Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve, Magione, Paciano, Panicale, Passignano sul Trasimeno and Tuoro sul Trasimeno, charming medieval towns in the province of Perugia that overlook the Lake Trasimeno, are preparing to receive, for the seventeenth time, Blues and its soul, afro, black, funk, rhythm'n'Rlues, jazz, folk and rock contaminations waves and vibrations with Trasimeno Blues. From July 18th to 29th, 2012.
2012 Trasimeno Blues will have 15 stages for approximately 30 concerts, from dusk to dawn. It will start Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 at Il Sodo Park of Tuoro with notes of Chicago Blues by Demetria Taylor and Jimmy Burns. Admission free: except the concert by folk singer Alessandro Mannarino, Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 21:30 at the Medieval Fortress of Castiglione del Lago with "Supersantos Tour" (presale www.ticketitalia.com), and some at the La Darsena Bar Caffè (always in Castiglione del Lago), all concerts will be free admission.
And then for example July 22nd, 2012 at Piazza Pian di Carpine of Magione Afro-blues concert with the superb bluesman Eric Bibb accompanied by the Malian Habib Koité.
Closing Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th, 2012 in Città della Pieve. Saturday, July 28th starting at 21:00 at the Viale Icilio Vanni Leblanc will be performing, which is the great revelation of contemporary black music Ty Le Blanc with some of the best musicians of Blues Made in Italy. Sunday, July 29th, 2012 always at 21:00 and always in Viale Icilio Vanni will be the turn of the Rock Blues of the Royal Southern Brotherhood (Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Cyril Neville, Charlie Wooton and Yonrico Scott). This concert will be open by another group of the same kind, the Italian duo Bud Spencer Blues Explosion.
We had spoken of music from dusk till dawn. In addition to the main billboard afternoon concerts, which will be reserved for large space to the best of Italian and international acoustic Blues (P-Funking Band, G-Fast, Betta Blues Society, Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders); midnight appointments will be Funk, Rhythm'n'Blues, Nu-Blues, Electro, Afrobeat (Mississippi Big Beat, The Dynamics, Amanda & La Banda, Lil'Cora Soulful & The Gang, The Ukulele Lovers).
And not only music:
- on July 23rd and 24th at the degli Avvaloranti Theatre of Città della Pieve "Buffalo Soldiers", premiere of an opera in three acts presented by the International Opera Theater of Philadelphia (admission 12,00 €);
- always in Città della Pieve, but from July 21st to 29th at the Palazzo della Corgna the photo exhibition “L’obiettivo di L.A. Woman. Jim Morrison attraverso gli scatti e le parole di Frank Lisciandro” ("The goal of L.A. Woman. Jim Morrison through the photographs and words of Frank Lisciandro");
- still 21st to 29th, but at La Darsena Bar Caffè in Castiglione del Lago, exhibit of the 30 cartoons dedicated to the blues finalists of the 2012 Trasimeno Blues Cartoon Fest, fourth edition;
- from July 24th to 27th, 2012 at the Varcobianco Music Lab of Castiglione del Lago workshop entitled "Vocalità Blues, Gospel e dintorni".
For more information on the programme, presales and artists, we refer to the attached program and to the official website of the event.