Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. in Waterville.

Dressed 2 the 9’s, Ford embodies Prince with every fiber of his being. 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.

It all started in 2012, when Ford and his musician friends put on their first of many sold out tributes to the Purple One in Portland. The show lovingly entitled “Purple Brainz” has been held annually at Port City Music Hall every Halloween for 5 years. Though, due to increased demand, has since moved up to the historic, 1,800 capacity, State Theatre. 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. Tickets cost $12 in advance or $15 day of show.

For tickets or more information, call 873-7000 or visit

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