Performing Arts

Live Theater

Located throughout town, Smithville boasts ten performing arts spaces, both indoor and outdoor, including school auditoriums and local venues.

The most active is Playhouse Smithville, 110 Main, a local blackbox community theater which performs 10 shows annually.  See


Live Music

The Richard D. Latham Cultural District is a proud sponsor of the Music in the Park.  The series was a huge success and we are excited to be a part of music in downtown Smithville, TX once again.



Music in the Park Schedule (Thursdays from 6-8PM in the Railroad Park at the end of Main Street)

September 27, 2018 Briana Adams
October 4, 2018 Chubby Knuckle Choir
October 11, 2018 Will Gullatt Ensemble
October 18, 2018 Djester Brother, Briana Adams, Nathan Colt Young
October 25, 2018 Jessica Shepherd Band
November 1, 2018 Shillelagh

Smithville has a rich musical tradition. West End Park was a major stop on the Chitlin Trail prior to desegregation.  Local resident and nationally-known jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe, who remembers the major artists who came through Smithville, carries on their musical legacy.  Rap artist Robert Earl “DJ Screw” Davis, Jr. was born in Smithville and had his first studio here.

Today, live music of all kinds can be heard at the Olde World Bakery every Saturday afternoon, and local musicians grace the stage at virtually every event held on Main Street, in Riverbend Park and everywhere people gather.