Victory Starts Here for 100 Years

First Thursday on Main Salutes Fort Jackson and their 100th Year Anniversary! The celebration will include special performances by the 282nd Army Rock Band on Boyd Plaza, the 282nd Army Band’s Brass Quintet strolling along Main Street, Fort Jackson historical displays, period costume soldiers, and more!

1200 Block

The Whig – Tap takeover feature Sugar Creek Brewing Co.

Uptown on Main – Military discount all day! Enjoy 20% off most items. Open until 8 pm.

1300 Block

Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita and $2 PBRs (Celebrating Red, White, and Blue!)

Pelliclaude (Arcade Mall) – Enjoy the Mother’s Day Sale, with up to 33% off select pieces! Grab a Mimosa and say hi to Pelly while you shop their collection of local, handmade items.

Blue Sky Gallery (Arcade Mall) – Check out Blue Sky’s newly renovated gallery space! Join Blue Sky and Lynn Sky for an evening of conversation. New works will be shown and a few surprises – presenting a jewel or two from their private collection for sale! 6 – 10 pm.

1400 Block

Nest – Featuring Jane Caldwell Higgins with her handcrafted works. Free snacks and Bourbon drinks. 4 -10 pm. The store will be closing its doors permanently May 31, so this will be your last opportunity to experience a Nest First Thursday!

East Bay Deli – Open until 10 pm.  Mention First Thursday and receive 10% off your item.

1500 Block

Boyd Plaza

  • Mayor Steve Benjamin presents proclamation for Fort Jackson’s 100th Anniversary to Major General John “Pete” Johnson (6 pm)
  • 282nd Army Rock Band (7 pm)
  • Historical Display of Fort Jackson Photos
  • Izms of Art Presents Art on Boyd Plaza featuring artists Sophia Neghesti, Ty Davis and Vaughn Glenn

Main and Hampton – Jam Room Fest Fundraiser (8-10 pm) –

CMA Museum Shop – Enjoy complimentary wine from 6 – 8 pm.

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of “Between Layers” a solo exhibition by Candace Cotterman Thibeault. 6 – 9pm.

Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

1600 Block

Mast General Store – Performance by The Juniors, featuring original material and their toe-tapping covers. The group is best described as a folk-pop-Americana trio, and their rich harmonies make each concert feel like a living-room jam. 6-7:30 pm

Masala on Main – Enjoy Lululemon + Tiny Devotions Trunk Show and Art Opening featuring Lyssa Harvey’s newest collection.

Good Life Café – Stop by and enjoy some great First Thursday specials!

Michael’s Café & Catering – Stop by and enjoy live music with Flat Out Strangers and Cinco de Mayo themed food and drink specials!

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Celebrating Fort Jackson’s 100th anniversary with the opening of their newest exhibition American Life, a new series that takes a look at life in the United States through the unique vantage point of photographer Tony Claremont. Upstairs Grapes and Gallery will be having a tasting of Service Brewing Company from Savannah Georgia for $5 or free with a military I.D.

Tapp’s Arts Center – Enjoy a special exhibition “Afterburner”, featuring a menagerie of scrap-metal behemoths and small intricate creatures fashioned from jettisoned snippets and forgotten machinery. Formed in the mind of local artist Andy White, this exhibition of fantastic beasts will be open from 6 – 10pm.

1700 Block

Gallery at City Hall – Featuring a special exhibition of the history of Camp Jackson, a major Army base of 2,000 structures where 200,000 soldiers were trained.  Using ten major panels outlining the history of the base and the men who trained there, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is pleased to make this new exhibition available at Columbia City Hall.

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.