Celebration is making its triumphant return in 2022. Like past years, guests can anticipate world class music, celebrity panels, and an opportunity to experience Paisley Park. This year, Celebration will be held the first weekend in June—just as it was when Prince planned them himself in the early 2000s.

Prince Mural & Celebration Launch Party

Celebration weekend will kick off on Thursday evening, June 2, with the highly anticipated dedication of a new Prince mural in downtown Minneapolis on Ramp A (on the southwest corner of 1st Avenue and 8th St., across from First Avenue). Following the dedication, the W Minneapolis – The Foshay and The Living Room set the stage for an exclusive night in Celebration of Prince. All ticket holders will receive private access to the hottest party in Minneapolis. Sip signature cocktails and step in front of the camera for a one of a kind photo experience. Plus, hit the dance floor with your favorite sounds from one of Prince’s personal DJs, Lenka Paris.

Amp up your night as a VIP ticket holder to include insider access to the 2nd floor balcony and VIP private lounge. Go behind the scenes as you view personal artifacts from Paisley Park and the Prince collection. VIP guests will receive a commemorative gift, only available at this event. Light appetizers and your first drink are included with VIP ticket access.

Panels & Concerts at Paisley Park

Beginning Friday morning, June 3, both tiers of guests will have a full list of activities at Paisley Park showcasing a variety of people Prince worked with throughout his career. Highlights include headlining concerts on Friday night by BrownMark with members of Mazarati, and on Saturday night by Prince “Live on the Big Screen” performing a never-before-seen early 1992 concert at Glam Slam with live accompaniment by members of The New Power Generation.

Friday and Saturday at Paisley Park will also feature Q&As with artists who worked closely with Prince, including his former wife and NPG dancer Mayte Garcia, longtime photographer Randee St. Nicholas, collaborator and Purple Rain co-star Jill Jones, longtime Paisley Park Studios engineer Tom Garneau, and the actress, model and onetime Prince protégé Carmen Electra.

General admission and VIP ticketholders will also have access to an exclusive exhibit of Randee St. Nicholas’s photographs curated just for Celebration and “The Beautiful Collection” of Prince’s shoes.

VIP Only Experiences

VIP ticket holders will be immersed in “Real Music By Real Musicians” while attending private in-studio recording sessions in Paisley Park’s iconic Studio A with members of the NPG, and during exclusive playback sessions of previously unreleased music from Prince’s legendary vault. Celebration weekend will be capped off with a special Jazz Brunch for VIP ticketholders, which will showcase the musical stylings of Prince collaborators and Twin Cities gospel legends The Steeles at the Dakota Jazz Club on Sunday morning, June 5.

***Panelists and special guests are subject to change.