Crescendo 2019 Announced



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For Immediate Release: July 15, 2019

CRESCENDO - Celebrating Arts, Culture and History: The Heart and Soul of the Lowcountry

Sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head

October 10 - November 15, 2019

Opening Night Event - Thursday October 10, 2019 at Shelter Cove Community Park

CRESCENDO-THE THIRD ANNUAL Arts, Culture and History Celebration, sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head (ACCHH), will be held October 10 - November 15, 2019.  The Opening Night event will take place from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday October 10, 2019 at the Shelter Cove Community Park with ticket giveaways, exhibitions, performances and refreshments.

This regional event, organized in honor of October’s National Arts and Humanities month, highlights and showcases the vast array of arts, culture and history organizations, individual artists, performers, and authors residing and working in the Hilton Head/ Bluffton area. Join the celebration and honor the importance of arts and culture in America and in our local community.   

According to ACCHH Chair Patti Maurer, ”Arts and cultural patrons of all ages are invited to help celebrate this important month-long event in our community by attending or participating in any of the myriad of vibrant and diverse cultural programs offered, many free or reasonably priced, and highlighted on the ACCHH website’s calendar. Find out what you can see, learn, or experience by exploring all of the events listed on our easy to use Crescendo-style calendar”.

The 2019 CRESCENDO Celebration features more than 100 unique arts and cultural programs, concerts, theatrical productions, museum and gallery exhibits, lectures, poetry readings, dance performances, historical tours, hands-on arts experiences, and educational offerings. Based on last year’s attendance figures, it is estimated that these events will  attract more than 50,000 people from all over the Lowcountry and the Southeast, other regions of the United States, Canada and parts of Europe.

National Arts and Humanities Month, first launched 30 years ago by Americans for the Arts, includes these goals: Focus on the arts at local, state and national levels, Encouraging individuals and organizations to participate in the arts, Allowing Governments and businesses to show their support of the arts and Raising public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.

“With our third annual celebration of Crescendo, we’ve added even more engaging, informative, and educational events to the calendar. The dramatic increase in attendance during last year’s events has inspired the ACCHH members to create innovative arts experiences and cultural activities unique to the lowcountry and only available during this special event,” said Natalie Hefter, ACCHH Crescendo Chair. “We hope that everyone in the community, residents as well as visitors, will come out and support the incredible arts, culture and history organizations that we have in Hilton Head and Bluffton.”

The Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head coordinates, promotes, communicates, and showcases arts and cultural organizations and businesses in the Hilton Head area for the purpose of creating an arts destination, enriching the quality of life, and speaking with one voice on cultural issues. Membership is open to non-profits and for-profit entities in Southern Beaufort County that support the mission of the ACCHH. Currently, more than 40 arts, cultural and history organizations as well as individual artists in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area make up the diverse membership.

CRESCENDO Celebration is sponsored in part by Hilton Head Monthly and Hilton Head/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and Visitors & Convention Bureau.

For event information, please go to or contact Crescendo Chair, Natalie Hefter by email at or by phone at 843-689-6767 x 225. For ACCHH membership information, please contact Vice-Chair Linda Bloom at or by calling 916-704-2266.