NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Tickets are selling quickly for The Purple Xperience, the most authentic Prince tribute show in the world, coming to Stephen F. Austin State University on Nov. 30 as a special Encore Event to complement the SFA University Series.
A presentation of the College of Fine Arts and sponsored by Lehmann Eye Center, The Purple Xperience is a five-piece group that transports the spirit and sound of Prince direct from Minneapolis. Front man Marshall Charloff, who once recorded with Prince, channels the vocals and moves of the critically acclaimed icon in an unmatched, uncanny fashion, from his appearance to his multi-instrumental capacity, according to Scott Shattuck, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and director of the University Series.
“Marshall Charloff styles the magic of Prince’s talent through his spot-on vocal imitation and brilliant performance on guitar and piano,” Shattuck said. “This is going to be a full-on rock concert that no one will want to miss.”
The Purple Xperience has entertained well over 300,000 fans and shared the bill with The Time, Cheap Trick, Gin Blossoms, Cameo, Fetty Wap, the Atlanta Rhythm Section and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Prior to the performance, Herbert Midgley, music technology lecturer in the SFA School of Music, will present an informative talk at 7 p.m. in Griffith Gallery. The gallery is located across the hall from Turner Auditorium, which is inside the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive. The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception to meet the performers and to honor the corporate sponsor.
Encore Event tickets are $45 for Section A seating; $36 for Section B seating; and $27 for Section C seating. Discounts are available for seniors, students, children and SFA faculty and staff members.
For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.