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Prince fans to celebrate musician with festival in Minnesota
By Associated Press
Published June 7, 2018

** FILE ** Prince performs during the 6th annual BET Awards in this June 27, 2006, file photo in Los Angeles. Prince will headline the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, festival promoters announced Wednesday, April 9, 2008. The Purple One will be the featured act on day two of the giant summer music festival, a three-day affair that runs April 25-27 in Indio, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)

Prince fans will celebrate what would have been the music legend’s 60th birthday with a festival in the Minnesota community where the iconic movie “Purple Rain” was filmed.

The Mankato Free Press reports that Henderson resident Joel King once worked with Prince and is helping organize the three-day tribute that begins June 7. Prince fans from Mankato, Maryland and New York are also helping organizing the event.

The festival will include a bus tour of “Purple Rain” filming locations, a screening of the 1984 movie and live music.

Fans from around the world have helped pay for a bench, street sign and mural that will be permanently installed downtown and dedicated during the celebration.

All festival activities are free, but a donation to the Prince mural is requested.

 

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