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The Reveal: MAY-JUNE 2014

Posted On July 4, 2014

Our five musts from this issue's calendar of events.

 Sweet Grass Music Festival

May 2 - 3

The second annual Sweet Grass Music Festival will be held at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. Visitors can expect an awesome weekend full of warm weather, hot bluegrass pickin’ and fun for the whole family. Not to mention a few picturesque sunsets over the USS Yorktown resting on Atlantic waters. The music begins at 2:30pm on Friday with world class bluegrass bands Subject to Change, Common Ground, Barefoot Movement, Adkins and Loudermilk, and the Lonesome River Band playing until 10pm. All bands are performing 90-minute sets. Saturday the music begins at 11am with the Grasstowne performing one 90-minute set at 4pm. 843-452-5131. sweetgrassmusicfestival.com

Piccolo Spoleto

May 23 - June 8

Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of Spoleto Festival USA, its parent festival, and its 700 events in 17 days transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto’s traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film. 843-724-7305, piccolospoleto.com

44th Annual Charleston Greek Festival

May 9 - 11

The Charleston Greek Fest is a decades-old tradition of culture and entertainment. Come join in a celebration of life, music, good food, and friendship! This year’s festival includes Delicious Greek food, wines and beverages, Greek music (two live bands), Folk dance performances, Cultural exhibits and shops. Church tours highlighting ecclesiastic history, music, art, and prayer. 700+ car parking area with continuous shuttle service to festival grounds. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. charlestongreekfestival.com

North Charleston Arts Festival

May 2 - 10

The annual nine-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts and Literature. For over 30 years the festival has been attracting over 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast to experience 100+ free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions and activities. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina. The Main Event, held at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center, offers free admission and parking to over 40 performances on four themed stages; General Audience, Cultural Heritage, Bands and Youth Entertainment. 843-740-5854, northcharlestonartsfest.com

Spoleto Festival USA

May 23 - June 8

Considered America’s premier international performing arts festival, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston's historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with over 140 performances by world-renowned artists and emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, chamber, symphonic, choral, bluegrass, and jazz music. 843-579-3100, spoletousa.org

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