Minneapolis Shines Bright at 8th Annual Prince Celebration

Minneapolis radiated with the energy of Prince devotees from around the globe as fans united to pay homage to the iconic musician and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Purple Rain. The Minneapolis Prince Celebration 2024 offered an immersive experience filled with Purple Rain-themed programming, electrifying performances by renowned artists, and thought-provoking panel discussions throughout downtown Minneapolis and Paisley Park — Prince’s iconic private estate, active museum, recording studio, and concert venue. The weekend served as a vibrant homage to Prince’s enduring legacy and his indelible cultural influence.

From June 20th through June 24th, the Minneapolis Prince Celebration welcomed special guests for insightful conversations and appearances. Among the event's highlights were unforgettable live performances by funk legend Morris Day, members of Prince’s band New Power Generation (NPG), The Revolution (Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark, and Dr. Fink) with special guest Judith HillTaj Farrant, Liv Warfield, vocal ensemble James Grear & CompanyCollide Worship, and award-winning gospel performer Darnell Davis & Remnant, and more.

Guests also enjoyed thefirst-ever Prince Celebration Block Party and an exclusive sneak peek of the stage adaptation of Purple Rain, offering a glimpse into Prince’s artistic journey and creative genius. The event also honored Prince’s esteemed collaborator, producer & engineer Susan Rogers, with the Prince Lifetime Legacy Award, highlighting her invaluable contributions to Prince's musical legacy.

Prince’s former attorney, manager and friend, L. Londell McMillan shares, “Thanks to everyone who made Prince Celebration 2024 a resounding success! In his cherished home, we honored Prince's legacy with music, heartfelt conversations, and memorable events on the 8th anniversary of his passing. As we commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Purple Rain, expect more celebrations and music that honor Prince's enduring impact and inspire generations to come. Stay tuned for part two of this year-long Celebration of Purple Rain.”

The resounding success of this year’s Minneapolis Prince Celebration is a testament to Prince's enduring influence. On June 27, 2024, the City of Minneapolis passed a resolution recognizing June 2024 as the 40th Anniversary of Purple Rain. The city stated, “Prince, The Revolution, and ‘Purple Rain’ will always be celebrated and revered in the city of Minneapolis for their artistry, creativity, and genius that they brought to our community.”