Nile Rodgers is launching a roller-disco, dubbed The DiscOasis, on 16th July 2021 at the iconic South Coast Botanic Garden in Los Angeles.

The legendary artist’s resume namechecks reactivated seminal outfit Chic (who were recently confirmed for the reopening of The Warehouse Project in Manchester, UK), alongside work with Daft Punk, Sister Sledge and Avicii, among many others. A Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame-r, he is now behind music curation for the open-air skate session, which will continue at the Palos Verdes Hills location until Labor Day, 1st September. At the time of writing, no guest appearances have been confirmed. 

“The DiscOasis is a dream come true for me. People know and love to dance to my songs, what they may not know is that I’ve been a skater all my life and I love to roller disco! I can remember the first time I ever walked into a disco and saw people from every walk of life put their troubles, prejudices and differences aside in the name of love and dance. It was the perfect place and we look to create that same spirit,” said Rogers. 

The artist’s own We Are Family Foundation will benefit from ticket sales, a not-for-profit committed to creating a global family with cultural diversity at its heart through support for various programmes and young people who are positively changing the world. The DiscOasis is run by Constellation Immersive, an organisation that specialises in storytelling experiences. Read up on why Nile Rodgers is ‘the height of Chic‘ in our extended feature on the guitarist, producer, singer, songwriter and arranger.