The Minneapolis Sound featuring Billy Buchanan – The Ultimate Prince Tribute Band will be live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on October 7th. “During this two hour experience, our goal is to take Prince fans to The Dawn. We want them to party like it’s 1999, as we take them to that place where only the true funk soldiers live. Then they will walk together through Paisley Park and bathe in the Purple Rain.” – Billy Buchanan
As a kid, front man Billy Buchanan spent hours and hours watching MTV. After seeing the video for “Little Red Corvette”, he was hooked. Prince is literally the reason why he picked up the guitar. He’s had an illustrious twenty year career as an award winning recording artist, released five albums as a solo artist and two albums with his former band.
The Minneapolis Sound is a tight, ten piece, funk rocking unit that came together simply because of their love for Prince’s music.
Coming from all walks of life; Black, White, Latino, Asian, Bi-Racial, male, and female, The Minneapolis Sound is a true
representation of the cross cultural world that His Royal Badness created. The band consists of Billy Buchanan (Lead Vocal,
Guitars), Michael Mangaroo (Lead Guitar), Chris Williams (Vocals, Multi-Instrumentalist), Sydney Buchanan (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Tom Sells (Keyboards), Austin Davis (Keyboards), Tamara Sells (Vocals), MJ Baker (Vocals), Troi Buchanan (Bass, Vocals, Tracks, Band Leader), and Hector Vazquez (Drums, Vocals). Each member of this band has an impressive resume and collectively they perfectly recreate the sound that Prince invented! They do the Purple One proud!
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.