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The Main Course

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1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
(803) 726-2230 http://www.1626happenings.com/

Whether you are into food and drinks, sports, live music or friendly entertainment, The Main Course at 1626 Main Street offers something for everyone! Add these happenings to your calendar so you don’t miss out!

DOORS OPEN AT 6PM FOR ALL HAPPENINGS WITH FULL MENU & BAR SERVICE.
You are encouraged to come to dine with us before enjoying a great evening.

January 2019

Jazz & Classical on New Main Street Location

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
Free
colajazz colaclassics preview night

WHAT 1626, will be kicking off a brand new jazz and chamber music series with a free concert for the public. Mark Rapp, founder and CEO of ColaJazz, will be bringing a three-part jazz listening series dubbed, “Jazz on Main” to 1626 during February and March. Nyamka Odsuren, founder of ColaClassics (a sister organization of ... Read more

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February 2019

Cupid Swings: a Jazz and Classical Valentine’s Dinner & Show

February 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
Jazz and Classical Valentine Dinner

A Valentine's date you'll remember for a lifetime! Celebrate with us as we enjoy an evening of live jazz and classical music! Throughout the evening, a jazz quartet and classical chamber group will play the best in romantic jazz and classical music and with the lyrical stylings of a beautiful, sultry vocalist & violinist, you'll ... Read more

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Jazz on Main: The Music of Dexter Gordon

February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
$10
DEXTER GORDON ColaJazz

Mark Rapp founder and CEO of ColaJazz, will be bringing a jazz listening event on February 22nd and March 29th. ColaJazz is a multifaceted jazz organization based in Columbia, SC with an educational and outreach arm as well. ColaJazz brings internationally recognized jazz stars to Columbia, SC while also highlighting and celebrating Columbia’s jazz talent. ... Read more

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March 2019

Celebrating Astrud Gilberto: a Night of Bossa Novas and more!

March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
$10
Celebrating Astrud Gilberto Mark Rapp ColaJazz

Enjoy an evening of Bossa Novas and more! Astrud Gilberto, born March 29, 1940, is a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer. She became well known in the 1960s for her performance of the song "The Girl from Ipanema”. She had a long time personal and musical relationship with the famous American saxophonist Stan Getz. ... Read more

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April 2019

ColaJazz Brunch at 1626 Main

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2019

The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
ColaJazz Jazz Brunch

Starting April 13, 1626 on Main welcomes you for our weekly brunch buffet and live music series! Enjoy a full buffet for $14/person, with build your own Bloody Mary and Mimosa bars available. Saturdays = Jazz Brunch April 13 – Pete Neighbor Quartet April 20 – Mark Rapp Quartet April 27 – Michael Wilkinson Quartet ... Read more

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May 2019

Saturday Jazz Brunch Buffet @ 1626 on Main

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
ColaJazz Jazz Brunch

1626 on Main welcomes you for our weekly brunch buffet and live music series! Enjoy a full buffet for $14/person, with build your own Bloody Mary and Mimosa bars available at an additional cost. *Brunch starts 9a* *Music starts 10a* *Music presented by ColaJazz* Saturdays = JAZZ! May 18 Shannon Pinkney May 25 Mark Rapp ... Read more

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Monk in May at 1626 on Main

May 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
$10
Monk in May

Celebrating the music of Thelonious Monk ColaJazz is proud to present, live in concert, one of our most exciting, inventive and accomplished jazz artists, Amos Hoffman, celebrating a similarly inventive jazz legend, Thelonious Monk. Amos and his all-star quartet will undoubtedly give you a night to remember! GET TICKETS NOW! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monk-in-may-at-1626-on-main-tickets-61824289113 Thelonious Monk was an ... Read more

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June 2019

Celebrate the Music of John Coltrane! 

