Prince Tribute Featured Questlove, Morris Day, Sheila E. and More at the N2N Festival

The free N2N Festival will also feature Sheila E., local hip hop artist PnB Rock, and comedian Skeet Carter.

photo by Tommy Blackwell

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Philadelphians were invited to celebrate the life and music of Prince at the free N2N Festival in West Philadelphia.

The 2017 Neighborhood-to-Neighborhood Festival was held from noon to 8 p.m. at 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

The festival honored the late musical trailblazer with performances from local musicians Questlove of the Roots and hip hop artist PnB Rock, as well as Philly comedian Skeet Carter.

Drummer Shelia E., who can be heard on some of Prince’s songs and was briefly engaged to the singer, also performed at the festival.

The headliner of the show, Morris Day and the Time, who were in Prince’s film “Purple Rain” and have hits such as “Jungle Love.”

Other than music, those who attended the festival enjoyed food, kids activities for children which included moon bouncers, face painting, vendors, and much more. There was also a tent dedicated to senior citizens with resources and activities.

The festival is made possible thanks to State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, who represents Southwest Philadelphia, parts of South and West Philadelphia, along with nine suburban communities in Delaware County and the Black Women in Sport Foundation which aims to increase the involvement of black women and girls in all aspects of sport, including athletics, coaching and administration.