Chanhassen, Minn. (April 18, 2018) – As the world marks the second anniversary of Prince’s passing, Minneapolis landmarks will join Paisley Park in celebrating the life and legacy of Prince by turning purple on Friday, April 20 and/or Saturday, April 21. Buildings and landmarks scheduled to turn purple include the I-35W Bridge, IDS Center, Hennepin County Lowry Avenue Bridge and Target Field. Paisley Park encourages cities and landmarks around the world to join in this purple tribute by lighting buildings, bridges, and landmarks purple on April 20 and April 21! Fans are also encouraged to wear purple and upload pictures to social media using #PrinceCelebration2018.
Starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 19, Paisley Park will welcome fans from around the world to Celebration 2018 to enjoy four days of live music, panel discussions and special presentations highlighting Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker.
As part of Celebration 2018, Paisley Park will also be hosting a special concert event titled PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen at Target Center on Friday, April 20 at 8PM. The show will feature newly remastered and never-before-released audio and video of Prince accompanied live on the Target Center stage by a super-group of musicians who performed alongside Prince throughout this legendary career. Tickets are still available at the Target Center box office, online at TargetCenter.com or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.
Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven GRAMMY® Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award® for the film “Purple Rain,” all of which are displayed at Paisley Park. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Prince was born in Minneapolis and resided in the Minneapolis area throughout his life.
ABOUT PAISLEY PARK
Paisley Park, Prince’s private estate and production compound in Chanhassen offers fans of the late music icon the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000-square-foot complex that served as the center of Prince’s creative universe. Operated by P Park Management, guided tours take visitors throughout the extensive main floor of Paisley Park, including recording and mixing studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest hits, exhibit spaces that chronicle films such as Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge, Prince’s private NPG Music Club, and a massive soundstage and concert hall where Prince rehearsed for concert tours and held exclusive, private events and performances. The tour also features hundreds of artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments and concert memorabilia.
Paisley Park is located at 7801 Audubon Road, Chanhassen, Minnesota, approximately 30 minutes outside of Minneapolis. For more information about Paisley Park, visit OfficialPaisleyPark.com.
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Katie Stroup, Allied Integrated Marketing