For Immediate Release
July 15, 2014
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Mayor's Press Office
BOSTON - The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with Together Boston (http://togetherboston.com), will present “A Celebration of Summer: The Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Tribute Party” on Friday, July 18, 2014, at City Hall Plaza from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Born and raised in Boston (Mission Hill, Roxbury, and Dorchester), Summer is beloved for her hits like “I Feel Love,” “Last Dance,” “MacArthur Park,” “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls,” “Dim All the Lights,” “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough),” and “On the Radio.” A five-time Grammy® Award-winner, Summer has sold more than 130 million records, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Two years after her passing, Boston will celebrate Summer’s legacy with a roller disco tribute party featuring Dorchester's own Kon and friends spinning disco and funk. Dance Spot Boston, a mobile dance floor art installation, will create a custom dance floor to celebrate this Boston music icon.
Two of Boston's most famous drag queens, Frieda Fries and Nicholle Pride of Perestroika, will also model some of Summer’s most iconic looks.
This is a free event. Attendees must provide their own skates or blades, or may rent them for free on-site.
City Hall Plaza is accessible by MBTA via State Street (Orange and Blue lines) and Park Street (Green and Red lines). For additional information, call617-635-3245 or visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/arts.