It pays to be a local during Spoleto: You know the best parking spots, you don't get lost looking for the Cistern, and you can get some pretty great deals during Spoleto Saturday. On Sat. May 5, head to the Gaillard between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to score serious discounts on a number of Spoleto shows. Here's what's up for grabs, while supplies last, via Spoleto organizers.
Jazz & More Deals: Purchase two general admission tickets to any performance at the Cistern Yard or Simons Center Recital Hall for only $50. (Regular price: $30 each) Performances include Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jake Shimabukuro, Rebirth Brass Band, Joy Kills Sorrow, David Peña Dorantes, and Ketch & Critter of Old Crow Medicine Show.
Bank of America Chamber Music Medley: Purchase any three weekday chamber music concerts for only $48. (Regular price: $25 each). Purchase any weekend concert June 1-3 for only $25. (Regular price: $35).
Spoleto Specials for Gaillard and Sottile: Purchase any two Gaillard Auditorium and/or Sottile Theatre performances and save 20 percent. (Excludes Gold Circle seating.) Performances include Kepler, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Choral/Orchestral Concert, Wells Fargo Jazz artists Virgínia Rodrigues and Mavis Staples, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra Concert, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Traces, and Orchestra Uncaged.
Just $15: A Crack in Everything, Orchestra Uncaged, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets.
You'll also earn festival points — for every $250 you spend at Spoleto Saturday, you'll earn $25 toward your next ticket purchase. Find out more at spoletousa.org.