Along with music fans all over the world, the KushSide staff was shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of Prince. But fortunately, while the Purple One has left us, his music is eternal, and local fans will have the opportunity to celebrate his life and music this Saturday, June 11th, at the Historic Everett Theater.
Located less than 15 minutes from KushSide, the Historic Everett Theater has been a pillar of the city’s arts community since 1923, making it the perfect setting to host an evening dedicated to such a legendary performer. Now, Prince fanatics are undoubtedly aware he released five albums, including stellar efforts like 1999 and Controversy, before 1984’s Purple Rain. But it was Purple Rain which transformed Prince Rogers Nelson from a short, quiet, talent from Minneapolis into an international superstar of the highest order, and while the accompanying film hasn’t aged quite as gracefully, Purple Rain remains a sparkling masterpiece of rock. It’s gone platinum 13 times over, and publications as diverse as Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Time have hailed it as one of the greatest albums of all time.
So it’s fitting that to commemorate the Purple One, the audience at the Historic Everett Theater will get to experience Prince tribute band Purple Mane play that seminal album in its entirety. Performing since 2014, Purple Mane was founded by Northwest music scene staples who happen to be passionate Prince devotees, so classics like “Let’s Go Crazy,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Darling Nikki” are sure to sparkle. A host of other artists will also be on hand to cover even more selections from Prince’s incredible catalog, meaning this will be a celebration few true fans should miss.
Doors are at 7PM Saturday, which leaves plenty of time to swing by KushSide to pick up some Grand Daddy Purple Pre Roll, Purple Sour Diesel, or anything you might need to “get through this thing called life.”
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.