The Porretta Soul Festival takes place usually in the third decade of July at Rufus Thomas Park in Porretta Terme in the province of Bologna. The festival, divided into four evenings, features international stars of soul music.
Since 1988 the Porretta Soul Festival, a Tribute to Otis Redding has become the most prestigious European event entirely dedicated to rhythm & blues and soul music: and particularly to the Memphis Sound, the music school of the great Otis Redding, to whom the festival is dedicated. Over the past 20 years the biggest names in soul have come to Porretta, many of them especially for the Festival on their first trip to Europe; others, authentic legends, were discovered in unknown spots in the Deep South of U.S.A. and introduced to the international public and press who spoke of the “miracle” of Porretta as the musical event of the year.
2012 celebrates the 25th anniversar of this musical festival. It is taken place from July 19 to 22 in Porretta Terme, Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is suitable for people 18 and over.
Porretta Terme is a popular holiday destination famous for its thermal baths and is situated on the border between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. The Porretta Soult Festival offers a free entrance on the first evening of the festival while tickets for the other evenings can be bought on line at http://www.vivaticket.it/.
For more information please visit http://www.porrettasoul.it/.
Tourist Information Center:
Piazza Libertà, 11 – 40046 Porretta Terme (BO)
Tel. +39 053422021
Fax +39 053422328