Prince Unreleased Music To Feature In Paisley Park Celebration Event
Prince music from the vaults will be unveiled at this year’s Celebration event at Paisley Park, the star’s recording studio, museum and concert venue in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Scheduled for 8-11 June 8 the 2023 Celebration will feature appearances from musicians, as well as celebrity-led panels that explore Prince’s life and legacy.
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Chaka Khan, Mint Condition member Stokley, and hip-hop icons Chuck D, D-Nice and Doug E. Fresh are among those appearing at Celebration, as are multiple members of Prince’s band NPG. Remaining tickets are available here.
Fans will be excited to hear that this year’s Celebration will feature previously unreleased Prince music from his famous ‘vault’.
Although it hasn’t yet been announced how many pieces of unreleased material will be shared at the four-day event, it has been previously confirmed that the ‘vault’ contains “hundreds of hours” of unreleased demos, new versions of classic tracks, extensive concert footage, live recordings and more.
“We believe that Prince was the heart of what would become one of the most creative and talented communities in the world. This year, we want to highlight how you, the fam, are continuing the legacy in numerous ways,” says a statement on the Paisley Park website.
“There will be opportunities to share how your contribution to Prince’s legacy has impacted others, time for creative expression, and a featured panel highlighting some incredible community members making a global impact.”
It has also been announced that Prince is to have a major road named after him in his home town of Minneapolis. The seven-mile The Prince Rogers Nelson Memorial Highway will stretch past the 65,000 square feet Paisley Park estate.
According to the bill’s lead sponsor, Republican senator Julia Coleman, the friends and family of the star are footing the bill to have the road’s name changed.
“Prince was a true genius, a visionary artist who pushed the boundaries of music and cultures in ways that will never be forgotten,” Ms Coleman told her fellow senators.
“His influence can be heard in the work of countless musicians who came after him, and his legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists to this day.”