Wondering what to do on a sultry summer’s eve? How about dinner and blues under the stars at the good ol’ Pozzo in Camigliano? Since 2006, the Cultural and Recreational Association of Camigliano has reopened its stage for two evenings to both Italian and international blues performers after serving a home-style dinner made by the very same hands that prepare the annual Sagra del Galletto on the first weekend of October (more on that to come).
A.C.R. Camigliano collaborate with Torrita Blues’ organizer Luca Romani to select the main acts to perform at Camigliano Blues while the opening performers compete in the Effetto Blues category at the Torrita Blues festival.
Saturday, July 28th begins with the acoustic Fire and Water Duo from Italy. Next Blues Explosion heats up the stage with guitarist and vocalist Texas Slim straight from Dallas, harmonicist and vocalist Brian Templeton and the smooth vocals of Vivian Vance Kelly.
On Saturday, August 4th, the Daniele Franchi Trio with their rock and blues repertoire take the stage before Scheol Dilu Miller & the Cisco-Longs’ Valley Blues Band. Be ready for an evening of funky, soul, blues and R&B with the sounds of this northern Italian ensemble featuring Jamaican-born Scheol Dilu.
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The landscape between Montalcino and Camigliano
A real gem with less than 40 inhabitants, Camigliano enchants you with its breathtaking views over surrounding vineyards and countryside. The genuine treasure of Camiglianio is the people. Anytime A.C.R. Camigliano puts on an event, the cluster of houses around il Pozzo in Piazza di Sotto, becomes a beehive of activity. Many hands make light work as members of all ages return to Camigliano to set up, cook, serve and clean up. Mouth-watering scents of local specialities waft through the air in preparation for these unique evenings of blues under the stars, so get there before sunset if you can for a little stroll.
Start off the evening with dinner (check out the set menus on website) before the concert or come down just for the music when the bar will be open for the duration of the evening.
Coming from Montalcino, follow signs for Tavernelle, and from there onward to Camigliano and enjoy one of my favorite Tuscan country roads.
Book online now at CAMIGLIANO BLUES or call +39 335 5695919
Lisa Maria Annicchiarico is an Italo-Canadian English teacher, translator and writer who has chosen Montalcino as her Italian base. If you plan a trip to Brunello town, make sure you check out her tips for a day in Montalcino, written for the Florentine, the English language newspaper from Florence. She also wrote PINK, a wonderful children's book with a message, which so deserves a great publisher. Know of anybody? Get in touch with her here via Facebook.