This year’s Celebration will see special performances from The Revolution, Jessie Johnson and Funk Soldiers – a newly formed all-star ensemble of NPG and Paisley Park artists.
This year’s event will again be staged over four days at Paisley Park from 25 to 28 April, will be the third annual celebration held to mark the passing of music icon Prince on 21 April 2016. The schedule for 2019 features guests from Prince’s vast circle of former band mates and creative collaborators.
This year’s programme will see the return of panel discussions, this year joined by the star’s former manager Bob Cavallo, Lovesexy era photographer Jeff Katz, and Graffiti Bridge alumni Ingrid Chavez, T.C. Ellis, designer Steve Parke and producer Craig Rice. There is to be also a never before screened performance of Prince, shown at The Armory at 8pm on the 26th. This will be accompanied by a live band, the all-star Funk Soldiers. The screening, included with the tickets for the Paisley Park events as well as available individually for general public, is to be followed by a Dance Party hosted by Prince’s often guest DJ, DJ Kiss. The full rundown of performers and speakers is given below:
|J.D. Steele||Adrian Crutchfield||Bob Cavallo|
|Bobby Z||Marcus Anderson||Craig Rice|
|Mark Brown||Cassandra O’Neal||Ingrid Chavez|
|Jesse Johnson||Chance Howard||Jeff Katz|
|Lisa Coleman||Ida Nielsen||Steve Parke|
|Matt Fink||Joey Rayfield||T.C. Ellis|
|Wendy Melvoin||Keith Anderson|
As for the ticket prices, they start at $549 for General Admission and $1049 VIP and are on sale now from the official Paisley Park website, this is plus $30 and $45 booking fee respectively. Meal passes for all four days are also available for $100 (included in the price of VIP tickets). Although be warned, if you want to go you need to be quick, these are being snapped up very fast.