Prince "Purple Rain" Second Line & celebration of the Purple One's life

The passing of one of the greatest musicians in U.S. history, Prince Rogers Nelson, has rocked music lovers worldwide. Cities across the country are lighting up their iconic buildings and bridges in the color purple to honor his royal badness with his favorite color, the color most often associated with royalty and nobility. Prince, as he was aptly named, was the closest thing our country has ever had to royalty. And in keeping with our city’s beloved tradition, we will honor his Purple Majesty with a second line parade today/Monday at 6 p.m.

And be forewarned: if Michael Jackson’s second line in 2009, which saw several thousand revelers, is any indication of size and energy, this parade will no doubt be one of the largest this city has ever hosted. Over 1,500 people have already RSVP’d ‘Yes’ to the FB invite posted by MusicSynergy504 which is organizing the parade.

(parade info below)

The second line will begin and end at Oohpoopahdoo Bar 1931 Orleans Ave. A poem written especially for the heralded musician by New Orleans singer-songwriter Arsene DeLay will be performed at 5:30 p.m. followed by the second line at 6 p.m. The parade will take the following course through Treme:

Start at 1931 Orleans Ave.
Head right to N. Prieur
Right on Ursuline
Right on N. Robertson
Back to Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar 1931 Orleans Ave.

DJ Captain Charles will be spinning Prince music after the parade and there will be live music as well. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Prince-like attire.

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