’60s-Themed Dance Party Happening at City Hall Plaza Friday Night

Apparently, the mayor's office loves throwing Flashback Friday dance parties. We don't mind at all.

We’ve been learning a lot about Mayor Walsh lately. It’s common knowledge by now that he’s tight with the Dropkick Murphys. And having Joyce Linehan by his side adds a certain cool factor as well.

But lately the mayor—and his Office of Arts and Culture—have amped things up. They hosted a Donna Summer roller disco party at City Hall recently, and in case you haven’t heard, August 6 is now officially Godsmack Day in Boston—OK!

Now, following the success of the Donna Summer event held at City Hall Plaza, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture is teaming up with Together Boston once again to bring the public another free decade-themed dance party.

Friday night, folks of all ages who go to City Hall Plaza will be transported to the 1960s. At the event, titled “The Funk Summit Dance Party: Cultures of Soul and Soulelujah!”, DJs Deano and Ty Jesso will play the music of iconic artists like James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and The Jackson 5.

No, there is no roller skating involved with this one, but attendees will find free dance lessons, as well as food trucks and vendors.

First the ’70s, and now the ’60s—what decade will take over the brick desert next?!


The Funk Summit Dance Party takes place Friday, August 8, 6-10 p.m., at City Hall Plaza. For more info, visit cityofboston.gov.