Spoleto Festival USA is an annual performing arts festival in Charleston, and one of the largest in the US. Founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti in 1977, this festival has the best of Italian arts combined with Charleston’s charm. The 17-day event showcases established and emerging talent, with over 150 performances of jazz, classical music, opera, dance and theater. Spoleto Festival USA’s mission is to present high-caliber performances while cultivating and encouraging a community of young artists and contemporary innovation. Past performers have included Renee Fleming, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Yo-Yo Ma.
Spoleto 2018 takes place May 25 – June 10. Some of the 2018 Spolesto Festival USA performances include folk-jazz band Ranky Tanky, Trio 3 plus Vijay Iyer, Jazzmeia Horn, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, a new opera by Liza Lim, “Backbone” by Gravity & Other Myths, choreographer Michelle Dorrance, and more. The 2018 festival finale will feature the Lone Bellow at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park (pervious years were held at Middleton Place).
Whether you’re attending the Spoleto Festival with family or friends, Going Coastal has the perfect vehicle for your visit. Going to the Spoleto Festival USA with a small group? Our Lincoln Town Cars are luxuriously private and comfortable, with complimentary bottled water, leather seating and tinted windows. Traveling with your family? The Ford Expedition may be perfect for your trip to Spoleto or any festival in Charleston. These bigger SUVs fit 5 people comfortably, with room for 7 pieces of luggage. Make it a group excursion! For larger festival groups we also have vans that can fit up to 55 people.
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