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

Cherry Blond, 9 PM

Cherry Blond, 9 PM

The Three-Legged Mare
November 21, 2014

Checkout this cover band playing at The Three-Legged Mare, just one of the downtown Columbus restaurants that you have to try for yourself. Formed in January 2012 by musicians from throughout central Ohio, Cherry Blonde is the Midwest’s next generation … Continued

SantaCon, 7 PM

SantaCon, 7 PM

Arena District
December 6, 2014

The Arena District and WNCI proudly present SANTACON 2014!!! Looking for a Jolly Good Time? Look no further! Suit up in your best Santa gear and join hundreds of Santa’s to bar hop around the District! Drink specials will also … Continued

Jingle Ball by WNCI

Jingle Ball by WNCI

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
December 17, 2014

Dave & Jimmy’s Jingle Ball presented by Pizza Cucinova  will be a downtown Columbus event on Wednesday, December 17 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in the Arena District. Headlining for the Ball is Fall Out Boy the American rock band formed in Wilmette, … Continued

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic

Nationwide Arena
December 28, 2014

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera, The Christmas Attic, in downtown Columbus, Ohio. One of the most anticipated Columbus events will play at Nationwide Arena on Sunday, December 28 at both 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. … Continued

Miranda Lambert, 7 PM

Miranda Lambert, 7 PM

Nationwide Arena
January 17, 2015

Miranda Lambert brings her Certified Platinum Tour to Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, OH on January 17, 2015. Justin Moore, RaeLynn the musical talent recently on The Voice  & Jukebox Mafia will open. Fresh off the success of her highly successful, summer … 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

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

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

November Event Listings

Shwayze, 6 PM

Shwayze, 6 PM

The Basement
November 2, 2014

Although the Jamie Kennedy movie Malibu’s Most Wanted posited that the beachside Los Angeles suburb is so upper class and lily white that the only rappers it can produce are rich teenagers fronting gangsta poses, real-life Malibu resident Shwayze begs … Continued

Tokyo Police Club, 7 PM

Tokyo Police Club, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
November 2, 2014

Critically-lauded Canadian four-piece Tokyo Police Club released their latest studio album, Forcefield ,on March 25, 2014 on Dine Alone Records in Canada.  Since then, the band has toured extensively across the UK, Europe, and North America, performing at numerous festivals, including highlight … Continued

Suicide Girls:  Blackheart Burlesque Tour – 8pm

Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque Tour – 8pm

A&R Music Bar
November 4, 2014

SuicideGirls is excited to bring back the sexiest show on the planet, the SuicideGirls:  Blackheart Burlesque tour will crisscross the US for another round!  We’re official announcing the fall tour dates of the geek fantasy show.  The show features performances … Continued

Zammuto, 7:30 PM

Zammuto, 7:30 PM

The Basement
November 5, 2014

Sprouting from the same mind that created the Books – one of the most acclaimed and innovative groups of the past decade, Zammuto, marks a deep reinvention of the highly detailed, genre-defying spirit that made seminal albums such as The Lemon … Continued

Vance Joy, 7 PM

Vance Joy, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
November 6, 2014

Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy has announced the release of his much anticipated debut album. DREAM YOUR LIFE AWAY – which includes the breakthrough hit single, “Riptide” – arrives in the U.S. and Canada on September 9th.  “Riptide,” Vance Joy’s debut North American … Continued

Veteran’s Day Parade, 10 AM – 1:30 PM

Veteran’s Day Parade, 10 AM – 1:30 PM

Arena District
November 7, 2014

This year Columbus celebrates Veteran’s Day with a grand parade. Parade will be held as a downtown Columbus event on Nationwide and High Street from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You can also view the event at The Statehouse, which fires … Continued

Huey Mack, 6 PM

Huey Mack, 6 PM

The Basement
November 9, 2014

Joseph Dalton Michael (born December 16th, 1991), better known as Huey Mack, is an American hip-hop artist from Morgantown, West Virginia. He started writing music as a joke at the age of 14 to pass the time while he was … Continued

Todd Rundgren, 7 PM

Todd Rundgren, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
November 10, 2014

Prolific musical experimenter, premier league pop craftsman, tireless producer, runt, wizard and true star Todd Rundgren released his new studio album STATE on the Esoteric Antenna label via Cherry Red in April. STATE is Rundgren’s 24th solo studio album (and that’s not including the … Continued

Futurebirds, 7 PM

Futurebirds, 7 PM

The Basement
November 11, 2014

Hailing from the bohemian college town of Athens, Georgia, Futurebirds play laid-back country-rock with an atmospheric, psychedelic twist. The group began turning heads with the release of a self-titled EP, whose backwoods harmonies and pedal steel riffs helped earn a contract with … Continued

CunninLynguists, 7 PM

CunninLynguists, 7 PM

The Basement
November 14, 2014

Sure to be a lively Columbus, Ohio event, the CunninLynguists are an anomaly in hip-hop! Sampling genres from psych-rock to blues, New Romantic to polka, the southern trio have been musically compared to UGK and Atmosphere in the same breath. They … Continued

