Monday, May 25

  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 1:00pm theater

    SLEEPING BEAUTY

    Italy’s Carlo Colla and Sons Marionette Company brings the enchanting tale of cursed Princess Aurora to life with 165 handcrafted marionettes.

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  • 3:30pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

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  • 5:00pm jazz

    CARLOS AGUIRRE

    This Argentine composer and pianist makes his North American debut with compositions that fuse South American folklore, jazz, and chamber music idioms.

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  • 5:00pm music

    CITY LIGHTS with SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA ORCHESTRA

    This 1931 silent film features Charlie Chaplin’s beloved “Little Tramp” in his pinnacle role; the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra accompanies the film under William Eddins’s baton.

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  • 7:30pm music

    EMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL

    These Nashville legends join each other for a Memorial Day performance, drawing from their shared history and 40-year friendship.

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  • 7:30pm theater

    SLEEPING BEAUTY

    Italy’s Carlo Colla and Sons Marionette Company brings the enchanting tale of cursed Princess Aurora to life with 165 handcrafted marionettes.

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  • 8:00pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:30pm music

    CITY LIGHTS with SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA ORCHESTRA

    This 1931 silent film features Charlie Chaplin’s beloved “Little Tramp” in his pinnacle role; the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra accompanies the film under William Eddins’s baton.

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Tuesday, May 26

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 5:00pm jazz

    CARLOS AGUIRRE

    This Argentine composer and pianist makes his North American debut with compositions that fuse South American folklore, jazz, and chamber music idioms.

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  • 6:00pm theater

    SLEEPING BEAUTY

    Italy’s Carlo Colla and Sons Marionette Company brings the enchanting tale of cursed Princess Aurora to life with 165 handcrafted marionettes.

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  • 7:00pm jazz

    CARLOS AGUIRRE

    This Argentine composer and pianist makes his North American debut with compositions that fuse South American folklore, jazz, and chamber music idioms.

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  • 7:30pm opera

    VEREMONDA, L’AMAZZONE DI ARAGONA

    The Spanish King and Queen’s siege of the Moorish fort on the Rock of Gibraltar is tangled with passionate love stories and comical mistaken identities in Cavalli’s 1652 opera.

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  • 8:00pm music

    SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA ORCHESTRA | TAN DUN / BARBER / SIBELIUS

    John Kennedy leads the elite Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in Tan Dun’s Concerto for Orchestra, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and Sibelius’s Symphony no. 5.

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Wednesday, May 27

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 5:00pm jazz

    CARLOS AGUIRRE

    This Argentine composer and pianist makes his North American debut with compositions that fuse South American folklore, jazz, and chamber music idioms.

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  • 5:00pm music

    WESTMINSTER CHOIR CONCERTS

    Joe Miller leads his magnificent choir in Urmas Sisack’s Oremus; Eric Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine; Monteverdi’s Sí ch’io vorrei morire; and the opening chorus from Bach’s Cantata 79.

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  • 6:00pm theater

    SLEEPING BEAUTY

    Italy’s Carlo Colla and Sons Marionette Company brings the enchanting tale of cursed Princess Aurora to life with 165 handcrafted marionettes.

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  • 7:00pm jazz

    CARLOS AGUIRRE

    This Argentine composer and pianist makes his North American debut with compositions that fuse South American folklore, jazz, and chamber music idioms.

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  • 7:30pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

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  • 8:00pm opera

    PARADISE INTERRUPTED

    A vast garden grows before your eyes in this world premiere opera by artist Jennifer Wen Ma and composer Huang Ruo.

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  • 9:00pm music

    QUARTER-TONE SHREDDING | MUSIC IN TIME

    Performing on electric guitar and percussion, San Francisco’s The Living Earth Show blends rock and roll, post-classical new music, and heavy metal in this program of works by a diverse range of contemporary composers.

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Thursday, May 28

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 5:00pm jazz

    RITA MARCOTULLI and LUCIANO BIONDINI

    Pianist Rita Marcotulli and accordionist Luciano Biondini access their Italian roots as well as new influences and possibilities for an inspired sound.

