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Music and concerts for the summer in Emilia-Romagna

by /// August 31, 2021
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes



Summer in Emilia-Romagna lives with music, color and fun! Every year there are so many musical events, from concerts to festivals, organized throughout the region, from the Apennine to the glittering Riviera. Music is in fact able to immerse yourself in an atmosphere of well-being and pure relaxation, and for this reason the staff of Tourism Emilia Romagna has thought to create the perfect playlist of events of our Music Valley! Ready to ride the notes, you will find every kind of music.


Powerful, out of scheming and transgressive, the Guns n ‘Roses are coming to Imola! It’s a must-see event for true hard rock lovers, with a band that undoubtedly left the mark in the music world. From that long 1985 to Los Angeles until 2017 in Emilia-Romagna, the stage will thrill the true rock spirit with a performance that can make the earth tremble, pure power and fun in Imola.


Romagna celebrates its tradition with a rich calendar of events scattered across its three provinces along the world’s most entertaining riviera! The impact names to perform include Pupo, Bennato, Roy Paci and his Aretuska, without forgetting the ExtraLiscio and Mirko Casadei. All dressed in dances until late night. Discover the PROGRAM, you will not be disappointed.


Between musical experimentation and contemporary art, do not miss the Milano Marittima Modulo Fest. When it came to the third edition, the Warehouse Darsena will be thrilled with Italian and foreign voices, and then on the third day rediscover the long abandoned old Woodpeker, which houses the graffiti of Blue, an internationally renowned street artist. For more INFO.


Every Thursday evening, starting from the 19th, the Darsena stretch in front of Palazzo Savonuzzi turns from May to July in a square on the river thanks to the musical appetizers organized by the School of Modern Music-Musicians Association of Ferrara. Several invited guests and the side events that will be held this summer, to know more just a CLIC.


As you could imagine the concert has been sold out for so long. But do not despair Emilia Romagna’s tourism friends because you will be able to shoot the summer concert in one of the 200 cinemas or around twenty sports venues across the Peninsula. Rimini for the occasion will dispose of a maxi screen in Boscovich Square. Sea and Blasco, what do you ask for more from life?.


The biggest holiday of the summer in Emilia Romagna, the New Year’s Day in the Riviera of the Riviera, hosts an explosion of lights, sounds, images, colors, 170 kilometers of concerts, theater performances, reading, installations, conferences, exhibitions, performances, magical scenery ! Why rose? Pink is a color that tells the Riviera as a place of encounter, hospitality, kindness, relationships, feelings, a place where the sense of belonging to a community capable of accommodating is still strong. Do we have to add more? More info is found HERE.

ZOLA JAZZ&WINE – BOLOGNA (30 june-2 July)

Are you jazz lovers? Do not even give up a scented goblet of wine? This is the event that surely makes your case, the 18th edition of Zola Jazz & Wine. A journey through the places of production of local wines and the landscaped-cultural beauties of the first hills of Bologna. In addition to the ambitious concert in the vineyards at sunset (July 1, Terre Rosse winery), this year’s novelty will be the enomusical appointments in two zoological places of great artistic and cultural interest: Palazzo Albergati and Villa Edvige Garagnani. Here the PROGRAM.

FERRARA SOTTO LE STELLE – FERRARA (20,28 June  3,6,19,27 July)

Since 1996, the music festival in Ferrara has been bringing visitors to Emilia from all over Italy with a rich calendar of events and concerts. Ferrara’s summer then begins with Agnes Obel, ALT-J, Fleet Foxes, Electric Power Lights, White Lies and TheGiornalisti, in the charming location at the foot of the Estense Castle. Here is the detailed PROGRAM.


Beky Bay in Bellaria hosts two unmissable concerts this year… Niccolo Fabi and the Morcheeba! The Roman songwriter celebrates this year’s 20-year career and is ready to keep the stage as never before in a must-see festival. A few days later, we have the group of Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey who, in the nineties and two thousand, made us fall in love with their trip hop, r&b and blues touching the top of their success.


For all fans of Dance-Music, the event that will take place on the Free Beach of Rimini on July 29, 2017, will be one of the most acclaimed this summer season! The Summer Beach Arena will perform for the first time The Chemical Brothers and other world renowned djs. Stay tuned, you will not regret it…
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An international festival, with the collaboration of the city of New Orleans, which takes us on the shores of great international artists in the sign of Soul music. A combination of sea and black music that has characterized since its birth the festival, which for this ninth edition comes into direct contact with its original source of inspiration, the cultural effervescence of the city of Louisiana, and can already count On the presence of some great musicians: The Commitments, Soul Brass Band, Lynn Washington, Jennifer Phillips and many more! More INFO.



Arturo Castellini

I am a curious explorer from Emilia-Romagna and usually spend my time planning my next trip, searching for the most authentic traditions of the Italian hinterland.

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