BIG DOWNTON THURSDAY
5:30 p.m., River Market Pavilion. $5.
Since some 20,000 folks from Memphis and Texas and Miami and points in between are expected to start streaming into Little Rock and North Little Rock on Thursday evening, the organizers of Big Downtown Thursdays, a weekly concert series usually held in May, decided to start the party a little early this year. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Memphis Soul Revue, a popular party band (read: cover band), performs. As its name suggests, MSR does R&B and soul hits, though not especially, as their name suggests, Memphis R&B and soul. You might hear a little Otis or Al Green, but expect things to tilt more to the Chic, Gap Band era.