheduled for release.
Based in Atlanta, but hailing from a place of their own creation, Mother’s Finest put Funk Rock Georgia on the world map and created the genre that fused funky, rock-solid grooves with an explosive power & high-energy, in-your-face-vocals. Though veterans of the music business & inductees into The Georgia Music Hall of Fame, if you are fortunate enough to catch them in concert you will not experience a band you would consider “old school” though you will get schooled by the raucous blend of high energy vocals, soulful modern grooves, funky rhythms & pure power!
The current line-up includes vocalists Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock, bassist Wyzard and guitarist Moses Mo, all four original members of the first line-up dating back to 1970. Guitarist John Hayes and drummer Dion Derek have proved to complement Mother’s Finest perfectly since their comeback in 1989. This band has rocked for more than forty years and still sounds as if they had just undergone their first baptism of fire.
Opening Artist: Unknown Lyric
*Members-Only Concert at Three Caves*
Saturday, July 13 featuring Lamont Landers
More information coming soon!
Saturday, August 10 featuring Kenny Neal
*Tickets Coming Soon!*
One of the strongest modern proponents of Baton Rouge swamp blues, Kenny Neal is a second-generation southern Louisiana bluesman who is cognizant of the region’s venerable blues tradition and imaginative enough to steer it in fresh directions.
Neal was born in New Orleans. His dad, harpist Raful Neal, was a Baton Rouge blues mainstay. At age 13, Neal was playing in his father’s band, and at 17, landed a job playing bass for Buddy Guy. The guitarist recruited some of his talented siblings to form the Neal Brothers Blues Band up in Toronto before returning stateside. In 1987, Kenny Neal’s debut LP was an updated swamp feast initially released as Bio on the Bayou and later reissued as Big News from Baton Rouge!! Neal’s sizzling guitar work, sturdy harp, and gravelly, aged-beyond-his-years vocals served him well, and he cut four more albums between 1989 and 1994. An acclaimed 1991 stint on Broadway in a production of Mule Bone found him performing acoustic versions of Langston Hughes’ poetry set to music by Taj Mahal.
Kenny’s 2016 release, Bloodline, was nominated for a 2017 Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album and also won two 2017 BMAs (Blues Music Awards); one for Best Contemporary Blues Album and the other for Best Contemporary Male Blues Artist. Kenny Neal, a true living blues Legend is THE REAL DEAL and more poised than ever to deliver the blues like no one else can!
Opening Artist: Microwave Dave and the Nukes
- There is no parking available at Three Caves.
- Parking is at Huntsville Hospital lots at Adams Street & Lowell Drive. Free shuttle service will begin at 5:30 PM.
- If you use a ride-share service (Uber/Lyft) or taxi, please have them pull into the Mountain Springs Pool parking lot. That is the designated drop off and pick up location.
Food & Drink
- No outside food or drink please.
- An on-site caterer will provide a menu of dinner options available for purchase. Food for 2019 concerts will be provided by Washington Square Catering.
- A variety of beer and wine options will be available to purchase at the bar. Drink tickets, available to purchase at the event, are $5. Each ticket equals one drink (beer or wine). No charge for bottled water.
Tips & Reminders
- Tickets are $35-$45 for Land Trust members and $45-$55 for non-members. Not a member? Join today!
- Shuttle starts at 5:30 PM. Concerts begin at 7 PM.
- Closed toe shoes recommended due to gravel.
- No pets. No children under 12.
- No bag chairs or tables. Reserved Seating is provided with your ticket.
- If the concert must be cancelled due to inclement weather, ticket purchases will be considered a tax-deductible donation to the Land Trust of North Alabama.
- Please check back here and our on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for any announcements in the event of a weather cancellation.
Land Trust’s Three Caves | 901 Kennamer Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
Three Caves is located within the Land Trust’s Monte Sano Nature Preserve and has become one of the most unique event venues in North Alabama. For the past 12 years, the Concerts at Three Caves series has played host to such award winning entertainers as Delta Rae, Moon Taxi, Tom Braxton and Grammy Award winners, The SteelDrivers, Claire Lynch and the Legendary Muscle Shoals Review. The “not so secret” 700 seat outdoor venue is a former limestone quarry conveniently located just two miles from downtown Huntsville and gets its name from the three cave openings that accentuate and surround the venue. Three Caves has a storied entertainment history including where the band Kansas filmed their music ballad “Reason to Believe” and scenes from the 1979 post-apocalyptic move “Ravagers” were shot.
Events are held in the “bowl” outside the mine’s three large openings, which offers a comfortable ~55°F temperature year-round. The stage, surrounded on three sides by limestone rock walls, provides an unforgettable backdrop and a one-of-a-kind experience for concert-goers. As the sunset sets and the lights begin to accentuate the interior of the three caves and the exterior of the bowl, one gets the true sense that they are in store for a truly magical musical experience. Proceeds from the events held at Three Caves help the Land Trust in furthering their goals of land preservation and conservation in north Alabama.
In an interview with national music critic and Huntsville resident Matt Wake, Texas-based, saxophonist Tom Braxton described Concerts at Three Caves as “a unique venue”. “The acoustics are great, the audience is up-close-and-personal; I love playing settings like that”. “When I went out front while we were sounding checking, I was like, ‘Wow, this is like some symphony shell in Australia or something.” Tom’s sentiments are echoed by most every entertainer that has played the venue.
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