Spoleto Festival USA 2017 officially kicks off with opening ceremony
Standard fare, confetti, and a sexy Monchichi preview
Mary Scott Hardaway
May 26, 2017 at 3:35PM
Mayor John Tecklenburg spoke about the Festival's "ageless, timeless vigor," and thanked the city and the Spoleto team for their commitment that is "the stuff of legend." The Mayor gave a special shout out to recently retired City of Charleston Parks Department employee Marion "Mattie" Pyatt who for years tirelessly built stages, set up chairs, and maintained parks for the Festival.