Our Advertisers

To make it easier for you- and send thanks to them- we’ve provided a simple directory of the wonderful advertisers on Cola Daily and 94.3 FM The Dude – all three working together as the media center for your community.

You can click on their names to go to their websites, too!

1801 Grille – Food, Restaurant
529 Future Scholars – College Savings Plan

Alodia’s Cucina Italiana – Food, Restaurant
Ameris Bank – Financial institution
Atkins Law Firm – Law Firm

Backyard Cafe West Columbia – Food, Restaurant
Barron’s Outfitters – Retail, outdoor
Bart Fireside – Home Improvement, Outdoor entertainment
Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor – Music Store, Instruments
Bistro on the Boulevard – Food, Restaurant
Black Water Marine – Boating
Boland’s Ace Hardware – Retail, home improvement
Bouknight Pumps – Water Treatment
Building Industry Association of Central SC
Burgin Roofing – Roof Replacement, Repairs

Carts Plus – Golf Carts
Caughman’s Meat’n Place
Central Glass of SC – Glass Replacement
Central Heating & Air – Heating/Air Conditioning -Heating, Air Conditioning
CertaPro Painting – Home Improvement
Certified SC Grown – Agriculture, Special Events
Charmingly Southern Vintage Rentals – Event Rentals
Clayton Homes – Real Estate
Clean Sweep Chimney Sweep – Cleaning; chimney services
Closet Factory – Storage, renovations
Coldwell Banker – Real Estate, Broker
Columbia Fireflies– Sporting Event
Columbia Police Department – Law Enforcement
CoCreate – Coworking and Craft Space
Cool Care Heating & Air – Heating, Air Conditioning
Crossfit Optimize – Gym, Fitness, Health

Davis Orthodontics– Dentist, Orthodontist
Deserved Comfort Housekeeping – Cleaning; Home & Office
Devine Street Association – Merchants Association, Special Events
Doc’s Furniture – Retail; furniture, appliances
Dust to Dust Cemetery – Burial Services

Essex Homes – Real Estate
Exceed Real Estate School – Real Estate, Education

First Response – Disaster restoration, remediation
Five Points Association – Merchants Association, Special Events

Galeana Kia – New & Used Auto Sales
Gardener’s Outpost – Garden Center, Nursery
Gentle Dentistry of Lexington – Dental services
Glowout Salon – Salon, Stylist, Tanning
Great Southern Homes – Real Estate
Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber – Merchants Association, Special Events
Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce – Merchants Association, Special Events

Hammond School – K-12, education
Hammond School: Summer Program – education
Hedgepath Outdoor Power Equipment – Small engines, equipment
Herndon Chevrolet – Automotive sales; new & used

Icehouse Amphitheater – Special Events
Inn at USC (Wydham) – Lodging, Hospitality
Insurance Management Group – Insurance Services

Jim Hudson Auto Group – New & Used Auto Sales
JT’s Auto Group – Automotive sales; new & used

Kennel Care – Pet Boarding, Grooming
Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Golf resort, Spa, Recreation
Kiki’s Chicken & Waffles – Restaurant

Larry Lucas Agency – State Farm agency
Lexington Automotive – Automotive sales; used
Lexington Discount Homes – Mobile Homes
Lexington Guns & Shooting Range – Guns; shooting range
Lexington Medical Center – Medical, Hospital
Liberty Tax Service – Tax preparation
Little Pigs BBQ – Food, Restaurant
Lizards Thicket – Food, Restaurant
Love Plumbing, Air & Electrical – Heating, Air Conditioning, Electrical

McDaniels Auto Group – Car Dealer
McDonnell & Associates – Law Firm
Meetze Plumbing – Plumbing
Mercer House Estate Winery – Winery
Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative – Utility
Mid State Roofing – Construction; roofing
Midlands Media Group – Media, Broadcasting
Minnie’s Auto Repair – Auto Repair
Mo’s House of Pizza – Food, Restaurant
Modern Exterminating – Pest Control
Mungo Homes – Real Estate

National Safety Council – Not for Profit
Northside Christian Academy – K-12 education

Old Mill Brew Pub – Food, Restaurant
On Call Plumbing, Heating & Air – Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing

