Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.
Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.
Whether it is your first or 43rd season attending Spoleto Festival USA, how well do you really know it? The 2019 Spoleto Festival USA is currently underway, featuring world-renowned artists and emerging talents in more than 150 performances of opera, theater, classical music, jazz, and dance. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More