Heading to one of our SC vacation rentals is an excellent idea, any season of the year.

Speaking of seasons, the Gaillard Center just announced their upcoming performance schedule for the 2016-17 season, and they are hosting some top-notch entertainment.

The Gaillard Center is a real jewel for Charleston.  It opened this past fall, and this year will be the very first time the newly renovated venue will be hosting Spoleto events.  (Read more HERE.)

Of course, Spoleto is a terrific time to come to one of our rental homes South Carolina, either Isle of Palms vacation rentals or a Folly Beach house Charleston.  A Charleston beach house makes an ideal home base for a Spoleto and/or Piccolo Spoleto experience.  You can enjoy the arts and culture of the festival while also enjoying a beach vacation in your luxury house on Isle of Palms.

Since the Gaillard opened this past October (2015), the Charleston Gaillard Center Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall has hosted:

  • 168,000 patrons 
  • 95 Performances
  • 16 educational performances
  • 75 schools
  • 18,000 students with 13,000 at no cost
  • 25 school classrooms transformed through 50 workshop hours
Gaillard Center near our SC vacation rentals

Gaillard Center near our SC vacation rentals

The Gaillard Center is actually a nonprofit dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the Charleston area.  To this end, they are offering a wonderful program where they will bring approximately 30,000 kids from area schools in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties to see a live theater performance during the coming year.

The Gaillard explains it this way:  “The Charleston Gaillard Center plays a pivotal role in our community and local economy by providing opportunities for learning, creative expression and civic engagement, and by fostering ingenuity, innovation, and invention through the arts. The Gaillard is a world-class home for audiences of all ages.

Experiences and educational opportunities rich in the arts are a key part of learning. As the Gaillard Center is a non-profit, your support is critical to the success of the exciting artistic and educational programs and performers that help to create the Gaillard Experience.

Your continued support will change the lives of the Lowcountry’s children and delight audiences of all ages.  We invite you to be part of achieving our shared vision for a culturally diverse community where everyone has access to and takes part in high-quality learning, lifelong experiences and unforgettable memories shaped by the performing arts.”

Gaillard’s 2016-17 season near our SC vacation rentals…

But back to the schedule for the upcoming season.  Here is some of what’s coming up next season near EP’s SC vacation rentals:


  • Jackie Evancho with guest Chris Mann
  • The Tenors
  • Pilobolus
  • Lang Lang
  • Taj Express


  • Bernadette Peters
  • International sensation STOMP
  • Pippin
  • Chicago


  • the Dance Theatre of Harlem,
  • Charlotte Ballet performances of Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty

Here’s a link to the full schedule for the upcoming season near our SC vacation rentals:  https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f8cc5f1ed5c551ad2bd5ef0b6/files/Schedule.01.pdf

And here’s the official website for the Gaillard with all upcoming events, details and online ticket purchasing:  http://www.gaillardcenter.com/

The Gaillard Center is located at 95 Calhoun Street on the downtown peninsula.  It’s an easy drive from all our SC vacation rentals, both Isle of Palms luxury rentals and Folly Beach rentals Charleston.

So get your tickets ASAP, and contact EP to book one of our beach house rentals Charleston SC for the corresponding date.  Our luxury beach house rentals SC are the best around.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger