Waterfront Vinyl Nights feature an exciting line-up of DJs from Boston’s innovative underground nightlife scene. Dance, chill, and enjoy an evening with great music, art, and creative vibes.  

Enjoy refreshments from the ICA Wine + Coffee Bar with natural wines selected by nationally recognized sommelier Lauren Friel of Rebel Rebel and Dear Annie.

In case of inclement weather, vinyl nights will move indoors.


July 12 Keep On with CAKEWALK, Brianna Paon, + Trip Report
Tasting notes: disco, house, funk, soul, techno
For fans of: Kaytranada, Donna Summer, Disclosure
Keep On is a dance party held twice a month at Middlesex in Cambridge. Our aim is to build community through dance music. 

July 19 Stay Silent with Lefty
Tasting notes: reggae, dancehall, vintage NYC hip-hop
For fans of: Prince, Notorious B.I.G., New Edition
Stay Silent comes from the close cultural quarters of New England. As children of immigrants, we were shaped by the traditions of our homes, but what connected us culturally to the word outside was hip-hop. Since 2012, we’ve been a defining voice of New England’s diasporic and hip-hop communities through arts, music, and fashion.

July 26 Music Research Library
Tasting notes: jazz-funk, boogie, electro, Balearic dance
For fans of: Alan Hawkshaw, Dam Funk, Nu Genea
Music Research Library is a Beacon Hill record store that started as a passion project by two longtime friends and record fiends who wanted to share the music they found on their worldwide digging excursions. Specializing in library, jazz, hip-hop and world curios, MRL is an internationally recognized destination for crate diggers and seasoned collectors. 

August 9 KickBack with ReaL PDJ Knife + Basi B
Tasting notes: Baltimore club, R&B, boogie
For fans of: Evelyn Champagne King, Herb Albert, SWV
KickBack Boston is a brother-and-sister collective that is deeply committed to creating good vibes through music experiences for Boston’s young, vibrant, and creative. The idea was straight- forward: create a setting that would welcome like-spirited people to vibe, sip and kick it. 

August 16 Social Studies with Alfredo, Sacha, + Azzeddine
Tasting notes: global disco, house & dance rarities
For fans of: Moodymann, Omar Souleyman, Fela Kuti
Social Studies has been a staple of the Boston dance music scene for 12 years, serving thoughtful disco, house, and techno to dancers looking to dig a little deeper. As the name suggests, Social Studies is more than a party and has grown into a publication and mix series.

August 23 Slow Gemz with KNSZWRTH + Mez Wav
Tasting notes: hip-hop, R&B, soul, funk
For fans of: Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Aaliyah, Hall & Oates
All genres! #AsLongAsTheTempoIsRight. Slow Gemz is curated by The B-Sidez, an intimate party series highlighting the hidden gems in all genres from old school to new school: “Yo, we have to be at The B-Sidez.” 

August 30 Infra with Angel Attack, Ntmowen + Xam76
Tasting notes: deep house, electro, Detriot techno
For fans of: Omar S, Frankie Knuckles, Jeff Mills
Infra is perpetually and unconditionally cultivating the underground experience in Boston. 

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