This press release just in . . .

Spoleto Festival USA’s Fifth Annual

Taste of Spoleto

Offers Ticket Discounts, Performance Highlights

and Southern Hospitality

Taste of Spoleto is made possible through the generosity of

All Occasions Party Rentals, Charleston Brewing Company, Coca-Cola,

Dedicato de Patris LLC, and Tidewater Foods & Catering LLC

When:

4 – 7 pm, Friday, May 2

Where:

Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street

Why:

One of the few opportunities local patrons have to purchase discounted festival tickets

What:

Free and open to the public, this popular annual event creates excitement leading up to the 2008 Spoleto Festival USA, May 23 – June 8, and gives Spoleto patrons the rare opportunity to:

· Purchase tickets to select performances at a 20% discount to Monkey: Journey to the West, Laurie Anderson, Boston Ballet, La Cenerentola, Bank of America Chamber Music concerts, Wachovia Jazz concerts, The Burial at Thebes, and much more

· View performance video of upcoming events

· Purchase the official poster for the 2008 festival

· Enjoy Lowcountry nibbles from Tidewater Foods & Catering

For more information, call 843.579.3100 or visit www.spoletousa.org.