THE BEST IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS ENTERTAINMENT IS HERE

From live music and fireworks, to hat tricks and grand slams, the Arena District has the best in Downtown Columbus entertainment.

Want hockey? We’ve got it. Home to the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nationwide Arena is at the heart of the Arena District. Want baseball? We’ve got that, too. Head on down to Huntington Park, home of the 2010 and 2011 Triple-A National Champion Columbus Clippers.

Love live music? Look no further. The Arena District is home to more than six venues offering live music nearly every night of the week.


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Featured Events

Jazz & Rib Fest, 11 AM

Jazz & Rib Fest, 11 AM

Arena District
July 17, 2015

JULY 17-19 The Jazz & Rib Fest is a highly anticipated summertime tradition offering both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbeque for more than thirty years. Building off the success of our move to the premier … Continued

Summer Festival Day 1: Cake, 3:30 PM

Summer Festival Day 1: Cake, 3:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 23, 2015

Thursday, July 23rd: Cake, Matt & Kim, Bear Hands, Glass Animals, and Civil Twilight. Friday, July 24th: Weezer, Atlas Genius, Saint Motel, and POP ETC. Saturday, July 25th: FIDLAR, Cayucas, Joywave, Genevieve, Bully, TBA local artist, Nina West & Friends, … Continued

Summer Festival Day 2: Weezer, 3:30 PM

Summer Festival Day 2: Weezer, 3:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 24, 2015

Friday, July 24th: Weezer, Atlas Genius, Saint Motel, and POP ETC. Saturday, July 25th: FIDLAR, Cayucas, Joywave, Genevieve, Bully, TBA local artist, Nina West & Friends, DJ Lance, Mister Shifter, and comedian Travis Hoewischer. In addition, local staples Nina West … Continued

Summer Festival Day 3: Low Dough Show, 3:30 PM

Summer Festival Day 3: Low Dough Show, 3:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 25, 2015

Saturday, July 25th: FIDLAR, Cayucas, Joywave, Genevieve, Bully, TBA local artist, Nina West & Friends, DJ Lance, Mister Shifter, and comedian Travis Hoewischer. In addition, local staples Nina West & Friends, DJ Lance, Mister Shifter and comedian Travis Hoewischer are … Continued

Counting Crows, 6 PM

Counting Crows, 6 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
September 7, 2015

With their angst-filled hybrid of Van Morrison, the Band, and R.E.M., Counting Crows became an overnight sensation in 1994. Early in 1993, the band recorded its debut album, August and Everything After, with T-Bone Burnett. Released in the fall, it … Continued

Taylor Swift, 7 PM

Taylor Swift, 7 PM

Nationwide Arena
September 17, 2015

Seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift announced The 1989 World Tour on Good Morning America this morning just days after performing an epic concert in Times Square to over 20,000 fans, wrapping up promotion of her history making fifth studio album, … Continued

TobyMac, 6pm

TobyMac, 6pm

Nationwide Arena
October 25, 2015

5 Time Grammy® winner TobyMac has announced a fall tour to support his August release, THIS IS NOT A TEST. Hitting 37 markets this fall including Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Nationwide Arena, the THIS IS NOT A TEST TOUR … Continued

July Event Listings

Jane’s Addiction with Failure, 6:30 PM

Jane’s Addiction with Failure, 6:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 7, 2015

Imagine, for a moment, a world in which Jane’s Addiction never existed. Nothing’s Shocking was never released in the summer of ’88. Lollapalooza never launched three summers later. Perry Bernstein remained on the East Coast, never boarding that Greyhound Bus … Continued

Shaman’s Harvest, 7:30 PM

Shaman’s Harvest, 7:30 PM

A&R Music Bar
July 8, 2015

A post-grunge hard rock band out of Jefferson City, Missouri, Shaman’s Harvest was formed in 1996 by vocalist Nathan “Drake” Hunt, bassist Matt Fisher, and guitarist Josh Hamler, who remained the core of the band, which grew to include Joe … Continued

Kid Runner, 7 PM

Kid Runner, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
July 10, 2015

WHEN: July 10, 2015 WHERE: The A&R Music Bar – Columbus, Ohio DOORS: 7:00PM COST: $10.00 Advance/$12.00 Day of Show ON-SALE: May 15 BIO: Within their first year, Kid Runner has gone from bedroom demos to National TV commercials, and … Continued

Bea Miller, 6 PM

Bea Miller, 6 PM

The Basement
July 12, 2015

In making her first full-length album, Bea Miller’s vision was clear. A singer/songwriter whose raspy vocals and sharp-edged pop have already earned her recognition as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists You Need To Know”.  Recorded over the last year—with … Continued

