“Porretta belongs on every serious blues and soul festival-goer's bucket list, a confluence of positive forces to be honored and treasured.”
Dick Shurman, Paul Harris Living Blues 2017

ART DIRECTOR Graziano Uliani


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Porretta Soul Festival 2021: special edition

The 33th edition of the Porretta Soul Festival in 2021 will take place in four phases


From 21 to 27 June Street Art Week.
A new series of nine murals will tell the story of Soul music and the Porretta Soul Festival. The public will have the opportunity to attend the works. Musical moments on June 26th and 27th with rhythm & blues bands from Italy. In collaboration with ARTlab and the Montessori-Da Vinci School of Porretta Terme.

June 26th Luca Guaraldi Piano Man Live
June 27th LoveSick Duo Live

Special Guests: Jack & Delivery Men, Red Dimes Acoustic Quartet, Dad Horse, Andrea Pizzuti & Claudio Vignali, Daisy & Teo Ciavarella and many more.


23 and 24 July “Porretta Soul – Until We Meet Again”. Waiting for the Porretta Soul Festival @ La Sottostazione
23 July concert by Sax Gordon & The Luca Giordano Band – Special Guest Noreda Graves.
24 July screening of the movie “A Soul Journey” by Marco Della Fonte (soon on RAI 5!)
24 July guided tour of the murals with musical encounters.


12 September Appenninica MTB Stage Race 2021 will be held in Porretta Terme with the time trial of 45 km and 1645 meters of altitude difference dedicated to the Porretta Soul Festival. Concert with Groove City.


In December on 27th, 28th and 29th Porretta becomes like Beale Street in Memphis. The hotels and restaurants will turn into blues clubs where from 5pm to late at night Rhythm & Blues bands and prestigious guests alternate to give fans the opportunity, with a single pass, to have a full immersion in the music they love.

A special edition of the Porretta Soul Festival, kind of “One Night in Memphis” with the unmissable style that made the festival unique.