If you go› What: Purple Experience followed by Morris Day and The Time with Cameo› When: 7 p.m. tonight, June 15› Where: Coca-Cola Stage
The first time the Purple Xperience hit the Riverbend Festival stage, some people at the event didn't even know they were playing. Riverbend organizers booked them so late that the band wasn't included on all promotion materials.
But the band's performance drew a crowd that stretched from the Bud Light Stage to the road, says Bob Payne, a talent buyer for Riverbend Festival.
This year Riverbend officials brought back the Purple Xperience, a five-piece Prince tribute band. But this time they'll perform on the main stage. The group opens for Morris Day and the Time with Cameo at 7 p.m. tonight, June 15, on the Coca-Cola stage.