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in partnership with SMA, Canterbury Park presents The Canterbury Park Concert Series feat.

St. Paul Peterson and The Minneapolis Funk All Stars

Prince Celebration Night

Friday, September 02
Doors: 6pm Show: 7pm

In partnership with SMA, Canterbury Park presents the Canterbury Park Concert Series featuring St. Paul Peterson and The Minneapolis Funk All Stars on Friday, September 2!

Tickets are on sale now!

Tickets start at $25. General Admission, Cutwater Balcony and VIP ticket options available. VIP ticket holders will receive admission to the concert and a premium seat in the reserved area on a deck directly in front of the stage. VIPs will also be able to enjoy service through wait staff for the duration of the concert, a full cash bar, as well as restaurant menu options.

About St. Paul Peterson and The Minneapolis Funk All Stars

St. Paul Peterson, a teenage wunderkind who performed keys with The Time in Purple Rain before signing to Prince’s Paisley Park label as lead singer of The Family (‘Nothing Compares 2 U’), is acknowledged as one of the best musicians to emerge from the Twin Cities.

As the leader of fDeluxe (formerly The Family) St. Paul has been the driving force behind the 2 critically acclaimed comeback albums that have seen the group perform sold out shows in England, France, Holland, Belgium, Australia and Japan, as well as their native USA. Their performance at Carnegie Hall alongside D’Angelo, Chris Rock, Elvis Costello and others received rave reviews from the press, including The Village Voice who exclaimed “…a dominant appearance by fDeluxe, the Prince-curated band which rst saw the light of day as The Family in the mid-80s before being resurrected by frontman Paul Peterson (who goes by the moniker St. Paul) in 2009, whose high- energy funk set — comprised of Family song “High Fashion” into Prince live favorite “Mutiny” — was otherwise a master class in bass-driven grooves.” 

In the tradition of Motown’s Funk Brothers, St. Paul & The Minneapolis Funk Allstars shines the spotlight on those who wrote, produced, performed or sung on some of the biggest hits from the era. From ‘Funkytown’ to ‘fDeluxe’ these players are the architects of The Minneapolis Sound. 
An electro funk-rock sound that brought together people of all colours its in uence continues to ripple throughout pop music to this day with artists such as Questlove and The Roots, D’Angelo, Miguel, Dam Funk, Kimbra and many more proclaiming their love for The Minneapolis Sound.

The Minneapolis Funk All Stars are musicians and singers who helped create the “Mpls Sound.” They’ve either toured with or recorded on the records that shaped the sound of the town.

Lineup for this show includes:

St. Paul Peterson on Bass and Vocals (The Time, The Family)

Kirk Johnson on drums (Prince and the NPG)

Sue Ann Carwell on vocals (Prince’s 1st protégé, Jesse Johnson)

Homer O’Dell on guitar (Mint Condition, NPG)

Jason Peterson DeLaire on keys, sax and vocals (Carmen Electra and Jam and Lewis)

About the Canterbury Park Concert Series

Everclear is the first show in the joint Canterbury Park Concert Series – an effort between SMA and Canterbury Park, returning for its second year! In 2021, Canterbury Park added to its stable of entertainment options a series of outdoor concerts featuring nationally-known artists performing in an intimate outdoor trackside setting. The Canterbury Park Concert Series returns in 2022 with eight dates featuring a variety of genres beginning Friday, July 29.

“The positive response from guests attending last year’s inaugural concert series was tremendous,” said Deb Schaber, Director of Entertainment for Canterbury Park. “Our venue provides guests an opportunity to experience great outdoor music in a unique setting that offers comfortable seating, outstanding sightlines and acoustics, and close proximity to the stage.”

The concert series will feature a blend of sounds and styles, including long-standing national acts and new artists. 

Parking is free adjacent to the grandstand.