Join us for First Thursday on Main in June!

June’s First Thursday on Main features music from one end to the other end of Main Street with our friend’s at WXRY 99.3 FM!

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The Whig –  Highland Brewing, one of the all-time greats, takes over the taps for June’s First Thursday on Main. Don’t forget you can grab a Highland pint to go and walk down to see a great FREE show at Columbia Museum of Art’s newly renovated Boyd Plaza!

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Cantina 76 – Featuring live music and their special First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita.

Arcade Mall

Pelliclaude – Featuring local artists, and Godis Tanisha who is playing live in the Arcade Building’s main hall! Added Bonus: get 15% in the boutique off when you mention this post!

Blue Sky Gallery – Stop by the gallery and visit with Blue Sky!  See his most recent masterpieces.

Miss Cocky – Featuring Killer Beez Acoustic Rock! Enjoy Summertime Sip & Shop with hors d’oeuvres, and Rodan and Fields consultation and samples!

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Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy Free FTOM at the CMA!  Come experience an evening filled with art! Enjoy improv with The Mothers of Trustus Theatre at 6:30, a Focal Points: Proud Perspectives tour at 7:00, and a book signing with artist Sanford Greene, whose art is on view through June 23, from 6:00 – 8:00. Greene’s new comic book Bitter Root will be available for purchase as will signed prints.

Stop by the plaza for an awesome free show & nice priced beers and wines at the pop-up beer garden from The Whig. Cash bar. Transmission Arcade will offer free play pinball. Food provided by Los Chicanos Food Truck, The Wurst Wagen, and The Wolf Pizza Co.

Anastasia & Friends –  10 years ago – local artist Anastasia Chernoff had the idea, spirit, and energy to put an art gallery in the front of the unused Main Street office space occupied by The Free Times. Hundreds of artists have presented their work in the space and thousands have enjoyed it.  As all things change – so has the gallery that will close this summer. Please join the art gallery for Last First – A Volcano of Art, a showcase of the many artists that have brought their talent to the walls of Anastasia and Friends.

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


Drake’s Duck-in – Open until 9 pm. Enjoy craft beer and wine on the patio!

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Grapes & Gallery – (1113 Taylor Street) – Enjoy the featured work of Captain Thomas O’Brien and Robert Keith IV. Both of these formally trained artists call Columbia home and enjoy using their work to illuminate unique perspectives on the world around them. Opening show will be on First Thursday on Main from 4 – 9 pm.

Hotel Trundle – (1224 Taylor) – Enjoy Happy Hour specials on local craft beer and wine, and live jazz music.

Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Worlds of Creativity presents Venezuela a Hidden Paradise. Enjoy traditional Venezuelan dancing, singing accompanied by traditional acoustic instruments, life painting by Aura Ramirez, dance performances by Sincopao, food by Virginia Rodriguez, traditional dessert by Cristina Soto, and more!

1626 Main – Enjoy Dueling Pianos! Dueling Pianos with Jonathan Ansley and Greg Cloninger. The Rock And Roll Piano Show is a mobile, high-energy, singalong show, with lots of audience interaction. This event is free to the public! 8 -11 pm.

Lula Drake – Featuring live gypsy swing music with Les Flat Out Strangers.