June 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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$10 – $15

JOHN COLTRANE 28-June-2019 -- 7 pm - 10 pm Celebrate the Music of John Coltrane!  ColaJazz is proud to present, live in concert, one of our most exciting, inventive and accomplished jazz artists, Ben Eidson, celebrating a similarly inventive jazz legend, John Coltrane. Ben Eidson and his all-star quartet will undoubtedly give you a night to remember!Tickets: ... Read more

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Saturday Jazz Brunch Buffet @ 1626 on Main

June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
ColaJazz Jazz Brunch

1626 on Main welcomes you for our weekly brunch buffet and live music series! Enjoy a full buffet for $14/person, with build your own Bloody Mary and Mimosa bars available at an additional cost. *Brunch starts 9a* *Music starts 10a* *Music presented by ColaJazz* Saturdays = JAZZ! May 18 Shannon Pinkney May 25 Mark Rapp ... Read more

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July 2019

ColaJazz Listening Room: The Beatles – Bert Ligon Quartet

July 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
Bert Ligon - The Beatles

ColaJazz is proud to present, live in concert, USC Jazz Director Bert Ligon and his all-star quartet featuring Scott Burkholder, Craig Butterfield, and Lauren Meccia. The Bert Ligon Quartet will present Bert's very own inventive, unique and exciting JAZZ arrangements of the very best of The Beatles! Tickets: $10 in advance / $15 at the ... Read more

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August 2019

Exotic Music of Brasil with Duda Lucena

August 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
Exotic Music of Brasil

Experience the fantastic world of Brazilian music by the celebrated Brazilian guitarist and singer Duda Lucena! Come hear the incredible sounds of Baião, Frevo, Maracatu and the classic Bossa Nova. Most people are already familiar with Bossa Nova and Samba. Baião, Frevo and Maracatu are rhythms from Northeast of Brazil (where Duda Lucena is from) ... Read more

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October 2019

Swing Dance with Parker’s Back

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States

Put your dancing shoes on and come out for swing dance night on October 18th!! Parker’s Back is an acoustic quartet that plays vocal versions of early 20th century jazz, swing, and Great American Songbook classics, as well as Americana music. The band members are all long-time veterans of the Columbia music scene and are ... Read more

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Parker’s Back Quartet Swing Dance at 1636 Main

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Hot vintage swing music you can dance to or just dig.

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Traditional Dixieland Jazz with Dick Goodwin

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
Trad jazz with Dick goodwin

Traditional Dixieland Jazz by the Dick Goodwin Quartet 2 sets:7 pm-8pm & 8:30pm-9:30pm Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/traditional-dixieland-jazz-tickets-74217680079?aff=ebdssbeac Dixieland, sometimes referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz, is a style of jazz based on the music that developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. ... Read more

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Traditional Dixieland Jazz by the Dick Goodwin Quartet

October 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
Traditional Dixieland Jazz by the Dick Goodwin Quartet

Traditional Dixieland Jazz by the Dick Goodwin Quartet 2 sets:7 pm-8pm & 8:30pm-9:30pm Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door! Dixieland, sometimes referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz, is a style of jazz based on the music that developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. Expect ... Read more

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November 2019

ColaJazz Listening Room Series: Music of Chet Baker

November 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
$10
Listening Room Concert

The Music of Chet Baker by Jon Thornton Quartet 2 sets: 7 p.m -8:10 p.m & 8:30 p.m -9:30 p.m TICKETS are $10 in advance and $15 at the door Chet Baker was one of the most famous and legendary jazz trumpeters and singers in jazz. Expect to hear some of the best from the ... Read more

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December 2019

Eidson Rapp Quintet at The Main Course

December 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
$10

Trumpeter Mark Rapp and saxophonist Ben Eidson team up to lead an evening of jazz standards in this monthly ColaJazz Listening Room Dinner & Jazz Series! Join us on Dec 27th at 7pm for two sets of incredible, adventurous and ever so enjoyable straight-ahead jazz! The ColaJazz Listening Room Dinner & Jazz Series at 1626 ... Read more

