Spoleto pulls in nearly $3 million at box office
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:51:00 GMT —
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- This year's Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston took in nearly $3 million at the box office.
The festival also said Wednesday that about 63,000 tickets were sold for the 160 events staged during the 17-day run of the festival.
Festival officials say Spoleto means about $50 million in economic impact for the Charleston area.
The festival was created in Charleston in 1977 by the late composer Gian Carlo Menotti as a companion to his Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.
This year's Spoleto Festival USA concluded Sunday evening with fireworks following a concert by the Red Stick Ramblers -- a Cajun, honky-tonk and swing ensemble -- at Middleton Place Plantation.