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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Take me to the river

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 5:07 PM

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Al Green, the Memphis R&B legend, has been landed for the Aug. 19 concert that will culminate the 10th anniversary celebration of the River Market entertainment district. It is also being billed as a Bill Clinton birthday bash, in honor of his 60th, though he's not currently scheduled to be in attendance.

All the details are on the jump.

Legendary performing artist Al Green will return to Little Rock Saturday, Aug. 19, commemorating former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s sixtieth birthday and the final day of the 10-week festivities marking the tenth anniversary of the River Market entertainment district.
Presented by the William J. Clinton Foundation and the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB), the concert will open with two local acts beginning at 6 p.m., with Green headlining at 9 p.m. in the Riverfest Amphitheater.  Concert gates will open at 5 p.m.


Green became known to the world through a string of legendary hits in the early 1970s, including “Tired of Being Alone,” “Lets Stay Together,” “I Can’t Get Next To You,” and “I’m Still in Love With You,” among others.  He is a native of Forrest City, Ark.
Tickets will go on sale Monday and cost $10 for general admission ($10 for10 years of the District), and $20 - $30 for reserved seating.  Tickets may be purchased at Celebrity Attractions, located at 300 South Spring, Suite 100 in Little Rock, or through all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (501) 975-7575.
Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available on site, and parking in the River Market Parking Deck, located at the corner of 2nd and Commerce Streets will be available for only 10 cents – another discount in honor of the anniversary.  


Former President Clinton is currently not scheduled at this time to attend the concert; however a special message will be delivered from him to concert patrons.   All proceeds from the concert will go for continuing improvements in the River Market District.
Media partners of the event are K-106.3 FM, KATV-TV (ABC) Channel 7, and the Arkansas Times.


The District kicked off its 10-week anniversary celebration June 8. Numerous events, promotions, hotel packages and festivities have been ongoing since the kickoff, and will run through Saturday, Aug. 19.


For a complete list of anniversary activities log on to www.rivermarket10.com or contact the River Market at (501) 375-2552.


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