Celebration of Summer V will be free and open to all
BOSTON – Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment will host Celebration of Summer V: Donna Summer Roller Disco Party on Friday, June 22 on City Hall Plaza. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will take place between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 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.

"The Donna Summer Roller Disco Party kicks off summer at City Hall Plaza, and I’m pleased we’re bringing back this celebration for the fifth consecutive year," said Mayor Walsh. "We provide fun, free, family events throughout the year, and this event is one of our most anticipated. I look forward to welcoming residents and visitors to City Hall Plaza for this great event."

Celebration of Summer V will feature:

  • music provided by DJ Joey Carvello and DJ and DJ Serge Gamesbourg
  • a performance by Donna Summer’s nephew, O’Mega Red, and
  • appearances by other members of Donna Summer’s family.

In addition to music, City Hall Plaza will feature a roller-skating rink. If attendees don’t have their own skates, the City of Boston will be providing free rentals on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information about the event can be found on

For more summer events hosted by the City, follow the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment on social media @VisitBostonCity and visit


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