The Soul Festival of Porretta Terme

The Porretta Soul Festival is the flagship of the international events of Porretta Terme, the musical festival dedicated to Rhythm, Blues & Soul music that has been taking place for over 30 years in Porretta Terme.

The first edition of the Porretta Soul Festival was held in 1988 from an idea by Graziano Uliani, Founder and artistic director. Soon the event, dedicated to one of the most famous voices of the international soul scene like Otis Redding, became an unmissable appointment for many black music lovers, both Italian and foreign.

On the dates of the music festival that brings the sacred monsters of the music of the soul to the Bolognese Apennines, Hotel Helvetia Thermal SPA transforms into the “home of the artists” of Soul and of all the lovers of this musical genre, who renew their appointment every year to get to know and follow live the myths of Soul & Blues music.

On the days of the Soul Festival, Porretta Terme wears an international verve that the international press considers “the miracle of Porretta Terme” as the musical event of recent years.

Furthermore, all year round, in the heart of Porretta Terme (Bo) in via Mazzini 76, a few steps from Hotel Helvetia, it is possible to visit the Soul Museum, recently inaugurated. Located right in the alley that houses the murals dedicated to Sam Cooke, the museum collects the evidence of the passage of the greats of soul on the stage of the Porretta Soul Festival starting with Rufus Thomas, The Memphis Horns, Solomon Burke, Bobby Rush, Millie Jackson of which stage clothes, shoes or other personal items are kept. The collection uses a large photographic gathering and a rich audio-video archive. Admission is free. The museum is open every day from 8.30 to 12.30 and from 15.30 to 19.00. For the guided tour by appointment with Giovanni “Vola” Zangari, call this number: 3298072721.

To prepare to attend the unrepeatable performances of these extraordinary artists, recharge with positive energy and take advantage of the unmissable wellness offers of Hotel Helvetia Thermal SPA, the beating heart of the Porretta Soul Festival!

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