Catch a Christmas concert 100 metres underground at Rat's Nest Cave

Dec 10 2019, 12:15 pm

This is a bit cooler than your usual “underground” music scene.

For four days this December, Canmore Cave Tours will be hosting their Spirit in the Mountain concert series, which will see various music groups performing live 100 metres underground.

The venue is Rat’s Nest Cave, and over the course of four days attendees can check out performances by Calgary’s own indie-rock group The Silkstones, western Canadian music duo Trundled, Canmore native Seth Anderson, and folk-rock band Elk Run & Riot.


Elk Run & Riot playing in Rat’s Nest Cave 2016 (

Attendees will also enjoy the thrill of descending underground into the heart of Grotto Mountain, and spending the evening in the natural, cavernous halls.

Tickets are available at $149 per night, and guests are welcome to purchase passes for any — and all — of the performances.

Canmore Cave Tours Spirit in the Mountain series 2019

When: December 19 to 23, 2019
Where: Rat’s Nest Cave – 202-129 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore
Time: All concerts/tours start at 5 pm, with performances beginning at 8 pm.

Here’s the full schedule:

  • 5 pm: Meet your guide and pack up
  • 5:45 pm: Convoy to the cave parking lot
  • 6 pm: Hike to the cave
  • 7:15 pm: Go caving
  • 8 pm: The performance begins
  • 9-10 pm: Exit the cave and hike down the trail
  • 10:45-11 pm: Arrive back at the office


December 19 — Tundled
December 20 — Elk Run & Riot
December 21 — Seth Anderson
December 22 — The Silkstones

Tickets: Online, $149

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