Summer Jamboree – International music festival

summer-jamboree-newThe Summer Jamboree in Senigallia is an international music festival based on the culture and music of the nineteen fifties and sixties.
It is considered the most important festival of its kind in Europe and one of the most important in the world. It is not unusual to attract up to one hundred thousand visitors which makes it a truly atmospheric and buzzing occasion.
It started in 2000, conceived and organized by the Cultural Summer Jamboree with the support of the town council of Senigallia.
The first Festival was only for one day and consisted of performances by four groups. In 2003 it was christened the Summer Jamboree and in 2005 became the most important festival of its kind in Italy.
summer_jamboree_005The Summer Jamboree has free admission and lasts about ten days, beginning usually on the last weekend of July. These ten days take you back fifty or sixty years ago to the music, style of dress, food and drink of the time. The atmosphere is surreal; music at the highest standard, dj sets of swing, rock and roll, jive, doo-wop, rhythm and blues, hillbilly etc. Dance lessons are taught by experienced teachers so you can learn to jive and lindy hop – great to show off to your friends when you get back home! The participating groups come from many different countries, but mainly from the USA, England, Germany, Russia, France, Finland and Portugal.
There is also an exciting and fascinating parade of vintage cars, with models dating back to the period of the festival. The city is decorated in a style that completely changes its look to reflect the festival. There are many stands where they sell things such as juke boxes, hats, gadgets, pictures, guitars, country objects, vinyl records and CDs, two-tone shoes, new and used clothing, vintage lingerie, and so much more that evoke the culture of these years. During the Summer Jamboree there are also barbers and hairdressers to give you a genuine hairstyle of the period.
SUmmer JamboreeIts many food stands make sure you have the energy to make the most of this festival. The food is mainly from the USA and Mexico – Cajun and Tex-Mex Diner, Cajun Louisiana dishes full of spices, such as jambalaya, chili con carne, chicken fajitas with guacamole, nopales y quesada, Kentucky Fried Chicken, southwestern BBQ, shrimps, sausage etouffe, enchiladas – something to suit everyone.
To take you even further back in time there is also an authentic burlesque show from Victorian England – naughty but nice!
The Summer Jamboree is a big party for everyone from the young to the older of us who want to experience the fun and freedom of a carefree age. It gets bigger and better every year and is not to be missed!

Amazing, isn't it? If you think so, why don't you come to visit Le Marche? I enjoy organising different outings to help visitors to experience the wonders of Le Marche. Please email me at info@surprisingitaly.com for more info.

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