Organizers announced Monday that on the first anniversary of music legend Prince’s death, there will be a four-day festival held at Paisley Park. Labeled as “Celebration 2017,” the event will be a nod to the “Prince: A Celebration” event the late artist hosted in June 2000. Paisley Park officials added that the celebration will feature panel discussions, live concerts and presentations regarding Prince’s talent and influence on the entertainment industry. “Celebration 2017” is scheduled to take place next year from April 20th to the 23rd. Fans can expect to see Prince’s bands The Revolution and NPG, as well as Morris Day and the Time.

Other performers will be announced at a later date.

Organizers also say the event is geared towards reflecting the singer’s spirit. Since Prince’s death on April 21st from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, Paisley Park has been opened to the public as a museum. Visitors from around the world have been streaming in since last month to view artwork, musical instruments, wardrobe and other treasured items belonging to the extremely gifted musician, singer and songwriter. Four-day passes are available now via with prices ranging from $499 (general admission) to $999 (VIP).

A prince who received recognition fit for a king

Since Prince’s passing, the honors and tributes have almost been non-stop.

Monuments and structures turned purple. A major car manufacturer took out full-page ads to honor the “Little Red Corvette” singer and music award shows continue to acknowledge him. “Celebration 2017” will be the first major show at Paisley Park featuring Prince’s “Purple Rain”-era band The Revolution.

Drummer Bobby Z said that it will be an honor to be there and the band would not want to be anywhere else.

Paisley Park: a vision of legacy

The studio facility at Paisley Park will open this Friday and Saturday night for its first series of Paisley Park After Dark dance parties with a ticket cost of $60.

The dance parties will be in the NPG Music Club Space. Next year’s four-day festival will take place in the 1,800-capacity sound stage.

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