Donna Summer Roller Disco Party coming back to City Hall Plaza this summer

The music of Dorchester’s disco queen will light up Boston again.

A woman dances at the 2014 Donna Summer Roller Disco.
A woman dances at the 2014 Donna Summer Roller Disco. –Marissa McClain/BDCwire

One year after the passing of Dorchester’s own Donna Summer, the City of Boston teamed up with Together Boston to present an outdoor roller disco event on City Hall Plaza to honor the artist’s music. Two years later, the party is still going, and will return to Boston on Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m.

The event is free, open to all ages, and will feature the sounds of Boston’s own DJ Kon, who will be joined by Summer’s nephew O’Mega Red and other members of the singer’s extended family. Attendees are welcome to bring their own skates, and the city will provide free skate rentals to guests on a first come, first served basis.

Attendees lace up at the 2014 Donna Summer Roller Disco.
Attendees lace up at the 2014 Donna Summer Roller Disco. —Marissa McClain/BDCwire
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“I am pleased that our Donna Summer Roller Disco party has proven a success and we are able to bring it back for the third consecutive year,” Mayor Walsh said in a release. “We are committed to providing our families and residents with free, fun events all year and the roller disco party honors Donna Summer and her Boston roots while energizing City Hall Plaza.”

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Summer was a five-time Grammy Award winner and sold over 140 million records worldwide. She was born in Dorchester and raised in Mission Hill before gaining prominence during the disco era of the 1970s.

 

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