One year ago today, we lost a legendary pop singer who shaped a generation of hearts and minds — and forever changed the music industry. This weekend, celebrate Prince’s life and legacy with a series of parties like no other in WeDo.
Friday: First Avenue Dance Party (doors open 9:00 p.m.)
The event features DJ Espada, Lenka Paris, DJ Jake Rudh and DJ Smitty. Tickets are $10 in advance (click here) or $15 at the door.
Saturday: 7th Street Memorial Street Dance Party (5-10 p.m.)
The Current and First Avenue take to 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis (again) to host a Memorial Street Party, featuring live performances by a variety of musical artists. This is ticketed but free event (you can reserve your ticket here).
Check out some of the confirmed performers:
Claire de Lune
Ed Bok Lee
Homer O’Dell (Mint Condition)
Jack Brass Band
Jeremy Ylvisaker (Alpha Consumer, Haley Bonar)
Kerry Alexander (Bad Bad Hats)
Michael Bland (Soul Asylum)
OneGunn and Tony Christian (Mazarati)
Prairie Fire Lady Choir
Rick Kinchen (Mint Condition)
Ryan Bynum (Wain McFarlane, Alex Rossi)
Ryan Liestman (Jonas Brothers, Ipso Facto)
Taiyon J. Coleman
Saturday: First Avenue Dance Party (doors open at 9 p.m.)
The weekend’s second dance party features DJ Keezy, DJ Verb X, Shannon Blowtorch and Cloud. Tickets are $10 in advance (click here) or $15 at the door.
Sunday: First Avenue Dance Party (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
And finally, First Avenue hosts “I Would Dance 4 U,” a Prince dance party for kids (and their grownups, of course). The event is free for kids, $5 for adults (who must be accompanied by a child). For ticketing details, click here.
Photo by Chad Davis of the 2016 7th Street Memorial Celebration for Prince.