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Omar Apollo to headline Paisley Park's first live concert since pandemic began

The show is part of the new Live from Paisley Park concert series.

Paisley Park will host its first live concert during the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring the buzzed-about sing-songwriter Omar Apollo as the headliner. 

Apollo, who was recently named one of NME's 100 Essential New Artists, will perform at Paisley Park in Chanhassen on Tuesday, Oct. 27. 

The show is part of the new Live from Paisley Park concert series.

Apollo, a first-generation Mexican-American singer from Indiana, writes and records his own music, which is a mix of jazz, R&B, funk, alternative, soul and pop, a news release says. He cites Prince as one of his biggest inspirations.

“He’s crazy talented,” Paisley Park executive director Alan Seiffert told the Star Tribune. “He’s a big, big Prince fan. He’s really wanted to play here, so we were able to work out a special date for him.”

A limited number of tickets for the 8 p.m. show are available here ($25 in advance, $35 the day of the show). 

Only 150 tickets will be sold for the indoor Stound Stage concert, which typically allows for 1,000-plus people. This will keep the venue at about 25% capacity, which is a similar capacity to what Paisley Park has had since it reopened in July for tours and other events, including Paisley Park After Dark and the Sign O'the Times listening party.

Other COVID-19 procedures at Paisley Park include requiring people to wear masks, signs reminding people to stay six feet apart, temperature checks for guests, and having concertgoers fill out a health questionnaire before being allowed to enter the venue. 

The Live from Paisley Park concert series is described as an "intimate experience in a setting unlike any other," in which world-class artists are invited to perform at Prince's "creative sanctuary."

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