“The cave is alive, with the sound of music!”
Mammoth Cave National Park will host the 44th annual Cave Sing celebration on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, at 2 p.m. CST. The free holiday event will feature musical performances in the cave by The Band Table Singers and The Caveman Chorus.
Cave Sing participants will meet behind the park visitor center and depart for the Historic Entrance at 2 p.m. Participants must walk approximately 0.75 miles (1.2 km) round trip, to reach the performance area. The access trail includes a steep outdoor hillside to and from the cave’s natural entrance with a total of 130 stairs.
Participants will travel along broad walkways inside the cave through largest passageways. The trail is mostly level, but some hilly and uneven areas exist. The performance area is in a natural environment with low lighting and a temperature of around 54ºF (12ºC). Even though the cave air stays near a constant 54 degrees Fahrenheit, wind chills near the entrance may be much cooler. There are no seating options, and the estimated performance time is around 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Light refreshments will be served in at the visitor center immediately after the performance where there will also be a visit from Santa Claus.