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Prince's drummer will play at tribute show here

Posted: 6:03 PM, May 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-26 18:06:51-04

CINCINNATI - It's been just over a month since Prince passed away, but tributes for the pop icon are more popular than ever.

Cincinnati's own funk legend, Bootsy Collins, is bringing together some of Prince's bandmates for a show to honor him at Bogart's Saturday night.

Prince's drummer, John Blackwell, will play. He was in town for a rehearsal Thursday.

"As Prince always said,  respect the music and play it live and keep real music alive," said Blackwell.

The tribute show will raise money for the Bootsy Collins Foundation to benefit Tri-State youths.

"I think it's going to help heal all of those who have lost such a dear friend as Prince," said Patti Collins, the event planner and MC. "Prince inducted my husband into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and I met him that day."

So for those still grieving Prince's death and who have a desire to raise money for deserving kids,  Saturday's 7 p.m. show at Bogart's will be the place to be.

Concert goers are being asked to bring a musical instrument. Those will go to Buddy Rogers and then will be placed into the hands of a deserving child.

You can buy tickets at bogarts.com. You must be 18 to attend, according to Bogart's website.