Largest dance floor in the Inland Empire set to welcome dancers for event.
The Ontario Convention Center has announced a public event scheduled for Friday, June 22, 2018. Ontario “54” Disco welcomes dancers to relive or discover the golden age of disco for one night with all the glamour, flamboyant costumes, tight dance moves and incredible lights. The twenty-one (21) and older event is geared to adults looking for a unique experience. “Disco was so popular in the “70’s and ‘80’s that we decided to bring it back for one night” said Michael Krouse, President & CEO of Ontario Convention Center. “Our 70,000 square foot exhibition hall will be transformed into a swanky lounge with a huge dance floor, over the top décor, and of course a five-foot disco ball.”
Live entertainment will be provided by the Boogie Wonder Band with special guest Evelyn “Champagne” King. In addition, celebrity DJ - Martin Rodriquez, formerly with Circus Disco in Los Angeles will be on hand to keep the dancers on the floor throughout the evening.
Boogie Wonder Band – After 3000 shows around the world the Boogie Wonder Band has become the most celebrated DISCO band of our generation. Over the years, Boogie Wonder Band has had the privilege to share the stage with Kool & The Gang, Village People, Rick James, War, CHIC, KC & the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, Maxine Nightingale, The Trammps, Paul Shaffer, Pointer Sister, Styx, Foreigner and the who’s who of funk and disco. The Boogie Wonder Band transports their audience back to the 70's groove and glamour with their flamboyant costumes, tight choreographies, and incredible light show. It all adds to the authenticity of their performance and success of the band.
Evelyn “Champagne” King – Evelyn King released her debut album, Smooth Talk, in 1977. It included the song "Shame", which is her only top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9; the song also reached #7 Soul and #8 on the dance chart. The record was eventually certified gold. Another single from that album, "I Don't Know If It's Right", peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 Soul; it would become her second certified gold single. In 1981, the single "I'm in Love" was released from the same-titled album; it reached #1 on the R&B singles chart and dance chart in August of that year; it also peaked at #40 on the pop chart.
In 1982, King released the album, Get Loose. It yielded a top twenty pop and #1 Soul hit with the single, "Love Come Down". The song also peaked at #1 on the dance chart and reached the UK Singles Chart top ten, peaking at #7 for three weeks. The follow-up, "Betcha She Don't Love You", peaked at #2 on the Soul chart and #49 on the pop chart. From the mid- to late-1980s, King would continue to chart on the Soul chart, placing eight singles in the Soul top twenty, with three making it to the top ten.
On September 20, 2004, King's "Shame" became one of the first records to be inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in New York's Spirit club.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6, 2018 with General Admission only $25. The VIP ticket for $50 includes a raised lounge, bottle and dining service, and soft seating. Tickets will be available on Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7:30pm. The anticipated audience in the thousands will enjoy live music, food and beverage, and an over the top experience. For more information visit: OntarioCC.org
About the Ontario Convention Center
This is the A breathtaking venue, frequently used by filmmakers as an onsite location for movies and commercials, Ontario Convention Center is ideally located in Southern California. This is the place to meet, connect, and explore! Built and owned by the City of Ontario and privately managed by SMG. Contemporary in design and equipped with the latest in technology, it boasts more than 225,000 square feet of flexible exhibit space, 2,600 parking spaces, meeting and function space and is ideal for conventions, trade shows, exhibits and meetings. The Center provides a full range of services, world-class cuisine and flexible options provided by a professional, award-winning staff. There are over 6,000 full service and economy hotel rooms in the Greater Ontario area, including 2,500 rooms within walking distance to The Ontario Convention Center. For more information visit: www.ontariocc.org.com