Welcome to the second installment of the Quick Fact blog series! These posts are meant to give you a bite-size overview of performances you’ll find in the 2014 Festival season. Each post in the series will include the who, what, when, where, and why. We’ll even throw in some images, videos, and staff recommendations to sweeten the deal. Enjoy!

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WHO

Main Stage: SHOVELS & ROPE
Michael Trent
Cary Ann Hearst

 A performance schedule for the Beer Garden Stage lineup will be posted on spoletousa.org later this winter.

WHAT

Each year, the Festival concludes with a buoyant afternoon and evening at Middleton Place filled with music, food, drink, and fireworks. Shovels & Rope takes the main stage at dusk.

Shovels&Rope4WHEN

June 8 at 8:30pm
Gates and Beer Garden open at 3:30pm.

WHERE

Middleton Place

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WHY

We believe that Spoleto Festival USA is integrally tied to Charleston, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to feature a Charleston-grown group. Shovels & Rope give voice to this great location, blending the folklore, sass, and heart we associate with the Lowcountry with something distinctly modern. The result is irresistible.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Becca Nicholson, Assistant Box Office Manager

I can’t help but love a husband-wife duo. There’s something about two uniquely creative individuals joining together that creates a special kind of energy. When they perform, it feels almost like they are sharing their life with you on stage. Shovels & Rope offers a great sound paired with incredible songwriting, and they are so much fun to watch – don’t miss them!

(Shovels & Rope on Austin City Limits, September 2013)

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Tickets to the Wells Fargo Festival Finale featuring Shovels & Rope and all other Festival performances are available online at spoletousa.org, over the phone at 843.579.3100, or through your mobile device.