Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince will return to New Orleans for a late-night blowout during Jazz Fest 2021. The all-star tribute to the late, great Prince will return to Frenchmen Street’s Maison on Sunday, October 17th (technically early October 18th) at 2:00 a.m. [BUY TICKETS]
This year’s Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince lineup boasts an impressive resume, with members of Ghost-Note, Snarky Puppy, Turkuaz, The Motet, Orgone, Rebelution, Magic Beans, D’Angelo and John Mayer‘s bands, and more set to perform set to perform. Of note, the show will feature Ghost-Note members MonoNeon (bass) and Dominique Xavier Taplin (keys), both of whom played in Prince’s bands toward the end of his life.
Along with MonoNeon and Dominique Xavier Taplin (Toto), this edition of the Purple Party will feature Robert Sput Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note, Toto) on drums, Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note) on percussion, Isaiah Sharkey (John Mayer/D’Angelo) on guitar, Skerik (Garage A Trois) on sax, Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone) on keys, Ryan Jalbert (The Motet) on guitar, Khris Royal (Rebelution, Dark Matter) on sax, Adryon de León (Orgone), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), and Lyle Divinsky on vocals, Jonathan Mones (Ghost-Note) on sax, Peter Knudsen (Ghost-Note) on guitar, and musical director Casey Russell (Magic Beans) on keys.
The Jazz Fest editions of The 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. Isaiah had so much fun that he’s officially signed on for this year’s show.
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]
The announcement of the Sunday, October 17th late-night Prince tribute at The Maison continues the rollout of Live For Live Music‘s 2021 Fest By Nite series. Other announced events include The Funk Sessions (10/12 at The Maison); John Medeski, Stanton Moore, Skerik w/s/g MonoNeon (10/9 at The Maison); Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel (10/10 at The Howlin’ Wolf); White Denim with Karina Rykman (10/10 at The Maison); an all-star tribute to Outkast featuring members of Turkuaz, TAUK, The Nth Power, and more (10/10 at The Maison); Andy Frasco & The U.N. with Karina Rykman (10/14 at House of Blues New Orleans); and an all-star tribute to the music of Steely Dan featuring members of Turkuaz, The Motet, Ghost-Note, The Nth Power, and more (10/14 at The Howlin’ Wolf).
See below for full show information:
Show: Live For Live Music Presents: Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince ft. MonoNeon, Dominique Xavier Taplin, Robert Sput Searight, Nate Werth, Isaiah Sharkey, Skerik, Steve Swatkins, Ryan Jalbert, Khris Royal, Adryon de León, Shira Elias, Jonathan Mones, Peter Knudsen, Lyle Divinsky & Casey Russell – Fest By Nite 2021
Venue: Maison – 508 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
Date: Sunday, October 17th (Technically early a.m. October 18th)
Time: 2:00 a.m.
Tickets: Advance GA: $35 / Day of Show GA: $45 / Advance VIP: $65 / Day of Show VIP: $75