Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

Recent Posts

We invited Charleston’s local business community to help celebrate the 2019 Festival season by dressing up their storefronts using the 2019 poster as inspiration. This year’s poster features painting Untitled (2016, oil and screen printing ink on linen, 20″ x 15″) by Los Angeles artist […]

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Looking for a pre-show beverage or an after-show refresher? Spoleto Festival USA has partnered with 23 Charleston restaurants to create Spoleto-inspired cocktails that will appear on menus through June 9. Stop by any of these hot-spots to get an elevated Spoleto experience with these cleverly […]

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Music for the Spirit

St. John Passion June 4 at 7:30pm Charleston Gaillard Center Music lovers everywhere adopt a hallowed expression at the mere mention of Johann Sebastian Bach. Few composers earned as many accolades as this church musician, and you’ll quickly see why at the Festival’s performance of […]

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Director, writer, actor, and singer/songwriter Cora Bissett was first propelled into the limelight as a teenager, after answering a band’s advertisement in the Fife Free Press. The band Darlingheart—influenced by such groups as The Pixies and R.E.M.—was searching for a singer, and Bissett fit the […]

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“Slop ’n’ Soul,” that is how Curtis Harding describes his musical style—a little psychedelic, rooted in gospel and rock, with a heavy dose of R&B in the mix. “Soul is the foundation of what I do,” he explained to Garden and Gun in 2018. “Slop is mixed […]

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