Paisley Parks Celebration 2023 promises “new unreleased Prince” music, plus performances from Grammy-winning icon Chaka Khan, hip-hop legends Chuck D, D-Nice, Doug E. Fresh, Prince backup singer Shelby J and more.
Held annually at Paisley Park to celebrate music and the memory of cultural icon Prince Celebration will take place from June 8th to 11th, 2023. The star-studded event promises an exclusive showcase of unreleased music from the famed Prince Vault, as well as special performances from singer Chaka Khan, hip-hop icons Chuck D, D-Nice and Doug E. Fresh, and performances by gospel groups Sounds of Blackness and The Steeles , R&B star Stokley and many more.
Meeting at the late artist’s recording studio, museum and concert hall in Chanhassen, Minnesota, fans are treated to an extended weekend event. Celebration 2023 will feature prominent panel discussions about Prince’s life and career, including his relationship with hip-hop, the importance of the number ‘7’ in his work, and passionate fans who are preserving Prince’s legacy.
Alongside a presentation of previously unreleased music by Prince, the weekend will also feature a special Prince Legacy tribute to one of the founding members of Prince’s New Power Generation, popular singer and multi-instrumentalist Rosie Gaines.
To maintain the tradition of the event, attendees will be divided into “Diamond” and “Pearl” groups for more intimate experiences throughout Prince’s legendary complex. The artist’s private home, Paisley Park, is a working museum, state-of-the-art recording studio and concert venue.
The museum is open for public tours, allowing fans to tour the 65,000-square-foot complex that served as the center of Prince’s “creative universe.” Guided tours take visitors through Paisley Park’s expansive premises, including the studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed many of his biggest hits.
Exhibition rooms document his work, for example the film Purple Rainand fans can visit Prince’s private NPG Music Club, along with a massive soundstage and concert hall where Prince rehearsed for his tours and held exclusive events.