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Prince fans gather for Minneapolis tribute concert outside First Avenue

On 1st Avenue and 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis, thousands of Prince fans have assembled for an outdoor musical memorial. As the flower pile has kept growing under the legend’s First Avenue star, more and more people have filled the streets in an event ahead of First Avenue’s 11:00 p.m. all-night dance party.

Fans of Prince gather outside of First Ave at Prince’s star in downtown Minneapolis. April 21st, 2016. MPR / Nate Ryan A fan takes a photo of a flower for the impromptu memorial to Prince outside of First Ave in downtown Minneapolis. April 21st, 2016. MPR / Nate Ryan Fans dressed in purple gather in tribute to Prince outside of First Ave in downtown Minneapolis. April 21st, 2016. MPR / Nate Ryan Sarah Lee brought her 13-month-old son to the impromptu memorial to Prince outside of First Ave in downtown Minneapolis. April 21st, 2016. MPR / Nate Ryan Cederic Riley takes a photo with Prince’s star outside of First Ave below in downtown Minneapolis. April 21st, 2016. MPR / Nate Ryan A memorial to Prince outside of First Ave below Prince’s star in downtown Minneapolis. April 21st, 2016. MPR / Nate Ryan A memorial to Prince outside of First Ave below Prince’s star in downtown Minneapolis. April 21st, 2016. MPR / Nate Ryan A tribute of flowers outside of First Ave below Prince’s star in downtown Minneapolis. April 21st, 2016. MPR / Nate Ryan Fans take photos of the impromptu memorial to Prince outside of First Ave in downtown Minneapolis. April 21st, 2016. MPR / Nate Ryan Flowers and a candle outside of First Ave. April 21st, 2016. Emmet Kowler for MPR. Minnesotans celebrate Prince’s life outside First Avenue. April 21st, 2016. Emmet Kowler for MPR.