Augustana, 7 PM

Augustana, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
November 14, 2014

Since starting while its members were in college, Augustana has built a remarkable history of their own. 2005’s All The Stars and Boulevards, its follow-up Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt in 2008, and most recently “Augustana” cumulatively exceed sales of 500,000 … Continued

Ingrid Michaelson Stripped, 7 PM

Ingrid Michaelson Stripped, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
November 14, 2014

In the past two years, Ingrid Michaelson, who dropped her fifth studio album, Lights Out on April 15, has vaulted from overachieving indie-pop sweetheart to a bona-fide pop star. Her last release, Lights Out, debuted at No. 5 on the … Continued

Girls On the Run 5K, 10 AM

Girls On the Run 5K, 10 AM

Arena District
November 15, 2014

Anyone who has been to a Girls on the Run 5K knows that it is unlike any other running event.  It is a celebration of and for the girls who are completing a ten week season of Girls on the … Continued

Jamestown Revival Presented by WCBE, 7 PM

Jamestown Revival Presented by WCBE, 7 PM

The Basement
November 15, 2014

Texas-bred and Los Angeles-based self-described “back-porch fold-rock” duo, Jamestown Revival formed in 2011 around the talents of childhood friends Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance.  Growing up together in the small Texas town of Magnolia, Clay and Chance spent their formative … Continued

Eric Hutchinson, 7PM

Eric Hutchinson, 7PM

A&R Music Bar
November 15, 2014

Eric Hutchinson and Tristan Prettyman will launch an extensive U.S. tour on October 27 at Boston’s Royale. As the name suggests, the “City & Sand Tour” will take Eric, a New York City resident, and Tristan, a Southern California native, to some of the country’s most vibrant … Continued

In This Moment, 6PM

In This Moment, 6PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
November 15, 2014

Nature counts the black widow spider amongst its most fascinating and dangerous anomalies. The female arachnid often devours its mate after copulation. It’s both a delicate and dangerous predator. In This Moment isn’t all that different from this enigmatic beast. Led by front-woman Maria … Continued

Wildcat! Wildcat!, 7 PM

Wildcat! Wildcat!, 7 PM

The Basement
November 18, 2014

Wildcat! Wildcat! is Jesse Taylor (vocals, bass), Michael Wilson (vocals, keys) and Jesse Carmichael (vocals, drums). The trio played together in various incarnations before officially forming Wildcat! Wildcat! in 2012. Wildcat! Wildcat! is now set to release their self-titled debut … Continued

Dale Earnhard Jr. Jr., 8 PM

Dale Earnhard Jr. Jr., 8 PM

A&R Music Bar
November 19, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is a Detroit-based based recording and songwriting project created by Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott.  In July of 2010 Quite Scientific Records released the very first Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. material… Horse Power EP, recorded entirely in Zott’s … Continued

Fitz and The Tantrums, 7 p.m.

Fitz and The Tantrums, 7 p.m.

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
November 19, 2014

Tickets on sale Friday, July 18 at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information visit www.promowestlive.com. Brimming with imagination, energy, and genre-smashing scope, Fitz and The Tantrums defied the odds to become … Continued

This event is today! Caroline Smith, 7 PM

Caroline Smith, 7 PM

The Basement
November 20, 2014

Merging ’90s R&B and neo-soul with her indie-rock roots, Caroline Smith’s new music has settled comfortably into a new backdrop as she takes a step from girl to woman. Half About Being a Woman is a record about self-acceptance and … Continued

Cherry Blond, 9 PM

Cherry Blond, 9 PM

The Three-Legged Mare
November 21, 2014

Checkout this cover band playing at The Three-Legged Mare, just one of the downtown Columbus restaurants that you have to try for yourself. Formed in January 2012 by musicians from throughout central Ohio, Cherry Blonde is the Midwest’s next generation … Continued

The Kin, 7 PM

The Kin, 7 PM

The Basement
November 22, 2014

Formed in New York City in 2001 as an acoustic duo by Australian brothers Isaac and Thorry Koren, the Kin play a heady blend of ’90s Brit-pop, soulful alternative rock, and radio-ready introspection which has earned the siblings a devoted … Continued

The Thirsty Travelers, 9 PM

The Thirsty Travelers, 9 PM

The Three-Legged Mare
November 28, 2014

Thirsty Travelers set line up includes a wide variety of music which reflects the bands varied musical tastes. Their shows are sure to have something for everyone. The bands music includes songs from Jet, Rush, Seven Mary Three, Collective Soul, John … Continued

Haerts and Mikky Ekko, 6PM

Haerts and Mikky Ekko, 6PM

A&R Music Bar
November 30, 2014

The long-distance collaborative project Haerts came into formation when childhood friends Nini Fabi and Ben Gebert started working on music together in a small apartment in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Fabi had lived in Germany for a good portion … 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.