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Prince Tribute Week Includes Official Concert and Dance on ‘Til Dawn After-Parties


Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesThe official Prince tribute concert is finally happening this Thursday, officially dubbed as “Prince Day,” in the late music icon’s home state of Minnesota. 

The live extravaganza at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul will feature an impressive lineup of performers, including Stevie WonderAnita BakerDoug E. FreshChaka KhanTori KellyChristina AguileraLuke JamesBilalMint Condition, and Purple Rain co-stars Morris Day and the Time honoring the musical legacy of the Purple One.

Members of Prince’s bands New Power Generation and 3rd Eye Girl also will appear. 

A slew of other performers are also confirmed to attend the star-studded event, including former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, ex-wife Mayte Garcia, Prince’s former backup singers-dancers The Twinz, Portuguese Fado singer Ana Moura, saxophonist Michael Phillips, Prince’s former band mate and childhood best friend André Cymone and former touring DJ for Prince and the New Power Generation, DJ Dudley.

Tickets for the Prince: The Official Tribute concert are still available to purchase. Fans can make their way to the Xcel Energy Center at 4 p.m. CT to enjoy an outdoor preshow party and view a permanent memorial tribute created in honor of the musical legend before the start of the concert.

Of course, wearing purple is also encouraged.  

In other news, Prince fans can also dance several nights away this week during a three-night dance party called Dance On ‘Til Dawn, which began Wednesday night and running through Friday.  

The event, hosted by Prince’s family, will take place in his hometown of Minneapolis at the Muse Event Center. Tickets are on sale now.  

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