First Thursday on Main in July

Looks like many of our normal participants are taking time to be with family and friends and celebrate America! Come down to the Main Street District – Columbia, SC for drinks, dinner, and fun if you’re around!  Happy 4th to all of our FTOM friends!

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Grapes & Gallery –  Complete your Independence Day celebration with Grapes & Gallery this Fourth of July! Thursday evening they will open their July Art Show for FTOM.

Their featured artists, Elizabeth McCaw and Gasper Bell are both Converse College students. McCaw is a senior Studio Art major earning a focus in Digital Media, Drawing, and Ceramics. Bell majors in Graphic Design, Photography, Printmaking, and Ceramics.

Interested in learning from one of July’s featured artists? Elizabeth McCaw will be teaching their regularly scheduled class. Register to paint their ‘Merica with her that evening at

The Venue on Main & The Grand – You can play the day away in one of The Venue on Main‘s TopGolf Swing Suite Bays, or enjoy bowling at The GRAND! Half price ALL DAY on Thursday, July 4th!

Good Life Cafe – Enjoy an evening of blues soul funk and roll at your favorite vegan/vegetarian cafe!  7 – 9:30 pm.

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The Joint – Calling all musicians! They will be hosting an open blues jam session for those musicians interested in performing on their stage, and for those that want to come out and support our local talent. 8 – 11 pm.