Sheila E. has made plenty of stops in Minnesota especially since the death of her good friend and legendary artist Prince. I have been a fan of hers since the jump and have always hoped that I would have the chance to see her perform live. Well fortunately for me that has happened, and it is in a smaller venue which makes it even better.

Sheila E. and her band will be playing Live at Grand Casino Hinckley in their event center on Saturday April 11. This concert is sure to bring some next level excitement. Growing up in the Bay Area of Oakland California Sheila E. had a variety of musical influences including her father who is also a musician.

According to her Bio: "Following a Bay Area gig in the late ‘70s, Sheila E. met Prince backstage. Their Purple Rain recording sessions — including her vocals on the 1984 classic “Erotic City” — morphed into launching her solo career that same year. Debut album The Glamorous Life spun off the Grammy Award-nominated top-10 hit of the same name, plus a second top-40 single, “The Belle of St. Mark.” Between her ‘80s tenure as drummer, songwriter, and musical director for Prince’s backup band, Sheila E. released two more solo albums (Romance 1600 and Shelia E.) and scored another classic hit with “A Love Bizarre.”

And the rest is history. Tickets for the show went on sale last Friday, I purchased my tickets yesterday and there are still good seats available, but they will go quickly. For more information on the show or to purchase tickets click here. If you go to the show maybe I will see you there! I will most likely be the one person near the stage dancing and waving my arms at Sheila E. :)

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