Summer concerts series begins with a look back to Prince

  • Fred Vigeant
Watch Rave Un2 The Year 2000 Thursday, June 17 at 10:00pm on WITF. You can stream WITF TV live on our website and through the PBS Video app on Roku, Apple TV and iPhone and Android smartphones. The program is also available on-demand through the PBS Video app.

WITF once again celebrates the summer time with an eclectic mix of music in our summer concert series Thursday nights through the end of August. This year, we kick of the summer series with Prince.

Originally broadcast on pay-per-view at the end of 1999 (a fitting year), Rave Un2 The Year 2000 showcases Prince’s legendary musical talent and peerless showmanship as he guided fans from one millennium to another.

Recorded at Paisley Park Studios just outside Prince’s home base of Minneapolis, this dazzling show features performances of his timeless hits (“Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,” “Purple Rain,” “1999”) and fan favorites (“She’s Always In My Hair,” “Nothing Compares 2 U”).

It’s all backed by a second-to-none band featuring bassist Larry Graham of Sly & The Family Stone, plus guest appearances by New Power Generation vocalist Rosie Gaines and Maceo Parker, longtime saxophonist for James Brown.

Rave Un2 The Year 2000 is part of WITF’s summer concert series which broadcasts Thursday nights through the end of August. The series also includes concerts from Fleetwood Mac, Metallica, Mumford and Sons, Mavis Staples and many others.

Rave Un2 The Year 2000 is available for on-demand viewing right now on the PBS Video app until the end of June.

 

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