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.

Blue Jackets 2014 Preseason

Featured Events

Chris Brown, 7 PM

Chris Brown, 7 PM

Nationwide Arena
February 14, 2015

Multi-platinum selling artists Chris Brown and Trey Songz announced their upcoming BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR kicking off in 2015. Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR will take the two entertainment heavyweights to 25 cities … Continued

Disney on Ice, 7 PM

Disney on Ice, 7 PM

Nationwide Arena
February 18, 2015

Experience a magical Disney fantasy live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, … Continued

Nickelback, 7 PM

Nickelback, 7 PM

Nationwide Arena
February 27, 2015

Multi-platinum selling rock band NICKELBACK are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address. The Tour includes a Friday, February 27 stop at Nationwide Arena in the Arena District, … Continued

Barry Manilow, 7 PM

Barry Manilow, 7 PM

Nationwide Arena
March 1, 2015

Barry Manilow Announces He’ll Hit The Road ONE LAST TIME! Los Angeles, CA (November 19, 2014) – Barry Manilow announced today that he is going to “hit the road” and perform concerts across North America ONE LAST TIME!  The music … Continued

The Who, 7PM

The Who, 7PM

Nationwide Arena
May 15, 2015

“THE WHO HITS 50!” tour explosively kicked off in Glasgow, Scotland (11-30) to rave reviews and a set list that featured a wide range of songs from one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands. The tour will kick off … Continued

New Kids on the Block with TLC and Nelly, 7 PM

New Kids on the Block with TLC and Nelly, 7 PM

Nationwide Arena
June 16, 2015

New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring in 2015! for THE MAIN  EVENT, a  summer  headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award- winning  and  multi-platinum  selling  artists  TLC and Nelly. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, … 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

February Event Listings

Jonny Craig, 6:30 PM

Jonny Craig, 6:30 PM

The Basement
February 4, 2015

Jonny Craig built his reputation for heartfelt lyrics and mature, occasionally soul-inspired vocals through his membership with the post-hardcore bands Westerhalts, Ghost Runner on Third, and especially Dance Gavin Dance and Emarosa — the last two of which released their … Continued

Melanie Martinez, 7 PM

Melanie Martinez, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
February 5, 2015

Melanie Martinez is a remarkable 19-year-old artist from Long Island, New York – a stunning and provocative singer, songwriter and visual presence.  On May 20, 2014, she released her debut EP Dollhouse. Having spent much of 2013 selling out clubs … Continued

WCOL Birthday Bash with Randy Houser, 7 PM

WCOL Birthday Bash with Randy Houser, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
February 6, 2015

Country singer and songwriter Randy Houser was born and raised in Lake, Mississippi, where his love of music was apparent even as a young child. He started fronting bands when he was around 13 years old and continued playing local … Continued

Forest & The Evergreens and Mo Lowda & Humble, 7 PM

Forest & The Evergreens and Mo Lowda & Humble, 7 PM

The Basement
February 7, 2015

Formed in October of 2011, Forest & the Evergreens blend neo-soul, R&B, and ‘young funk’ (self-dubbed), to create a sound that doesn’t strictly adhere to the genre, but doesn’t exactly fit in anywhere else either. Since that time, they’ve rocked … Continued

Pierce The Veil & Sleeping With Sirens, 5:30 PM

Pierce The Veil & Sleeping With Sirens, 5:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
February 8, 2015

With more than half of “The World Tour’s” Leg One already sold out, Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce The Veil announce Leg Two of their five-month, multi-leg, co-headline global trek, and Rockstar Energy Drink is on board to present all … Continued

Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic, 7 PM

Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
February 10, 2015

Building on the rapping style of eccentrics Kool Keith and Del the Funky Homosapien, Def Jux headliner Aesop Rock became one of the hottest MCs in the post-millennial underground. After a pair of self-released LPs (Appleseed, Music for Earthworms), he … Continued

The Tragic Thrills and Lee DeWyze, 7 PM

The Tragic Thrills and Lee DeWyze, 7 PM

The Basement
February 12, 2015

Before winning the ninth season of American Idol, Lee DeWyze released two independent albums that introduced his mix of husky vocals and acoustic singer/songwriter fare. Working under the tutelage of Ministry guitarist Louis Svitek, who doubled as his producer and … Continued

Chris Brown, 7 PM

Chris Brown, 7 PM

Nationwide Arena
February 14, 2015

Multi-platinum selling artists Chris Brown and Trey Songz announced their upcoming BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR kicking off in 2015. Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR will take the two entertainment heavyweights to 25 cities … Continued

Bush, Theory of a Deadman and Stars in Stereo, 7 PM

Bush, Theory of a Deadman and Stars in Stereo, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
February 15, 2015

Gavin Rossdale is good at giving directions: “The only way out is through,” he sings, pointedly, in the first single from Bush’s new album. This is far from the only time on the band’s sixth release, Man on the Run, … Continued

Judah and The Lion, 7 PM

Judah and The Lion, 7 PM

The Basement
February 17, 2015

Judah & The Lion are a folk-pop trio based in Nashville, Tennessee. Singer/guitarist Judah Akers met mandolinist Brian Macdonald and banjo player Nate Zuercher through mutual friends and the three began playing together in late 2011. Initially aligning themselves with … Continued

Disney on Ice, 7 PM

Disney on Ice, 7 PM

Nationwide Arena
February 18, 2015

Experience a magical Disney fantasy live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, … Continued

Genevieve, 7 PM

Genevieve, 7 PM

The Basement
February 18, 2015

Genevieve is a born singer. As with contemporaries like Sia or Thom Yorke, Genevieve (formerly known as Company of Thieves) has that rare capacity to channel the physical aspects of her singular voice into pure expressive meaning.  Rich in texture … Continued

Current Swell, 7 PM

Current Swell, 7 PM

The Basement
February 21, 2015

The members of Current Swell no longer live together under a single roof but the bond between the four friends is stronger than ever.  Touring the world for the better part of five years often has that effect.  Current Swell’s … Continued

Low Dough Show Catfish and the Bottlemen, 7 PM

Low Dough Show Catfish and the Bottlemen, 7 PM

The Basement
February 26, 2015

The band consists of Van McCann (lead vocals), Johnny ‘Bondy’ Bond (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass guitar) and Bob Hall (drums). The band members all moved to Llandudno from different areas including Widnes, Sheffield and Newcastle. McCann moved from Australia … Continued

Rusted Root and The Wailers, 7 PM

Rusted Root and The Wailers, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
February 26, 2015

With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root, transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. The powerhouse ensemble’s sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour … Continued

Hozier, 7:30 PM

Hozier, 7:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
February 27, 2015

A unique and intelligent singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who cites James Joyce’s Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, Leonard Cohen, John Lee Hooker, and community choral singing among his influences, Hozier (his stage and performing name) was born … Continued

Nickelback, 7 PM

Nickelback, 7 PM

Nationwide Arena
February 27, 2015

Multi-platinum selling rock band NICKELBACK are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address. The Tour includes a Friday, February 27 stop at Nationwide Arena in the Arena District, … 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.