Enjoy a Concert in the 19th Century Catacombs of Green-Wood Cemetery

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    Hidden from view, Green-Wood Cemetery’s atmospheric catacombs are rarely open to the public. The vaulted space, originally created in the 19th century, happens to provide an ideal acoustic environment — a unique studio of stone — and a concert series is providing an unusual musical opportunity.

    Atlas Obscura and Green-Wood have collaborated on Concert in the Catacombs, a series of performances with artists specially selected to perform in this coveted setting. The next concert, Soul Night, will bring 1960s jazz atmosphere to the historic space with the music of Hearing Things and Benjamin and the Dreamers as well as some surprise performances.

    The subterranean concert will take place on Saturday, September 9 at Green-Wood from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets cost $65, and you can purchase them here. The event is 21+, and a cash bar will be available. The catacombs are about a 15 minute walk from the cemetery’s entrance, and attendees are encourage to give themselves plenty of time to make the walk.

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