This year's Downtown Rhythms is bringing the sounds of Academy Award-winning movie "Les Miserables" to DeLeon and O'Connor plazas. The Victoria Symphony Orchestra will perform popular tunes from movies and television and pop songs. According to the Victoria Advocate, also taking the stage in downtown Victoria will be area bands and musicians, including the Goliad Jazz Orchestra, Victoria school district orchestra, Victoria College Percussion Ensemble and Victoria College Commercial Band.

Darryl One, Victoria Symphony artistic director, said bands will each play about 30 minutes during the free outdoor concert. While the symphony will perform a salute to the movies and TV, the guest performers are open to play what they choose.

Forrest Street, between Bridge and Main, will be closed to traffic during the event. In the space between the performing stage under the covered patio area of the O'Connor building will be vendors selling food.

In addition to listening to live music in the downtown setting, families can also try making their own music at the musical petting zoo, said Michelle Hall, Victoria Symphony executive director.

The concert will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. It is free but foods and merchandise will be sold. m For more information visit or call 361-576-4500.