This Month’s Lineup

Showcasing Main Street

JUNE 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
Kathren Česká Jewelry
Reveca Camacho Designs
Sarah A. Macklin
Shaina Manuel
Caroline Clark /Revisionist Studio
Seven Moon Mystic

Game night at Queer Haven Books

1332 Main Street, Suite 120 6-9 p.m.

Come on down to the new Queer Haven Books in the historic Arcade Mall Building.

Sip and shop, queer games, and free HIV/STI testing.

Raw Essence Natural Soaps & Bath Co.

1332 Main Street Suite 110, 6:30-8 p.m.

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

Who: Anybody!
What to expect:
• 1.5 – 2 hours of Custom Candle Making inside of the Historic Arcade Mall
• Supplies: Soy Wax, Vessel, Wicks, Fragrances for custom scent blends, Candle Dye, Labels to customize
• Wax Instructor & Candle Care Cards
• Games & Giveaways
• Wine & Mini Charcuterie
• What to bring: Your desire to create!

Spaces Are Filling Fast, Register Now at

1400 Block

1500 Block

First Thursday on Main Presents: The Simplicity with Mids

1515 Main Street, Boyd Plaza 6:00 p.m.

First Thursday’s June edition will not disappoint!

The weather is warming up, so wear your short pants and plan on grabbing a cold beverage in Boyd Plaza or somewhere along Main Street, because we’re welcoming for the first time Carolina Pong to provide a great opportunity for some friendly competition.

For your earholes, we’re excited to invite The Simplicity from Charleston and local group Mids, accompanied by DJ Tony Gray to kick off the evening at 6pm.

Charleston hunks The Simplicity have absorbed all of your weird uncle’s psych rock records, your dad’s Petty 8-tracks, and your mom’s favorite Stones songs, then distilled the mix into their own explosive brand of retro-tinged, threadbare rock bangers.

Returning from a nearly five-year hiatus, Mids is primed and ready to chug out riffs. The Columbia quintet – featuring members of Dear Blanca, Stagbriar, Numbtongue, and ET Anderson – has stripped away the ornamentation of their rock, metal and jazz fusion influences, creating their own brand of lobotomized punk.

Transmission Arcade will provide beer tent, and food truck yumminess provided by Los Chicanos and Luna’s Grill.

And don’t forget Art in the Arcade Mall – 1332 Main Street!
Beer Garden provided by Transmission Arcade
Visit our Facebook event and let us know you’re coming!

Hampton Street Vineyard

1207 Hampton Street

Join us for First Thursday on Main Street! Experience live music from 5pm to 8pm and treat yourself to our French happy hour, L’Apero, available from 4pm until close!

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 the Collection 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. Generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.

1600 Block

Edited in Prisma app with Wild Horse

Good Life Game Night

1216 Taylor street

Enjoy games and happy hour specials from 5 PM until closing!

Mast General Store

1601 Main street

Live Music @ Mast!

The members of Gentle Jack have a long history of friendship and playing music together, with previous projects that span over 25 years. Most listeners can hear obvious influences from various genres like jazz, blues, bluegrass and of course rock and roll. Led by husband and wife, Barton and Julia Beckham, Gentle Jack loves supporting local businesses and events like First Thursday on Main.


SMOKED Patio Party

1626 Main street

Immerse yourself in an evening where your First Thursdays transform into extraordinary gatherings.

Revel in live tunes, savor beer specials, and engage in thrilling games, all set on our enchanting back patio. Be part of this vibrant community event, free and open to all.

See you at Smoked’s back patio this First Thursday on Main Street.

Sake and Sushi at Hanabi

1624 Main street

Every First Thursday on Main Street, enjoy $8 chicken, steak, or shrimp bowls. 

Take your street hibachi to-go for a stroll down Main Street, the one day of the month where you can drink and walk down Main Street.

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