A second line memorial and block party
spilled thousands of people into Treme last month to honor Prince, who died at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota on April 21. The tributes continue this month with benefit concerts and a DJ Soul Sister dance party to celebrate the life of the Purple One.
The Prince tribute band (formerly known as) Princess
performs a tribute show at 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 at AllWays Lounge (though not to be confused with Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum's Prince tribute band, also named Princess — the duo recently performed "Sometimes It Snows in April" with D'Angelo on The Tonight Show.
) Plan Z and Kerem are also on the bill. The show benefits Yes We Code, which teaches low-income children computer coding skills — Prince brought the program to New Orleans during the 2014 Essence Festival
. Tickets $5
New Orleans' most Prince-like futurefunk outfit Sexy Dex and The Fresh
headlines "A Party Formerly Known as Prince" at 10 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Gasa Gasa. Also on the bill is producer/composer Jneiro Jarel and DJ Indiglow. Tickets $7
(Prince's favorite number).
DJ Soul Sister
's "Revolution: A Prince Celebration" is 10 p.m. Friday, May 27 at One Eyed Jacks. Soul Sister helms '70s/'80s Prince and DJ Rimarkable spins '90s-2000s Prince at a dance party also featuring cuts from The Time, Sheila E. and other Prince-related projects, with dancers, projections and more. Tickets $20
; a portion of the proceeds benefits Big Class, the New Orleans organization providing writing workshops and instruction to students ages 6-18.