Big night in downtown Little Rock, lighting of bridges, entertainment

LITTLE ROCK - President Bill Clinton will attend tonight's official ceremony marking the illumination of the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge, the Main Street Bridge and the Junction Bridge Pedestrian Walkway.

The program begins at 5 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the official flipping of the switches during a program held at the First Security Amphitheater.

The colorful, environmentally friendly LED lighting installation is made possible by a gift from Entergy Arkansas and Entergy Corporation through the Downtown Partnership, which plays an instrumental role developing the downtown region. Other investors in the $2.4 million project are the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, the Clinton Foundation, the Pulaski County Bridge Public Facilities Board, Philips Lighting Company, and Koontz

Entertaining the crowd will be the Natural State Brass Band and the Big Dam Horns. Ottenheimer Market Hall will be open for food and beverages.

For more information on the ceremony and the schedule of lights, visit

KATV will have live coverage during the newscast at 5, 6 & 10.