3rd Annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life Concert

  • Updated:Jun 19,2014


First Avenue
701 1st N Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403
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Starts:Sat, 28 Jun 2014 8:00:00 PM
Ends:Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:00:00 PM

The 3rd annual “Benefit 2 Celebrate Life! Bobby Z & Friends” will return to the stage at First Avenue, in Minneapolis, on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 8 p.m.

Tickets to the 18+ show are on sale now through First Avenue.

From rap to R&B, Gospel to rock – an eclectic group of Minneapolis musicians spanning three decades will come together to play the iconic soundtrack to Purple Rain in its birthplace.

Musicians will include:

  • Minneapolis rapper Slug (aka Sean Daley), half of the hip hop group Atmosphere
  • Apollonia Kotero, Purple Rain actress, will host the VIP Reception, in her return to First Avenue for the first time since the film was released 30 years ago
  • Dr. Fink, keyboardist from The Revolution
  • Eric Leeds, sax player
  • “St. Paul” Peterson, singer
  • Sounds of Blackness, Minneapolis’s GRAMMY-winning ensemble
  • Paris Bennett, former American Idol runner up

This uniquely Minnesota event is the third installment of the evolving annual “Benefit 2 Celebrate Life! Bobby Z & Friends” concert series.

Bobby Z (aka Robert Rivkin), the former drummer for Prince & The Revolution and Purple Rain-fame, and his organization, My Purple Heart, have partnered with the American Heart Association to host the annual event to raise funds and awareness since Bobby survived a near-fatal heart attack four years ago.

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission - $50
  • VIP - $100 (includes: early admission to VIP Reception with hostess Apollonia, photo opps, VIP Laminate)
  • Purchase tickets: Online at  First Avenue.

Donate to Bobby Z's Heart Walk Team!

For more information: www.mypurpleheart.org


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