Looking to feed your senses and surround yourself with artistic and musical excitement? From May 25 – June 10 historic Charleston, SC will be hosting the perfect opportunity. The Spoleto Festival USA is an annual exhibition of world-renowned artists and talented performers in theater, opera, dance, jazz, choral and many other kinds of artistic expression. For a long and eventful 17 days every spring, these amazing artists from all over the world join together in Charleston’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor performance areas. 2012 will be Spoleto Festival’s 36th season, and with long-standing international acclaim it is recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.
The festival has many venues around historic downtown Charleston, so it is needless to say that it is important to stay in a Charleston hotel so you can easily access all exhibitions. The Shem Creek Inn is a premier hotel in Mt. Pleasant that is within close proximity to the historic charm and southern hospitality of downtown Charleston, SC. Some of the venues where Spoleto Festival USA performances are held are; Dock Street Theatre, Gaillard Auditorium, Memminger Auditorium, College of Charleston Cistern Yard, Sottile Theater, and many more.
There are many international genres of entertainment on exhibition all over town, some of the attractions include; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bank of America Chamber Music, Jake Shimabukuro Jazz, Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto, and so many more. Each performer is having a series of shows, and their shows are dispersed throughout the duration of the festival to allow you to see what you want at your own pace.
Spoleto USA starts on Thursday May 25 and runs through Sunday June 10. This specific time of year is a beautiful time to explore the downtown historic district of Charleston, and what better way to take in the rustic southern charm than a relaxing stay in the beautiful Mount Pleasant hotel, The Shem Creek Inn!