Charleston’s entertainment scene wouldn’t be the same without these 12 music venues
Tickets are on sale now from as little as $10 depending on the show!
Late October – early November each year
Founded in 1957. “The Coastal Carolina Fair is in its 55th year (2012), and is bigger and better than ever! The fair runs from Thursday, October 27th until Saturday, November 5th at the Exchange Park in Ladson, SC!”http://www.coastalcarolinafair.org 55th Annual Coastal Carolina Fair
Hosted by the Exchange Club of Charleston
Ladson, SC 29456
Tickets typically go on sale in January.
‘For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolinas historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.
Now approaching its 35th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as Americas premier performing arts festival.’
History of Spoleto Festival USA –
‘Spoleto Festival USA was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene and others, who sought to create an American counterpart to their annual Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy…(Charleston) The historic city provided a perfect fit: intimate enough that the festival would captivate the entire city; yet cosmopolitan enough to provide an enthusiastic audience and robust infrastructure.”
“…Spoleto Festival USA has firmly established itself as one of the worlds leading festivals, presenting more than 200 world or American premieres. ”
‘The Festival mission is to present programs of the highest artistic caliber while maintaining a dedication to young artists, a commitment to all forms of the performing arts, a passion for contemporary innovation, and an enthusiasm for providing unusual performance opportunities for established artists…”
Presented by Theatre 99 and Charleston City Paper
‘Some of the country’s hottest improv, sketch, and stand-up artists will descend upon Charleston, S.C., for what has become the annual event you don’t want to miss!
Past performers include Aziz Ansari, Bobby Moynihan and the UCB Buffoons, Cook County Social Club, Elephant Larry, The Uprights Citizen Brigade Touring Company, Kenny Zimlinghaus, Myq Kaplan, The Beards of Comedy, Craig Baldo, Eliza Skinner, God’s Pottery, Hot Sauce, Harvard Sailing Team, and many many more.’
The American Theatre
Stars at the American Theater
Charleston Pour House
Threshold Repertory Theatre
Footlight Players Theatre
BOX OFFICE Music Farm, 32 Ann St, Tues-Thur, 12:30-3:30pm
Tickets are sold from the window where all the show posters are displayed on Ann St.