Nile Rodgers hosts roller disco at the South Coast Botanical Garden
Nile Rodgers invited figures like Jason Mraz to boogie on skates at The DiscOasis – an outdoor “music-driven interactive theater” he hosted at the South Coast Botanic Garden in LA on Wednesday.
Jimmy Iovine and Liberty Ross co-hosted the event and DJ Cassidy performed tunes. Madonna was on the invite as a co-host, but the Material Girl did not attend the party. An impersonator, however, struck a pose and performed the pop star’s’ 80s classic “Like A Virgin.”
“It was amazing! They didn’t let you in unless you were already dancing and clapping,” one party animal told us, nodding at the lyrics to the chic groove maker hit “Everybody Dance” .
The garden featured a giant ice rink, where guests could skate and dance with professional skaters and performers in ’70s disco attire. It also featured a retro arcade, organized food trucks, and a’ bloom box dance floor ‘.
“The DiscOasis is a dream come true… People know and love to dance to my songs; what they might not know is that I’ve skated my entire life and love to play disco, ”Rodgers said in a statement.
Rodgers, 68, said he wanted to create the same spirit he remembered from “the first time I walked into a nightclub and saw people from all walks of life putting their problems, their biases and their side differences in the name of love and dance “.
Adam Lambert, Allen Hughes, Shaun Ross, Kat Graham, Jeremy Scott, Bruce Bozzi, Dita von Teese and will.i.am were some of the celebrities who passed by.
The interactive experience benefits Rodger’s We Are Family Foundation. Hip-hop pioneer DJ Grandmaster Flash will headline a DJ Sunset series for DiscOasis on August 1.