The FREE Together Boston Outdoor Day Party
Saturday September 13th | 3pm
Lawn on D | 420 D Street | South Boston, MA
#1: Silver Line to World Trade Center
#2: Hubway to Convention center
#3: Red Line to South Station quick walk/cab
#4: Street parking on D Street
Francois K (New York City) 5pm-6:15pm
In dance music, it hardly gets more iconic than Francois Kevorkian aka Francois K. A native of Paris, Francois moved to New York City just as disco music was taking a tremendous foothold and gigged regularly at the legendary Studio 54. He soon moved into underground house music residencies and became a fixture in the LGBT-friendly club communities like the famous Paradise Garage. In 1982, he had more hits on the Billboard Dance Music chart than anyone and continued to produce for decades. Rolling Stone has called him a “disco great” of which he surely is.
More than a music producer or simply a DJ, the 60 year-old Francois K is a living legend.
Jacques Greene (Montreal) 6:15pm-7:30pm
Jacques Greene is no stranger to Boston. Having played Middlesex Lounge twice and most recently at a special after-hours during Together Boston, Mssr. Greene brings a special vibrant blend to his DJ sets, mixing in everything from hip-hop to house to R&B to his own unique productions.
Greene balances sensual bass with intelligent melodies and while no two sets are the same, they all have one thing in common: They make you move in unconventional ways.
With releases on some of the hottest labels in the world, Night Slugs and Lucky Me to name two, plus a Radiohead remix in the bag, Greene is just warming up.
Omar S (Detroit) 7:30pm-9pm
From Cracow, Poland to New York City’s Museum of Modern Art to Kawasaki, Japan, Detroit’s Omar S has brought his trademark version of that city’s funky soul to all corners of the globe. Whether he is sampling Sly and the Family Stone or a big bassline, Omar’s music represents the distinct sound of Motown.
Omar will be playing much of his own music, in addition to his remixes and the sounds of his Detroit brethren.
Previously having played to an appreciative crowd at the Good Life in Downtown Crossing, we are happy to host him for a return.
John Barera (Boston) 4pm-5pm
Apart from a few already established Boston superstars, John Barera might be the hottest talent in our fair city. Recently profiled by the established Resident Advisor, and having just completed a mix for Fact Magazine, Barera is on the up and up and up. Regularly gigging in New York City and Europe, Today is proud to give him the audience this Boston producer deserves.
DJ Leah V (Boston) b2b 3pm-4pm
To any Bostonian paying attention, Leah V needs no introduction. With a “Best DJ in Boston” award in her back pocket and stints at Ladies Rock Camp and the Mmmmaven Project, Leah teaches as much as she schools. Expect a mix of crunk, hip-hop, funk and whatever else Leah’s feeling at the moment.
It’s her world, we’re just living in it.
Bianca Oblivion (Boston) b2b 3pm-4pm
From Boston to LA and back, Bianca Oblivion has stormed the scene, gigging with regularity and urgency all around the city. Good Life, Phoenix Landing and Zuzu have already seen her work the dancefloor. And with their Black Lace and Booty Bass mixtape, there no telling which world that partnership won’t conquer.
In partnership with the Lawn on D, Cambridge-based music school Mmmmaven is happy to announce a free daytime outdoor dancing affair on Saturday September 13th that combines the new stars and revered veterans of dance music culture.
The school and Together Boston, a festival which Mayor Marty Walsh inaugurated this year, was recently responsible for the Donna Summer Memorial Disco Skating party at City Hall plaza, which received praise from all corners as a startlingly powerful and positive event.
The Boston Globe said: “By any measure the event was a success … and it should be expanded and repeated.”
We plan to continue that vibe with the addition of Today Boston.
Approaching its sixth year, Together Boston–the city’s only music, art and technology festival–prides itself on showing our city off to the world while working with local partnership and businesses whenever possible. In this way, our Lawn on D event stays right on message: As these talents play their music to the crowd, the audience can enjoy local food and beverages while interacting with the public art, some of which is provided by Internationally-known artist Brian Kane, a long-time friend of the festival.
Bring the family, tell your friends and get ready to sway to the sounds of dance music’s past… And its glorious future.
The Together Boston Outdoor Day Party
With Food Trucks, Bocce Courts, Ping Pong and Cornhole