Soul Festival in Porretta Terme
18-21 July. Some of the greatest soul and rhythm & blues artists.
From July 18 until July 21, 2019, 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 – A Tribute To Otis Redding, now in its 32nd edition, 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, Porretta Soul Festival hosted some of the most important international soul musicians, some of whom had never performed in Europe before. Porretta Festival has often been labelled 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.
Photos: from the Facebook page of the event and official website.