Thousands of fans showed up on the south lawn of Los Angeles City Hall last night for a Prince memorial concert. The free event was announced last week, with rumors of a star-studded guest list. Concertgoers weren't disappointed, with Faith Evans, Aloe Blacc, Eric Benet, and surprise guest Stevie Wonder among the performers who paid tribute to the hugely influential musician by performing some of his best-known songs. City Hall might seem like an odd location for an event like this, but as concert organizer Najee Ali has pointed out, the building's striking Art Deco interior served as the backdrop for Prince's "Diamonds and Pearls" music video.
The musical icon also seems to have a few fans among the city's elected officials. Mayor Eric Garcetti had City Hall illuminated in purple light following Prince's death on April 21, and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson was a key sponsor of the concert. If you couldn't make it to the Friday evening show, here are a few highlights, courtesy of social media.