Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and More to Headline Prince Memorial Concert
Soul icons Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan are just some of the big-name talent set to perform at the Official Prince Memorial Concert, which is being held in Minneapolis next month.
Other artists on the bill include Anita Baker, Tori Kelly, Doug E. Fresh and Luke James as well as Morris Day and the Time and Mint Condition.
In addition, Judith Hill, the singer who was with Prince on a private jet that made an emergency landing in Moline, Ill., just days before his death, will also perform, along with Bilal.
Prince’s former backing band New Power Generation led by keyboardist Morris Hayes and members of 3rdEyeGirl will provide musical backup for the event.
Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson, originally announced that a public memorial concert would be held at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Oct. 13 but the venue has moved to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale on Monday (Sept. 19) at Xcelenergycenter.com. Prices range from $19.99 to $150.
The memorial concert will take place after Prince's Paisley Park will open up as a museum on Oct. 6.
“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” said Tyka Nelson in a statement. “Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.”