Celebrating Prince's Legacy Around Seattle

April 12, 2017

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Friday, April 21st marks the one year passing of the legendary musician Prince.  On this day I can remember being at my computer at work and seeing the news break on social media.  I was shocked just like many others were.  I can remember thinking, "is this true.  It can't be"??  The passing of Prince reminded me a lot of the passing of our other legendary icon Michael Jackson.  It was sort of a deja vu for me.  I was also at work, in the studio when MJ passed too.  All I could do was run back into the studio here at HOT, play Prince music and talk to our listeners and hear their stories and memories about him.  This year we decided to celebrate Prince's life by honoring him on Tribute Tuesday.  On Tuesday, April 18th we will be playing Prince's music at the top of every hour starting at 6am.  

I looked around and here are some other activities going on to celebrate Prince's life:

The Royal Room
They will be honoring Prince on Friday, April 21st by playing his music live. Expect nothing but Prince all night.  Tickets are available $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  The Royal Room is located at 5000 Rainier Avenue South, 98118 in the heart the Columbia City.

The Blue Moon
The Blue Moon will celebrate the music of Prince  with performances by numerous bands including:  Campagne Honeybee, Everyday Special, Best Band From Earth, Soul City, Stained By A Killer, Tekla Waterfield, Aline Vida, Mike Votova, Sam Russell & The Harborrats.  

$10 cover with proceeds benefiting the behavioral health department of Seamar Clinic (www.seamar.org)

The Showbox - July
Prince’s backup band The Revolution recently reunited in honor of The Purple One’s untimely death and decided to take the music on the road.

The Revolution is Wendy Melvoin, bassist Brown Mark (Mark Brown), drummer Bobby Z (Robert Rivkin) and keyboardists Matt Fink and Lisa Coleman. You can check out The Revolution on July 15 in Seattle at The Showbox.