Palmetto State Armory – Retail; Gun Shop & Shooting Range
Panera Bread – Food, Restaurant
Pawmetto Lifeline – Animal Rescue, Adoption
Phillips Market Center – Event Space
Pitt Stop – Gas Station

Resource Realty Group– Real Estate
Rhoten’s Country Store– Retail
Richland County– County
Ricky’s Auto & Tire Center – Automotive repair
Rita’s Italian Ice – Restaurant
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden – Zoo
Rosewood Market & Deli – Grocery, Specialty Foods
Royal Automotive Techs – Automotive Repair

SC Department of Motor Vehicles – State Dept.; Licenses, Registrations
SC Education Lottery – State Dept.; Gambling, Educational Scholarships
SC State Museum 
SC Philharmonic-Performing Arts
STS Auto Sales and Repair
– Automotive 
Salty’s Board Shop – Retail, Shopping
Satcher Ford – Auto Sales; New & Used
Save a Lot – Grocery Store
Schlotzsky’s – Restaurant
Scott’s Furniture – Furniture, Mattresses
Scottie’s Cafe & Grill – Food, Restaurant
Security Federal Bank – Banking
Schroeder’s Towing – Towing Services
Sink Law Firm – Law Firm
Sinus Center of South Carolina – Medical
SleepMed, Inc. – Medical/Research
Soda City Gymnastics 
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & War Museum-Museum
South Carolina Department of Agriculture– Special Events
Spa 131– Spa
Spirit Communications – Telecommunications
Stanick Sheet Metal & Roofing – Construction; Roofing
Steel Hands Brewing – Brewery, Restaurant, Entertainment
Stone River – Event Space
Sumter Opera House – Entertainment

The Casual Pint – Food, Restaurant
The Loaded Patriot – Restaurant
The Melting Pot – Restaurant
The Muffler Shop – Auto Parts, Repair
Tombo Grill – Restaurant
Tony’s Pizzalicious– Restaurant
Top Dogs – Restaurant 
Township Auditorium
– Venue
Trustus Theater– Theaters, Plays, Musicals
Tupelo Grove Events– Florist

Vacuum Center – Home Improvement
Vista Guild – Special Events
Vista Smiles – Dental services

WACH-TV – Television Station
Walton’s Automotive – Automotive repairs
Whitehall TV – Television Repair, Sales
Wilson Auto Sales – Automobile Sales, New & Used
Wingate by Wyndham: Lexington – Hotel
Wingard’s Market – Retail,  Garden Center, Gifts, Produce
Windermere Club-Golf Course
WKTC-TV – Television Station

YMCA of Columbia-Wellness Club

Zesto’s of West Columbia – Food, restaurant

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Where to Go, What to Do

Jul
22
Mon
Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection @ McKissick Museum
Jul 22 – Dec 16 all-day

McKissick’s abstract art from the 1960s and 1970s makes an appearance in our third floor lobby. Expect to see bold colors and geometric shapes on display.

Aug
5
Mon
Piece by Piece: Quilts from the Permanent Collection @ McKissick Museum
Aug 5 2019 – Jul 18 2020 all-day
Piece by Piece: Quilts from the Permanent Collection @ McKissick Museum

The McKissick Museum has diverse and rich quilting traditions of the American South on display in Piece by Piece, featuring quilts made in the 19th and 20th centuries. Return visitors will be rewarded with opportunities to see quilts switched out every three months.

Aug
12
Mon
Flip Flops & Soap Boxes: Issue Voting in the United States @ McKissick Museum
Aug 12 – Sep 10 all-day

Most people are familiar with the Democratic and Republican Parties in the United States. However, party affiliation is not the only factor people use to decide how to vote. Many voters choose candidates based on specific issues, like abortion or gun control. Historically, some of the biggest issues for voters have been the economy, the Vietnam War, and busing to integrate schools during the Civil Rights movement. Flip Flops & Soap Boxes explores the variety of ways American voters have communicated their opinions on these and other issues in the past
Through August 12, 2019.

Aug
20
Tue
2020 Census Hiring Event @ Richland Main library
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn all about employment opportunities with the 2020 Census! Application assistance is also offered.

