Traveling to Rome this summer? Enjoy these music festivals in the “Eternal City”!

A month of music at the Auditorium

Throughout the month of July the Auditorium hosts an impressive line up of top jazz and rock stars from across the globe at this 7th edition of the “July Plays Well” Festival. Starting from last June 25th, the outdoor arena in front of architect Renzo Piano’s three concert halls with their signature grey roofs will host over a month of almost 30 concerts by legendary rock, jazz, blues and soul artists including pop diva Anastacia, Antony and the Johnson, Burt Bacharach, Michael Bolton, David Byrne, Tracy Chapman, former Credence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, Steely Dan, Ry Cooder, James Taylor and much much more!

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The “Rock in Rome” Line-Up

A host of top Italian and international rock bands will be performing at the “RockInRome” festival from June 27th to July 25th at the Capanelle racetrack on Via Appia Nuova 1245. The action opens with the Turin based band Subsonica, followed on June 30th by British Reggae Band UB40. Other highlights in July include The Killers and Franz Ferdinand, followed on July 15th by legendary heavy metal band Motorhead! On July 22nd a great show by experimental Indie bands Nine Inch Nails. The line-up also features plenty of cutting edge Italian artists and bands. All concerts start around 9.30 P.M. There’ ll be plenty of food and drink available at the bars and refreshment areas, as well as a disco rocking before and after the concerts!

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Invito alla Danza

The 19th edition of the international dance festival “Invito alla Danza” comes to Villa Gloria Panphilj from july 1st to 30th offering a wide selection of both traditional ballet and modern dance trends from countries around the world. The show opens with a performance by Salzburg ballet of an innovative production of Carmen, followed by a focus on India and Africa, an evening in the company of the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, a flamenco special with the Spanish troupe Los Vivancos and the Italian premiere of “Au Cafè” by Belgian Coreographer, Micha Van Hoecke!


One of the newest summer festivals, the open air “Summertime” season in the park outside Casa del Jazz, via Porta Ardeatina 55, followed by a month of concerts by up-end-coming jazz artists from Sweden, Holland, Germany, Canada and the USA as well as top Italian musicians.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream at Caracalla Baths

Teatro dell’Opera Summer Season opens on July 1st with three productions that will run until August 9th in the spectacular open air setting of the Caracalla Baths.

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When in Rome don’t miss to Enjoy the music!
Nancy Aiello


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