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.

 

Clippers

Featured Events

Dave Matthew’s Band, 7PM

Dave Matthew’s Band, 7PM

Nationwide Arena
July 8, 2016

Dave Matthews Band will perform two full sets nightly on its 2016 summer tour, which will kick off on May 11 at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, KS. The extensive North American run will include two-night stands in Camden, NJ; … Continued

Promowest Fest, July 15-17

Promowest Fest, July 15-17

Arena District
July 17, 2016

The 2016 lineup features national, regional and local acts including Walk the Moon, Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Brand New, Ryan Adams, LL Cool J, Tears for Fears, Mac Miller, The Decemberists, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Fitz and the Tantrums, … Continued

Coldplay, 7pm

Coldplay, 7pm

Nationwide Arena
July 28, 2016

Coldplay revealed even more dates for their massive A Head Full Of Dreams Tour. The tour will now visit an additional 12 cities around the country with shows in Las Vegas, Phoenix, St. Louis, Denver and a stop in Columbus … Continued

Drake, 7pm

Drake, 7pm

Nationwide Arena
August 13, 2016

DRAKE TO LAUNCH SUMMER SIXTEEN TOUR WITH FUTURE AND SPECIAL GUESTS Tour Launches July 20 and Will Visit Over 30 Cities Throughout North America In Support Of New Album, “View” SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 | NATIONWIDE ARENA CLEVELAND (April 25, 2016) … Continued

AC/DC, 7:30pm

AC/DC, 7:30pm

Nationwide Arena
September 4, 2016

While packing stadiums across Europe to rave reviews from critics and fans alike this summer, AC/DC have today announced full details of their re-scheduled USA tour dates. The AC/DC ‘Rock or Bust World Tour’ returns to America for ten final … Continued

FMMF September 3 & 4

FMMF September 3 & 4

Arena District
September 4, 2016

We are pleased to announce both the fashion and music lineup for year three of Fashion Meets Music Festival being held September 3rd & 4th, 2016. FMMF will be returning to the Arena District in downtown Columbus, OH. Early Bird … Continued

Dixie Chicks, 7:30PM

Dixie Chicks, 7:30PM

Nationwide Arena
September 16, 2016

In the midst of their sold-out European tour, multi-platinum selling act DIXIE CHICKS have announced additional North American dates to their highly-anticipated, hugely-selling DCX MMXVI Tour. November’s announcement of the DCX MMXVI Tour created a fan frenzy for tickets, quickly … Continued

Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer, 6PM

Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer, 6PM

EXPRESS LIVE!
October 5, 2016

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed, Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer have announced co-headlining 2016 North American tour dates. The multi-city trek will include shows in major theater venues across the US including the Greek Theatre … Continued

CBJ Opening Night, 7PM

CBJ Opening Night, 7PM

Nationwide Arena
October 13, 2016

If you’ve seen dozens of tweets in your timeline about NHL team home openers, it’s no coincidence. The green light has been given. And so we’re following suit. Are you ready? The Blue Jackets open the new season on Thursday, … Continued

June Event Listings

Cage the Elephant with Portugal. The Man & Twin Peaks, 6pm

Cage the Elephant with Portugal. The Man & Twin Peaks, 6pm

EXPRESS LIVE!
June 5, 2016

Grammy-nominated rock band Cage the Elephant announced a run of tour dates with stops in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and more!  This tour follows the release of the band’s fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, which was released … Continued

Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman, 7:30pm

Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman, 7:30pm

A&R Music Bar
June 8, 2016

United Talent Aesop Rock has started skateboarding again.  Skating and drawing were his big passions before his hobby of making rap songs turned into a paying gig that turned into an accidental, 20-year long career, taking him from making beats … Continued

Grace Mitchell, 7 pm

Grace Mitchell, 7 pm

The Basement
June 9, 2016

If one wanted to describe 18-year-old Grace Mitchell in a nutshell one might say she’s a post-Yeezus, highly aware pop disruptor with a lifelong reverence for Tori Amos and a frenetic, fiery sound that raises a middle finger to the … Continued

