- Associated Press - Sunday, June 8, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - It is the final weekend for this year’s edition of the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston.

Spoleto concludes on Sunday with the traditional outdoor concert followed by a fireworks display on the banks of the Ashley River at Middleton Place Plantation.

This year’s finale features a performance by Shovels & Rope, a Charleston duo whose Americana music is gaining them a national following.

Spoleto was founded in Charleston in 1977 by the late composer Gian Carlo Menotti. This year’s festival was the 38th season and featured 148 performances by 63 artists and ensembles.

The Piccolo Spoleto Festival put on by the city of Charleston and focusing mainly on local and southeastern artists offered another 700 events.


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