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Prince's Family Planning Official Tribute for Singer in October

by Jackie Willis 9:25 AM PDT, July 29, 2016
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Prince's brothers and sisters want to bring the late singer's friends, family and fans all together.

In a statement to ET, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John Nelson, Tyka Nelson, Omarr Baker, and Alfred Jackson, Jr. confirmed that they are working on an event for Oct. 13 in remembrance of their brother.

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"We are excited for the opportunity to bring everyone together for the official family celebration of Prince’s life, music and legacy, and there is no better place to do it than his hometown of Minneapolis," the family said in a joint statement. "We are honored by the artists who will pay tribute and grateful to those that have worked so hard to make this celebration possible."

According to Minneapolis' Star Tribune, the tribute will take place at the U.S. Bank Stadium, but ticket information has yet to be released.

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Last weekend, Prince's sister, Tyka, made mention of the upcoming event on Facebook, calling it "a day when we can grieve, share stories and dance together for a man who touched our lives, in so many different ways."

She added, "I regret not being able to give [you] this opportunity sooner."

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Since Prince's death in April, numerous celebrities have performed musical tributes in his honor, including Beyonce, the Dixie Chicks and Paul McCartney. Stevie Wonder and Madonna both covered his hits at the Billboard Music Awards in May, and Sheila E., the Roots, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Maxwell, Tori Kelly, Wonder and Prince’s ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, all took the stage at the BET Awards for yet another tribute to the music icon.

It has yet to be announced who will perform at the October event, but in the meantime, here's a look at Beyonce covering "The Beautiful Ones."

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