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Spoleto Opening Ceremonies

When: Fri., May 27, 12 p.m. 2016

Happy Spoleto, y’all. For 40 years Charleston has opened its arms to performers and visitors from all over the world, celebrating the arts and culture of the past, present, and future. Speaking of present-day Charleston, the city’s current mayor John Tecklenburg will address the crowd at this event — the first time a mayor other than Joe Riley as spoken during the opening ceremonies. This year’s master of ceremonies is Spoleto Fest’s board of directors chairman M. Edward Sellers and Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church will give the invocation.

Connelly Hardaway

Price: Free to attend

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