Here's the answer to the BIG Questions:
The large field just behind the shower house is STILL CLOSED to camping this year.
This is where many larger campers typically go, so consider this before you bring your
land yachts since you will need to find somewhere else to park and camp.
The Hot Tub and Sauna area has been closed at the request of the property owner.
We are no longer maintaining this area and will have a caver memorial during the Saturday
night Awards Announcements.
Also, LASER POINTERS are banned, along with AIR HORNS and BOMBS.
Laser pointers will be confiscated.
ON SITE REGISTRATION will be open Thursday 12PM until Saturday 4PM EASTERN TIME.
We will have a welcoming (Howdy) party across from the shower house.
Remember Steampunk is the theme, so don't be afraid to bring your costumes out early!
Caving, Vendors to outfit you for any TAG Cave, Squeeze Box Contest, and Survey Contest
Small Bon Fire
Anna Blanton and The Rimstone Rangers will rock us on the stage that evening! (until 10PM)
Movie - "Wild, Wild West" (Begins at 11PM)
More Caving & More Shopping with our amazing Vendors
Vertical Climbing Contest, Squeeze Box Contest, Survey Contest & 5k Run
Awards & Door Prizes
Muchas Garcias will start rocking when the BA Bon Fire is lit, then jam into the late hours.
Walker County Cave & Cliff Team Breakfast:
Help support your local rescue squad by buying a ticket for the famous TAG breakfast!
(tickets available at registration, first come first served, they usually run out)
Sunday Morning Give-Back:
After you're packed up, please help clean your area, and the whole site.
Let's leave it better than we found it, like CAVERS are famous for - and PLEASE, PLEASE
separate and recycle all your cans and plastics!
We are grateful the Sewanee Mountain Grotto maintains
this important conservation project as it helps Mother Earth
and reduces our waste disposal costs, which increases funding for caver projects.
So, it's worth the extra few seconds to find a recycle bin - they're everywhere!!
MORE ABOUT THE BANDS:
Friday Night: Anna Blanton and The Rimstone Rangers
Anna Blanton is a fiddler and violinist based out of the Louisville, KY area and has performed with Colter
Wall, Michael Buble, Hanson, Michael Bolton, Josh Groban, Sara Evans, Steven Curtis Chapman,
Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling, Disturbed, 2 Cellos, Celtic Thunder, and The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. She
currently plays for The Bourbon Britches, Tim Goodin, and Tony Logue. Music brought Anna into the
caving world. She has performed at The Caverns, TAG 2021 and 2022, and Cave Capers 2023. Anna is a
member of the Louisville Grotto, Central Indiana Grotto, and an admin of the Non-Grotto Grotto. The
Rimstone Rangers were assembled as a special caver band especially for TAG 2023! Expect a fun night of
steampunk power and bluegrassy jams! The last set of the night will be an open jam, bring your
instruments and join us on stage.
Saturday Night: Muchas Garcias
(You may have caught them on TAG Free Radio last year when we auditioned them - they are JUST AWESOME!!)
Muchos Garcias is an electric-acoustic caver band comprised of five NSS Fellows, one Lew Bicking Award
recipient, and one very supportive caver spouse. At roots of this musical collaboration is caver culture.
The current form of Muchos Garcias was born around a thousand campfires over the last 20 years
anywhere cavers have gathered across North America and the world.
The name Muchos Garcias refers to feeling grateful and a recognition that there are indeed many, many
Garcias that we interact with out in the big world. MG aims to celebrate the Garcias we have met, caved
with, and enjoyed music with over the years. MG spreads the vibe in hopes of helping to maintain the
culture and to add new Garcias to the family along the way.
Muchos Garcias covers and explores many genres and forms of music with an arsenal of electrified
campfire instruments including acoustic-electric guitars, electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, banjo,
electric violin and harmonica with vocals and harmonies by four band members. MG plays songs you
know, songs you don’t, songs about caving, songs about being on the road, and lots more. The band
aims to evoke the feel of a base camp or fieldhouse dance party in the heart of karst country.
Muchos Garcias hails from California, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, and Indiana and is honored to be
invited to TAG. Muchos Garcias is excited to rock out the 2023 TAG Fall Cave-In with you!