The Viking Pride Foundation is pleased to announce the lineup for their third annual summer concert Saturday, August 4, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at Miller Field in Winthrop. This year’s theme will be “The Deney Terrio Dance Party” with dancing under the stars all night. Coordinating the entertainment for the evening will be guest MC JJ Wright from 103.3 FM WODS. There will be an eleven piece band performing dance, disco and club classics. This is the third year in a row that the Viking Pride Foundation is having a summer concert at Miller Field. After climbing from over 800 attendees at our 2010 event and over 900 at the 2011 event, this is the year that the Viking Pride Foundation is looking to eclipse 1,000 people having a great time dancing the night away on Miller Field for a great cause.
Deney Terrio achieved fame as the dance coach and choreographer for John Travolta in the movie Saturday Night Fever. During his heyday with Dance Fever, the television musical variety series he hosted from 1979 to 1985, he appeared in a number of films, including The Idolmaker, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, A Night in Heaven and Knights of the City and guest starred on popular television series of the time including The Love Boat. “The Deney Terrio Dance Party” is an exciting new concept in the entertainment industry. Backed by a dynamic 11 piece live band, Deney Terrio, the man who taught John Travolta how to dance, leads an interactive Dance Party that gives people a chance to dance with the man who pioneered the Disco Dance era.
JJ Wright is a disc jockey who has been broadcasting in Boston since 1973. He is currently broadcasting the 2-7 p.m. afternoon drive for 103.3 WODS Boston, “Boston’s Home for the 60’s, 70’s and now the 80’s!” JJ Wright was recognized at the 2000 Achievement in Radio Awards in Boston with the award for Best Evening Show.
The Viking Pride Foundation was created in 2004 when Winthrop was facing budget cuts that were potentially going to eliminate athletics in our public school system. Since 2004 the Viking Pride Foundation has raised and given back over $500,000 to support co-curricular activities and provide educational grants to teachers. Most recently, the Viking Pride Foundation committed $200,000 to purchase four buses to lower the cost of transportation, resulting in lower user fees for student athletes and the return of field trips to all grade levels. The Viking Pride sponsored buses are estimated to save the Winthrop School system $49,000 in the last year.
The night will be filled with great music, great people and most importantly for a great cause. With the concert fast approaching and ticket sales limited, concertgoers are encouraged to go to the Viking Pride website at www.vikingpride.org or calling 617-539-4873 to purchase either individual tickets or VIP tables for a group outing.