Prince’s Paisley Park Announces Exciting Events for Celebration 2017

Historic Event Set April 20-23 at Paisley Park Will Feature Live
Performances, Panel Discussions, Exclusive Concert Screenings and Museum
Tours Honoring The Life And Legacy Of Prince Rogers Nelson

CHANHASSEN, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#PaisleyPark–Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced a broad
list of exciting speakers and performers participating in Celebration
. Taking place April 20-23 at Prince’s historic recording
sanctuary outside Minneapolis, the event will honor the life and legacy
of the music icon Prince Rogers Nelson.

As the world marks the first anniversary of Prince’s passing, Paisley
Park will welcome fans from around the world to enjoy four days 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.

Celebration 2017 will make history in bringing to Paisley
Park musicians crossing all four decades of Prince’s performing career,
from The TimeThe RevolutionNew Power
 and 3RDEYEGIRL. Each day will include
live performances in Paisley Park’s multi-purpose Soundstage – the site
of countless Prince concerts – from filming for the Sign O’
The Times
 movie through to the Rave Un2 the Year 2000 New
Year’s Special and untold late-night jams with musicians including Miles
Davis, Maceo Parker, George Clinton, Larry Graham, Lenny Kravitz and
Alicia Keys, to name just a few.

The list of special guests includes close creative collaborators and
friends spanning five decades in Prince’s life – from his childhood in
North Minneapolis through to his stratospheric success in the 80s, his
groundbreaking and chameleon-like artistic development in the 90s and
2000s, and his creative output through recent years. At Paisley Park,
Prince constructed and inhabited a creative reality that was wholly
unique, allowing him to fluidly develop music and artistic works
spontaneously and without limitation. Prince collaborated with a wide
array of musicians, recording engineers, graphic designers,
photographers, video producers, stylists, clothing designers and
production and business personnel. The panel discussions planned for
Celebration will bring together many of the people who shared this time
with Prince at Paisley Park and who worked with him to actualize his
creative visions – recording, performing and shifting culture as an
inimitable icon.

Celebration 2017 – Special Guest Speakers

Afshin Shahidi         Lisa Coleman
Arturo Padilla Mark Brown
Bobby Z Matt Fink
Chris James Morris Hayes
Chuck Hermes Randee St. Nicholas
Damaris Lewis Red White

Damon Dickson

Rob Colby
Dave Rusan Sal Greco
David Z Sam Jennings
Debbie McGuan Shelby J
Dylan Dresdow Stacia Lang
Jeff Munson Steve Parke
Jeremy Gavin Susan Rogers
Kim Berry Takumi Suetsugu
Kip Blackshire Tony Mosley
Levi Seacer Wendy Melvoin

Beyond the unique panel conversations Celebration 2017 will
reflect the spirit of the inaugural Prince: A Celebration event,
hosted by Prince and held at Paisley Park June 7-13th, 2000.
This event welcomed fans from around the world into an immersive Prince
experience that showcased Paisley Park, many of Prince’s rarely seen
stage outfits and instruments, alongside special events and exclusive
music performances. In subsequent years, Prince hosted similar immersive
fan experiences at Paisley Park, first in 2001 with Prince: A
Celebration “The Rainbow Children”
 and in 2002 with Xenophobia.
Celebration 2017 will carry on in this spirit of community
and connection, welcoming Prince fans from everywhere into a truly
unique and celebratory experience highlighting the life, creative works,
unique achievements and enduring legacy of Prince.

The international fan community set to attend Celebration
 includes individuals from the UK, South Africa, Japan,
Sweden, Germany, Spain, Norway, Netherlands, Australia, Thailand,
France, Canada and the USA.

Tickets to Celebration 2017 are nearly sold out, with very
limited general admission Track 1 tickets available (all VIP for Track 1
and Track 2, and general admission tickets for Track 2 are sold out).
Fans interested in attending are encouraged to visit now to
secure remaining general admission while the limited supply lasts.
Attendees to Celebration 2017 can access special
promotional rates at hotels surrounding Chanhassen. Full details and
promotion codes are available at

A Prince4Ever Tribute Fence, built in the interior grounds of
Paisley Park along the grass adjacent to the north parking lot, now
displays archived fan-donated memorial messages and artifacts originally
attached to the exterior perimeter fence in the weeks following Prince’s
passing last year. Visitors who have purchased tickets to Celebration
and scheduled tours throughout April will also have the
opportunity to view the Prince4Ever fence and add personal tribute
messages as part of their overall Paisley Park tour experience.


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


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
thousands 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

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