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Disco never dies

KEYSTONE – See that girl, watch her ski – then turn into the dancing queen.

Keystone’s River Run Village has been the site of down-and-dirty jazz bands, pot-smoking comedians, chicken dances and now, disco.

Glistening snow turns into a dance floor filled with ski boot-stompin’ disco divas every Saturday as part of Keystone’s Saturday Night Fever, beginning at 2:20 p.m.



“It’s Keystone’s outdoor apres ski party every Saturday,” said Elizabeth Tobias, special events manager. “Our four bars at River Run get packed, so we decided to create a fun, outdoor apres ski party.”

Three disco bands, including Boogie Machine, DJ Disco Divas and the 11-piece Funkiphino, rotate every Saturday to get snowriders shakin’ their groove thangs under that warm, orange disco ball in the sky.



Two of the three bands – Boogie Machine and DJ Disco Divas – dress to kill in 5-foot afros, polyester suits and huge platform shoes. Boogie Machine ignites the fever Saturday.

“They’re amazing,” Tobias said. “They’re really fun and interactive. Their outfits alone are going to startle you. It’s infectious – something that you see other people dancing to and you just get up and groove.”

Funkiphino, an 11-piece, brass-driven, heavy disco and funk band, features strobes, smooth horn lines and old-school Hammond organ sounds while diva Jessica Roward fires off covers by Donna Summer and Aretha Franklin. The band’s influences range from Earth, Wind and Fire, through Tower of Power to Stevie Wonder.

The Great Northern Tavern’s beer tent brings the bar outside, while food booths and kettle corn vendors cater to hungry snowriders’ appetites. Mushroom heaters keep more shy booties warm until they catch the Saturday night fever.

For more information, call Keystone at (970) 496-4FUN.

Saturday Night Fever

? When: 2:20-4:30 p.m. Saturdays through April

? Where: River Run Events Plaza, Keystone


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