Chanhassen, Minn. (April 10, 2019) – As the world marks the third anniversary of Prince’s passing on April 21, Paisley Park will celebrate the life and legacy of Prince with several events and tributes!
Beginning Thursday, April 18 fans touring Paisley Park can once again place memorial messages on a special Prince4Ever tribute fence within the interior grounds of the property. The fence will display many of the fan-donated memorial messages and artifacts that have been archived in the three years since Prince’s passing. Messages added this year will be archived and preserved by Paisley Park, adding to the massive collection of thoughtful tributes to date.
On Sunday, April 21 a special Paisley Park After Dark DJ Dance Party will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. with DJ Michael Holtz in the NPG Music Club Room! Like other Paisley Park After Dark parties, the entry fee includes a tour of the museum.
From Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28 Paisley Park will welcome fans from around the world to Celebration 2019 to enjoy four days of live music, concert screenings, panel discussions and special presentations highlighting Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker.
Paisley Park will also be hosting a special concert event titled PRINCE: In Concert on the Big Screen at The Armory on Friday, April 26 at 8PM. The show will feature newly remastered and never-before-released audio and video of Prince accompanied live on The Armory stage by an all-star ensemble of musicians who performed alongside the icon throughout his storied career. Attendance to this event is included with a Celebration ticket or can be purchased individually.
Finally, in celebration of Prince and the show at the Armory, Minneapolis landmarks will join Paisley Park in turning purple on Friday, April 26th. Buildings and landmarks scheduled to turn purple include the I-35W Bridge, IDS Center, Target Field, and Hennepin County Lowry Avenue Bridge. Paisley Park once again encourages cities and landmarks around the world to join in this purple tribute by lighting buildings, bridges, and landmarks purple throughout the week! Fans are also encouraged to wear purple and upload pictures to social media using #PrinceCelebration2019.
Tickets for Celebration 2019, Paisley Park After Dark, and PRINCE: In Concert on the Big Screen are still available for a limited time at www.officialpaisleypark.com/.
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. 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 Global Marketing