Press release from Count Basie Theatre
Gloria Gaynor, the “Queen of Disco” whose dance-floor hit “I Will Survive” went on to become the greatest disco anthem of all time, will headline a special “Disco Fever” benefit concert on Saturday, September 6 at the Count Basie Theatre.
The singer whose signature song marks its 35th anniversary this year — and whose other great hits include “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Let Me Know (I Have a Right)” — will be joined for the occasion by special guests The Village People, featuring Asbury Park’s Felipe Rose.
Proceeds from the concert (and an after-party on the Basie patio) will help The Michael Fux Foundation create a family center at a hospital in Monmouth County. The Foundation, established in 2006 with the mission of helping sick and underprivileged children and their families, helped create the Michael Fux Family Center at Miami Children’s Hospital in Florida, and has set its sights on implementing a similar vision for the local area.