Porretta Soul Festival – Porretta Terme
20-23 July 2023. Some of the greatest soul and rhythm & blues artists.
The 35th edition of Porretta Soul Festival takes place from July 21oth to 23rd 2023 in Porretta Terme, in the province of Bologna. Some of the greatest soul and rhythm & blues artists gather in the Appennino Emiliano to liven up Porretta Terme, also known as the “Italian Memphis”, at the Porretta Soul Festival.
Porretta Soul Festival – first organized in 1988 – has become the most prestigious European festival entirely dedicated to soul and rhythm & blues music. To be more precise, to the so-called Memphis Sound, the music scene where Otis Redding belonged to.
In its previous editions, it hosted some of the most important international soul musicians, some of whom had never performed in Europe before. the Festival has often been labeled by the international press as a true “miracle”, while the town hosting the event, Porretta Terme, in the province of Bologna, has earned a place in the famous Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis.
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