Anyone who ever trashed disco has been proven wrong by decades of cultural reappraisal. What is true – and what many always knew to be true – is disco is a joyous and far-from-pretentious musical genre designed to be enjoyed by everybody. Seattle’s Sonic Funk Orchestra, in its desire to recreate the Studio 54 era of disco and funk, is working to bring that appreciation back. The orchestra’s massive ranks reach double digits, and every member works overtime to recreate hits from groups like KC and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, the Gap Band, Rose Royce and scores of other favorites from the 1970s and ’80s.
Sonic Funk Orchestra
Port Plaza, 701 Columbia St. NW, Olympia
7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3