About The Senate

The Senate is a 1200 capacity concert & event center located in Columbia, SC's downtown Vista district.  Located just one block from the state capitol building, adjacent to the University of South Carolina (34,000 students), surrounded by the city's best hotels, restaurants & more, the venue is in a prime location to deliver the maximum amount of exposure for tours & events.  The Senate features first class audio & visual capabilities paired with first class hospitality which makes the venue a premiere choice for concerts & private group events.

The Senate was formerly known as Music Farm prior to its re-invention in June 2018!

For tour & concert booking, please contact

For private groups & events, please contact


Group Event Info



Tickets may be purchased online at TheSenateColumbia.com by selecting the event on our calendar

Tickets can  be purchased without online fees at the box office Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-6pm or at Tin Roof (located directly next door to the Senate) after 4pm. Just ask for a manager at the bar and they will be happy to get you all set. 

Your concert ticket will get you a day of show 10% discount on all food & non-alcoholic beverages at Tin Roof.  Your concert ticket also includes free entry to Tin Roof post show if there's a cover charge. Just show valid proof of a ticket purchase from The Senate to receive discount & free entry. 

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Food & beverage:

The Senate has a full bar onsite with a variety of beer, wine, liquor & non-alcoholic options.  Tin Roof is also located directly next door and is a great option for a pre or post show meal.  While you are allowed to bring any food & beverages purchased at Tin Roof inside The Senate any other outside food & beverages are not allowed. 

Tin Roof offers a 10% day of show discount to all concert goers at The Senate for food & non-alcoholic beverages with valid proof of a ticket purchase.  Must be the same day as the show being attended.  Tin Roof's kitchen is open Mon-Friday 4 PM-10 PM & Sat-Sun 11 AM-10 PM. 


Unless otherwise noted on the ticket, we are primarily a general admission standing room venue.  Depending on the nature of the event we sell VIP tables & seating and occasionally have limited seats available on a first come, first serve basis including an open air patio located just outside the venue.  If you are handicapped or require a seat due to a disability, please contact us in advance at TheSenate@tinroofbars.com to make special arrangements. 

age restrictions:

Each show varies, but will be clearly marked if it is an age restricted show.  'All Ages' means there are no restrictions.  Any show marked 16+, 18+, 21+ will require a valid ID for entry to show proof of age.  Anyone wishing to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages must be 21+ with a valid ID.

Bag policy:

Starting January 1st, 2020 the only allowed bags will be:

  • Clear bag that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" 
  • One-gallon clear plastic bag
  • Small clutch bags with a max size of 4.5" x 6.5" 
  • Medical Necessities


ONLY small profile cameras with attached lenses are allowed at shows without a valid Photo Pass.  Some events may have further restrictions on photography and/or cameras which will be clearly noted with the show & ticketing information. 


We are located at 1022 Senate Street in downtown Columbia near numerous parking options on the street, in lots, & in parking garages.  We have a parking lot onsite with limited spaces. In addition to nearby street parking, there are numerous parking garages in the area with the two closest being located across the street at 1007 Park St with another nearby parking garage at 851 Park St.  

City of Columbia Downtown Parking Map.  The Senate is on the corner of Senate & Park.