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Paisley Park announces battle of the bands, with studio time as a prize

This coming Labor Day weekend, Paisley Park will be giving amateur musicians a chance to showcase their skills in a battle-of-the-bands event entitled Musicology. It’s inspired by the competitions held among high school students in North Minneapolis community centers and parks during the 1970s, which helped pave the way for Prince and other artists like André Cymone, […]

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New song by Prince’s father released to mark his 101st birthday

Today marks the 101st birthday of Prince’s father John L. Nelson — a professional musician whose stage name, Prince Rogers, became his son’s given name. To mark the occasion, Prince’s half-sister Sharon Nelson has released a new recording of one of her father’s songs. She says that “Heart of Mine” is the first track from […]

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Want to run Paisley Park?

Ever dreamed of getting paid to work in the space that Prince called home, while helping to ensure his lasting legacy? Well, now’s your chance: just last week, Paisley Park posted a new job opening. The museum is looking for a full-time general operations manager to help coordinate with the Paisley Park corporate staff and oversee the […]

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New Power Generation, 3RDEYEGIRL close out this year’s Celebration

And exhale. Celebration, the four-day event at Paisley Park, came to an weighty close yesterday in front of approximately 2,000 fans (1,000 people in each track). Sunday’s program capped a long weekend of storytelling, jamming, mourning, and of course, dancing in Minneapolis, all centered around the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death. From the panels to […]

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A brief history of Paisley Park’s Celebrations

When Prince lovers from around the world descend on Chanhassen next week to attend the four-day Celebration 2017, it will be at least the fourth time that such an event has been held at Paisley Park. Which may come as a surprise for those who were only passively following Prince’s career in his post-Warner Bros. […]

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Paisley Park to screen 1993 Prince concert; and, as of April, to cease hosting Friday night festivities

Paisley Park has announced tomorrow’s film screening, and has also announced that the Friday night Paisley Park After Dark events are ending as of April: events will only be held on Saturday nights, alternating between DJ nights and film screenings. Until now and, Fridays have featured weekly dance parties and Saturdays have featured film screenings. […]

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Paisley Park begins selling replicas of Prince-invented ‘Tamboracca’ instrument

Paisley Park has announced, via an e-mail to ticket buyers, that a presale for replicas of Prince’s “Tamboracca.” The Tamboraccas will run $80 each, and those interested are being encouraged to email preorders@officialpaisleypark.com for additional information. The custom yellow-and-purple instrument includes an early version of the famous Prince insignia in the center. Described as a blend of a maraca […]

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