Party in the Graveyard

The Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado is trying to lighten up what is typically a somber setting by scheduling concerts and other cultural events at the graveyard.
June 9, 2010, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Crown Hill is pushing into the territory of galleries and performance halls, scheduling concerts and art exhibitions in hopes of engaging more routinely with the community, said general manager Kevin Wolfe.

'People come to cemeteries, and they are always looking down,' he said.

But Wolfe wants them to look around, to experience the music and the art, the plants, the history and the culture."

Many other cemeteries are also getting into the act, and hoping that the graveyard experience can become a little more enjoyable.

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Published on Monday, June 7, 2010 in The Denver Post
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