"To be a person is to have a story to tell." - Isak Dinesen
About Charleston Tells
What is Storytelling? Storytelling brings communities together around the world. As one of the oldest forms of communication, the act of one person sharing a story is the simple truth behind enduring cultures, traditions, ideas, memories, beliefs and values.
"Storytelling is an art with a rich heritage as deep as Charleston's."
- Charleston Major Joseph P. Riley Jr.
What is Charleston Tells? Charleston Tells has transformed from an annual multi-day festival to a quarterly concert series that entertains audiences with the best local, regional and national talent. Featured performers celebrate the art of storytelling, the human experience, and the Lowcountry's rich heritage. By extending performances throughout the year, tourists, locals and students have a unique opportunity to celebrate the shared human experience of storytelling and engage with this art form more frequently and in greater depth.
Parking is available underneath the Main Library, located at 68 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston.