The Parkway Theater in south Minneapolis will host three concert/dance nights on June 3, June 4, and June 8. "This Thing Called Life" will feature performances by original members of the New Power Generation, Tracey Blake, Julius Collins, and more.
Collins Live, organizers of the tribute concerts, have partnered with arts education advocacy nonprofit, Vega Productions, to host a month-long musical instrument drive that will kick off at these Prince tribute shows.
"Music can change lives. We are so excited to be a part of this incredible mission, helping to bring music to a child's world," said vocalist and songwriter, Julius Collins.
The goal of the drive is to donate 100 musical instruments to Minneapolis Public Schools. With a donation of musical instruments from Vega Productions, the instrument drive is already halfway to success.
"We're thrilled to be partnering with Collins Live, members of the New Power Generation, and Prince fans to make music education possible for all students in Minneapolis Public Schools," said Caitlin Marlotte, Executive Director of Vega Productions.
To donate musical instruments to the instrument drive, donors should visit InstrumentsintheCloud.org to make a musical instrument donation. To provide financial support to cover the costs of instrument repair, visit the drive's instrument repair fund on GiveMN.org.