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Celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Cave Without a Name

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Take in an eclectic concert of Holiday music celebrating the Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 16, at 7 p.m. at the Cave Without a Name. Enjoy contemporary arrangements of traditional carols, soaring vocals, original acoustic music and pulsing World-beat rhythms, performed on a mixture of ancient and modern instruments – all set in a memorable, natural setting near Boerne.

Cave Without a Name

Winter Solstice

Photo: Facebook/Cave Without A Name

Cave Without a Name, a limestone solutional cave, is located 11 miles northeast of Boerne, Texas off FM 474 and Kreutzberg Road. The cave is less than 40 miles from downtown San Antonio. It has been commercially operated as a show cave and open for public tours since 1939. It is designated a National Natural Landmark and is a member of the National Cave Association.

Throne Room Music

winter solstice concert

Photo: Facebook/Cave Without A Name

With a combination of dynamic acoustics and nature’s natural backdrop (too beautiful for words), both performers and guests declare concerts in the Cave Throne Room as most memorable. Check the event calendar for upcoming shows.

Part of this year’s Winter Solstice concert will be performed in total darkness and flickering candlelight, creating an unforgettable experience! Featuring the words and music of songwriter/performance artist Rudi Harst (vocals, guitar, flute, Tibetan bowls), with the Circle Band including Steve Daniel (didgeridoo), Michael Linde (didgeridoo), Ray Palmer (keyboard), Kevin Lewis (bass), Kiko Guerrero (percussion), Sister Sara Gabriel (vocalist), and more.

What is the Winter Solstice?

Winter Solstice
Photo: Flickr/Jon Bunting

Winter Solstice is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. The holiday timing of the Winter Solstice is rooted in ancient religions. According to National Geographic, throughout history, humans have observed this seasonal milestone and created spiritual and cultural traditions to celebrate the rebirth of sunlight after the darkest period of the year.

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