Porretta soul festival
july, 25/28 2024

House Band 2024: Memphis Music Hall of Fame Band directed by Kurt Clayton

Porretta Terme (BO)
rufus thomas park

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Porretta soul festival
july, 25/28 2024

House Band 2024: Memphis Music Hall of Fame Band directed by Kurt Clayton

Porretta Terme (BO)
rufus thomas park

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Peace, Love & Soul

most loved European
soul festival

With over thirty years of history, Porretta Soul Festival has hosted the best Soul music Bands, many of whom have come to Europe for the first time.

Rufus Thoms Park

Dedicated to Rufus Thomas, this Park host Porretta Soul Festival main stage.

Rufus Thomas Cafè

Central Square, the best location to enjoy daily free shows.

Street Food Village

With more than 30 street foods from around the world, Street Food is in for all days of the shows.

30+ years of Funky Good Time

Peace, Love & Soul
since 1988

Sweet Soul Music, is an association created to promote Soul music knowledge. It was founded by Graziano Uliani in 1987.

The following year Porretta Soul Festival was born, which over the years has taken on such dimensions of prestige and notoriety as to make it the most important European event dedicated to Soul and Rhythm & Blues music.

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2 Stages, 1 Square, 1 Town, 1 Territory to be discovered

Line up artists

House Band 2024: The Memphis Music Hall of Fame Band

Kurt “KC”Clayton (Keyboards/Music Director)
Garry Goin, Steve Bethany (Guitars)
Dwight Sanders (Bass)
Darryl Sanford (Keyboards/Organ)
Carlos Sargent (Drums)
Alan Clayton (Tenor Sax)
Paul McKinney (Trumpet)
Victor Sawyer (Trombone)
Shunta Mosby, Dani McGhee, Candy Fox (Background Vocals)

JULY, 25

THU

8.30pm
Sweethearts (Australia) Feat. Mitch Woods

9.30pm
Johnny Rawls

11.00pm
Chris Cain & The Luca Giordano Band Special Guest Captain Jack Watson

Up to 13 years of age free entry accompanied by parents. From 14 years old up to 18 years old 50% discount. 

JULY, 26

FRI

Opening Act
The Gaudats Junk Band

8.00PM
Miss Bee & The BullFrogs (France)

9.30pm
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s

10.00pm
Memphis Music Hall Of Fame Band, Shunta Mosby, Dani McGhee, Candy Fox, Jonathan Ellison, Jerome Chism 

Up to 13 years of age free entry accompanied by parents. From 14 years old up to 18 years old 50% discount.

july, 27

SAT

8.00pm
Alabama Mike & Soul Shot Band

9.30pm
Memphis Music Hall Of Fame Band, Shunta Mosby, Dani McGhee, Candy Fox, Gerald Richardson, Billy Vera, Wendy Moten 

Up to 13 years of age free entry accompanied by parents. From 14 years old up to 18 years old 50% discount.

july, 28

SUN

8.00pm
Andrew Strong (From The Commitments) & Dublin Soul (Ireland), Captain Jack Watson

9.45pm
Memphis Music Hall Of Fame Band, Shunta Mosby, Dani McGhee, Candy Fox, Jerome Chism, Jonathan Ellison, Gerald Richardson, Wendy Moten, Billy Vera 

Up to 13 years of age free entry accompanied by parents. From 14 years old up to 18 years old 50% discount.

Related Events

Rufus Thomas Cafe Stage 

Piazza della Libertà – Free Entry 

Thursday July, 25
12.00pm Blues Track Band  (Versilia)
5.30pm Gomm Rhythm & Blues Band (Toscana)
6.30pm Aerosoul (Torino)

Friday July, 26
12.00pm Sweethearts feat. Mitch Woods
5.00pm The Hevol Band (Pistoia)
6.00pm Tennessee Rose (Firenze)

Saturday July, 27
11.00am Savannah Affair (Crevalcore)
12.00pm Sweethearts feat. Mitch Woods
5.00pm The Black Sheep Band (Versilia)
6.00pm The Eightballs (Macerata)
Oversoul (Umbria) Street Band per le vie di Porretta

Sunday July, 28
11.00am Golden Soul Band (Mestrino, Padova)
12.00pm Soul Shot Jam Session (International)
4.00pm Slow Train (Forlì)
5.00pm Wonder Groove, Steve Wonder Tribute (Torino) Ore 18 FunkClub (Bologna)

Sunday July, 28

11.00am Chiesa dei Cappuccini, (Gospel con Joy Gospel Choir and guest)
12.00pm Grand Hotel Helvetia, Conferenza Stampa Artisti

The Valley of Soul

Free Concerts

Monday July, 22
Vergato P.zza Capitani della M. – 9.00pm Sweethearts feat. Mitch Woods

Tuesday July, 23
Tolé Piazza Giovanni XXIII – 9.00pm Sweethearts feat. Mitch Woods

From 12.00pm on Thu 25th to midnight on Sun 28th

Piazza Libertà e Via Mazzini

Street Food Village
Where the protagonists will once again be the Italian and foreign excellence of street food and craft beers

Mercatino del’900 e dintorni
Crafts, vinyls and clothing by the Consorzio Ambulanti Toscani

“Porretta, Armonics & Soul”
Photographic Exhibition by Sandro Capatti c/o Hotel Roma from 23 July to 11 August

A Soul Journey

“An accurate portrait of Porretta Soul Festival legends”

Available on demand on

Porretta Soul Festival

Video Gallery

Porretta Soul Festival 2023 Recap

Remembering PSF 2023. Some images of an unforgettable edition. Thanks to NJ Video feat. Jacopo Indelicato & Nicola Galati. Supervision of P. Gramegna.

Porretta Soul Festival and its murals

A special interview in which Graziano Uliani tells us about the Porretta Soul Festival and murals that have changed the face of Porretta Terme (Bo).

From Porretta to Memphis and back

Special PSF 2022 by ERcole Cultura Ambiente Territorio. Broadcast every Saturday on 7GOLD (and Radio Italia 60s TV) as well as on the web. 

The Best of PSF 2022 – Women

The best of the female vocal performances of the Porretta Soul Festival 2022. Made by Alessandro Baroncini (Lepida TV).

Art by Antonio Cotecchia

Porretta street art

Porretta Soul Festival Street Art has created a path that allows you to discover characteristic corners of town. Selected European artists.

Location

porretta terme
the house of soul

Porretta Terme is located in the middle of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, halfway between Bologna and Florence, not so far from International Airports.

By Plane

Airport Guglielmo Marconi Bologna
Airport Galileo Galilei Pisa
Airport Amerigo Vespucci Florence

By Train

Hourly departures from: Bologna Centrale, Pistoia, Florence Santa Maria Novella Trains Station.

By car

From Northern Italy, enter the A1 Milan-Rome Autostrada del Sole and exit at Sasso Marconi. From Southern Italy, enter the A11 Firenze Mare highway and exit at Pistoia.

Bike

On most trains to Porretta there is a bicycle transport area equipped with e bike charging. Surrounding area nature is definitely worth a ride!

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