Since 1998 the Lucca Summer Festival is the most important music event in the tuscan summer.
Our land is very connected to international light music, and we can remember the famous Pistoia Blues Festival taking place during the month of July in Pistoia.
Piazza Napoleone is the perfect location to welcome all the different kind of audience that each year came to Lucca to renew their appreciation to the international music stars, which repeat their timeless list of successes of the past 30/40 years.
Lucca is like that, sly and seemingly sleepy, shortly displaying but much archieving, ranking all the major tuscan cities which, starting from Florence, are unable to follow it when it comes to fill squares and arouse interest in people of all over the world.
Since 1998 many famous artist shows themselves on Summer Festival’s stage like David Bowie, Elton John, Norah Jones, i Duran Duran, Bob Dylan, Lionel Ritchie, The Eagles, Joan Baez, Peter Gabriel, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Beck, Joe Cocker, Mark Knopfler, BB King, Carlos Santana… not to forget the very famous italian artists like Renato Zero, Francesco Guccini, Franco Battiato, Eros Ramazzotti, i Litfiba, Riccardo Cocciante and many others.
Many visitors that came to the Summer Festival are people who organized a little vacation, maybe short ones or one night ones, but more than enough to undertand a little bit of the wonderful but at same time harsh nature of Lucca and it’s inhabitants, and surely become friend of the amazing typical kitchen of Lucca. And when the warm weather ends, Lucca does not surely hibernate, because the last week-end of October it’s the time of the Lucca Comics & Games, the biggest national event of comics and games.