Prince Events

Here in Minneapolis, friends, fans and musicians join together throughout the year to honor and remember our purple star, Prince.

Upcoming Events

The Beautiful Collection: Prince's Custom Shoes

Opening July 9th, 2021
Paisley Park

Experience the sensational shoes of the Purple One himself.

Vibrant colors. Intricate designs. Edgy elegance. Like everything else Prince touched, his custom shoes are expertly crafted and visionary works of art. Come see over 300 pairs, from his iconic 4-inch boots to his suede light-up roller skates, and marvel at how Prince’s bold style continues to impact fashion to this day.

Duckwrth: Live from Paisley Park

September 16, 2021
Paisley Park

Don’t miss this one-night event to experience Duckwrth’s visionary, feel-good, “electric soul” sound on the legendary Paisley Park stage.

Ongoing Experiences

  1. Experience Prince's Minneapolis self-guided city tours start with our comprehensive list and map. Bus tours are available from First Avenue & the 7th St Entry
  2. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how First Avenue & the 7th St Entry began - made famous by Prince’s Purple Rain. During your tour you can expect to step onto the world-renowned stage, check out the “set list wall” backstage, and maybe even hear a few ghost stories. Groups of 10 or more can request tours via the website.
  3. Prince's home and studio, Paisley Park, is permanently open to the public for tours Thursdays through Sundays. Fans will receive a rare glimpse of Prince's 65,000-square foot home, studio and rehearsal spaces. Throughout the experience, visitors will see artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings and motorcycles. Multiple level tour options are available. Book your tour today!

    All tours include full access to special exhibitions, when available. The Beautiful Collection, a limited-time exhibition of over 300 pairs of Prince's custom shoes, is included now. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Full details are available at the museum website

Past Events

Prince Night at Target Field

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The Twins celebrated the first official Prince Night at Target Field on Friday, June 16, 2017 during a game vs. the Cleveland Indians. The first 10,000 received a "Purple Rain" umbrella. Prince music was played throughout the ballpark pre-game and in-game. Twins players and staff wore special Prince themed t-shirts during batting practice. A Prince-themed fireworks display took place at the conclusion of the game.

The Revolution headlines Rock the Garden!

The Revolution played Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center on Saturday, July 22, 2017. They performed a mixture of Prince's top hits and B-sides.

Purple Rain Suit at Minnesota History Center

In honor of Prince's life and legacy, the Minnesota Historical Society had Prince's iconic Purple Rain suit on display as well as other items from Prince's collection.

Minnesota Historical Society Prince Suit

Shelby J at the Dakota Jazz Club

New Power Generation Member, Shelby J performed at the Dakota Jazz Club on April 19th, 2017. A mentee of Prince she had her album release party on this day as well.

Shelby J

Celebration 2017 at Paisley Park

CELEBRATION 2017 honored and celebrated the life and legacy of Prince, as the world marked the first anniversary of his passing. Bringing together musicians, creative personnel, special guests and friends who worked closest with Prince and knew him best, the four days featured live music, panel discussions and presentations on Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker.

Celebration 2017 Paisley Park

Kristi Abbott Book Signing

Kristi Abbott will be signed her 'Prince,' from the art pop icon series, at Minneapolis Visitor Information on Nicollet.

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Jesse Johnson at Bunker's

Many of Prince's musical peers have been known to hang at Bunker's in the North Loop. Jesse Johnson, is an original member of Time and played a three night stint from April 20 - 23, 2017.

Late Night Dance Party at First Avenue

First Avenue will held two dance parties hosted by DJ Smitty and DJ Rudh.

Paintings Inspired by the Music of Prince

Minneapolis Fine Artist, Linda Clayton, is held a reception to honor the life of Prince through her collection titled, The Prince Series. Clayton listened to Prince's music while composing the series. Headphones were available for visitors to listen to the music that inspired each painting. The unveiling took place on Friday, April 21, 2017 at studio 404 in the Northrup King Building

Deep Purple - A Tribute to The Heads featuring Moodyman at 7th Street Entry

Moodyman, is a veteran producer and DJ of house, funk, and jazz music, and a Detroit legend. He spent the majority of his career sampling Prince music and adopting his writing style in various song titles. After Prince passed last year, Moodyman turned his Detroit home into a pop-up museum, blasting Prince's music from giant speakerboxes, ringing down the block for a month straight, nonstop. In 2017, he came to  Minneapolis to DJ for the first time in Prince's favorite city.

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Memorial Street Party on 7th Street

The Current and  First Avenue hosted the Memorial Street Party at First Avenue – 7th Street that was free and open to all. Afterwards a dance party was held inside First Avenue. 

PRNFAMILY presents: Dance On 'Til Daen 2017 Celebration After Party at the Metropolitan Ballroom

Dance with the family as they Celebrate the Life and Music of our brother Prince in continuing with his tradition of the After Party where we Danced to the Music Until Dawn. The Dance Party begins at 10:30 PM for Early Entry tickets, with Live Music kicking into high gear at Midnight through 4:00 AM.

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I Would Dance 4 U - A kids dance party at First Avenue

This dance party was for the kids. Anyone 17 and under was free to enter and join the celebration.

A Textural Tribute to Prince at the Textile Center

Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince. Juried and curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, this exhibit featured the work of 24 quilters from around the nation, including members of the Women of Color Quilting Network. 

"These quilts are pulsating, vibrating and alive with Prince’s music.” -Juror/Curator Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi