Anyone whoâ€™s driven down Kelly Drive has undoubtedly wondered about Laurel Hill Cemetery and their annual Gravediggersâ€™ Ball â€“ if only because they advertise it year-round. But itâ€™s a huge yearly fundraiser for the very cool and mysterious cemetery near the banks of the Schuylkill.
And really, it is a pretty awesome fundraiser. This yearâ€™s event will be held on Oct. 2 at Center Cityâ€™s uber-classy Crystal Tea Room. In true Philadelphia fashion, the nightâ€™s theme is a tribute to Harry Kalas. Entertainment includes a silent and live auction as well as music from JELLYROLL, sketches from Simon Mauer and vintage photographs from Tsirkus Fotografika. Perhaps the coolest entertainment â€“ that only a cemetery could pull off â€“ is a visit from spiritual channel and medium Carolann Sano.
To be sure, itâ€™s a classy black-tie (or costume!) event and itâ€™s coming up soon â€“ tickets are $150 a person. But itâ€™s a Philadelphia tradition thatâ€™s worth keeping track of, and worth knowing about for its unique themes and entertainment.
Laurel Hill Cemeteryâ€™s Gravediggersâ€™ Ball
Friday, October 2, 7:00 p.m
Crystal Tea Room
100 Penn Sq E, Philadelphia, PA 19107