Fall for Democracy

The Charleston Gaillard Center is excited to announce Fall for Democracy, a program of performances, panels, and community-focused events exploring the foundational core values defining America. Taking place September 12 through November 19 in the lead up to and following the 2024 Presidential Election, this program aims to highlight the original aspirations of democracy and the defining principles of our nation. Featuring a diverse array of voices, Fall for Democracy provides a platform for individuals to express their beliefs and amplify underrepresented stories through an artistic lens. Additionally, the Gaillard will host voter registration and engagement opportunities throughout the run of the events to encourage participation in our democracy.

In addition to performances and panels, the Gaillard will welcome the League of Women Voters—a nonpartisan advocacy organization—from August through November. Members of the League will be available at each performance to help audience members register to vote and learn about the election process, promoting voter engagement ahead of Election Day. 

Fall for Democracy is made possible thanks to generous support from the Wayne and Alicia Gregory Family Foundation. 


PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

FIGHT NIGHT BY ONTROEREND GOED
Thursday, September 12 | 7:30pm
Friday, September 13 | 7:30pm

OCH & OY!: A CONSIDERED CABARET, STARRING ALAN CUMMING AND ARI SHAPIRO
Saturday, September 14 | 7:30pm

STAN’S CAFE OF ALL THE PEOPLE IN ALL THE WORLD: CHARLESTON
October 23 – 27

THIS LAND IS OUR LAND
Martha Redbone Roots Project and American Patchwork Quartet
Wednesday, October 23 | 8:00pm

AMERICAN RAILROAD:
Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens
Tuesday, November 19 | 7:30pm