On April 21, 2016 the world lost another cultural icon. Prince was an unparalleled musician and artist who blurred the lines of sound and identity in way that inspired many and will not be forgotten. On Thursday, June 2 local bands will perform Prince classics in Hemming Park from 5 – 9 p.m.
“We hosted a similar event for David Bowie after his passing and found that people embraced the opportunity to pay their respects by celebrating his life and music,” said Vince Cavin, CEO of Friends of Hemming Park. “By having the community come together around Prince’s music, we can, at a local level, honor and reflect on his immense talent as well.”
The tribute event, organized by musician Cyrus Quaranta, will include a full lineup of live entertainment, food trucks, vendors and refreshments. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jazz Foundation of America, an organization Prince personally supported.
“Since his passing, Prince’s musicianship and stories of his generosity have really moved people to sadness at the loss of such a unique artist. The least we can do is honor his legacy,” said Quaranta.
The concert will be emceed by long-time Prince fan Carl Smith. The musical lineup at this time includes local bands Stank Sauce, Band of Destiny, Fonix Movement, Lunar Coast, The Groove Coalition, Master Radical, Billy Buchanan and more.
This free, family-friendly event is open to the public. Attendees must be 21 and older to drink.