by Denise Civiletti
Tickets went on sale today for a huge bash to benefit East End nonprofits on Aug. 19 at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead.
BNB Presents: AFTEE Nile Rodgers Dance Party will feature hit musician/composer Nile Rodgers and Swedish star AVICII.
Rodgers, founder of the band CHIC, who has composed and produced multiple platinum hits since the 1980s, came to Riverhead this morning for a new conference at to announce that the young music phenom AVICII will join him for "the biggest dance party the East End has ever seen."
"Don't wear you're best clothes," Rodgers cautioned, "because you are going to sweat."
Rodgers promised to announce additional artists "every few weeks" between now and the event date. "There are so many artists who are out here already in the summer, I won't be able to keep them off the stage with me," Rodgers said, "because that's what we do. We are a community that loves to support each other," he said. "But just AVICII and CHIC alone is a pretty good show," Rodgers said to applause.
Rodgers penned hits such as "Dance Dance Dance," "Le Freak," "We Are Family" and "Good Times." He has also produced some of the biggest hits in the careers of Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran and Diana Ross.
AVICII is a 23-year-old, Grammy-nominated dance music recording artist whose hits include "Seek Bromance," "My Feelings for You," "Fade into Darkness," "Silhouettes" and "LE7ELS."
AFTEE, an acronym for "All for the East End" is a nonprofit organization formed to support the more than 1,000 nonprofits on the East End with grant funding and other efforts.
One thousand tickets will be reserved for East End residents only at $50 apiece. General admission tickets are $149 each. Click here to buy tickets.