Freeway Music — Columbia, SC’s Premier Music School

Exciting News for our NE Location!

Freeway Music School, the Midlands premier music lesson’s studio, and Doko Station Pub & Eatery are coming to Blythewood’s Doko Meadows Park!

We are so excited to announce that we are closing Thursday, October 3rd on the train depot building in Doko Park! In this article, you will find details for the grounds, Freeway Music, the new restaurant Doko Station Pub and Eatery, timeline, drive times, etc. Let’s start with the features of the grounds that everyone will enjoy.

  • Full-Scale, Accessible Playground
  • Walking Trails Through the Park
  • Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater
  • Doko Meadows Pond
  • A Little Free Library
  • Ample Parking
  • Outdoor Seating

Freeway Music NE’s NEW location!

In a build-out project that has been in the works for over a year, the music school and restaurant are creating a complex that emphasizes great food, entertainment, education, and community involvement. Freeway Music will occupy a larger portion of the space, with 14 custom built rooms for private music lessons and rock band classes, including a brand new rehearsal space that includes a recording studio element. Every detail of Freeway Music’s lesson facility, from high-end sound dampening insulation, to layout, floors, and fixtures have been chosen with the student’s experience in mind. With students of all ages, all instruments, and music preferences, Freeway takes their motto “More Than A Music School” seriously. The lesson facility opens onto a spacious deck perfect for outdoor seating and small student performances.

Doko Station Pub and Eatery

Doko Station Pub & Eatery, a dream of Lexington’s Old Mill Brewpub owners John & Kelly Clinger, will feature an eclectic food menu with fresh made appetizers, wraps, paninis, pizzas, soups & salads. For beverages, Doko Station is keeping it close to home, with locally roasted & freshly ground coffee, local craft beer on draft, other favorites by the can, as well as regional & imported wines. The relaxed atmosphere of this retro train station pub will include occasional acoustic performances by local musicians and outdoor dining options. Doko Station is environmentally friendly, using only recycled and compostable containers/cups, etc. Whatever your occasion: grabbing lunch with a friend or coworker, eating dinner with the family, or even waiting for your child to finish music lessons, come on by! 11 AM – 9 PM; Tuesday-Sunday.


  • October 3rd, 2019 – Closing Date
  • December 16th, 2019 – Estimated Finalization of Construction
  • January 4th, 2020 – Freeway Opening
  • February, 2020 – Estimated Opening for Doko Station Pub and Eatery

Drive Times

We will send maps out to all of our customers detailing the fastest route to our new location. Here are the differences in times based on the Google Map searches:

  • Elgin Area: +2 minutes
  • Forest Acres Area: -1 minute
  • Lake Carolina Area: +5 minutes
  • Long Creek Area: +2 minutes
  • Spring Valley Area: +2 minutes
  • Woodcreek Farms Area: +6 minutes
  • Wildewood Area: +5 minutes

We are so excited! Please call with any questions. 803-865-1151

Book Your Lessons Now!

or call 844.537.7661