CHANHASSEN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced that it will again construct a special Prince4Ever tribute fence within the interior grounds of the property to be set-up during the month of April. The fence will display many of the fan-donated memorial messages and artifacts that have been archived by Paisley Park in the two years since Prince’s passing. As an extension of the fence at Paisley Park, fans attending the Prince: Live On The Big Screen concert event at Target Center on April 21, 2018 will also have the opportunity to place memorial messages on a specially erected fence within Target Center. All of the messages left by fans will be archived and preserved by Paisley Park, adding to the massive collection of thoughtful tributes collected to date.
Paisley Park has also announced additional programming details for CELEBRATION 2018, adding ten guest speakers to the already expansive list, including The Revolution members Bobby Z, Dez Dickerson and Matt Fink, former manager and Paisley Park head Gilbert Davison, musician Gayle Chapman, musician and dancer Wally Safford, arranger Brent Fischer, photographers Allen Beaulieu and Terry Gydesen and dancer Tomasina Tate.
Honoring the unique life and legacy of the prodigiously talented cultural icon, the second annual CELEBRATION event is taking place between April 19-22 at Prince’s historic home and recording sanctuary just outside Minneapolis. 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 the aforementioned exclusive off-site concert event 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.
CELEBRATION 2018 is poised to connect with even more of the passionate and global Prince fan community. 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. All CELEBRATION 2018 tickets include entry to PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen. 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 Guests:
|Adrian Crutchfield *||Lynn Grissett *|
|Allen Beaulieu||Marcus Anderson *|
|BK Jackson *||Matt Fink|
|Bobby Z||Maya McClean|
|Cassandra O’Neal *||Mike Nelson|
|Chance Howard *||Nancy Bundt|
|Damon Dickson *||Nandy McClean|
|Dez Dickerson||Sheila E|
|Eric Leeds||Shelby J *|
|Gayle Chapman||St. Paul Peterson|
|Gilbert Davison||Steve Parke|
|Jellybean Johnson||Susannah Melvoin|
|Joey Rayfield *||Terry Gydesen|
|Josh Dunham *||Tomasina Tate|
|Kat Dyson *||Tony Mosley|
|Kip Blackshire *||Wally Safford|
|Kirk Johnson *||Xavier Taplin *|
* Musicians performing at Prince: Live On The Big Screen
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.