Frozen Rail & Crossties Projects Continue Downtown Texarkana’s Resurgence

Texarkana, Arkansas has a fun new outdoor music and movie venue, thanks to the folks at Crossties. Les Munn, Joe Gay, and Justin Jones, the partners involved in the Crossties project, opened the Frozen Rail, turning the 300 E. Broad Street caboose into a business serving cold drinks, like daiquiris, margaritas, beer, and more.

Texarkana residents and visitors can now grab a drink and walk around the downtown RailYard Entertainment District or set up chairs and blankets on the lawn to enjoy live music on Friday nights and family movies on Saturday nights.

The lawn space between the Crossties event venue and the caboose is serving a new purpose on the weekends these days. On Friday nights starting around 8 p.m., visitors can enjoy live music entertainment while safely spreading out, bringing their own lawn chairs or blankets. On Saturday nights once it gets dark, family movies will be shown on the building wall for everyone to enjoy. There is no entrance fee for either the live music at the Frozen Rail or the movies - it’s totally free, apart from any drinks or treats families choose to buy.

Crossties is a multilevel entertainment venue located in a historic building in downtown Texarkana, with 36,000 square feet and five rooms. The space can accommodate large events, welcoming everything from weddings to corporate events to birthday parties to family reunions, and more. The space has already hosted several live music acts and will host its next live music performance on October 3rd with Neal McCoy. They’ll also be hosting a first annual Fall Fest for families and Halloween Extravaganza later that night. Live music entertainment and events at Crossties event venue will have entrance fees.

The Frozen Rail development not only helps the Texarkana, Arkansas, downtown and Entertainment District areas thrive, but it also provides residents and visitors with a new way to safely get out of the house, spend time outside, and feel part of the community. Plus, the space is close to other local restaurants and bars that Texarkana residents know and love, including Hopkins Icehouse, Zapata’s, and Broadway Sports Bar and Billiards. The opportunities for fun and good times are endless in downtown Texarkana. We hope you’ll make it to the Frozen Rail soon to check it out!