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Concert In A Cave Offers A 'Cool' Venue

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Mary Bruton
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Terri Hendrix

If you're looking for a break from the heat, we’ve found a concert in a place where Mother Nature has actually programmed cool weather all the time. Musician Terri Hendrix said her Saturday night concert is not really outdoors, and it's not really the indoors either.

"We're going to be playing at Cave Without a Name,” she said. “It's a wonderful place to play. A historic place to play."

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As it turns out, in the cave 100-feet below the surface, the weather doesn't change. It’s always pleasant. She added the cave almost seems built for music.

"It's like playing in a chapel. Natural reverb. It's just beautiful. It's a beautiful experience."

She agreed that some might feel that a concert there is a religious experience in and of itself. 

"Yeah, definitely!” she laughed. “And it's 66 degrees year-round. Lots of lighting so people can see where they're walking. Doing a concert here is like nothing else. It's really a wonderful experience for both me and the audience."

Hendrix will be joined by Lloyd Maines, the Grammy-winning father of Grammy-winning Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks.

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"We'll be doing some new songs, some old songs. And just expect a unique setting,” Hendrix said.  “Dress comfortable. It's important not to wear heels."

She says the Boerne cave is home to a dozen or so bats, and one occasionally comes out and flies around during the concert.

"There's bats, but they stay out of the way. They're pretty shy," she said.

Hendrix and Maines are a big draw when they play there; she recommends getting your tickets beforehand online. 

IF YOU GO What: Terri Hendrix Cave Concert Where: Cave Without a Name, Boerne When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday Cost:  $30

Jack Morgan can be reached at Jack@TPR.org and on Twitter at @JackMorganii.