The Hereafter Party Press Release

Celebrates David Bowie, George Michael & Prince; Benefits The Children’s Room


Boston—“Dig if you will the picture…” of one night featuring more than 40 Boston musicians, singers and dancers celebrating three pop icons—and you’re on the guest list. That’s exactly what’s in store for revelers at The Hereafter Party: The Ultimate 80s Dance Tribute to David Bowie, George Michael & Prince at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville, MA on Friday, August 11.

Produced by Boston Rock Opera (BRO) in collaboration with Bob Voges, The Hereafter Party aims to be a life-affirming, high-energy celebration of these legendary artists and the decade that brought us some of their biggest hits. A BRO dance crew entertains, encourages and engages audience members to move and groove with abandon. 80s-themed attire is rewarded with prizes for best outfits, and a photo booth by The Secret Bureau of Art & Design gives everyone the chance to feel like a star.

Music fans of all ages and all walks of life experienced such heartbreak when—in the span of one year—we lost David Bowie, Prince and George Michael. Aptly, The Hereafter Party benefits The Children’s Room of Arlington, MA, which provides grief support services to children, teens and families.

Three supergroups and a host of stellar vocalists from the Boston music scene, plus a crew of professional dancers, perform their hearts out and leave it all on the dance floor. Michael D’Angelo of Old School Game Show emcees the night.

First up is the Bowie set with the band Heaven’s in Here, featuring Peter Moore (Count Zero) and Jim Janota (The Upper Crust). Singers include John Powhida (John Powhida International Airport), Jenny Dee (Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents, The Downbeat 5) and Tad McKitterick (Sidewalk Driver).

 Next is the band BLUTH playing the songs of George Michael with musicians Chuck Ferreira (Eddie Japan) and David J. Lieb (The Rationales) supporting the voices of Gene Dante (Gene Dante & The Future Starlets), Erica Mantone (The Revelations), Goddamn Glenn (Parlour Bells) and more.

Rounding out the night is the Prince set performed by the all-female band Oh, Sheila including Magen Tracy (Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections) and Catherine Capozzi (Axemunkee) and songstresses Tai Heatley and Jess Collins (Petty Morals), Linda Viens (Kingdom of Love) and Ali McGuirk.

Full list of performers.

Doors are at 8:30 p.m. The show starts at 9:00. Tickets are $15 in advance via Ticketfly, $18 at the door.

All proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to The Children’s Room. The show is 18+, under 18 allowed if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

In the words of the immortal David Bowie, “Let’s Dance!”

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