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  • 7:00pm jazz

    RITA MARCOTULLI and LUCIANO BIONDINI

    Pianist Rita Marcotulli and accordionist Luciano Biondini access their Italian roots as well as new influences and possibilities for an inspired sound.

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  • 8:00pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

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  • 9:00pm music

    DOUBLE HAPPINESS | MUSIC IN TIME

    San Francisco’s The Living Earth Show—an electric guitar and percussion duo—plays works commissioned from young composers.

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  • 9:00pm jazz

    MADELEINE PEYROUX

    Through distinctive renditions of old classics and modern tunes, Madeleine Peyroux is an insightful and fresh vocalist with flawless choices in repertoire and a signature sound.

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Friday, May 29

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 3:30pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm jazz

    RITA MARCOTULLI and LUCIANO BIONDINI

    Pianist Rita Marcotulli and accordionist Luciano Biondini access their Italian roots as well as new influences and possibilities for an inspired sound.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm jazz

    RITA MARCOTULLI and LUCIANO BIONDINI

    Pianist Rita Marcotulli and accordionist Luciano Biondini access their Italian roots as well as new influences and possibilities for an inspired sound.

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  • 7:30pm dance

    WHAT MOVES YOU | LIL BUCK & ASHLEY BATHGATE

    Memphis jookin' sensation Charles “Lil Buck” Riley pairs his elastic, elegant street dance with cellist Ashley Bathgate’s musical accompaniment in this world premiere collaboration.

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  • 8:00pm opera

    PARADISE INTERRUPTED

    A vast garden grows before your eyes in this world premiere opera by artist Jennifer Wen Ma and composer Huang Ruo.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm dance

    TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY

    This definitive postmodern dance company brings four of its influential works to the Festival: Set and Reset, If you couldn’t see me, Rogues, and PRESENT TENSE.

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  • 9:00pm jazz

    MADELEINE PEYROUX

    Through distinctive renditions of old classics and modern tunes, Madeleine Peyroux is an insightful and fresh vocalist with flawless choices in repertoire and a signature sound.

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Saturday, May 30

Sunday, May 31

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm opera

    PARADISE INTERRUPTED

    A vast garden grows before your eyes in this world premiere opera by artist Jennifer Wen Ma and composer Huang Ruo.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm dance

    WHAT MOVES YOU | LIL BUCK & ASHLEY BATHGATE

    Memphis jookin' sensation Charles “Lil Buck” Riley pairs his elastic, elegant street dance with cellist Ashley Bathgate’s musical accompaniment in this world premiere collaboration.

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  • 3:30pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

    Buy tickets
  • 3:30pm dance

    TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY

    This definitive postmodern dance company brings four of its influential works to the Festival: Set and Reset, If you couldn’t see me, Rogues, and PRESENT TENSE.

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  • 5:00pm music

    THE BOOK OF SOUNDS | MUSIC IN TIME

    Pianist Conor Hanick explores the beauty and meditation of German composer Hans Otte’s concert-length piano suite Das Buch der Klänge (The Book of Sounds).

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  • 6:00pm dance

    WHAT MOVES YOU | LIL BUCK & ASHLEY BATHGATE

    Memphis jookin' sensation Charles “Lil Buck” Riley pairs his elastic, elegant street dance with cellist Ashley Bathgate’s musical accompaniment in this world premiere collaboration.

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  • 7:00pm music

    WESTMINSTER CHOIR | THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION & JEPHTE

    Westminster Choir performs David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion with new choreography by Pontus Lidberg, along with Carissimi’s Jephte.

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  • 8:00pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

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Monday, June 1

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:30pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm music

    DECASIA with SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA ORCHESTRA

    Filmmaker Bill Morrison’s 2002 film assembles found footage and meditates on the decay of silent films; John Kennedy leads the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in live accompaniment of the score by American composer Michael Gordon.

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Tuesday, June 2

Wednesday, June 3

Thursday, June 4

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 11:00am theater

    GOLDEN DRAGON WATER PUPPET THEATRE

    One of Vietnam’s cultural treasures, these traditional water puppets perform with live music in a specially constructed pool.