311, 6 PM

311, 6 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 14, 2015

311’s fusion of reggae and rap-metal was created in Omaha, Nebraska, where singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, DJ/singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton, and the bassist known only as P-Nut launched the group in 1990. Taking their name from … Continued

Shawn Mendes, 6 PM

Shawn Mendes, 6 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 16, 2015

Every ticket purchased includes a physical copy of Shawn Mendes’ upcoming debut album Handwritten (coming April 14). You will receive an email in advance of the album release date with redemption & shipping instructions for your physical copy. First 50 … Continued

Sage Francis, 7 PM

Sage Francis, 7 PM

The Basement
July 17, 2015

Born Paul Francis in 1977 in Miami, Florida, Sage Francis spent most of his youth in Providence, Rhode Island. Interested in the poetic side of rap, Francis had rhymed since age eight. After graduating from Dean College in Massachusetts with … Continued

Jazz & Rib Fest, 11 AM

Jazz & Rib Fest, 11 AM

Arena District
July 17, 2015

JULY 17-19 The Jazz & Rib Fest is a highly anticipated summertime tradition offering both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbeque for more than thirty years. Building off the success of our move to the premier … Continued

Gin Blossoms, 6:30 PM

Gin Blossoms, 6:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 18, 2015

WHEN: July 18, 2015 WHERE: The LC – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion­ – COLUMBUS, OHIO DOORS: 6:30PM COST: $23.00 Advance/$25.00 Day of Show ON-SALE: May 22 BIO: For more than two decades, Gin Blossoms have defined the sound of jangle pop. From … Continued

Fly Golden Eagle, 7 PM

Fly Golden Eagle, 7 PM

The Basement
July 18, 2015

Ben Trimble’s musical awakening began at birth — raised in Detroit with Kentucky roots, music was always a part of his life, as natural as breathing.  But it was in a Nashville basement that Trimble lost himself in rock ‘n’ … Continued

Jazz & Rib Fest, 11 AM

Jazz & Rib Fest, 11 AM

Arena District
July 18, 2015

JULY 17-19 The Jazz & Rib Fest is a highly anticipated summertime tradition offering both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbeque for more than thirty years. Building off the success of our move to the premier … Continued

Jazz & Rib Fest, 11 AM

Jazz & Rib Fest, 11 AM

Arena District
July 19, 2015

JULY 17-19 The Jazz & Rib Fest is a highly anticipated summertime tradition offering both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbeque for more than thirty years. Building off the success of our move to the premier … Continued

A.A. Bondy, 7 PM

A.A. Bondy, 7 PM

The Basement
July 21, 2015

AA Bondy was born Auguste Arthur Bondy in New Roads, Louisiana in 1972.  He played the trumpet as a boy.  As a teenager he switched to guitar, rode skateboards and found Sonic Youth.  From 1997-2003 he went missing as part … Continued

METZ and Viet Cong, 7 PM

METZ and Viet Cong, 7 PM

The Basement
July 22, 2015

Based out of Toronto, Canadian noise punk trio METZ formed in 2008, taking equal inspiration from the battered rock trappings of ’90s grunge and the noisier side of shoegaze’s textural guitars. The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist Alex Edkins, bassist … Continued

Summer Festival Day 1: Cake, 3:30 PM

Summer Festival Day 1: Cake, 3:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 23, 2015

Thursday, July 23rd: Cake, Matt & Kim, Bear Hands, Glass Animals, and Civil Twilight. Friday, July 24th: Weezer, Atlas Genius, Saint Motel, and POP ETC. Saturday, July 25th: FIDLAR, Cayucas, Joywave, Genevieve, Bully, TBA local artist, Nina West & Friends, … Continued

Summer Festival Day 2: Weezer, 3:30 PM

Summer Festival Day 2: Weezer, 3:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 24, 2015

Friday, July 24th: Weezer, Atlas Genius, Saint Motel, and POP ETC. Saturday, July 25th: FIDLAR, Cayucas, Joywave, Genevieve, Bully, TBA local artist, Nina West & Friends, DJ Lance, Mister Shifter, and comedian Travis Hoewischer. In addition, local staples Nina West … Continued

SonReal, 7 PM

SonReal, 7 PM

The Basement
July 24, 2015

SonReal is a Juno and MMVA nominated artist whose unique approach to hip-hop has allowed him to sustain a loyal and growing domestic fan base. SonReal’s success took shape online when several of his music videos racked up over hundreds … Continued

Summer Festival Day 3: Low Dough Show, 3:30 PM

Summer Festival Day 3: Low Dough Show, 3:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 25, 2015