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January 2020

Elliott New and the Untouchables

January 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States

Join us for a night Blues at the Main Stage with Elliott and the Untouchables! From the first note to the last note, Elliott and the Untouchables deliver deep blues drenched with raw emotion. From gritty Chicago boogie to swampy Delta blues to Texas shuffles to West Coast jumpin' blues. Every aspect of the blues. ... Read more

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Terence Young & the Finesse band

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States

Main Stage welcomes Terence-Young & FINESSE BAND for the first time! The Finesse Band has established itself as one of the top dance/party bands in the southeast. The group was founded 15 years ago by nationally acclaimed Jazz guitarist Terence J. Young. They specialize in performing at the top public and privates events in the ... Read more

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ColaJazz Little Big Band: The Band That Could!

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
$10

The "ColaJazz Little Big Band: The Band That Could!" is a 9-piece ensemble presenting a wide variety of large ensemble music from Big Band repertoire to the classic small group sound. TICKETS ARE ONLY $10! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colajazz-little-big-band-the-band-that-could-tickets-86157161389 On Jan 31st, expect some of the best from the classic Swing Era presented by our area's most exciting ... Read more

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February 2020

Gypsy Jazz workshop and djam session

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Free

A collective of local Columbia SC musicians and music lovers celebrating and sharing the love of the music and technique of master musician Django Reinhardt. Meeting on most Monday evenings 6p-9p at The Venue (1626 Main St) to listen, to Djam, to learn and to share techniques focused on the “gypsy jazz” style. Open and ... Read more

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Gypsy Jazz Jam Sessions

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Free

"The Hot Club Of Rosewood" hosts a loosely organized gypsy jazz "djam" session most Monday evenings. Focused on early string swing hot jazz such as Louis Armstrong and Django Reinhardt. As fun for listeners, beginners and advanced players. Please search for our group page on FB for more details. $Free$

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Valentine’s Day with ColaJazz | Main Course

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
Valentine's Day Jazz

Main Course is ready to offer you one of the best Valentine's Evenings in Columbia, SC. Enjoy a romantic dinner with your favorite Valentine and enjoy the sweet sounds of jazz! ColaJazz presents a phenomenal jazz quartet with some of NYC's best musicians: Dan Greenblatt (saxophone), Matt Whittington (guitar), Ed Fuqua (bass), Brian Widlowski (drums). ... Read more

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Gypsy Jazz Jam Sessions

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Free

"The Hot Club Of Rosewood" hosts a loosely organized gypsy jazz "djam" session most Monday evenings. Focused on early string swing hot jazz such as Louis Armstrong and Django Reinhardt. As fun for listeners, beginners and advanced players. Please look for our group page on FB for more details. $Free$

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Gypsy Jazz Jam Sessions

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Free

"The Hot Club Of Rosewood" hosts a loosely organized gypsy jazz "djam" session most Monday evenings. Focused on early string swing hot jazz such as Louis Armstrong and Django Reinhardt. As fun for listeners, beginners and advanced players. Please look for our group page on FB for more details. $Free$

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August 2020

Piano Jazz at the Main Course

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States

Pianist Nicholas Vlandis continues the ColaJazz Dinner & Jazz event on August 28, the last Friday of the month. Enjoy!

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September 2020

Parker’s Back at MAIN EVENT

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States

Come enjoy vintage vocal jazz, Swing, & Americana with one of Columbia's favorite trios. Great food and excellent cocktails.

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Smooth Jazz Nights at Main Course

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm

The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Come out and enjoy Smooth Jazz Night at Main Course featuring David Glymph. Drink, eat, and enjoy a great night of Smooth Jazz!

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October 2020

Smooth Jazz Nights at Main Course

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm

The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Come out and enjoy Smooth Jazz Night at Main Course featuring David Glymph. Drink, eat, and enjoy a great night of Smooth Jazz!

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Smooth Jazz Nights at Main Course

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm

The Main Course, 1626 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Come out and enjoy Smooth Jazz Night at Main Course featuring David Glymph. Drink, eat, and enjoy a great night of Smooth Jazz!

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