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CELEBRATION 2019 AT PAISLEY PARK

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Headline musical acts : Jesse Johnson, The Revolution, Funk Soldiers

Panellists include Bob Cavallo, Jeff Katz, Steve Parke, Bobby Z

Artwork by Anthony Malzone



Tickets: https://officialpaisleypa...ation-2019



I'm excited!!!! Who is going?

If you are unable to attend, please sell your tickets in the Marketplace forum, thanks - luv4u

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Reply #1 posted 02/05/19 8:34am

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Press Release

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 25–28 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 2019 include internationally acclaimed musician, guitarist and original member of The Time, Jesse Johnson; Prince’s iconic group The Revolution, 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 OfficialPaisleyPark.com. 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 Screen will be available February 8th via the Armory website at armorymn.com.

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Reply #2 posted 02/05/19 8:38am

jenst

Regular ticket $549.00; VIP $1049. Plus fees.

What do you guys think, over/under 10 tickets sold come showtime?

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Reply #3 posted 02/05/19 8:53am

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jenst said:

Regular ticket $549.00; VIP $1049. Plus fees.

What do you guys think, over/under 10 tickets sold come showtime?



The event was sold out both last year and previous.

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Reply #4 posted 02/05/19 9:17am

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CONFIRMED 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

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Reply #5 posted 02/05/19 9:21am

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Yyyeeessss!!!

Tickets are on sale now
So Happy

Its time to Party like .....

Love and See you ALL
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Reply #6 posted 02/05/19 9:47am

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I dig the artwork

it's a nod to Lotusflow3r/MPLSound 10th anniversary

clapping

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Reply #7 posted 02/05/19 10:09am

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yeah kirk johnson is gonna be there !

Colonel Angus may be smelly. colonel angus may be a little rough . but deep down ... Colonel angus is very sweet.
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Reply #8 posted 02/05/19 10:37am

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It is great that they are doing the Prince on the Big Screen event again.That is worth the price for me. I am only interested in the new Prince music, videos, concert footage, etc. I'm much less interested in the panels and performances by the associated bands, but I know that some other fans really like that stuff. Let's hope they surprise us and show us both full shows from 1/21/16 this time in addition to the concert at the Armory.

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Reply #9 posted 02/05/19 10:41am

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L heart ve the artwork cool


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Reply #10 posted 02/05/19 11:16am

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Militant said:

jenst said:

Regular ticket $549.00; VIP $1049. Plus fees.

What do you guys think, over/under 10 tickets sold come showtime?



The event was sold out both last year and previous.

Nice to know people got Bank like that! biggrin razz cool wink

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Reply #11 posted 02/05/19 11:18am

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Militant said:

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Headline musical acts : Jesse Johnson, The Revolution, Funk Soldiers

Panellists include Bob Cavallo, Jeff Katz, Steve Parke, Bobby Z

Artwork by Anthony Malzone



Tickets: https://officialpaisleypa...ation-2019



I'm excited!!!! Who is going?



[Edited 2/5/19 10:54am]

Does Jesse live in Minneapolis right now?

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Reply #12 posted 02/05/19 11:20am

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donnyenglish said:

It is great that they are doing the Prince on the Big Screen event again.That is worth the price for me. I am only interested in the new Prince music, videos, concert footage, etc. I'm much less interested in the panels and performances by the associated bands, but I know that some other fans really like that stuff. Let's hope they surprise us and show us both full shows from 1/21/16 this time in addition to the concert at the Armory.




I also really enjoyed the Prince on the big screen event and looking forward to it this year. Would be cool if this year it was 80’s Prince on the big screen and the Rev the live band on stage!!!! I enjoy the panels too tho!!!
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Reply #13 posted 02/05/19 11:58am

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Militant said:

jenst said:

Regular ticket $549.00; VIP $1049. Plus fees.

What do you guys think, over/under 10 tickets sold come showtime?



The event was sold out both last year and previous.

