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This Weekend: The 30th Anniversary of Purple Rain

It's Purple Rain ... 30 years later!
It's Purple Rain ... 30 years later!
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Has it really been 30 years? Apparently so! On Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m., Slim’s (333 11th Street) presents The 30th Anniversary of Purple Rain. It’s been 30 years since the release of Prince’s iconic film and album, and you’re invited to help celebrate the milestone along with The Purple Ones: A 10 Piece Tribute to Prince, which will be playing the Purple Rain album in its entirety, including the hits, B-sides and deep cuts.

Come and party like it’s 1999 (sorry, had to) as band members play classics including I Feel for You, I Would Die 4 U, When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, and of course … Purple Rain. Also on tap are the Prince/Sheila E hits The Glamorous Life and A Love Bizarre as well as Prince/Sheena Easton’s U Got the Look.

The 10 Piece Tribute to Prince features current and former members of bands such as 4 Non Blondes, The New Morty Show, Foreverland, Casino Royale, Joshua Cook and the Key of Now and the 2014 Grammy-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra. Also on the bill are the Goldenhearts, featuring Roger Rocha of 4 Non Blondes as support slot. The opening band is the Phone Sex Operators and DJ Rockin’ Raul Castro. Tickets are $16 advance and $20 at the door, and the show is all ages, six years old and up.

Doors open at 8 p.m. The Phone Sex Operators will perform from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., followed by The Goldenhearts from 9:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Purple Ones will take the stage at 11 p.m. DJ Rockin’ will spin the funk from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. as well as between sets. Enjoy!

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