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Minneapolis Prince Celebration 2024: A Vibrant Homage to the Purple One


Minneapolis Prince Celebration 2024
Attendees enjoy the first-ever Prince Block Party in Downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, June 22 (Copyright and Courtesy of Paisley Park Enterprises)

The streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, pulsed with purple hues this June as fans descended upon the city for the eighth annual Prince Celebration. This year's event held a special significance, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Prince's iconic album Purple Rain


From June 20 to 24, the celebration transformed Minneapolis into a living tribute to the Purple One. Fans were treated to a variety of Purple Rain-themed programming throughout downtown Minneapolis and Paisley Park, Prince's legendary estate.


The event showcased captivating performances by esteemed artists such as Morris Day, members of Prince's bands New Power Generation and The Revolution, alongside emerging talents and local favorites, all illustrating the enduring influence of Prince's musical legacy. Music was the undeniable heart of the celebration.


(top row) Morris Day performs at Prince Celebration 2024 at State Theatre on Saturday, June 22,

The Revolution performs at First Avenue with Judith Hill on Friday, June 21 (bottom row) L-R MacKenzie, Tony Mosley of New Power Generation perform at Prince Celebration 2024 at State Theatre on Saturday, June 22, Taj Farrant performs at Prince Celebration 2024 at State Theatre also on Saturday, June 22

(Photos copyright and courtesy of Paisley Park Enterprises)



Beyond the music, the event offered thought-provoking panel discussions that delved into Prince's musical genius, his influence on fashion and culture, and social activism. Plus, the first-ever Prince Celebration Block Party and an exclusive sneak peek at the stage adaptation of Purple Rain, offering another glimpse into Prince's creative genius.


Minneapolis Prince Celebration 2024

Attendees enjoy a first-ever sneak peak of the stage adaptation of Purple Rain on Saturday, June 22 (Copyright and Courtesy of Paisley Park Enterprises)


Minneapolis Prince Celebration 2024

Liv Warfield performs at Paisley Park Outdoor Festival on Monday, June 24th

(Copyright and Courtesy of Paisley Park Enterprises)


A poignant moment came with the presentation of the Prince Lifetime Legacy Award to Susan Rogers, Prince's longtime producer and engineer. The award acknowledged her invaluable contributions in shaping Prince's musical tapestry.



Susan Rogers speaks at Paisley Park on Sunday, June 23rd

(Copyright and Courtesy of Paisley Park Enterprises)

The success of the Minneapolis Prince Celebration is a testament to Prince's lasting impact. The City of Minneapolis even recognized June 2024 as the official 40th anniversary of Purple Rain, further solidifying Prince's place in the city's cultural identity and his lasting impact on generations to come.





Learn more about the event and Prince's legacy at the Paisley Park website: https://www.paisleypark.com/celebration-2024

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