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Don't let a rumbling stomach interrupt the Spoleto Festival USA performances.  Here's where to snack, sip, and dine between the acts.

Not sure how to choose among all the Spoleto 2016 offerings? Here, leaders of area arts organizations, plus a couple of media pros, share which shows they can’t wait to catch (aside from the long-ago-sold-out Porgy and Bess). Get the scoop, then go to to snag tickets of your own


Listened to a Spoleto Festival USA concert in the last two decades? It’s likely that John Kennedy had a hand in its inception

Due to Spoleto’s attractions and our gorgeous spring weather, Charleston is particularly charming in May—which means out-of-town pals start queueing up to visit. Prepare your guest room for the busy season with these coastal-cool pieces selected by design pro Deidre Alexander. “Subtle pops of color make guests feel welcome without overwhelming the eye,” she advises.

Cheers to Spoleto Spoleto-goers looking to toast the arts should consider raising a glass from Umbria, the countryside surrounding the fest’s namesake Italian town. “The wines date back to the Roman era and deliver high quality at a good value,” notes Beth Anne Crane, owner of Muse restaurant and wine bar. Here, three of her favorite picks

Meet the Spoleto scene makers

Five artists who are making their mark on the Holy City

Things Every Local Must Experience Whether your bloodline dates back generations or you just moved to town, check out and check off these Holy City must-dos

June 2, 2012

June 1, 2012

A wily writer shares his daring schemes for doing Spoleto on the cheap.

Spoleto kicked off their 36th season of world renowned art, music, dance, and theater with their annual auction at the Memminger on Friday, February 3.

Spoleto SCENE hosted a pre-party for the Sarah Jarosz concert at the Halsey Gallery on Thursday, June 2.

Spoleto attendees, VIPs, and cast members gathered at 32 Society Street to celebrate the Charleston debut of The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Donna and Randy Friedman opened their beautiful Mt. Pleasant home on Sunday, May 29 to host a VIP reception for this year's Spoleto Festival USA.

The Spoleto Auction, benefiting the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, took place at the Memminger Auditorium on Friday, February 4.

This year's fabulous Spoleto SCENE White Party was hosted on Saturday, June 12, 2010.

Charlestonians and dancers alike celebrated Spoleto's acclaimed performance of Giselle on Friday, June 11.

Charles and Celeste Patrick hosted a VIP Spoleto party on Friday, June 11.