Many Prince tributes at Jersey shows and by Jersey artists

Many artists have been covering Prince songs, in tribute to the late superstar.

Many artists have been covering Prince songs, in tribute to the late superstar.

As you may have heard, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed Prince’s “Purple Rain” at their concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night. But in one sense, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Since Prince died on April 21, at the age of 57, many Jersey artists — or artists who happened to have shows booked in the Garden State — have covered his songs, in tribute.

Here are some videos, starting with the Springsteen, in case you haven’t seen it. I will add more as they become available.

If you know of any videos of Jersey-related Prince covers — recording on or after April 21 — that aren’t included here, plus let me know in the comments section below, or email me at

“Purple Rain,” Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, April 23.

“She’s Always in My Hair,” Mind Condition, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, April 21.

From sweet Minneapolis with love! Celebrating the life of Prince with a group who was personally and professionally affected, inspired and transformed by him! Give it up for Mint Condition !!!!!!!!!!! Posted by New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Thursday, April 21, 2016

“Erotic City,” George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, House of Blues, Houston, April 21.

“Purple Rain,” Enjoy!, Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, April 21.

“Nothing Compares 2 U,” Karen Mansfield, Dragonfly Music and Coffee Cafe, Somerville, April 30.

“When Doves Cry,” Williams Honor, Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, Asbury Park, April 28.

“Starfish and Coffee,” The Theme Music Collective (The New Jersey Generation)


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Cindy April 26, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Mark Erelli did ‘Purple Rain” on Friday night 4/22 at the Jeff Raspe birthday bash Strand Theater in Lakewood. Seems to be the song to cover!

Elfira Item April 30, 2016 - 6:36 am

Elton John in Vegas, one week tribute to Prince

Elfira Item April 30, 2016 - 6:47 am Please Make this tribute internationally if possible, thank you so much for doing this from the beginning, you rock, long live Prince


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