L'Organo recital with Mayor Tecklenburg and Wesley Hall. | Provided

The second half of this year’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival is stronger than ever with lots of fun, innovative programs and art experiences, according to Scott Watson, director of the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. 

The 45th season of the festival, a city-backed companion to Spoleto Festival USA, connects friends and neighbors to artists and friends across the Lowcountry. It’s all about “what’s made us special through those past decades and also brings in some new twists.”

While this year’s festival will again feature several last-minute neighborhood “pop-up events,” here are five things you can count on to make memories that will last for years:

CURE8 Charleston 

Tickets: $0 to $50. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., June 3. West Ashley Theatre Center, 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

Discover dance in a show that brings together artists from across
the state of South Carolina featuring hip-hop, contemporary, krump, tap and more. 

L’Organo recital with Mayor Tecklenburg and Wesley Hall

Free. 3 p.m., June 3. Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun St.

As part of the annual L’Organo performances exploring the range of Charleston’s pipe organs in nine churches, you are invited to attend this concert with Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and organist Wesley Hall.


A World of Jewish Culture: Yuriy Bekker and Friends

Tickets are $25. 6 p.m., June 4, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, 90 Hasell St.

Experience an unforgettable evening of intimate chamber music by prominent Jewish composers at the magnificent KKBE synagogue, featuring Charleston’s own critically acclaimed violinist Yuriy Bekker. He will be joined by renowned violinist/violist Michael Klotz, award-winning cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki, with works by Mendelssohn, Krein, Korngold, Katz and Schonfield

Charlton Singleton and Contemporary Flow

Free. 4:30 p.m., June 8. Enston Homes, 900 King St.

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston will present
“All That Jazz!,” a show by Grammy-Award winning musician
Charlton Singleton and Contemporary Flow with performances
by Bill Wilson and Devone Barry. 

Piccolo Spoleto Finale featuring a tribute to Pink Floyd

Free. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., June 10, Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Blvd.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album, the 45th Piccolo Spoleto Finale will honor the legendary band after beginning with some area roots music. Columbia-based folk duo Admiral Radio will open at 5:30 p.m. on the Rose Pavilion Stage, followed by all-star tribute band Comfortably PInk at 7:45 p.m. on the venue’s main stage.

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