Grab your picnic and meet us by the river
With a voice that is both “a nod to soul icons past and an embrace of music’s genre-blind future” (Garden & Gun), Curtis Harding’s timeless originality ushers in a new era of Festival Finale magic at Riverfront Park. The son of a traveling gospel singer who later cut his teeth backing artists including CeeLo Green, Harding is now in the spotlight producing a “blistering slice of dancefloor soul that recalls prime Curtis Mayfield and late ’60s motown” (Clash). Harding’s Spoleto debut promises to be one for the record books—“the quiet energy he packs into every syllable will have you hearing his melodies in the back of your mind for days” (GQ).
Overlooking the beautiful Cooper River, Riverfront Park’s sweeping grounds open at 5:00pm. Enjoy a picnic by the water—blankets and chairs welcome—before the music begins at 6:30pm. Harding’s 8:30pm concert headlines the evening, followed by a sparkling display of fireworks, drawing the 2019 Festival to a celebratory close.
Gates open at 5:00pm
Live music starts at 6:30pm (artists to be announced)
Curtis Harding performs at 8:30pm
Riverfront Park is located in North Charleston with parking in designated areas. All tickets are general admission. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are welcome; outside alcohol is prohibited. Concessions can be purchased onsite. This event is rain or shine.