Bobby Rush headeliner at Porretta Soul Festival 2023

Bobby Rush…2017 and 2021 GRAMMY winning blues legend, Blues Hall of Famer, 12x Blues Music Award winner, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, and makes a cameo in the Netflix Original ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Starring Eddie Murphy. After decades of tearing up the chitlin’ circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, […]

Curtis Salgado will join the Porretta Soul Festival on July 22nd and 23rd 2023

Curtis Salgado will join the Porretta Soul Festival on July 22nd and 23rd 2023 The original Blues Brother. It was the inspiration for John Belushi. The soul-crushing voice and powerful harmonica play of award-winning soul, blues and R&B singer Curtis Salgado has devastated audiences around the world for over 30 years. Born in Everett, Washington, […]

John Nemeth will perform w/Bo-Keys @PSF 2023

John Nemeth sarà il primo ospite dei Bo-Keys @PSF 2023

John Németh & The Bo-Keys. Tickets on sale from January 2023 at John Németh is an American electric blues and soul harmonicist, singer, and songwriter. He has received two Blues Music Awards for Soul Blues Male Artist in 2014 and Soul Blues Album in 2015. He has recorded ten albums since 2002, having also […]

The Bo-Keys will be Porretta Soul Festival 2023 house band

The Bo-Keys saranno l’house band del Porretta Soul Festival 2023

During their two decade history, Memphis Soul group, The Bo-Keys, have featured some of Memphis’ best musicians – both legendary studio vets and younger, in-demand sidemen. The Bo-Keys have kept the spirit of classic Memphis music alive while writing a vital new chapter for the sound and style. “Where many revivalists pale compared to the […]

A summer in Porretta by Andrea Piazza

The first time you go to Porretta Terme, you choose. Then, after a while, it is this town with its charm, its mountain sobriety, its music … that attracts you like the siren song.

We are working on Sweet ART Graffiti

From 21 to 27 June 2021 a new series of murals will tell the story of soul music and the Porretta Soul Festival. The public will have the opportunity to follow the proceedings.

Peter Guralnick about Porretta

Everyone tried to tell me. Graziano tried to describe it to me and of course I had already heard of Porretta from Solomon Burke, Dan Penn, Michael Toles and Rufus and Marvel Thomas.

Giorgia at Porretta Soul Festival

At the 1994 edition, a very young Giorgia arrives in Porretta, accompanied by her father Giulio’s band, Io Vorrei La Pelle Nera.