I was already beginning to feel nostalgic for my beloved United States after a week back from my last American trip when a super excited friend told me: guess where I’m going next week! And this is how I “got to know” the International Festival of American culture and music from the 40s and 50s, Summer Jamboree. I said “got to know” because although I have spent a lot of time abroad, for years and years I have seen photographs of the Summer Jamboree, an event that has more than 400,000 appearances every year and that attracts people from Australia, the States and all of Europe.

It’s a HUGE event, where rockabilly culture lovers come from all over the world get together for the “Hottest Rockin ‘Holiday on Earth” in our beautiful region Marche, Italy.

Senigallia is transformed, for 12 days, into a true American dream of the 50s.

12 days, 42 concerts, 3 stages, Burlesque shows, walk-in tattoos, dance camps, vintage markets: it would be impossible to describe the entire beauty of Summer Jamboree in a few photographs and words. This article aims to intrigue you and to let you know that, if you love American culture like me, there is a festival that for 19 years has been celebrating its rock’n’roll memory with so much care and passion.

Vi rimando al sito ufficiale del Sper più informazioni e per organizzarvi per il Jamboree del 2019 (31 Luglio-11 Agosto)! Qui vi racconto la mia esperienza del 3 e 4 Agosto, suddivisa per luoghi:

I refer you to the official website of Summer Jamboree to get more info and to get organized for the 2019 edition (July 31st – August 11th)! Here I’ll share with you my personal experience from August 3rd to 4th 2018, divided by places:

Foro Annonario

I’ll start from the Foro Annonario, an 1800 structure located directly in the historic center, which over the years has become an absolute must-see location of the Summer Jamboree, the meeting place par excellence of the event.

The line-up of artists performing at this year’s show included significant names; I personally attended The Country Side of Harmonica Sam concert, emblem of contemporary country, while the whole forum was dancing in the dance floors set up in the Foro Annonario square.

The gardens of Rocca Roveres