Paisley Park Announces Performers & Special Guests Joining CELEBRATION 2019

Jesse Johnson, The Revolution & Funk Soldiers – a Supergroup of NPG
and Paisley Park Musical Alumni – Set to Perform Live at Paisley Park

Expansive List of Special Guest Speakers Joining Festivities between
April 25-28

PRINCE: In Concert on the Big Screen Set for April 26
at The Armory

CHANHASSEN, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#celebration2019lt;/agt;–Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, has announced
programming details for its annual four-day special event, CELEBRATION,
honoring the unique life and legacy of the prodigiously talented
cultural icon Prince Rogers Nelson. Taking place between April
at Prince’s historic home and recording sanctuary outside
Minneapolis, the event will welcome fans from around the world into an
inspired environment of live music, concert screenings, panel
discussions and special presentations highlighting Prince’s tremendous
talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live
performer and filmmaker.

Musical guests set to perform at Paisley Park during CELEBRATION
include internationally acclaimed musician, guitarist and
original member of The Time, Jesse Johnson; Prince’s iconic group The
, featuring Bobby Z, Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin and Matt
Fink; and Funk Soldiers, a fifteen-piece supergroup of New Power
Generation and Paisley Park musical alumni.

As an extension of CELEBRATION 2019, Paisley Park will
again be presenting an exclusive off-site concert event titled PRINCE:
In Concert on the Big Screen
, to be held Friday, April 26,
at 8pm at The Armory in Minneapolis. Attendance to this
event will be included in the CELEBRATION 2019 ticket. The
concert will feature newly remastered and never-before-released audio
and video of Prince accompanied live on The Armory stage by an all-star
ensemble of musicians who performed alongside the icon throughout his
storied career. The live concert experience will showcase Prince in his
inimitable sound and style, highlighting the incendiary energy he
brought to each performance. CELEBRATION 2019 VIP ticket
holders will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive Dance Party
at The Armory following the conclusion of the live concert Friday
evening, hosted by DJ Kiss, who Prince often invited to DJ his
own private parties around the world and special events at Paisley Park.

In addition to featured musical guests, Paisley Park has announced a
broad list of special guest speakers who will take part in exclusive
panel discussions at CELEBRATION 2019, including keynote
conversations with Prince’s longtime manager Bob Cavallo; Prince’s
personal photographer and creative collaborator, Jeff Katz, who worked
closely with Prince through iconic eras, namely Parade, Lovesexy,
Sign O’ The Times and Batman; and award winning
singer-songwriter Ingrid Chavez who will join producer Craig Rice,
rapper TC Ellis and visual artist Steve Parke, who were all instrumental
in the Graffiti Bridge film and accompanying soundtrack. Overall
the list of contributors this year includes collaborators and friends
spanning five decades in Prince’s life.

CELEBRATION 2019 is poised to connect with even more of
the passionate and global Prince fan community. Individual General
Admission and VIP tickets to the 4-day CELEBRATION 2019
event are available now via the official Paisley Park website at
Both GA and VIP tickets include entry to PRINCE: In Concert on the
Big Screen
, with prime and premiere seating assigned respectively to
each ticket type. Individual tickets to PRINCE: In Concert on the Big
will be available February 8th via the Armory
website at

Celebration 2019 – Special Guests:

Adrian Crutchfield       Keith Anderson
Bob Cavallo Kip Blackshire
Bobby Z Kirk Johnson
Mark Brown Lisa Coleman
DJ Kiss Lynn Grissett
Cassandra O’Neal Matt Fink
Chance Howard Michael Herring
Craig Rice Renato Neto
Ida Nielsen Shelby J
Ingrid Chavez Steve Parke
JD Steele Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II
Jeff Katz Stokley
Jesse Johnson TC Ellis
Joey Rayfield

Wendy Melvoin

Kat Dyson



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.


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
, 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

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David Beckwith
The Beckwith Company Public Relations

Katie Stroup
Allied Global Marketing

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