Special Events

Gala XLV

Venue: Virtual

Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Overview

Celebrating Nigel Redden’s Legacy
Saturday, May 22 at 8:30pm EDT
Livestream Premiere

In anticipation of our 2021 season, we will celebrate over 35 years of past Festivals under the leadership and artistic vision of General Director Nigel Redden ahead of his retirement later this year. The retrospective journey, hosted by Grammy Award-nominee Anthony Roth Costanzo, will highlight the artists and performances that have shaped the Festival and honor Nigel’s enduring impact on the performing arts community in Charleston and beyond.

Donations made during the livestream will support the Nigel Redden Emerging Artist Fund, which has been created in Nigel’s honor for use by his successor to continue his legacy of championing young artists for seasons to come. The evening features Laurie AndersonBill T. JonesAyodele CaselRhiannon Giddens, and many more. Our inaugural virtual gala will be a night to revisit your favorite memorable moments from the Festival’s past and kick off the 45th season.

Gifts made in advance of the livestream will support the Festival’s general operating expenses for the 2021 season.

 

TICKETS

The livestream will be free to view and available on demand until Sunday, June 13, 2021.
Registration information will be shared in the coming weeks.

We hope you will consider making a gift in support of Gala XLV. Now more than ever, Spoleto Festival USA needs the support of loyal donors and audience members like you to help us offset the additional expenses of producing a socially distanced Festival in 2021.

Enhance your evening by purchasing one of the following ticket packages:

$500 Gala XLV Ticket for Two ($150 goods and services) includes:

  • dinner delivered to your doorstep the afternoon of Friday, May 21, 2021
  • exclusive invitation to a virtual VIP happy hour at 7:00pm EDT before our livestream event

 

$250 Gala XLV Ticket for One ($150 goods and services) includes:

  • dinner delivered to your doorstep the afternoon of Friday, May 21, 2021
  • exclusive invitation to a virtual VIP happy hour at 7:00pm EDT before our livestream event

 

Gala dinner meal delivery service available in Charleston and surrounding areas. If you are outside of the delivery radius or do not wish to have a meal delivered, your ticket will be completely tax deductible and still include access to the virtual VIP happy hour!

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