Aug
21
Wed
2020 Census Hiring Event @ Irmo Library
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn all about the 2020 Census employment opportunities! Application assistance will be provided.

Aug
22
Thu
Freedom Festival International @ Tapps Arts Center
Aug 22 all-day

What makes our four day International Film Festival unique is that we not only highlight underrepresented groups, but we also promote equality and those who sacrifice for Freedom! With live screenings, social network events, seminars, and live entertainment, you don’t want to miss this festival!

Colt Ford @ The Senate
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm
Colt Ford @ The Senate

“You can kill the lights and the amplifiers/But dreams don’t care if you’re tired,” “No Rest”
With his sixth studio album, the aptly named Love Hope Faith, his follow-up to 2014’s Thanks for Listening, Colt Ford continues to live out his boyhood dream – the one where you “wake up on a mission/to buy that beat-up Gibson,” as he sings on “No Rest.” Love Hope Faith is exactly that, a message to to his loyal fan base, and a strike against the divisiveness plaguing our country, celebrating the things that bring us together – friends, family, our faith in a better future.
Featuring such guests as Music City stalwarts Brad Paisley (“Lookin’ for a Hand Out”), Toby Keith (“Time Flies”), Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and brother Josh (“Young Americans”) and veteran rockers Lit (“I’m Mud”); promising newcomers like Waterloo Revival’s Cody Cooper and George Birge (“Dynamite”), Tyler Farr (“My Truck”), Taylor Ray Holbrook (“Reload”), Javier Colon (“No Rest”) and Granger Smith (“Keepin’ It Real”), Love Hope Faith is the ultimate populist country record, featuring a little something for everyone.
“I’m just trying to bring people together,” says the Georgia native, a one-time golf pro who still frequents the links and the co-founder/owner of his own Average Joes Entertainment. “There’s so much conflict out there, it’s hard to decide who’s right and who’s wrong.”
And while he admits to a populist fan base and down-to-earth, “Keepin’ It Real” attitude, Colt cautions, “I’m not a politician. I’m a musician, a performer. We have to get past our differences and find a common ground.”
And what better way to do that with Colt Ford’s groundbreaking hybrid of country, blues, rock and rap rhythms, who has built up a following that started with mud trucker events and graduated to arena status sharing the stage with the likes of golfing buddy Toby Keith.

Aug
23
Fri
Dave Koz & Friends Summer Tour @ Koger Center for the Arts
Aug 23 all-day

In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboardís Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more.

Now, Dave Koz has released one of the most exciting recordings of his long career. Five years after recording their initial tribute to the great horn sections of soul, jazz and pop, Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns II From A To Z reprises the all-star, crowd-pleasing format of that smash hit album. Joining Koz this year will be Saxophonist Gerald Albright, Trumpeter Rick Braun, Vocalist Kenny Latimore and Trombone/Vocalist Aubrey Logan (from Postmodern Jukebox fame).

Resurrection: A Journey Tribute @ Sumter Opera House
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

They’re BACK! Inspired by their own fandom, this talented band set out to create the most authentic Journey experience anyone has ever witnessed and spent countless hours discussing the look, sound, production, and FEEL needed for this tribute to deliver a live experience that would resonate on the highest level with the most avid Journey fan. Resurrection has become one of the most highly sought after tribute experiences in the country and delighted fans during their appearance the last two years! Don’t miss their return to our stage on August 23rd at 7:30 pm!

Back to School Bash!! @ 1626 on Main
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 2:00 am

1626 on Main would like to WELCOME home all returning students and new students to the venue for a Back to School Bash! All ages welcome! *We will be checking ID’s at the door and providing wristbands for 21+
LIVE MUSIC provided by: NICK, DUPLEX, UNDERWATER YHETI, HOODINI CREW JAM SESH, COLE SMOAK, WRITERSBLOCK, NOMADIK369, QID, and NIQUE THE GEEK
+Full food and bar menus available for purchase
$2 BUSCH LIGHTS
AFTER PARTY AT THE GRAND-(across from 1626) from 12-2 a.m: FEATURING DJ’s DUPLEX and VANISHER.
Let’s raise a glass to kick of the new school year!!