Paisley Park will kick off its annual celebration of the late Grammy Award-winning musical icon Prince this weekend with four days of star-studded events and even unreleased music from the famed Prince Vault.
There will be special appearances by several celebrity guests, including hip-hop legends Chuck D and Doug E. Fresh, who will participate in a larger conversation titled “Hip Hop 50: Princes Evolving Relationship with Hip Hop.”
Grammy-winning artist and Prince’s longtime friend Chaka Khan will attend as part of a one-on-one conversation about the “Doves Cry” singer’s life and legacy. Khan will also discuss her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the 25th anniversary of her ninth studio album, Come 2 My House.
Guests will be treated to special live performances from Minnesota super group Sounds of Blackness, r&b singer and songwriter Stokley of Mint Condition, artist, DJ, and producer D-Nice who will DJ the inaugural Sexy MF Party on Friday night, members of Prince’s band New Power Generation (NPG), Prince protegé Shelby J, Minneapolis youth choir Known MPLS, and an exciting showcase of new artists.
Prince's longtime DJ and collaborator DJ Rashida is set to pay tribute to Prince and the Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner, who passed away last month after a long battle with her health.
The Paisley Park ‘Celebration’ will start on Thursday, June 8, and run until Sunday, June 11.