Kick off the New Year at First Thursday on Main in January!

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Columbia Museum of Art – Ring in the New Year with an evening full of art! Take a guided tour of Van Gogh and His Inspirations at 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00, and enjoy some laughs with The Mothers of Trustus Theatre at 6:30. Due to the popularity of Van Gogh and His Inspirations, there may be a wait to enter.  (5 – 8 pm) Free admission all day courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

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Hotel Trundle –  (1224 Taylor Street) Live Jazz with The Mark Rapp Group featuring Joseph Cafaro, Chris Church, Nick Brewer, and Mark Rapp.  They will be swinging and having a great time for January’s First Thursday on Main at Hotel Trundle from 6 -9 pm.
Don’t miss this exciting launch into 2020!

Mark Rapp: flugelhorn
Nick Brewer: keys
Joseph Cafaro: bass
Chris Church: drums

The Nick – Enjoy First Thursday specials!  $2 off beer and wine and $3 off a bottle of wine from 5-8 pm. They have a great selection of local craft beers on draft, as well as a specially curated wine selection.


The Main Course – Dueling Pianos is back at The Main Course for First Thursday in January! 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! Featuring artist Greg Cloninger. 8 – 11 pm.

Lula Drake – Come celebrate the First Thursday On Main in 2020 at Lula Drake Wine Parlour with the Flat Out Strangers! Featuring Katie Hope Gandy, Jerry Sims, Kristen Elaine, Doug Graham, Jim Channell, and George Fulton. If weather permits their usual outside performance, they hope to be joined by their many friends from the Palmetto Swing Dance Association!

Hendrix – Visit the rooftop and enjoy their Stout-abration beer specials, fire pits, mulled wine, and a new year !   📸Simply Lynn Luc

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The Joint – Enjoy Salsa, Latin Jazz, and much more!  Come out and join The Latin Caravan. Drinks, food, salsa dance lessons and live music.