Closing Week Events
We are thrilled to be standing alongside our friends at Spoleto Festival USA as we continue to raise the outdoor and virtual curtain on the 2021 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Be sure to follow both Festivals on social media and sign up for e-newsletters to stay on top of all of the wonderful programs and pop-up events on offer this year! #CHSArts

Reminder that the Piccolo Spoleto Sundown Poetry Series continues through June 11. This year's readings will be in the garden at the Gibbes museum. Spread the word!

Be sure to stroll through Marion Square as the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition continues daily through June 12. Enjoy the unique and inspiring new art by South Carolina artists, many who will be on site to chat with visitors.

Pop Ups in Your Parks
Celtic Music with members of the Taylor Music Group Charlotte Street Park
1 Charlotte Street
Thursday, June 10, 6:00pm

Abby Kent, Rob, Mary and Kiri Taylor perform a 30 minute Celtic program at the Charlotte Street Park Irish Memorial.

Bossa Nova in the Park with Rochelle Whitney Green
Corrine Jones Park
36 Marlow Drive at Hester Street, Wagener Terrace
Thursday, June 10, 7:00pm

Piccolo delivers Bossa Nova music featuring the virtuoso singer Rochelle Whitney Green. Get swept away by Green’s sultry vocals over the ride of the bossa nova beat!

Bluegrass Stroll
Hampton Park
30 Mary Murray Drive
Friday, June 11 at 6:00pm
The sounds of bluegrass will flow through Hampton Park during the second weekend of Piccolo. The low-key and family friendly music venue Awendaw Green is partnering with Piccolo Spoleto to present some of the finest homegrown pickers and fiddlers Charleston has to offer. Boonie Bevins Band, Cane Creek String Band, and Big Stoner Creek will all be on hand to play exceptional bluegrass music.

Operatic Delights
Colonial Lake/Moultrie Playground
46-54 Ashley Ave. Downtown
Friday, June 11 at 6:00pm
An inspired evening celebrating the grandeur of opera with a light-hearted spirit and boundless passion. Animalia Brass will open the family-friendly program with a memorable musical “crash course” for kids that is certain to help demystify classical music. They will be joined by Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera founders Leah Edwards and Dimitri Pittas recently seen at Piccolo Spoleto’s “Classical Promenade” and as the featured guests artists on the North Charleston POPS! “Love Italian Style” program.

World Music
Colonial Lake
46-54 Ashley Ave. Downtown
Saturday, June 12 at 4:00pm
An afternoon of cultural exploration by way of Peter Kfoury’s “World Music Cafe” with additional performances by Porto Seguro and others.

Charleston Reprise
Hampton Park
30 Mary Murray Boulevard
Saturday, June 12 at 6:00pm
As the sun starts to set on Piccolo Spoleto 2021, Hampton Park will host another fun, free event to celebrate the city and the festival. An opening performance by the CSO Brass will kick off the evening at the Gazebo at the park entrance from Rutledge Avenue, with Gino Castillo and the Cuban Cowboys then taking the stage by the lagoon to perform “Cha-Cha-Charleston” and more. Led by Afro Cuban percussionist and singer Castillo, the Cuban Cowboys’ high energy jazz performances bring dancers and non-dancers alike to their feet.