So Minnesota: Bronze Prince statue to be unveiled in town where Purple Rain was filmed

Joe Mazan
Updated: May 26, 2020 03:14 PM
Created: May 14, 2020 05:36 PM

One Minnesota town in Sibley County is adding to its rock and roll history. 

A scene in Prince's Purple Rain was filmed in the small community of Henderson.


Henderson resident Joel King started the nonprofit "The Prince Legacy Henderson Project" a few years ago to keep Prince's memory alive. 

A memorial for Prince was built in downtown Henderson. 

"We did the Prince bench and mural, now we have fans all over the world coming here," King said.  "Australia, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, because of this in Henderson. Now we are on the world map."

In June, a life-size bronze statue of Prince will be added to the memorial. It will stand 5'7'', including heels and hair.

"The fans wanted it," King said. 

Minnesota company Brodin Studios created the statue. The nonprofit raised $40,000 to have it built. 

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