- Saturday, July 23
Dressed 2 the 9's, Dean Ford embodies PRINCE with every fiber of his being, giving you a
show as close as you will ever get to the real thing. Ford and company perform all the hits you
know and love, including the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety. But, it's more than just the
songs. He's got the look, the moves, and the sounds down jaw-droppingly well. So well, you'll
forget it's only a tribute.
It all started in 2011, when Dean Ford and his musician friends put on their first of many sold out
tributes to the Purple One in Portland, Maine. The show, lovingly entitled "Purple Brainz" is now
held annually at the prestigious, Port City Music Hall. Past shows have featured Prince and The
Revolution’s own keyboardist Matt “Doctor” Fink. Lately, Ford has been sticking with a rotation
of his core band, The Beautiful Ones. Though, he and the band have plenty of surprises up their
Special Opening set featuring the original music of Dean Ford.