Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dinner and Spoleto in Charleston

Saturday, June 2 – After Fort Sumter and a little happy hour on the roofdeck of our hotel, we had dinner at Hank’s, a seafood restaurant where my mom and her cousin ate several years ago and had a fantastic time.  We also had a great meal.  The crab cake appetizer was amazing.

As we were planning out the trip about 6 weeks before leaving, Sandy read about Charleston’s Spoleto Festival USA in Coastal Living Magazine.  We had never heard of it, but it’s a 17-day performing arts festival that’s been around since 1977… and it perfectly coincided with our road trip schedule.  Sandy took a look at what was available when we would be there, and she found a concert by solo ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro.  He is an amazing performer, and plays songs from all different genres like jazz, rock, funk, and bluegrass.  He got his big break after a video he posted on YouTube several years ago, a video which now has over 10 million views. 

The concert was in a great outdoor venue, the Cistern Yard on the campus of the College of Charleston, on a perfect evening.  What a great night. 


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    1. Hey Jake here. I am totally confused. Is this guy my father? Would explain my obsession with egg shakers.