“Willing 2 do The Work…”
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“Meet me there
If you dare
3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Now rebranded as Seven Points, Calhoun Square was a shopping centre close to the original NPG Store. It featured as a destination in the song of the same name on 1998’s Crystal Ball album. Before it’s name change it featured a tribute to Prince with a beautiful painted piano which sadly has now been removed.
“Everybody’s going Uptown; that’s where I wanna be
Uptown, set your mind free”
2962 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408
One of the oldest cinemas in the Twin Cities the Uptown Theatre first opened in 1916. The 60-foot tower once featured a revolving beam of light marking the Uptown area of Minneapolis and could be seen for miles around. The Uptown screened mostly foreign and art films, running cult films at midnight screenings. It ran The Rocky Horror Picture Show from May 19, 1978 through 1997. Sadly the venue closed during the Covid -19 pandemic.
110 North 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Prince opened the Minneapolis Glam Slam nightclub in 1989, in 1992 the alley way behind the venue was used to film the My Name Is Prince video.
761 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A great live music venue, Prince occasionally guested with the ‘house band’ Dr. Mambo’s Combo who play every Sunday. Thursday nights currently feature Funk at the Bunk with The Time’s Jellybean Johnson (check out the venue website for confirmation)
NPG STORE UPTOWN MINNEAPOLIS
1408 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55408
Prince opened the New Power Generation store on August 3, 1993, sadly nothing is left to remind you of Days Of Wild
“Rock ‘n’ roll will never die like the Minnehaha flow”
Minnehaha Park 4801 S Minnehaha Drive Minneapolis, MN 55417
A beautiful spot to visit in any season, Minnehaha Falls feature in Prince’s 1995 Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis) which he recorded as a direct response to Lenny Kravitz’s song Rock And Roll Is Dead.
The Sea Salt Eatery by the falls is highly recommended for great sea food (with vegetarian options)
1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Prince performed here for 7 performances in January 2013 and often attended other gigs at this wonderful intimate venue.
2000 4th Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55404
Prince’s favourite Wrecka Stow, ’nuff said
910 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Built in 1921 to host vaudeville acts, The Orpheum was later converted into a movie theater. Minnesota native Bob Dylan purchased the shuttered theater in 1979, and repurposed it into a performance space. This is where Prince first headlined a major downtown venue on February 9, 1980. It also served as a filming location for the film Purple Rain, all of the backstage scenes from the movie were filmed here as the backstage are at First Avenue was too small.
600 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Prince played The Target Center four times December 10th and 11th 1997, August 25th 1997 and July 7th 2007.
These pictures are a current display in the arena (which is open to the public)