Purple Takeover is back and better than ever! Presented by DJ Soul Sister, Euclid Records NOLA, and Virgin Hotels New Orleans, the official hotel sponsor of Purple Takeover New Orleans 2022. Save up to 25% at Virgin Hotels New Orleans when you book for the weekend using code: PURPLE here.
Check out the 5-day span of events throughout the city of New Orleans!
Friday, June 3: Sign O’ the Times at Prytania Theatre (Uptown)
Prince’s Sign O’ the Times celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Titled after his platinum-selling double album of the same name, the film performed poorly in theaters upon release in 1987 and remained out of print. However, it has recently been redistributed officially, including this year’s special anniversary print. Rolling Stone praised it, calling “Prince’s great ‘lost’ concert film.” Rated PG-13. The film will also run June 3-9 at Prytania Theatres at Canal Place Downtown.
Saturday, June 4: Purple Takeover: A Prince Celebration with DJ Soul Sister at Tipitina’s
Party up to all Prince and Prince family jams and b-sides at Soul Sister’s 5th annual Purple Takeover. A portion of proceeds to be donated to One Book One New Orleans, a campaign for literacy and community in partnership with local non-profits.
Sunday, June 5: Prince Trivia with Lefty Parker at Virgin Hotels New Orleans’ Commons Club
Test your Prince knowledge with 100% Prince questions hosted by Lefty Parker! Euclid Records will be providing a number of Prince related prizes, including several Prince vinyl LPs and Euclid gift cards & T-shirts. No cover!
Monday, June 6: Helen Gillet’s Purple Reign at Virgin Hotels New Orleans’ Commons Club
Esteemed New Orleans-based celloist Helen Gillet makes her debut at Virgin Hotels New Orleans to celebrate none other than Prince in Commons Club. Listen to your favorite Prince tracks from 7pm – 9pm with this special Prince tribute on Monday, June 6 – a day before Prince’s birthday!
Tuesday, June 7: Prince Day at Virgin Hotels New Orleans’ The Pool Club
Hosted by DJ Soul Sister, enjoy Prince sounds selected by DJ Vintage during this special Prince-themed happy hour with specialty cocktails at The Pool Club, Virgin Hotels New Orleans 13th floor rooftop pool & bar. A portion of cocktail proceeds to be donated to One Book One New Orleans, a campaign for literacy and community in partnership with local non-profits. No cover.