Nicky Siano’s Hallelujah Disco with Harlem Gospel Choir and Melba Moore / The Illustrious Blacks
This is a FREE EVENT. No TICKETS or RSVP required
Disco was a social and cultural revolution, and Nicky Siano
was there from the beginning. He will be bringing his show «HALLELUJAH DISCO» to Summerstage. In this multi media event, Nicky tells the story of the NYC dance music scene from Stonewall to Studio 54. The show features seasoned R&B artist Ms. Melba Moore
and Harlem Gospel Choir
singing danceable gospel songs, interwoven with the story as told through pictures, video and interviews with Frankie Knuckles and David Mancuso. The opening performance by The Illustrious Blacks
sets the stage for a night of immersive entertainment.
Learn the history of NYC Nightlife, while the Disco Gospel Classics are performed live.
Hallelujah Disco is a celebration of New York City, The Seventies, and Gay Rights, written and directed by Nicky Siano
and produced with Rebecca Lynn
Nicky Siano began playing records in 1971 and was personally involved with the birth of disco. He owned & designed the club The Gallery (1972-77), named as the most influential club in New York by New York Magazine, which inspired clubs as The Paradise Garage & Studio 54. The Gallery launched the careers of such notables as Grace Jones, Loleatta Holloway, Larry Levan & Frankie Knuckles.
The Illustrious Blacks
, known for their highly praised live shows that fuse music, dance, theater, fashion and more, will open with a DJ set.
SUNDAY / JUNE 24 / CENTRAL PARK
DOORS 6PM / SHOW 7PM
This is a FREE event. No tickets or RSVP required.
Admission is first come, first served. Admission to the venue closes for the remainder of the event once capacity is reached even if audience members leave early.