Popular feely-folk Baton Rouge act Benjy Davis Project and purveyor of throaty, California country Jay Nash come to The Village, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. The omnipresent DJ Balance spins for the ever-growing Thursday night crowds at Union, 10 p.m., free. Falcon Scott plays either its last show or its last show with the Falcon Scott Robot, according to the Sticky Fingerz webpage. They/It will bid Little Rock adieu alongside whackadoo emcee crew Futuro Boots, 9:30 p.m., $5. The River Market district hosts two big weekly parties: J-One Productions' weekly “In Too Deep” party goes to Deep Ultra Lounge, 9 p.m., while “Thirsty Thursdays” moves from the now-closed On the Rocks to the event's new home at Revolution, taking Dr. Feel Good, Mike Blake and StoneCold along for the ride, 8 p.m., $10 early admission. ACAC opens its doors for the inVerse Open Mic Poetry Night, 6 p.m., $5. The Arkansas Travelers face off against the San Antonio Missions and sell $2 beers from Vino's and Bosco's for their Brewpub Night, 7:10 p.m., $6-$12.
The monthly Cool Shoes dance party celebrates its second birthday with a summer-welcoming beach-themed party at their regular home, Downtown Music; party architects Wolf-E-Wolf, DJ Shawn Lee and Risky Biz man the decks, 10 p.m., $5, $8 under 21. The original lineup of 2000's radio rockers Fuel come to The Village with Memphis hard-balladeers One Less Reason, 8 p.m., $18 adv., $22 d.o.s. Local promoter Ras Levi throws a Reggae Boat Cruise on the Arkansas Queen with DJs K-One, Hy-C and Boone regulating a three-story party, 10 p.m., $25. Hot Springs artist, curator, gallery owner and jazz pianist extraordinaire Chuck Dodson debuts his new take on dance music with Studio 54 at Maxine's, 10 p.m. Two of Little Rock's most beloved bands, The See and Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth, provide an alternative to the Riverfest crowds with their show at Union, 10 p.m., free.
Psych-garage rockers from Nashville, Jeff the Brotherhood, man up in Vino's, 9 p.m. Local jammers FreeVerse hit the Midtown Billiards stage, 12:30 a.m., $5 non-members. Benton's popular watering hole, Denton's Trotline, brings Arkansas bluegrass favorites Pope County Bootleggers to Saline County, 8 p.m. Rockers Subdue take it to the West End weekend crowd, 9 p.m., $5.