Chanhassen, Minn. (February 23, 2018) – Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced programming details for its four-day special event, CELEBRATION 2018, honoring the unique life and legacy of the prodigiously talented cultural icon Prince Rogers Nelson. Taking place between April 19-22 at Prince’s historic home and recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis, the event will welcome fans from around the world into an inspired environment 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.
Musical guests set to perform at Paisley Park during CELEBRATION 2018 include internationally acclaimed artist and long-time Prince collaborator and friend Sheila E; fDeluxe, formerly known as The Family, which features past bandmates and friends Susannah Melvoin, Eric Leeds, Jellybean Johnson and St. Paul Peterson; and a new super-group of Paisley Park and New Power Generation musical alumni, who will make their collective debut at CELEBRATION 2018. New this year is an exclusive off-site concert event titled PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen, to be held Saturday April 21 at 8PM at Target Center in Minneapolis. This event is included in the CELEBRATION 2018 ticket. The concert will feature newly remastered and never-before-released audio and video of Prince accompanied live on the Target Center stage by an all-star ensemble of musicians who performed alongside him throughout his storied career. The live Target Center experience will showcase Prince in his own inimitable sound and style, highlighting the incendiary energy he brought to each performance.
In addition to featured musical guests, Paisley Park has announced a broad list of special guest speakers who will take part in exclusive panel discussions at CELEBRATION 2018. The list includes close creative collaborators and friends spanning five decades in Prince’s life.
CELEBRATION 2018 is poised to connect with even more of the passionate and global Prince fan community. Individual General Admission and VIP tickets to the 4-day CELEBRATION 2018 event are nearly sold out, with limited tickets available now via the official Paisley Park website at OfficialPaisleyPark.com. Both GA and VIP tickets include entry to PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen, with prime and premiere seating assigned respectively to each ticket type. Individual tickets to PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen are also available now via TargetCenter.com or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.
Celebration 2018 – Special Guest Speakers include:
Adrian Crutchfield Marcus Anderson
BK Jackson Maya McClean
Cassandra O’Neal Mayte
Chance Howard Mike Nelson
Damon Dickson Nancy Bundt
Eric Leeds Nandy McClean
Jellybean Johnson Sheila E
Josh Dunham Shelby J
Joey Rayfield St. Paul Peterson
Kat Dyson Steve Parke
Kip Blackshire Susannah Melvoin
Kirk Johnson Tony Mosley
Lynn Grissett Xavier Taplin
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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