CELEBRATION 2018, will honor the unique life and legacy of the prodigiously talented cultural icon Prince Rogers Nelson. Taking place between April 19-22 at Prince’s historic home and recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis, the event will welcome fans from around the world into an inspired environment of live music, panel discussions and special presentations highlighting Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker. 

Musical guests set to perform at Paisley Park during CELEBRATION 2018 include internationally acclaimed artist and long-time Prince collaborator and friend Sheila E; fDeluxe, formerly known as The Family, which features past bandmates and friends Susannah Melvoin, Eric Leeds, Jellybean Johnson and St. Paul Peterson; and a new super-group of Paisley Park and New Power Generation musical alumni, who will make their collective debut at CELEBRATION 2018. New this year is an exclusive off-site concert event titled PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen, to be held Friday, April 20 at 8PM at Target Center in Minneapolis. This event is included in the CELEBRATION 2018 ticket. The concert will feature newly remastered and never-before-released audio and video of Prince accompanied live on the Target Center stage by an all-star ensemble of musicians who performed alongside him throughout his storied career. The live Target Center experience will showcase Prince in his own inimitable sound and style, highlighting the incendiary energy he brought to each performance.

In addition to featured musical guests, Paisley Park will host a broad list of special guest speakers who will take part in exclusive panel discussions at CELEBRATION 2018.  The list includes close creative collaborators and friends spanning five decades in Prince’s life. 

CELEBRATION 2018 is poised to connect with even more of the passionate and global Prince fan community.  Both GA and VIP tickets include entry to PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen, with prime and premiere seating assigned respectively to each ticket type. Individual tickets to PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen are also available now via TargetCenter.com or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.  **  Guests will be responsible for their transportation to the Target Center.

Individual General Admission and VIP tickets to the 4-day CELEBRATION 2018 event are nearly sold out.   A special CELEBRATION 2018 meal pass is also now available for purchase. The meal pass will include a special buffet featuring vegetarian dishes, dessert, snack and unlimited beverages each day. A $160 value, you can pre-purchase this meal pass, which covers all four days of the event for just $100.

All pre-orders of CELEBRATION 2018 merchandise will be available at the HILTON BLOOMINGTON and may be picked up at the time of check-in/badge pick-up.

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Celebration 2018 – Special Guest Speakers include: 

Adrian Crutchfield *                           

Allen Beaulieu

Brent Fischer

BK Jackson *                                                    

Bobby Z

Cassandra O’Neal *                            

Chance Howard *                               

Damon Dickson

Dez Dickerson                                  

Eric Leeds

Gayle Chapman

Gilbert Davison    

Jellybean Johnson                              

Josh Dunham *                                       

Joey Rayfield *                                     

Kat Dyson *                                      

Kip Blackshire *                                  

Kirk Johnson *                                       

Lynn Grissett *

Marcus Anderson *

Maya McClean


Matt Fink

Mike Nelson

Nancy Bundt

Nandy McClean

Sheila E

Shelby J *

St. Paul Peterson

Steve Parke

Susannah Melvoin

Terry Gydesen

Tomasina Tate

Tony Mosley

Wally Safford

Xavier Taplin *

 * All Star Band   PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen                                    

Tickets are available in two types and include the following:
Celebration 2018 VIP Pass:

  • Five hours of event programming each day
  • Access to exclusive concert events, panel discussions, and a guided tour of Paisley Park
  • Ticket to Prince: Live on the Big Screen (Celebration VIP 2018 premiere seating: Rows 1-15)
  • Daily meal pass
  • On-site parking
  • Limited edition, signed and numbered art print from Steve Parke
  • Access to purchase exclusive VIP Celebration 2018 merchandise
  • Exclusive autograph opportunities

*Plus $45 service and facility fee per VIP ticket 

Celebration 2018 VIP Pass


Celebration 2018 Pass

  • Five hours of event programming each day
  • Access to exclusive concert events, panel discussions, and a guided tour of Paisley Park
  • Ticket to Prince: Live on the Big Screen (Celebration 2018 prime seating) 

*Plus $30.00 service & facility per ticket.

Celebration 2018 Pass


Similar to the 2017 event, Celebration 2018 will be split into two tracks detailed below:

Celebration 2018 Track  1:

  • Thursday: 11 AM - 4PM
  • Friday: 11 AM - 1:40 PM*
  • Saturday: 5 PM - 10 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM 

Celebration 2018 Track 2:

  • Thursday: 5 PM - 10 PM 
  • Friday: 3 PM - 5:40 PM*
  • Saturday: 11 AM- 4 PM
  • Sunday: 5PM - 10PM

* IMPORTANT UPDATE:  PRINCE: LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN at the Target Center is now moved to Friday, April 20th at 8 pm. Track times listed above have been updated to reflect this change.

Note: Please choose your Track carefully as track changes cannot be made after purchase is complete.

To ensure that you have access to the events, please send a head-shot in .jpg or .png format to Celebration2018@officialpaisleypark.com.

Please be sure to include your name, ticket type and track number along with your picture.  Please also let us know if you are traveling with someone that you would like to be grouped with and we will do our best to accommodate your request. All photos must be received by Sunday, March 18, 2018 to guarantee a Celebration 2018 photo badge and lanyard.

We look forward to seeing you at Paisley Park!