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Donna Summer roller disco party in Boston Friday

To commemorate the legendary, Boston-born singer, the city is hosting a roller disco tribute party at City Hall Plaza.

disco donna summer music Disco singer Donna Summer in the 1970s. Credit: Getty Images

Break out your roller skates and get ready to boogie down, Boston.

The city and Together Boston on Friday plan to put on "A Celebration of Summer: The Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Tribute Party." A custom dance floor for the tribute party is being created and installed by Dance Spot Boston. Those interested in attending can bring their own skates or blades or rent them for free on-site.

Summer, who died in 2012, was known as the Queen of Disco. She was born and raised in Boston, attended high school in Dorchester and eventually went on to win five Grammy awards during her decades-long music career.

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Besides some undoubtedly funky dance moves, the roller disco party tribute will also feature a DJ spinning disco and funk and drag queens Frieda Fries and Nicholle Pride of Perestroika modeling some of Summer's most iconic looks.

The free event takes place from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

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