I just purchased VIP. I missed out on the VIP last year and didnt want that to happen again.

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Reply #14 posted 02/05/19 11:59am

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I dig the artwork

it's a nod to Lotusflow3r/MPLSound 10th anniversary

clapping

Me2. lol

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Reply #15 posted 02/05/19 12:06pm

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Militant said:

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Headline musical acts : Jesse Johnson, The Revolution, Funk Soldiers

Panellists include Bob Cavallo, Jeff Katz, Steve Parke, Bobby Z

Artwork by Anthony Malzone



Tickets: https://officialpaisleypa...ation-2019



I'm excited!!!! Who is going?



[Edited 2/5/19 10:54am]

eye am I hope you are 2. yes

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Reply #16 posted 02/05/19 12:56pm

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NOW will they release some music to coincide?????

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Reply #17 posted 02/05/19 1:13pm

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Great line up. Jesse is great live.

Won't be going this year, as they've left it far too late for me to sort an international trip, plus the Revolution are coming to play in my backyard next week.

VIP sounds a little steep, for what is essentially an extra DJ set and the chance to 'buy' other merchandise. Probably better off going down to First Avenue for the late night dance party and saving $500.

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Reply #18 posted 02/05/19 2:29pm

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I went the first two years and had a lot of fun but think I'll skip it this time. Revolution is always great but I've seen them a few times now including 2017 @ Paisley. True Funk Soldiers played last year and were cool. By now I know the drill. Films, panels, meal break, concert. A tour of Paisley in there somewhere. But at this point I've done it all and that's a lot of cash. I will probably buy a general admission ticket for the gig at the Armory and see what other events are going on like maybe a show at the Dakota or ??.

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Reply #19 posted 02/05/19 3:15pm

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I have my tickets! This will be my first Celebration. excited headbang

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mpeter03 said:

0uterageous said:

I dig the artwork

it's a nod to Lotusflow3r/MPLSound 10th anniversary

clapping

Me2. lol


yeahthat

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Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
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Reply #21 posted 02/05/19 4:11pm

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mpeter03 said:



Militant said:




jenst said:


Regular ticket $549.00; VIP $1049. Plus fees.



What do you guys think, over/under 10 tickets sold come showtime?






The event was sold out both last year and previous.



I just purchased VIP. I missed out on the VIP last year and didnt want that to happen again.



Lucky you!!! You get the dance party after at the armory!!!
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Reply #22 posted 02/05/19 4:15pm

purplefam99

bluefish said:

I have my tickets! This will be my first Celebration. excited headbang




Have fun!!! It is fun meeting up with people that I met at the first one.
It is like an annual fishing trip!! It’s fun!
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Reply #23 posted 02/05/19 4:52pm

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bluefish said:

I have my tickets! This will be my first Celebration. excited headbang


I am so thrilled you are going. Happy for you touched

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Reply #24 posted 02/06/19 4:05am

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How awefully expensive.

Honestly.

Only for the rich and unfamous I guess, the ones who only know Purple Rain and When Dovs Cry.

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Any festival overhere in Europe with even much bigger and loads more bands coasts a mere 60/80 EUROs for one day...

Don't hit me, I think this is elite shit only,

and quite poor from what I read (previous years) for what you get.

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Next Sunday i'll see The Revolution in Amsterdam for 63,75 Euros

(of which I think is expensive, but still OK).

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Reply #25 posted 02/06/19 7:29am

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Does anyone remember what the VIP tickets cost for the 2002 Celebration when he played for 7 concerts? $550 for GA and $1050 for VIP is a lot of money and most people cannot afford that plus the travel expenses, but this is basically what they have charged for the two previous Celebrations and they were both sold out. If they want fans to continue to support it then they need to dramatically increase the exclusive Prince unreleased concert and music content and not just give us little teases of exclusive material. I understand the licensing issues, etc. but that is there job to work that out if they want us to continue to pay over $1000. The Big Screen concert is great, but you don't have to pay $1000 to see that and could access that for much cheaper by going directly. So, the Paisley VIP experience better have a lot of exclusive PRINCE content and not just panels and associated artists.

