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Festival News

From May 27 to June 12, 2022, audiences from 49 states and nine countries flocked to Spoleto Festival USA, the annual celebratory compendium of music, theater, opera, and dance, with more than 48,000 ticket holders and $2.7 million in sales. As the first full festival […]

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A Spoleto Festival USA classic, the Bank of America Chamber Music series returns to Dock Street Theatre today with the first of its 11 programs and audience members may notice something is a little different. Draped behind this year’s ensemble is a brand new backdrop, […]

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We hear this question a lot: There are so many choices. Where do I start?! A: This is a completely reasonable question with no wrong answer. And with 120+ performances in just 17 days, it is a lot to absorb. Good news: we’re here to […]

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The road to music’s biggest night passes through Charleston. Nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards, presented Sunday, April 3, include 32 artists who’ve appeared at Spoleto Festival USA in previous seasons, including Jon Batiste, who leads the field with 11 nominations. Three additional nominees—Rhiannon Giddens, […]

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Often in the mood for a pre-show beverage? How about a post-performance nightcap? Spoleto Festival USA has partnered with several top bars and restaurants in Charleston in order to quench your thirst and celebrate the Festival with Spoleto-inspired cocktails. Better yet? The locales are all within […]

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