The Third StrEATery, Downtown Smithfield's Outside Dining Room and Live Entertainment Venue, is back and better than ever in 2023!  Save the dates: June 16, August 18, September 15, and October 20, and click the link below to see the fantastic bands we've booked for this year!

Come downtown with your family, meet up with your friends, get takeout from a downtown restaurant, and join us from 6-9pm on Third Street to hear live music, shop from local businesses, have a beer or glass of wine, and enjoy games and special activities!  Afterward, catch a movie or enjoy drinks at one of our restaurants or bars.  The 100 block of S. Third Street will be closed, and tables and chairs will be set up in the street. 

We'll have a little something for everyone this year, and we can't wait to kick things off with some country from Cooper Greer on May 19 (this date was postponed due to inclement weather, and The Anitque Outlaws will be joining us on August 18)! The Rhythm Express of Rocky Mount will have everybody grooving on June 16! Break out those shagging shoes on September 15 for Band Of Oz! And Journey Tribute Trial by Fire will have everyone singing along to the tunes of one of the greatest classic rock bands of all time on October 20!

Several downtown businesses will be open and have special promotions.  Visit the Historic Downtown Smithfield, NC Facebook page to learn more.
This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
Third Streatery 2023 poster



As a Main Street America Affiliateâ„¢, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
Community ms vertical color logoSmithfield is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.