Date: Jan 14 2016

Filed Under: Entertaining, Family

Heads up for anyone who loves music, theater, parties, or Charleston… the Spoleto Festival 2016 performance schedule is live and tickets can now be purchased (as of today).

 

Opening Ceremonies; Spoleto Festival USA 2014

 

When people ask me when they should visit Charleston I always tell them during Spoleto or Jubilee. Spoleto spans from May 27th to June 12th this year (perfect time of year weather wise) and it’s packed with the best performance schedule I’ve seen them put out yet. So I wanted to give all of you a heads up so you can get your tickets and and make your plans!

 

Spoleto Festival USA 2012 - Opening Ceremonies

 

Here are the shows that I am not missing this year!

 

JASON MORAN FATS WALLER DANCE PARTY:

Jazz music by Jason Moran wearing an oversize papiermache mask of Waller’s head

at one of my favorite outdoor music venues, The Cistern.

 

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST:

Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece performed at the historic Dock St Theatre.

 

Lorna Quinn, Mark Lambert and Marion O'Dwyer in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Gate Theatre. Photo by Pat Redmond

 

PORGY & BESS:

Dubose Heyward’s opera performed at the newly renovated Gaillard Performance Center.

 

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A GAMBLER’S GUIDE TO DYING:

One man’s telling of his gambling grandfather’s life and legacy.

 

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40TH SEASON SOIREE:

Celebrating 4 decades of Spoleto Festival USA at the newly opened Dewberry hotel.

 

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OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW:

Bluegrass at the Cistern, one of my favorite concert venues. We’re sure to hear Wagon Wheel!

 

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AFRAM OU LA BELLE SWITA:

The world premiere of this African romance cabaret.

 

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THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL:

Hans Christian Anderson’s tale lit by the light of a match and performed by the speed of scissors.

 

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SPOLETO FINALE WITH NATHANIEL RATELIFF:

The Spoleto Finale is always a good time at Middleton Plantation!

This year’s live music by Nathaniel Rateliff!

 

Spoleto Festival USA 2015: Finale

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And there are so many more amazing performances to choose from – check out the entire Spoleto 2016 schedule here!

Chassity

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