As April 21 will mark the fifth anniversary of Prince’s death, Paisley Park will open its doors for free in order to let Prince’s fans pay tribute to him in its atrium.
The illustrious artist died on April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose at his home estate in Minnesota.
The Paisley Park made a statement on its Instagram account saying, “On the fifth anniversary of Prince’s passing, Paisley Park is opening our doors for fans to pay tribute and celebrate his life. The Paisley Park Atrium will be open for free visitation on Wednesday, April 21 from 9 AM – 9 PM”.
On April 21, a total of 1400 people will be able to get their reservations for this event. They will be allowed inside for a 30-minute visit to the atrium. Like the website mentioned, it will not be the usual museum tour on that day as it will not host the tour.
Paisley Park got its name from the song “Paisley Park” from Prince’s Around The World In A Day album. Originally it was a record label founded by the iconic artist. Today, it is still used as a recording studio or even for concert venues.
Before his passing, Prince express that he wanted his home and studio complex to become a museum opened to the public after he died, and after some delays, the museum opened at the end of October 2016. Once the exhibition was accessible, the visitors were able to access different areas of the complex such as the Purple Rain room which displays the script, the piano, the costume, and the motorbike that were used in the film.
Paisley Park also invites its guests “to leave flowers, mementos, and other memorial items in front of the Love Symbol statue.” The statue was installed last year and honors Prince. It stands over 3 meters high and a little less than 2 meters wide.
Of course, for every fan that wouldn’t be able to travel for this occasion, Paisley Park will have an online memorial on its website.