Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

Music

Festival Friday Radio is a weekly blog series showcasing Spoleto Festival USA’s 2017 visiting artists. Each Friday, tune in for these hand-selected playlists that highlight a musician’s top 10 tracks—or get exclusive, artist-curated lists that reflect their own listening preferences.  From the anxieties of love in dance company […]

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This 40th season is bursting at the seams with a diverse collection of musical performances ranging from African inspired jazz to Americana rock. Use the links below to explore the artists that will grace Charleston stages throughout the next 2 weeks:     Randy Weston: LISTEN HERE or BUY […]

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Brandi Carlile—the risk-taking, try-it-all, rock-and-roll, Americana, singer-songwriter, and guitarist—will take the stage with her full band at College of Charleston TD Arena on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30 at 8:30pm) during the Festival’s 40th season. Here are some facts you may or may not know about […]

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Throughout the last 40 seasons of Spoleto Festival USA (2016 included), thousands of accomplished singers, songwriters, and musicians from across the globe have graced Festival stages with captivating performances. Many of these artists are recipients of prestigious awards, such as the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” the National Endowment for the Arts […]

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The Wells Fargo Festival Finale is upon us at last! As one of the Festival’s longest standing traditions, Middleton Place has become the ideal location to celebrate the culmination of the past 17 days of Spoleto Festival USA. Enjoy music, food, drinks, scenery, and fireworks TOMORROW […]

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