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Strap on your roller skates and get ready for some disco dancing, because for the second straight year there will be a celebration at City Hall Plaza in honor of the late Donna Summer, the legendary Boston-born disco diva.
On Friday, June 19, the “The Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco” will again commemorate the life of the singer, whose tunes will flow from outdoor speakers as participants take to eight wheels and get their groove on.
Summer, a five-time Grammy winner, died in 2012 at the age of 63. She is considered one of the city’s most successful performers, and went on to sell millions of records worldwide during her career.
To celebrate her achievements as an artist, the group Together Boston worked with the city last year to bring a roller skating rink to the brick space outside of City Hall. The event featured food trucks, a fashion show, and, of course, music from the 1970s.
The free event this year will mirror that success, and again feature Dorchester native DJ Kon, who will spin funk and soul jams as attendees skate on the plaza.
“I’ve never seen anything in Boston like what happened last year,” Kon said in a statement. “I hope people bring the same love, passion, and respect for our beloved Donna” this year.
People can bring their own skates, or rent them on the day of the disco.
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