The Village People bring back disco in Cleveland. Really.
Itching for everything disco? Can’t get rid of the urge to throw your arms in the air “YMCA”-style? The Village People perform live at the Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland on Friday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Mustaches and muscles will make you boogie with these kings of disco until you just can’t boogie no more.
In 1977, six men united, mustaches blazing, costumes at the ready, with the fever of disco upon them. The impossible combination of cop, sailor, construction worker, cowboy, biker, and Native American exploded onto the disco scene. When The Village People released “Macho Man” in 1978, the public got a taste of what it was to groove. The followup single “Y.M.C.A.” solidified The Village People’s permanent place in disco history. Anyone who sees them in concert will find them undeniably captivating. The energy, simplicity, and sheer fun of their music will keep generations of music-lovers bumping and bopping for years to come.
The concert proceeds benefit the Museum Center’s exhibits and educational programming. Tickets include cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and as much boogie as you can stand. Black tie or period attire is requested.
Museum Center at 5ive Points, 200 Inman St. E., Cleveland. museumcenter.org
— Zach Nicholson