The Spoleto Festival was founded in 1977 by Gian-Carlo Menotti, the composer, as an extension of an Italian music festival.  It is held in and around Charleston, South Carolina, USA.  Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole will perform this year.  I believe this is the first year a zydeco, Louisiana Creole or Cajun band has performed.  Way go to, Spoleto!