Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince will return to New Orleans for a late-night blowout to help close out the final weekend of Jazz Fest 2022. The all-star tribute to the late, great Prince will hit Frenchmen Street’s Maison on Sunday, May 8th (technically early May 9th) at 2:00 a.m. [get tickets].

This year’s tribute to Prince boasts an impressive resume featuring representatives from some of the most exciting bands on the road including Magic Beans’ Casey Russell (keys), The Motet’s Joey Porter (keys) and Ryan Jalbert (guitar), The Main Squeeze’s Corey Frye (vocals), The Nth Power’s Nate Edgar (bass), Rebelution saxophonist/Dark Matter bandleader Khris Royal, and singer-songwriter Lyle Divinsky.

Also featured on the 2022 Purple Party lineup are a slew of former Turkuaz members including drummer Michelangelo Carubba (Death Kings), vocalists Shira Elias and Sammi Garett, guitarist/keyboardist Craig Brodhead, and The Horn Section, the plug-and-play brass section comprised of Chris Brouwers (trumpet), Greg Sanderson (alto/tenor sax), and Josh Schwartz (tenor/baritone sax).

Purple Party made its debut at Jazz Fest in 2018 and has since hosted a series of acclaimed performances with various all-star lineups at Brooklyn Comes Alive, Denver’s The Big Melt, and Jazz Fest 2019. The Jazz Fest editions of Purple Party, in particular, have been known to turn into some of the most memorable performances of the Fest season. Falling on the final weekend of the 11-day music marathon, this celebration of one of the all-time greats often attracts some of the best players in town to join in on the fun. In 2019, stars like Ivan Neville and Isaiah Sharkey stopped by for surprise sit-ins during the performance.

Tickets for Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince on Sunday, May 8th at New Orleans’ Maison during Jazz Fest are on sale now. Tickets purchased for the postponed 2021 edition of Purple Party in New Orleans will be honored at the rescheduled 2022 show. Scroll down for full show details.

Prepare for the 2021 Jazz Fest after dark edition of The Purple Party with a video from the Prince-themed dance party at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018 below.

Purple Party – “D.M.S.R.” – Brooklyn Comes Alive – 9/29/18

[Video: Live For Live Music]

This show joins a growing list of Live For Live Music late-night shows during Jazz Fest. Other previously announced shows include Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel (Sunday, May 1st at The Howlin’ Wolf); The Daze Between Band featuring members of Lettuce, The Meters, Trey Anastasio Band, and more (Wednesday, May 4th at Tipitina’s); a tribute to Steely Dan featuring members of Lotus, The Motet, The Nth Power, and more (Thursday, May 5th at The Howlin’ Wolf); Star Kitchen and new supergroup Honeypot (Friday, May 6th at Maison); and Poppa Funk & The Night Tripper: A Tribute to Art Neville and Dr. John with Trouble No More (Saturday, May 7th, at The Fillmore New Orleans). Follow Live For Live Music on social media for more exciting Fest by Nite announcements in the coming weeks.

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Show: Live For Live Music Presents: Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince

Band: Casey Russell (Magic Beans), Joey Porter (The Motet), Ryan Jalbert (The Motet), Craig Brodhead (formerly Turkuaz), Michelangelo Carubba (Death Kings, formerly Turkuaz), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), Lyle Divinsky, Khris Royal (Rebelution, Dark Matter), Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze), Shira Elias (formerly Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Formerly Turkuaz), Chris Brouwers (The Horn Section), Greg Sanderson (The Horn Section)

Venue: Maison – 508 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116

Date: Sunday, May 8th (Technically early a.m. May 9th)

Time: 2:00 a.m.

Tickets: Early Bird – $35; GA Tier 1 – $30; GA Tier 2 – $35; VIP – $65