With a fisted salute during Europride 2011, Lady Gaga has officially kicked off the summer concert series in Rome. Though many concerts are a pagamento, a small treasure trove of free concerts can be still be found– included the much heralded July 3 Colosseum concert by Biagio Antonacci. Though Antonacci will be performing inside the Colosseum to an audience of paid ticket holders, by-standers can freely enjoy his crooning on Via dei Fori Imperiali. Below is a listing on where to find a variety of concerts in Rome.
Rome Guide, 06live and Eventful publish an extensive calendar of summer concerts to keep you up-to-date with who’s playing and where. Favorite series include Lungo il Tevere, where the banks of Rome’s Tiber river host restaurants, theatres and discos. Rock in Roma at the Ippodromo whose headliners include Jamiroquai and Fabri Fibri. For some days of yore, Rock City Roma, near Cinecittà features cover bands of Italian and non-Italian musicians and groups and Roma Vintage, near Terme di Caracalla, will be playing, you guessed it, the very best of the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
For those just looking to dance, Rome’s discos and nightclubs take on a summer style with many opening all’aperto (outside) along the Tiber, and in parks such as Villa Borghese, Stadio ai Marmi at the Foro Italico and EUR.
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