Cave After Dark is a popular series of themed events for adults 21 and older at Cave of the Mounds  National Natural Landmark. Each event includes a unique at-your-own-pace in-cave experience and theme-related reception in our Visitor Center with cash bar.  These special events sell out fast, so reservations are required.

Summer Trollstice – Thursday, June 21  6-9 PM  RAIN OR SHINE

Celebrate the solstice in style with vibrant flowers, groovy tunes, mouth-watering summer cocktails and seasonal foods from Mt. Horeb – the Troll Capital of the World featuring: Bistro 101, Grumpy Troll Brew Pub, Schubert’s Restaurant, Sunn Cafè, and Sjolinds Chocolate House. Join us for an enchanting stroll through the gardens, sampling local food and beverages along the way.  Tour the cave to discover some subterranean surprises including live music in the Cave by John Red Beard. There is no better way to cap off this celebration of our planetary axis reaching for the sun than with live music by The Earthlings and cash bar.

The Earthlings are a Madison music and arts collective with local Mt. Horeb roots. They combine diverse eras of electronic sonic rock together with a laid back psychedelic indie emphasis, euphoric space and positive vibrations from the 60’s, early 70’s and 90’s. Instruments include vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, dulcimer, sampler, bell kit, aux percussion, theremin and drums.


NEW Summer Soirèes in June, July & August! – FIND OUT MORE

Tickets for the 2018-19 season of Cave After Dark go on sale August 20.

Harvest Hootenanny – Saturday, September 14  6-9 PM

Rockstoberfest – Saturday, October 19 6-9 PM

Say Cheese – Saturday, November 16 6-9 PM

Underground Cocktail Lounge – Saturday, December 14 6-9 PM

Underground Blues & Brews – Saturday, January 19 6-9 PM

Love on the Rocks – Saturday, February 10 6-9 PM

Hooley in the Hollows – Saturday, March 16 6-9 PM