Minneapolis cemetery hosts live show
Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery is the oldest surviving cemetery in the city. The first burial was in 1853. It’s also the only Minnesota cemetery listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Friends of the Cemetery has been raising money for about a decade to rehab the cemetery’s big iron fence. They still have about half a million dollars to go. Ironically, one of the group’s most successful fundraising and outreach tactics has been to host concerts and other events that bring people inside the confines of the old gates.
The Friends of the Cemetery group is organizing their second ever outdoor concert this summer. The Duluth band Low is headlining the show in front of the caretaker’s cottage on June 9.