Prince Mural & Celebration Launch Party
Celebration weekend will kick off on Thursday evening, June 2, with the highly anticipated dedication of a new Prince mural in downtown Minneapolis on Ramp A (on the southwest corner of 1st Avenue and 8th St., across from First Avenue). Following the dedication, the W Minneapolis – The Foshay and The Living Room set the stage for an exclusive night in Celebration of Prince. All ticket holders will receive private access to the hottest party in Minneapolis. Sip signature cocktails and step in front of the camera for a one of a kind photo experience. Plus, hit the dance floor with your favorite sounds from one of Prince’s personal DJs, Lenka Paris.
Amp up your night as a VIP ticket holder to include insider access to the 2nd floor balcony and VIP private lounge. Go behind the scenes as you view personal artifacts from Paisley Park and the Prince collection. VIP guests will receive a commemorative gift, only available at this event. Light appetizers and your first drink are included with VIP ticket access.
Panels & Concerts at Paisley Park
Beginning Friday morning, June 3, both tiers of guests will have a full list of activities at Paisley Park showcasing a variety of people Prince worked with throughout his career. Highlights include headlining concerts on Friday night by BrownMark with members of Mazarati, and on Saturday night by Prince “Live on the Big Screen” performing a never-before-seen early 1992 concert at Glam Slam with live accompaniment by members of The New Power Generation.
Friday and Saturday at Paisley Park will also feature Q&As with artists who worked closely with Prince, including his former wife and NPG dancer Mayte Garcia, longtime photographer Randee St. Nicholas, collaborator and Purple Rain co-star Jill Jones, longtime Paisley Park Studios engineer Tom Garneau.
Ticket Holder Experiences
All Celebration ticket holders will have access to a walk through tour of Paisley Park. These times are limited, but will allow you to experience the museum along with an exclusive exhibit of Randee St. Nicholas’s photographs curated just for Celebration and “The Beautiful Collection” of Prince’s incredible collection of custom shoes. Every guest is also invited to our Outdoor Social on the Lawn. Food trucks, lawn games, time to connect with other Celebration guests, and even a chance to test your Prince knowledge! Each day you will have an opportunity to win unique prizes as you play against your fellow attendees.
VIP Only Experiences
VIP ticket holders will be immersed in “Real Music By Real Musicians” while attending private in-studio recording sessions in Paisley Park’s iconic Studio A with members of the NPG. They will also experience exclusive playback sessions of previously unreleased music from Prince’s legendary vault led by audio engineers Chris James and Josh Welton. Celebration weekend will be capped off with a special Jazz Brunch for VIP ticketholders, which will showcase the musical stylings of Prince collaborators and Twin Cities gospel legends The Steeles at the Dakota Jazz Club on Sunday morning, June 5.