ONCE Somerville presents
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143
Doors 3:30 PM / Show 4:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
Local Beats is an inclusive community dance party for all our neighbors, families, and friends in the greater Boston area. We invite local DJs to share great dance music from around the world, encouraging a multilingual and multicultural mix of sound and people.
Kids and teens are welcome with their parents/guardians, particularly from 4 to 6pm, when musical hosts Rik Eberhardt and Philip Tan warm up with new wave, ska, international pop, R&B, and classic hip-hop at reduced volume levels (85 decibels). Foam earplugs will also be provided for people who enjoy bass without ear fatigue.
Guest DJs lead the party from 6 to 9pm, showcasing their personal style and collections. DJ Anthony Alvarez blends Latin house, hip-hop, and reggaetón, followed by DJ Lady Ly and her selection of Afro-Caribbean soca. Philip Tan closes the night out with house, disco, and soul classics.
Local Beats aims to bring our many communities together through dance, music, and mutual respect, recharging our energy for the work ahead. Attendees are encouraged to look out for one another and help create a space where people of every age, culture, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation can feel safe and free to relax and dance.
Note: The venue is on the second floor and there isn't a ramp or elevator. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance with accessibility and we will be happy to help you join the party.
DJ Anthony Alvarez
DJ Anthony Alvarez's influences in music range from latin music, afrobeat, disco, and jazz. He got into electronic music after listening to Swedish House Mafia and dove right into many sub-genres after that. When he's not rocking weddings and corporate parties, he enjoys picking up bar and club gigs from time to time.
DJ Lady Ly
DJ Lady Ly started DJ'ing in 2004. She has always been very passionate about music and dance. Being raised in a multi-cultural environment she was introduced to various genres of music at a young age, from African music to R'n'B, funk, hip hop, soul, reggae and much more. DJ Lady Ly aims to please by feeding off the vibes, no matter the crowd. DJ Lady Ly Currently resides in Boston where she is the lead DJ on the Whatz Up Boston show on WRBB 104.9FM.
An inclusive community dance party!
July 29, 4pm to 10pm
ONCE Somerville, 156 Highland Avenue
Local DJs • Multilingual dance music
Casual dress • Dancing shoes
$10 recommended donation for 18+
Minors welcome with parent or guardian
Tickets are available for purchase online until 5pm day of show
Walk up tickets are available for CASH purchase only, at the door, day of show after 6pm.
Physical tickets are available for CASH only at:
A Curated World by Kay McGowan
160 Highland Ave
Wed - Fri: 1pm to 8pm
Sat - Sun: 12pm to 6pm