This Month’s Lineup

Showcasing Main Street

April 2024 Lineup

We’ve got an awesome lineup of businesses and artists featured for this month’s First Thursday on Main! View the businesses and artists along with special sales and opportunities below.

1300 Block

Art at the Arcade Building

Arcade Building – 1332 Main Street

Join local artists at Art at The Arcade Mall during First Thursday on Main Street. From 6-9 PM, artists will have work for sale, create art live, and have work on display! Artists this month:


Jillery, LLC

Kristin Holzer Art

Bee Bottom Art

Reveca Camacho Designs

Triston Gogol

Victoria Rickards

Sculpt Guy


Cantina 76

1301 Main Street, 5-9 p.m.

Casual, independently owned Mexican-inspired taqueria & bar with fresh margaritas, imaginative tacos & outdoor patio on Main Street in Columbia, SC. This First Thursday, Cantina will have half-off margaritas starting at 4pm.

Raw Essence Natural Soaps & Bath Co.

1332 Main Street Suite 110, 6-8 p.m.

Handcrafted Soaps, Natural Skincare &
Unique Gifts. We have something for everyBODY!

Shop & Sip enjoy free chilled wine while Shopping at our store. Visit

1400 Block

1500 Block

First Thursday on Main Presents: Natalie Carr

1515 Main Street, Boyd Plaza 7:30 p.m.

w/ special jazz performance by the Mark Rapp Group

Beer tent by Transmission Arcade, and DJ VooDoo Child

We’re so happy it’s Springtime and the weather is perfect for the Plaza! This month, we’re celebrating National Jazz Month with Columbia’s own Mark Rapp Group starting at 7:30, and Charlotte-based pop/R&B recording artist Natalie Carr at 8:15!

Visit our Facebook event and let us know you’re coming!

Hampton Street Vineyard

1207 Hampton St

L’apero 4-9:30 & live music 5-9:30

Good Life Cafe

Good Life Game Night

1216 taylor St 5pm

First Thursday Happy Hour prices until close

RELOCATED to 1332 Main Street due to high winds in Boyd Plaza

Richland Library presents:

Pop Up Art Show

1332 Main Street, 6-830 p.m.

Join us for this special First Thursday on Main edition of Pop Up Art Show!

Our Pop-Up Art shows are intended to highlight the work of local, emerging visual artists and their unique personal ties to the specific communities where our libraries are located. Stop in to meet the artist, browse the art or make a purchase. 

Artists exhibiting this month:

Tristan Gogol, Jenna Bazaliy

Free First Thursday at CMA

10am – 8pm

1515 Main Street, Columbia museum of art

Enjoy free admission and extended hours. Take a guided tour of two featured exhibitions, Darrel Ellis: Regeneration and Interior Lives: Modern American Spaces at 6:00 p.m. Last gallery entry at 7:30 p.m. Be on Boyd Plaza in the evening for live music, food vendors, and a beer garden. Free. Plaza events by First Thursday on Main. Free admission courtesy of Dominion Energy. Generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.

No Place to Play – Artist Lindsey Deaton

South Carolina Center for Architecture

1530 Main Street

Around the world and here at home, low-income families are being displaced by gentrification into dangerous landscapes on the urban fringe of cities. In these crowded and hostile spaces, how do kids hang out and socialize when there is NO PLACE TO PLAY? Come by the Center for Architecture on Main Street on April 4 for a special Artist’s Talk with Prof. Lyndsey Deaton, whose award-winning research informs this important exhibit.

1600 Block

Mast General Store

1601 Main street

Live Music @ Mast!

A member of a few bands around Columbia, Sean Thomson combines old style ragtime guitar with more modern influences.


SMOKED Patio Party

1626 Main street

Experience luxury on Main Street at Smoked Patio Party. Indulge in meticulously crafted dishes amidst an elegant ambiance, enhanced by live music by Jon Rooks, and soft lighting. Savor every moment as our attentive staff cater to your every need, ensuring an evening of unforgettable culinary delight.
In partnership with Peak Drift, enjoy deliciously crafted brews.
Join us for an unparalleled dining experience that promises to elevate your senses and leave you longing for more.

TiffanyJ @ The Nick

1607 Main street

As a part of the April 4th First Thursday on Main event, The Nickelodeon Theater is premiering a film entitled HERO, for which TiffanyJ’s music is featured in the soundtrack. Come out to hear some soulful sounds before enjoying a night out at the movies!

1700 Block

1800 Block & BeyonD

Open Container Policy

Those of legal age will be permitted to drink beer and wine anywhere on the 1200 to 1700 blocks of Main Street between 6 and 9:30 p.m.

CPD Security

Columbia Police Department provides security services for the event to ensure you feel safe while enjoying the festivities.

Shuttle Services

City Center Partnership’s Yellow Shirts offer complimentary shuttle services around the Main Street District. Call 803-309-7758 for a free shuttle until 11 p.m.

First Thursdays are sponsored by:

Beam and Hinge Logo
CMA Logo
City of Columbia Logo