Prince Events

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

Upcoming Events

Prince Remembrance

April 21, 2021

Paisley Park Atrium

On the fifth anniversary of the passing of the incomparable Prince, Paisley Park, his home and creative sanctuary, is opening its doors for fans to pay tribute and celebrate his life. The Paisley Park Atrium, will be open for free visitation on Wednesday April 21 from 9 AM – 9 PM. Advance reservations are required.

Guests are also welcome to leave flowers, mementos, and other memorial items in front of the Love Symbol statue outside the Paisley Park main entrance. For those unable to visit in person, an online memorial will be available at PaisleyPark.com.

Visits will be timed, and masks required, keeping in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions currently in place. Limited reservations are available. Reservations do not include tickets for a tour; the museum will not host tours on April 21.

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.
    *First Avenue is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  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. General admission and VIP Tour options are available. Book your tour today!

Paisley Park now offers new themed tour packages. VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to record vocals live in Prince's Studio B. The "Paisley Park After Dark" dance party will groove the NPG Music Club for hours. Saturday evenings will feature Prince movies and rare concert footage! Save your appetite for Sunday morning brunch in the NPG Music Club, reserved for VIP ticket holders. Tickets now are on sale for tour dates.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. Full details are available at the official 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