Saturday, July 25th: FIDLAR, Cayucas, Joywave, Genevieve, Bully, TBA local artist, Nina West & Friends, DJ Lance, Mister Shifter, and comedian Travis Hoewischer. In addition, local staples Nina West & Friends, DJ Lance, Mister Shifter and comedian Travis Hoewischer are … Continued

Delta Spirit and Friends, 7 PM

Delta Spirit and Friends, 7 PM

The Basement
July 27, 2015

Pitching its style between indie rock and alt-country, Delta Spirit features bassist Jon Jameson, drummer Brandon Young, vocalist Matthew Vasquez, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Kelly Winrich, and guitarist Will McLaren. The band began when Jameson and Young’s former band, the San Diego-based emo … Continued

Deftones, 6 PM

Deftones, 6 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 28, 2015

WHEN: July 28, 2015 WHERE: The LC – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion­ Outdoor Amphitheater DOORS: 6:00PM COST: $35.00 Advance/Day of Show ON-SALE: May 15 BIO: Deftones were one of the first groups to alternate heavy riffs and screamed vocals with more ethereal … Continued

Sheppard, 7 PM

Sheppard, 7 PM

The Basement
July 28, 2015

WHEN:  July 28, 2015 WHERE:  The Basement – Columbus, Ohio DOORS:  7:00PM COST:  $10.00 Advance/$12.00 Day of Show ON-SALE:  May 29 BIO: Sheppard are a six-piece indie pop group from Brisbane, Australia. Formed as a duo in 2009 by siblings … Continued

Givers, 7 PM

Givers, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
July 29, 2015

WHEN:  July 29, 2015 WHERE:  The A&R Music Bar – Columbus, Ohio DOORS:  7:00PM COST:  $13.00 Advance/$15.00 Day of Show ON-SALE:  May 23 BIO: Lafayette, Louisiana-based indie rockers the Givers formed in the late 2000s around the talents of Kirby … Continued

Old Crow Medicine Show and Sturgill Simpson, 6:30 PM

Old Crow Medicine Show and Sturgill Simpson, 6:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 30, 2015

About Old Crow Medicine Show On September 17th, 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award … Continued

Arena Venues

A&R Music Bar

A&R Music Bar

A&R Music Bar’s outdoor patio is open 2 hours before all LC concerts at The LC Pavilion, Columbus Clippers games and other Arena District events.

Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand

Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand

The new theatre features an extensive gourmet menu, a two-story bar and lounge, 100% reserved seating, crystal clear Dolby audio, and the best Christie projection systems! They also host events and alternate programming alongside scheduled first-run movies.

Click the link below for movie showtimes.

The Basement

The Basement

The Basement is the home of the underground rock scene, providing a stage for bands on the rise looking to graduate to the levels of the Newport and The LC.

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Our entertainers take a seat on stage behind two grand pianos and combine music, comedy and audience participation to create a show that’s unlike anything else.

Huntington Park

Huntington Park

Huntington Park is home to the Columbus Clippers baseball team; the defending 2011 Triple-A National Champions and Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

OhioHealth Ice Haus

OhioHealth Ice Haus

The OhioHealth Haus is the Columbus Blue Jackets practice arena. This facility is also home to local associations and is used by the public as well as visiting NHL teams.

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion is the place to see big shows in an intimate setting. Find balcony box seats, your favorite bands and after-show meet-and-greets. Visit their website for the upcoming event schedule, or search for an event by name or artist.

Nationwide Arena

Nationwide Arena

Since its opening in 2000, Nationwide Arena has been the home of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets as well as a wide variety of world-class entertainment events.

Arena District Athletic Club

Arena District Athletic Club

The Arena District Athletic Club is your downtown fitness destination! You can work out on your own on top-of-the-line equipment or schedule sessions with a personal trainer.

Arena District

Arena District

As the premier entertainment district in downtown Columbus, Ohio, the Arena District offers an experience unlike any other. Sports, Dining, Movies, Live Music, and so much more!

Battelle Plaza

Battelle Plaza

Looking to distribute or display products to Arena District patrons or host an outdoor event? The red brick plaza area spans 14,000 square feet and is equipped with water and electric supplies offering flexibility in meeting the layout and needs of your event.

The Greater Columbus Convention Center

The Greater Columbus Convention Center

The Greater Columbus Convention Center is in the center of the country, the center of Ohio, the center of Columbus, and it’s surrounded by restaurants, shops, hotels and entertainment venues. Inside, the Convention Center has 1.7 million square feet of flexible, customizable space.