Saint Motel, 7 PM

Saint Motel, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
June 10, 2016

For L.A.-based four-piece Saint Motel, every song holds the possibility for a spontaneous party.  As heard on Saint Motel’s breakout single “My Type,” that thirst for joyful eclecticism gets channeled into a retro-futuristic brand of pop that’s big on bright … Continued

Swim Deep with Vista Kicks, 7pm

Swim Deep with Vista Kicks, 7pm

The Basement
June 13, 2016

British four-piece Swim Deep play melodic, guitar-based rock that belies the influence of ’80s dream pop and ’90s shoegaze. Formed in Birmingham in 2011, the band features guitarist/vocalist Austin Williams, guitarist Tom Higgins, bassist Cavan McCarthy, and drummer Zachary Robinson. … Continued

Lydia, 7 PM

Lydia, 7 PM

The Basement
June 14, 2016

Lydia is an indie rock band from Gilbert, Arizona. Formed in 2003, front man Leighton Antelman along with a different array of band mates released three albums and took to the road for their first headlining tour in 2008 in … Continued

Two Door Cinema Club with Bayonne, 7pm

Two Door Cinema Club with Bayonne, 7pm

EXPRESS LIVE!
June 14, 2016

Mixing electronic polish with guitar-driven hooks à la Phoenix and the Postal Service, Bangor and Donaghadee, Northern Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club feature singer/guitarist/programmer Alex Trimble, guitarist/singer Sam Halliday, and bassist/singer Kevin Baird. Trimble and Halliday met in school, and … Continued

Haley Reinhart, 7 PM

Haley Reinhart, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
June 15, 2016

Haley Reinhart, 25, is a singer/songwriter who released her debut album, Listen Up!, in 2012 on Interscope Records and 19 Recordings. The record garnered significant critical acclaim, debuting at #17 on the Billboard 200 chart. Her new EP, Better, will … Continued

Mutual Benefit with Florist, 7pm

Mutual Benefit with Florist, 7pm

The Basement
June 18, 2016

Jordan Lee has spent the last few years moving from Ohio to Austin to Boston, and most recently Brooklyn, running the wonderful Kassette Klub label, touring with friends’ groups, and leading an amorphous project called Mutual Benefit: a one-man-band or … Continued

Sting and Peter Gabriel

Sting and Peter Gabriel

Nationwide Arena
June 21, 2016

Two of music’s most iconic artists – Sting and Peter Gabriel – will unite this summer for a once in a lifetime concert tour.  Rock Paper Scissors, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, will visit a select number of North … Continued

Blitzen Trapper, 7:30 PM

Blitzen Trapper, 7:30 PM

A&R Music Bar
June 21, 2016

Over the course of 15 years and seven full-length albums, Blitzen Trapper has crafted one of the more compelling and varied catalogs in contemporary rock and roll. Indeed, singer and guitarist Eric Earley, who is also the Portland, Oregon-based band’s … Continued

Eve 6, 7pm

Eve 6, 7pm

A&R Music Bar
June 22, 2016

Eve 6 weren’t even legal drinking age when they were presented with their first platinum record. Thus, life came hard and fast at the members of SoCal pop-punk trio, whose meteoric success in the late ‘90s and early millennium ingrained … Continued

HoneyHoney, 7PM

HoneyHoney, 7PM

The Basement
June 23, 2016

The third full-length effort from L.A.-based duo HONEYHONEY, 3 is an album born from fascination with the sweet and the sleazy, light and dark, danger and magic. Working with Dave Cobb, lead singer/banjo player/violinist Suzanne Santo and vocalist/guitarist Ben Jaffe … Continued

Zella Day, 7PM

Zella Day, 7PM

The Basement
June 28, 2016

A dusky-voiced 20-year-old singer/songwriter from deep in the mountains of Arizona, Zella Day makes electrocharged, guitar-driven indie-pop that’s steeped in a magic of her own invention.  After teaching herself to play guitar at a young age and writing her first … 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.

EXPRESS LIVE!

EXPRESS LIVE!

The EXPRESS LIVE!, formerly known as the 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.

Short North

Short North

Known as the art and soul of Columbus, the culturally rich Short North Arts District is a pioneer in the urban revitalization of Central Ohio. Visitors are invited to explore our vibrant neighborhood known for its wide variety of amazing art, dining, nightlife, fashion, home décor, and unique gifts.