Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Cerrone

Blisspop and U Street Music Hall present

Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Cerrone

Jellybean Benitez (Studio 54 set), The Blackbyrds, DJ Boring, Honey Soundsystem, Sam "The Man" Burns, Andy Grant, Discoholic

Saturday Sep 28

6:00 pm

$25 - $30

This event is 18 and over

*** Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only ***

Now returning for its second year, Blisspop and U Street Music Hall are proud to present Blisspop Disco Fest, a multi-day celebration of the evolution of disco featuring performances from pioneers in the disco genre and some of the most recognized names in dance music.

Acclaimed DJ/producer The Black Madonna will headline the first night of the festival, while Canadian duo Chromeo will perform a DJ set on Saturday—all playing in-the-round on a special stage in the middle of the legendary 9:30 Club.
All-day/night festivities at U Street Music Hall will include DJ sets from the legendary disco artist Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez performing a Studio 54 set, Crazy P, a special live performance by D.C.'s The Blackbyrds, and many more celebrated international and local artists.

And join us for our Closing Party hosted by Pittsburgh's Honcho crew, ft. Gay Marvine, and more.

Cerrone
Cerrone
Disco-electro songwriter, producer, arranger. Drummer. Born in 1952 in Paris, France.

Has released over 25 solo albums, including soundtracks. Aged 18 he was already Orchestra-Leader at the Club Mediterranee. When he was 20, he had a very lucrative contract with the French label Barclay. Together with Giorgio Moroder, they are aimed as the most pivotal figures of the euro disco sound.

Father of Greg Cerrone.
Jellybean Benitez (Studio 54 set)
Jellybean Benitez (Studio 54 set)
Having held nightly parties at New York's most prominent clubs (Studio 54 and Electric Circus) Benitez remains as one of the most influential DJs amongst the disco and post-disco scenes of the mid-70s and mid-80s. Showing versatility throughout the "death of disco", Benitez went into full gear with production and remixing; reworking tracks for artists such as Afrika Bambaataa, Madonna (including the production of her first hit, "Holiday"), Whitney Houston, Debbie Gibson, Eurythmics and Sheena Easton. In 2005, Benitez was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievements as both a DJ and producer.
The Blackbyrds
The Blackbyrds
American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group, inspired by trumpeter Donald Byrd.
Formed in Washington, D.C., in 1973, & released seven albums and one compilation for Fantasy between 1974 and 1980.
Reformed in 2012 by Keith Killgo.
Had members:
Allan Barnes (b.1949, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.) (reeds)
Barney Perry (b.1953, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.) (guitar)
Kevin Toney (b.1953 Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.) (keyboards)
Joseph Hall III (b.1954, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.) (bass)
Pericles Jacobs Jr. (b.1951, Washington D.C., U.S.A.) (percussion)
Keith Killgo (b.1954, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) (drums)
DJ Boring
DJ Boring
London based DJ
Honey Soundsystem
Honey Soundsystem
Honey Soundsystem is a collective of disc jockeys, musicians, performers and designers. Initially conceived by Ken Woodard and Jacob Sperber in January 2006, after seeing gaps in San Francisco nightlife.

Inspired by pivotal gay underground parties of the past, they saw an opportunity to take their nights in a new direction from what was currently being presented musically in mainstream gay culture. Over the last decade the crew has been comprised of various members sharing a similar vision. Presently the roster includes Jacob Sperber, Jason Kendig, and Robert Yang while some members have moved on to new projects.

In 2008 they launched a weekly Sunday night party that would run for five years, before ending in October 2013. Their residency in SF hosted DJ’s from around the world, including DJ Sprinkles, Todd Terje, Prosumer, Boris, Steffi, Horse Meat Disco, Discodromo, Eric Duncan, Derek Plaslaiko, Maurice Fulton, Kink, Ivan Smagghe, Traxx, Silent Servant, Daniel Wang, Hunee, Optimo, Derrick Carter, Portable, Hard Ton, Tim Sweeney, Kim Ann Foxman, Mr. Ties, Honey Dijon, Steve Fabus, Bobby Viteritti, and Mike Servito. By the time the Sunday events ended, the crew went on to throw a steady stream of larger, one-off parties and the occasional underground. The crew is known to build massive, elaborate, party-specific installations to enhance their late-night soirees.

Musically, Honey has embarked on many ventures to transform the community of the queer dance underground. The crew resurrected the lost gay porn soundtracks of San Francisco’s Hi-NRG producer Patrick Cowley. They established a record label Honey Soundsystem Records to release music from their favorite underground producers like Justin Cudmore, Mike Servito, Beesmunt Soundsystem and 2017’s breakout DJ/producer Octo Octa. They travel as a crew and as solo artists to perform critically acclaimed sets in the North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Honey have carved out their place in dance music history and continually connect the past with the future. As the crew continue to build their reputation at home and overseas, they find new ways to share their passion for the music they love.
Sam "The Man" Burns
Sam "The Man" Burns
Sam "The Man" Burns is a D.C. music legend. As one of D.C.'s premier disc jockeys, he has helped shape the local house music scene since its inception back in the day at the Clubhouse—all while inspiring generations of house heads and fellow DJs. A walking encyclopedia of records, D.C. club history and '70s blaxploitation films, Sam is your favorite DJ's favorite DJ. -City Paper
Discoholic
Discoholic
bartender of discoholic beverages.

email: discoholicmusic@gmail.com
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/