This month is filled with #mainsteats and tons of #mainstdistrict events and happenings along #mainstcolasc.  Come see what's in store!
JULY 2022

What's Happening Around the Main Street District 

Voting for Free Times Best of Columbia is Open through Friday, July 1  

Vote until Friday, 7/1 (11:59 pm).  We know our Main Street District businesses, shops, and restaurants would love your vote!

Please Vote (Best Use of Public Funds)
Please Vote (Biggest Improvement in Columbia this Year)
Please Vote (Best Shopping District)

Congratulations Holiday Inn Columbia!

Holiday Inn Columbia Downtown has been awarded TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Award.  This means they are in the Top 10% of preferred hotels WORLDWIDE!  Book your stay today.  (803) 205-4950.

Move-In-Ready Office Suites Available Now

The Tower at 1301 Gervais is located in the Main Street District with panoramic views of downtown Columbia, SC. Enjoy the convenience of short walks from the office to Main Street, the Vista, and the State House. This office high rise has flexible small suites up to full-floor space available.


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35 Midlands Leaders Graduate from the Riley Institute’s Award-Winning Diversity Program as it Reaches New Milestone

Leaders from across the Midlands have new tools and perspectives to leverage diversity to improve organizational outcomes and drive social and economic progress in South Carolina, gained through their participation in the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI).

Class members worked together to develop capstone projects, partnering with nonprofit organizations to respond to real challenges and opportunities in their communities.  Congratulations to our very own Matt Kennell, President & CEO of Main Street District.

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Events & Specials This Month

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First Thursday on Main

First Thursday on Main
1200 – 1700 Main Street
Thursday, July 7
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of live music, great food, and more!  Move up and down the Main Street District for happenings from the 1200 block to the 1700 block! For a list of events visit  
The Grand
1621 Main Street

Featuring Live Music with Brent Lundy

Sunday, July 3
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kick back this Sunday and brunch to the rockin' sounds of Brent Lundy!  

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1213 Blanding Street 
(803) 256-7677

Opera Thursday at Villa Tronco

Thursdays July 7 & 14
Dinner at 6:00 pm & Performance at 7:00 pm
You don’t want to miss the beautiful voices of Yasmin Bradshaw and Johnnie Felder. There is no extra charge for this entertainment.  There are still tables available. Call Villa Tronco to book your table today.  803-256-7677.
The Main Course
1624 Main Street

Featuring Live Music with the Blue Dogs

Friday, July 8
8:00 pm
The Blue Dogs are a band formed in 1987 by Bobby Houck and Hank Futch, based in Charleston, South Carolina. Known for their American roots sound and interactive performances, the band has become a staple in southern live entertainment and the Americana scene.
Grab your tickets and join The Main Course for a fun night of music!
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The Joint @ 1701 Main
1710 Main Street

Oracle Blue at The Joint on Main

Saturday, July 9
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Nashville future-soul group Oracle Blue blends elements of Neo-Soul, electro-pop, and Black American music to create a newfangled soundscape with sullen danceability. The band is fronted by producers Liz Kelley (guitar, vocals) and Zach Douglas (trumpet, playback engineer), and is rounded out with a rotating cast in the rhythm section. Influences range from Hiatus Kaiyote to Sylvan Esso while creating a sonic culture that is uniquely their own.

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The Pastor’s Study
1633 Main Street

The Jorge Garcia Quartet

Monday, July 18
7:00 pm
Jorge Garcia will be performing songs from his crossover album reimagining classic rock songs in jazz!
  • Jorge Garcia: guitar
  • Paul Banman: piano
  • Ryan Kijanka: bass
  • Justin Watt: drums
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Hampton Street Vineyard
1207 Hampton Street

Bastille Day

Thursday, July 14
4:00 pm
Celebrate Bastille Day with Hampton Street Vineyard featuring live music, hors d'oeuvres, aperitif cocktails, wine, and a photo booth!
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Wine Tasting

Tuesday, July 26
HSV’s July educational wine tasting will focus on old world vs new world wines. Jonathan Lopez, HSV owner, and advanced sommelier will be leading the class. Tickets will be $40 and will include tastes of six different wines that will be available for purchase at the time of the event. Tickets will go on sale on 7/12/22 and will be available on
The Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main Street

The Nick is Now Open Thursday through Sunday

Pass the popcorn and wine!  The Nick is now open for screenings every Thursday-Sunday. Also, every Thursday members of The Nick will get $1 off beer and wine. Escape the heat with a cold beverage and a movie.  Check out their complete line-up at
Richland Library
1431 Assembly St
(803) 799-9084

Get Out of the Heat and Enjoy Free Movie Screenings at Richland Library

July Lineup:
(All Matinees Begin at 2:30 pm)
July 5 – Jaws
July 7 – Ambulance
July 11 – Raising Arizona
July 13 – Sneakers
July 16 – Godzilla 2000
July 17 – The Never-Ending Story
July 19 – Turning Red
July 21 – Alien
July 23 – A Fistful of Dollars
July 25 – Lethal Weapon 2
July 27 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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Summer Learning Challenge 2022

July – September
Has your child started their Summer Learning Challenge yet? There's still time to read and win cool prizes like free tickets to the Columbia Fireflies game.
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1515 Main Street
(803) 799-2810

Family Fun Night at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Friday, July 22
5:30 – 8:00 pm
The CMA is taking Family Fun Night to Columbia’s favorite botanical garden.  Meet in Waterfall Junction for a night of outdoor play. Enjoy the Puppet Time Machine Theater’s performance of Neighbors, a show about our local wildlife. Explore the world of bugs and flowers: try pollinating giant blossoms, capturing aphids as a ladybug superhero, or seeing the world from an ant's perspective. Make paper flowers, go on a scavenger hunt throughout the garden, and join in the other art activities.
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Corazon Holistic Health
1631 Main Street
(803) 567-1217

Call Corazon Today and Schedule Your Relaxing Massage Service

Doctors Care
1538 Main Street

Kick-off Your Season Right and Swing into Doctors Care

$25* Sports & Camp Physicals are here. Sports physicals are imperative for any athlete, big or small. They can help identify any health problems that may interfere with participation in a sport. If needed, the provider can give immunizations and discuss any health-related concerns you or your child may have. Get a sports physical today.
Doctors Care on Main is open Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm
*Sports physicals pricing valid through – 7/31/2022

Prime Lease Opportunity at 1534 Main Street

Looking for an office or retail space? Surrounded by six major hotels, shopping, and dining, and more, this is a prime location!  Call Aaron Seekford at 703-447-4663 for more information about the property.
The Main Street District
Is a private non-profit organization that manages the 36 block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly, and Marion Streets in downtown Columbia. The organization provides public space management, economic development, place management, marketing, and public advocacy for the Main Street District.
The Board of Directors oversees the organization’s mission — to focus on filling vacancies in commercial properties, retaining existing downtown businesses and recruiting new ones, expanding the downtown residential base, and creating a safe, clean, and friendly downtown environment.
If you are located in the downtown Business Improvement District (36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly and Marion Streets in downtown Columbia) and are offering any specials NEXT MONTH, please email Lorri-Ann Carter at or call 803.779.4005.
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