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Fargo-Moorhead Goes Purple for Prince: Celebrate 40 Years of Purple Rain

Fargo, ND – Fargo Underground is thrilled to announce the Purple Rain 40th Anniversary Celebration, a spectacular event commemorating the iconic album and movie by the legendary Minnesota artist Prince. Join us for an unforgettable weekend of art, culture, and community in the heart of Fargo-Moorhead.

The event will kick off with a special screening of the movie on the big screen at the historic Fargo Theatre on Saturday, June 15th, 2024, at 7 pm. The screening will be followed by an electrifying celebration of Prince’s music, with a night of dancing to his hits at The Aquarium. The event is a great opportunity for fans of the Purple One to come together and enjoy the music of one of the greatest artists of all time.

The Fargo Theatre is an iconic landmark in the city of Fargo, and this event is a great way to experience it. The theatre is a beautifully restored art deco building that has been a fixture in the community for over 90 years. So, mark your calendars and get ready to crank up the volume for an unforgettable night of music and celebration!

Purple Rain (1984) Official Trailer

About Purple Rain

In 1984, Prince, along with his band, The Revolution, released what would become his best-selling album and a touchstone of 1980s pop culture: Purple Rain. The film opens at the First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis, where The Revolution is playing their song “Let’s Go Crazy.” The lead singer, known as The Kid (played by Prince), has an energetic style that captivates the audience. Aspiring performer Apollonia arrives at the club, seeking the manager’s attention. Meanwhile, rival singer Morris Day and his band, The Time, add tension to the scene.

The Kid, tormented by an abusive home life, navigates a complicated tale of self-destructive behavior, romance, and musical ambition. He meets Apollonia, and together they grapple with talent, love, and personal connections. The film weaves themes of music, passion, and redemption, all set against the backdrop of Prince’s electrifying performances.

Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Purple Rain and immerse yourself in the magic of Prince’s timeless masterpiece. Tickets for the special screening go on sale May 31st on The Fargo Theatre website, Tickets for the Purple Rain Dance Party will be available at the door at The Aquarium.

Whether you’re a longtime fan or discovering Purple Rain for the first time, this milestone anniversary invites us to relive the magic, the music, and the impact of Prince’s timeless masterpiece. Let’s celebrate four decades of creativity, inspiration, and artistic brilliance!