ApenninesPromenade raccomended< 70 Km from Bologna
Since 1988 the Porretta Soul Festival, Tribute To Otis Redding has become the most prestigious European event entirely dedicated to soul and rhythm & blues music, with a particular reference to the music of Memphis, the Memphis Sound, the musical school of the great Otis Redding, to which the festival is dedicated.Show more
Ural Thomas & The Pain, John Ellison, Curtis Salgado, Terrie Odabi, Ernie Johnson, Larry Springfield, J. P. Bimeni, Selassie Burke, Chick Rodgers, Fred Wesley, Martha High, Leon Beal & Luca Giordano Band, Mitch Woods and many others will take the stage in Porretta. In addition to these names, there will be the presence of the house band from San Francisco, the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, which has been nominated for five Blues Awards this year. Among the eleven elements is the presence of Larry Batiste, former musical director of the Grammy Awards.
The evocative atmosphere of Porretta Terme will be the setting for the event together with the Street Food Village, street food with an inevitable focus on the most typical products of the Bolognese Apennines in the city centre. All in the context of free concerts by rhythm & blues bands starting at 11 am on the Rufus Thomas Cafe Stage in the central Piazza della Libertà.
Porretta Soul Festival 34th edition
40046 Alto Reno Terme
Distance from Bologna < 70 km
Telephone: +39 3356364192
Shows at 8pm. Free shows at 11pm-7pm