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Minneapolis Fourth of July fireworks to be choreographed to Prince music

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On July 4, the fireworks over downtown Minneapolis will be choreographed to a mix of Prince music provided by The Current.

Starting at 10:00 p.m. on July 4, you can tune in to The Current on air (89.3 FM in the Twin Cities) or via our website or the MPR Radio app for the perfect mix of Prince music to accompany the fireworks — a mix curated by The Current’s production manager Derrick Stevens.

The fireworks display will be part of Minneapolis’s annual Red, White and Boom! celebration. The daylong celebration will include a half-marathon, relay, and 5K; free family activities; and several live music performances including an 8:30 performance by the Minnesota Orchestra on Boom Island. Click here for more details.

Songs played in the fireworks medley

1. Purple Rain
2. Little Red Corvette
3. I Wanna Be Your Lover
4. Let’s Work
5. Controversy
6. U Got The Look
7. Bob George
8. Hot Thing
9. When Doves Cry
10. Nothing Compares 2 U
11. Somebody’s Somebody
12. I Can’t Make You Love Me
13. Breakdown
14. With You
15. Adore
16. Sign O’ The Times
17. Darling Nikki
18. 1999
19. Baby I’m A Star
20. I Would Die 4 U
21. Delirious
22. Let’s Go Crazy