The Cave, accommodates 150 people and is funded and run by Carleton students. On Wednesday nights from 8-12 p.m., the Cave features a low-key coffeehouse atmosphere for students who want to unwind, study or socialize. From 9 p.m. 1 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, however, regional musical acts perform. Jane Tieman 05 said, Its kind of like our Pause, but with beer.
Alcohol is available for purchase to those over 21 (with proof of ID) on Thursday and Friday nights. In order to provide a safe environment, the bartenders are adult non-students. Food and drink, such as pints of Ben & Jerrys and espresso, are sold every night that the Cave is open no outside drinks are permitted.
The goal of the Cave, said Cave general manager Meghan Thurlow 04, is to increase the number of Carleton student-bands as openers. She also said that they would be happy to see St. Olaf bands playing at the Cave. Interested bands should contact booking manager Benny Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cave kicks off its fall 2003 season on Thursday, September 25, with alt-rockers J.G. Everest and Mark Mallman. Doors open half an hour before the 9 p.m. show. For a full schedule of bands or for directions, visit the Caves website at http://orgs.carleton.edu/Cave. Several other features on the site are still under construction, including information on the bands and concert pictures.
Thurlow stressed that St. Olaf students are always welcome at the Cave. Kendra Olson 05 said the Cave is similar to the Pause only, lacking in blonde people.
[The Cave] offers a mellow, underground feel. [Its] a low-key place inspired by students, said Thurlow.