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  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm theater

    GOLDEN DRAGON WATER PUPPET THEATRE

    One of Vietnam’s cultural treasures, these traditional water puppets perform with live music in a specially constructed pool.

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  • 3:30pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:30pm theater

    WHEN IT RAINS

    A dark comedy, social satire, and heartbreaking drama, this story depicts how misfortune changes relationships between the closest of people.

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  • 8:00pm physical theater

    CASUS CIRCUS | KNEE DEEP

    Australian company Casus Circus makes its Festival debut with this bold and captivating work.

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  • 8:00pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

    Buy tickets
  • 9:00pm jazz

    KATE DAVIS

    This multi-instrumentalist and vocalist puts a fresh spin on the standards and brings a canonical sensibility to her own lush creations.

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  • 9:00pm music

    TAYLOR MAC’S 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: SONGS OF THE AMERICAN RIGHT

    This flamboyant provocateur travels through time to examine popular music from various eras, spanning from the 18th century to present day.

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Friday, June 5

Saturday, June 6

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 11:00am theater

    GOLDEN DRAGON WATER PUPPET THEATRE

    One of Vietnam’s cultural treasures, these traditional water puppets perform with live music in a specially constructed pool.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm theater

    GOLDEN DRAGON WATER PUPPET THEATRE

    One of Vietnam’s cultural treasures, these traditional water puppets perform with live music in a specially constructed pool.

    Buy tickets
  • 2:00pm theater

    WHEN IT RAINS

    A dark comedy, social satire, and heartbreaking drama, this story depicts how misfortune changes relationships between the closest of people.

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  • 3:30pm talks

    CONVERSATIONS WITH

    CBS correspondent Martha Teichner hosts lively conversations with Festival artists.

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  • 3:30pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

    Buy tickets
  • 5:00pm theater

    GOLDEN DRAGON WATER PUPPET THEATRE

    One of Vietnam’s cultural treasures, these traditional water puppets perform with live music in a specially constructed pool.

    Buy tickets
  • 7:00pm physical theater

    CASUS CIRCUS | KNEE DEEP

    Australian company Casus Circus makes its Festival debut with this bold and captivating work.

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  • 8:00pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

    Buy tickets
  • 8:00pm dance

    SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS

    Dancers form a kaleidoscopic map that unfurls to selections from Steve Reich’s The Desert Music; this performance also includes a new work, Untitled # 12, by Chinese visionary Shen Wei.

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  • 8:30pm theater

    WHEN IT RAINS

    A dark comedy, social satire, and heartbreaking drama, this story depicts how misfortune changes relationships between the closest of people.

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  • 9:00pm music

    TAYLOR MAC’S 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: SONGS OF THE AMERICAN RIGHT

    This flamboyant provocateur travels through time to examine popular music from various eras, spanning from the 18th century to present day.

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Sunday, June 7

  • 11:00am music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

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  • 11:00am theater

    GOLDEN DRAGON WATER PUPPET THEATRE

    One of Vietnam’s cultural treasures, these traditional water puppets perform with live music in a specially constructed pool.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm music

    BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

    Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall, these popular twice-daily concerts feature 11 fresh and distinctive programs performed by a fantastic roster of musicians.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm physical theater

    CASUS CIRCUS | KNEE DEEP

    Australian company Casus Circus makes its Festival debut with this bold and captivating work.

    Buy tickets
  • 1:00pm dance

    SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS

    Dancers form a kaleidoscopic map that unfurls to selections from Steve Reich’s The Desert Music; this performance also includes a new work, Untitled # 12, by Chinese visionary Shen Wei.

    Buy tickets
  • 3:30pm theater

    ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare’s Globe theater makes its Festival debut with a brand new production of the Bard’s timeless tragedy in which youthful passion and warring families intertwine.

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  • 3:30pm music

    WELLS FARGO FESTIVAL FINALE featuring ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES

    This much-loved event brings the Festival to a spectacular end at Middleton Place including picnicking, a beer garden, fireworks, and a performance by seven-piece soul band St. Paul & The Broken Bones.

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