TempleLive is a one-of-a-kind building constructed in 1928 (during the prohibition era) with a historically unique atmosphere for meeting, gathering, dining and theatrical/musical events. The venue is situated in the heart of downtown Fort Smith, Ar., inside Fort Smith’s Entertainment District. TempleLive’s Masonic Temple Building was first opened in 1929. The building is approximately 53,000 square feet in size and is comprised of 4 stories. The structure was constructed of Bedford Stone and contains three large banquet halls, a full basement with commercial kitchen and a full auditorium with seating for 1,100 people. The building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1992.
The Fort Smith Downtown Business Association (FSDBA) meets most months on the second Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. The location varies so please check our calendar of events for location information. Visitors welcome!