*This weekend, Baltimore residents can party like it’s 1999 AND into the wee hours of the morning without the threat of being arrested for breaking curfew.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Sunday rescinded the city’s weeklong 10 p.m. curfew enacted amid rioting over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in police custody. On Wednesday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan lifted the State of Emergency and said all of the troops and state police had been pulled out; and Prince announced that he’s coming to town for Mother’s Day.
The New York Times reports that His Royal Badness will premiere his new song “Baltimore” at a “Rally 4 Peace” concert at Royal Farms arena on Sunday, May 10.
“In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S.,” reads a statement from promoter Live Nation. “As a symbolic message of our shared humanity and love for one another, attendees are invited to wear something gray in tribute to all those recently lost in the violence.”
Tickets – ranging from $35 to $225 – went on sale Wednesday at 5 p.m., with proceeds going to benefit Baltimore youth charities.