Musical performers announced for Celebration 2019 at Prince's Paisley Park

Musical performers announced for Celebration 2019 at Prince's Paisley Park Photo: Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File

February 05, 2019 10:36 AM

An original member of The Time will join Prince's iconic backing band The Revolution and the Funk Soldiers, a 15-piece supergroup of New Power Generation and Paisley Park musical alumni, as performers at Celebration 2019 - Paisley Park's now annual celebration of Prince's life and music.

This year's celebration is scheduled for April 25-28 at Prince's home and recording studio in Chanhassen.


The celebration will mark the third year of the event honoring the Minnesota musical icon, who died at age 57 on April 21, 2016 at Paisley Park.

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A release Tuesday said Jesse Johnson, an original member of The Time (an act closely associated with Prince) would perform. So again will The Revolution, who backed Prince for a number of years, including during a series of iconic albums in the 1980s. The event will feature a performance by the Funk Soldiers, a group made up of artists who played with Prince over the years.

The event will also feature an off-site concert entitled PRINCE: In Concert on the Big Screen at 8 p.m. on April 26 at The Armory in Minneapolis. The concert will feature newly remastered and previously unreleased audio and video of Prince accompanied live by an ensemble of musicians who performed with him over the course of his career.

The event will also feature a number of guest speakers taking part in a series of panel discussions.

More information on the event can be found online.

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