It's nearly showtime.

On Friday, the 34th season of Spoleto Festival USA opens in Charleston.

Opening ceremonies are at noon Friday at City Hall at the corner of Broad and Meeting streets

The Post and Courier will have daily coverage and reviews — both online and in the newspaper — of the 17-day performing-arts festival.

To buy tickets, go to www.spoletousa.org, call 579-3100 or go to the box office in Gaillard Auditorium at 77 Calhoun St.

Also opening Friday is the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, produced by the city of Charleston.

Buy tickets at www.piccolospoleto.com, by calling 724-7295 or at the box office in the Charleston Visitor Center at 375 King St.

The combined festivals have more than 900 events that range from visual arts to opera.

SpoletoToday

Online

Blogs: Go to SpoletoToday.com for our special Spoleto blogs.

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Schedules: Find our special combined calendar section online at postandcourier.com/spoletotab.

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SpoletoToday@postandcourier.com.

In the paper

Look for Spoleto Today coverage starting Friday in The Post and Courier.