Closing Event & Social Activities

Closing Event featuring Concert by Purple Xperience & Dinner

Event Details: Thursday, June 9, 6:30 - 10:00 pm, Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D
Ticket Cost: $40 per person (companion tickets are $40, companion badge must also be purchased for $10)
Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, June 6 by 12:00 pm (noon). Please purchase your ticket BEFORE you print your name badge at the conference so that closing event icon will appear on your badge. If you purchase after you print your badge (and before the June 6, 12:00 pm deadline), you will need to request a badge re-print.

If you have already registered and wish to purchase a closing event ticket, simply return to online registration for the annual conference (you will see a green check box for your registration) and you will see all items available for you to "Buy" --short courses (long list), then closing event and companion registration. Make your selection and proceed to check-out.

PurpleE_DSC7001Tickets are available as advance purchase only. Total value for the evening is $125. Ticket for the closing event includes pre-show dinner buffet. One drink ticket for beer, wine, or soda will be provided. Additional drinks are available for purchase at all bars.

About Purple Xperience and Michael Charloff

The Purple Xperience is a five-piece group hailing from Prince’s birthplace, Minneapolis, MN.  They have been touring around the country since it’s inception in 2011 by Dr. Fink and front-man Marshall Charloff – bringing the greatest and most authentic production of Prince and The Revolution in the world to audiences of all generations. Since 2011 Purple Xperience has entertained well over 300 thousand fans and has shared the bill with The Time, Cameo, Fetty Wap, Gin Blossoms, Atlanta Rhythm section, and Cheap Trick.


Lead singer, Marshall Charloff, not only styles the magic of Prince’s talent in an uncannily unmatched fashion with his appearance, vocal imitation, and multi-instrumental capacity on guitar and piano, but Marshall has performed nationwide fronting world-class symphonies in most major cities in the US and Canada. including teaming up with the famous jazzman Marcus Anderson (New Power Generation, 3rd Eye Girl sax player) in Raleigh, NC to perform with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.

Marshall recorded with Prince on the album 94 East, (where Marshall plays both, keyboards and bass guitar and Prince is on lead vocals). Pepe Willie, who discovered Marshall, was also responsible for getting Prince’s career up and running. In 2009, Marshall teamed up with Doctor Fink from Prince and the Revolution and Pepe Willie from the band 94 East to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame benefit concert (On the same bill were Cheap Trick, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and the Georgia Satellites).

Marshall Charloff is a celebrated producer and recording artist. He produced, wrote and recorded for the Multi Platinum and Grammy award winning Commodores. Produced, Wrote and recorded for Hall of Fame Inductee Little Anthony (Little Anthony and the Imperials). His skills paved the way for Marshmallow Fields: a 1990s production team consisting of Marshall, Grammy winner John Fields (The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Switchfoot), and Steven “Funkytown” Greenberg and their single charted on the Billboard Top 100 dance charts and is still in rotation amongst DJs around the country. Marshall is also an inductee in the Mid America Music Hall Of Fame as a member of the band Westside.


Marshall Charloff’s band, Purple Xperience, hosts a number of world-class players, including: Tracey Blake on Lead guitar (played with New Power generation, Sons of Almighty featuring members of NPG, Tracey Blake Project, Westside: inducted in the Midwest hall of fame), Ron Long on Bass guitar (played with Christina Aguilera, The Backstreet Boys, 98°, also recorded with John L, Larry Blackman of Cameo, and Spike Lee), Ron Caron on Drums (played with the Rembrandts, Tina and the B sides, The Melismatics). Cory Eischen on Keys (played with New Power Generation, Prince’s protégé group: Mazarati, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner and Dan Wilson from Semisonic).


Opening Reception

Sunday, June 5, 7:45 - 9:30 pm, Exhibit-Poster Hall, Minneapolis Convention Center. Open to all conference attendees (no special ticket required).

Immediately following the opening plenary lecture, the reception is an opportunity to meet up with colleagues and friends.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres (yes, enough to call it dinner), free beer and soft drinks, and cash bar for wine. Scientific posters do not go up until Monday morning - making this the time to visit with exhibitors.


Hospitality Suites at the Hilton Minneapolis

Hosted by ASMS Corporate Members, the hospitality suites have gone back to the basics. This atmosphere allows attendees to learn about the latest and greatest from our industrial partners. Suites are open during the daytime for one-on-one or small group visits. In the evenings, doors are open to all (Mon, Tues, and Wed, 8:00 - 11:00 pm, suites may remain open later).