Mayor proclaims June 1 Prince Day in Austin

Grupo Fantasma performs with Prince in February of 2007 in South Beach, Florida, at a private party for CBS affiliates.  Grupo members Adrian Quesada, Greg Gonzales, and Kino Rodriguez are shown onstage with Prince. Photo by RPGough of Dodd Technologies

Grupo Fantasma performs with Prince in February of 2007 in South Beach, Florida, at a private party for CBS affiliates. Grupo members Adrian Quesada, Greg Gonzales, and Kino Rodriguez are shown onstage with Prince. Photo by RPGough of Dodd Technologies

A slew of local events celebrating Prince kick off tonight with a sold out tribute to the Purple One with Grupo Fantasma at Antone’s. For a period of time, starting around 2008, Grupo served as a default back up band for his Purple Majesty.  On the day of Prince’s death, last month, then Grupo guitarist Adrian Quesada described that period of his life as “just magical. 

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Today, Mayor Steve Adler and the ATX Music and Entertainment division declared June 1, 2016 “Prince Day.” Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo will read the declaration at tonight’s show.


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