Music legend Nile Rodgers mingles with Mayor Eric Adams as he celebrates opening of immersive roller disco experience DiscOasis in NYC
Music icon Nile Rodgers is preparing for a wheel-y fun summer.
The legendary musician, 69, announced the opening of DiscOasis, an immersive roller disco experience in Central Park on Tuesday.
Nile was looking stylish as usual with a flashy blue blazer, paint-splattered trousers, typical cap an teal roller skate slung over his shoulder.
Having a wheel-y good time! Nile Rodgers announced the opening of DiscOasis, an immersive roller disco experience in Central Park on Tuesday
The Good Times hit-maker was also seen mingling with the Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, who also spoke at the press conference announcing the event.
The duo appeared engrossed in some serious conversation as they chatted outside.
But it wasn’t all business for Nile.
The music icon appeared to be busting a move beside a fellow skater at the event.
Meeting of the minds: Rodgers appeared to be engrossed in some serious conversation with Mayor Eric Adams
Dance break! Rodgers appeared to be busting a move with another skater
Nile was clearly in high spirits as he took the podium, speaking to the crowd with a huge smile on his face.
Nile will be serving as Groovemaster at the upcoming roller skating extravaganza, set to take place at Central Park’s Wollman Rink from June 16 to October 1.
‘The DiscOasis will offer exciting evening skate times & programs featuring theatrical performances with an array of live DJs, artists and special guests, as well as open skate sessions during the daytime,’ according to a release.
Grooving and moving! Rodgers will be serving as the event’s Groovemaster
Summer fun! The event will feature nightly theatrical shows, a ‘glittering roller rink fantasia’ designed by the Tony-nominated David Korins and lighting done by the award-winning David Weiner
The event will feature nightly theatrical shows, a ‘glittering roller rink fantasia’ designed by the Tony-nominated David Korins and lighting done by the award-winning David Weiner.
‘There will also be interactive installations inspired by Groovemaster Nile Rodgers’ iconic catalog, a dance floor, live roller-dance performances, food and beverage service, and more. Rodgers is curating a special playlist of skate-worthy, groove-inducing tracks for each night’s local DJ to spin fresh for skaters and dancers,’ the release stated.
Nile gushed about the roller skating extravaganza in the release.
‘I’m a lifelong New Yorker and, for me, Central Park was always the place where big things happened — from watching Sly & the Family Stone and Diana Ross, to sharing the first moon landing and the inaugural Earth Day. Since The DiscOasis is all about celebrating New York culture, there’s no other place for it to be.’
Taking the stage: Adams addressed the crowd at the Central Park location
‘There’s no other place for it to be’: Nile gushed about the roller skating extravaganza in the release