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Reply #26 posted 02/06/19 9:53am

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I've had a difficult time getting excited about any Celebrations, associated artist performances or gimmicks like the Prince on the big screen. It just all feels so empty without him there.

Plus, I know times have changed. But I remember during the first Celebration, I'm pretty sure I paid $250 a ticket for 7 nights or Prince performances at Paisley Park.

Now, over $1,000 to hang out and listen to a panel of people talk about him?

Wow...

No thanks.

PS. I realize many love this kind of stuff, and I respect your views hope you all have a great time.

This kind of stuff is just not for me.

If it breaks when it bends, you better not put it in.
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Reply #27 posted 02/06/19 10:16am

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lemoncrush said:

I've had a difficult time getting excited about any Celebrations, associated artist performances or gimmicks like the Prince on the big screen. It just all feels so empty without him there.

Plus, I know times have changed. But I remember during the first Celebration, I'm pretty sure I paid $250 a ticket for 7 nights or Prince performances at Paisley Park.

Now, over $1,000 to hang out and listen to a panel of people talk about him?

Wow...

No thanks.

PS. I realize many love this kind of stuff, and I respect your views hope you all have a great time.

This kind of stuff is just not for me.

I don't disagree with much of what you said. I find myself going to these things because it is all we have. I just wish they would give us access to a lot more exclusive Prince content and that would be the next best thing to having him there.

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Reply #28 posted 02/06/19 10:22am

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donnyenglish said:

lemoncrush said:

I've had a difficult time getting excited about any Celebrations, associated artist performances or gimmicks like the Prince on the big screen. It just all feels so empty without him there.

Plus, I know times have changed. But I remember during the first Celebration, I'm pretty sure I paid $250 a ticket for 7 nights or Prince performances at Paisley Park.

Now, over $1,000 to hang out and listen to a panel of people talk about him?

Wow...

No thanks.

PS. I realize many love this kind of stuff, and I respect your views hope you all have a great time.

This kind of stuff is just not for me.

I don't disagree with much of what you said. I find myself going to these things because it is all we have. I just wish they would give us access to a lot more exclusive Prince content and that would be the next best thing to having him there.

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so far I don't expect the panel to tell us more that we don't already know...

1000 $ on replay mode i'm afraid..

or,

in the best case,

five, maybe six or so more uncomlete stories...

again

too expensive,

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Reply #29 posted 02/06/19 2:02pm

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I went last year, and it was definitely worth the (non-VIP) ticket price, in my opinion. I'm on the fence about going this year though since I went last year. The line up is great, and I'm tempted, but I also had a lot of other things booked while I was in Minneapolis last year, which made the trip worth it. I got to see 90s grunge band L7 at First Avenue, and Donna Grantis and Liv Warfield at The Dakota. Also, Record Store Day fell on the Saturday during last year's celebration, so I got up early and went to Electric Fetus for some RSD shopping. My last night in town, I wound up at some Prince themed drag queen brunch, which was actually really fun.

This year, however, looking at other events in the area, I'm not seeing anything of interest yet. RSD is earlier in April, so Electric Fetus won't be as fun, either. I've already been on the tour which, in my opinion, could be a lot better. (I could fill PP's suggestion box with ideas to make it more engaging and interactive.)

I reckon by time I factor in the ticket, meal pass, airfare, hotel, transportation and the money I'd spend on shopping, I'd spent around $2,500. I can afford it, but that's also money that might be better spent elsewhere since I went last year, and the format is pretty much the same.

For anyone who has been to PP or a celebration before, I'd encourage you to go if you can afford it. It will be a great experience. I just don't know if it's an "I need to do this every single year" experience for me. Even if I don't make it this year, I still want to attend another Celebration event at some point in the future.

"I Was FINE Back in the Day!"
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