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Donna Summer Disco Party Returns…sort of

Minus the Roller Skates

Just when roller skates are having a moment, it was announced the return of the annual Donna Summer Disco event – but without roller skates this year.

Get your hot pants and sequins ready!

To the younger generation – disco was a thing and the Queen of Disco was none other than Dorchester’s own Donna Summer.  To pay tribute to her, the City of Boston is honoring her once again with the annual  “A Celebration of Summer: The Donna Summer Memorial Disco Party. ”

See press release below:

Get your groove on at our annual summer disco party honoring five-time Grammy winner and Boston native, Donna Summer! Mayor Kim Janey and the Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment will host Celebration of Summer: Donna Summer Disco Party on Thursday, June 24 on Copley Square. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will take place between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Boston-born disco legend Donna Summer was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a five-time Grammy winner, and sold over 140 million records worldwide. She was born in Dorchester and was raised in Mission Hill before rising to stardom in the 1970s. She passed away at the age of 62 years old on May 17, 2012. This annual event honors her life and celebrates her music and legacy in Boston.

Donna Summer Disco Party will feature:
– Music provided by DJ Vince 1,
– A musical performance by July, Donna’s Summer great-niece, and
– Appearances by Donna Summer’s nephew, O’Mega Red, and other members of Donna Summer’s family.

All attendees are encouraged to follow public health guidance and get vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated yet, find a location near you on boston.gov/coronavirus. Hand sanitizer will be available on-site at this entirely outdoor, open-air event. It is encouraged, but not required, to wear masks.

Please note: This year, the event will not feature a roller-skating rink, but guests will be able to dance the night away to Donna Summer’s greatest hits in a groovy atmosphere complete with glow sticks, colorful lights, and a disco ball!

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