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

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

Spring Beats with Nick Jonas, 5 PM

Spring Beats with Nick Jonas, 5 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
May 15, 2015

WNCI’s spring celebration, “Spring Beats,” is coming to The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater, one of the region’s premier entertainment venues, on Friday, May 15th. WNCI’s Spring Beats features the hottest young pop music acts in the country including headliner from … 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

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

April Event Listings

Horse Feathers, 7 PM

Horse Feathers, 7 PM

The Basement
April 2, 2015

An indie folk band from Portland, Oregon, Horse Feathers consists of singer/songwriter Justin Ringle (acoustic guitar, vocals, percussion) and a rotating cast of supporting musicians, including multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick and several string players. Ringle grew up in Idaho and performed … Continued

Walk the Moon, 7 PM

Walk the Moon, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
April 2, 2015

Everything Walk The Moon does is infused with a playful spirit, from their radiant live shows, where the crowd often coalesces into one joyful, pogo-ing mass, to the songs the band are currently recording for their debut album. The music … Continued

Dead Sara, 7 PM

Dead Sara, 7 PM

The Basement
April 3, 2015

The wailing rally cries of Rage Against the Machine and the urban blues punk of the Kills were two major components of Dead Sara’s first single “Weatherman,” but the song also filled a gap left after the decline of grunge, … Continued

CD102.5 Day 2015 Side B

CD102.5 Day 2015 Side B

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
April 4, 2015

Columbus. OH – CD102.5, The Alternative Station, announces the celebration of CD102.5 Day 2015 with two Low Dough Shows at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.  CD102.5 Day Side A will take place on Saturday, March 28th with Side B on Saturday, … Continued

Light Years, 6 PM

Light Years, 6 PM

The Basement
April 6, 2015

Pop-punk may be a young person’s game most of the time, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for growth – or for grown-ups. Light Years are here to prove that. The band have graduated from the teenage angst that … Continued

The Mowgli’s, 7 PM

The Mowgli’s, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
April 7, 2015

Five childhood friends from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, augmented by three Midwestern transplants, The Mowgli’s are a quintessential California band. Inspired by the magnetism of San Francisco, the grind of Los Angeles and the serenity of the … Continued

Twin Shadow, 8 PM

Twin Shadow, 8 PM

A&R Music Bar
April 8, 2015

Born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida, and boasting an expansive musical background that includes composing for a touring dance company and fronting a Boston punk group, George Lewis, Jr. put his own multifaceted spin on chillwave when he … Continued

Good Old War, 7 PM

Good Old War, 7 PM

The Basement
April 10, 2015

A group formed in the off time (that is to say, on hiatus) of the band Days Away, Good Old War — named with a selection of “parts” of its members’ names — was launched by Days Away’s Keith Goodwin … Continued

Blackberry Smoke, 7 PM

Blackberry Smoke, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
April 11, 2015

Building on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern rock template, with a good dose of outlaw honky tonk country and a little bit of bluegrass, gospel, and R&B mixed in, Blackberry Smoke (singer/guitarist Charlie Starr, guitarist/singer Paul Jackson, bassist/singer Richard Turner, keyboardist … Continued

Kodak to Graph, 7 PM

Kodak to Graph, 7 PM

The Basement
April 11, 2015

Allured by the pulsing incantations of cassette grain & VHS blips, live instrumentation and other found sound, Kodak To Graph’s Michael Maleki delicately floats listeners through blooming clouds of synth-washes, haunting reverberations, and propulsive rhythms. Maleki’s candle-waxed R&B & flower-trailed … Continued

River City Extension, 7 PM

River City Extension, 7 PM

The Basement
April 12, 2015

River City Extension were formed by Joe Michelini, a longtime fixture in the New Jersey songwriting scene who began piecing together a small acoustic band in late 2007. The group eventually ballooned into an eight-member ensemble, capable of turning out … Continued

OH Honey, 6 PM

OH Honey, 6 PM

A&R Music Bar
April 12, 2015

Brooklyn, New York’s Oh Honey, the brainchild of guitarist and singer/songwriter Mitchy Collins and vocalist Danielle Bouchard, craft breezy and mellifluous, harmony-drenched folk-pop songs that invoke names like Fleetwood Mac, Sara Bareilles, the Sundays, and American Authors. Based out of … Continued

Filibusta, 7 PM

Filibusta, 7 PM

The Basement
April 14, 2015

Filibusta (Troy Probst) is an emerging artist from the tiny town of Fillmore, IL. When he grew bored of tipping cows and wrecking tractors, he taught himself to play guitar. Since then, his fingers have buzzed with life. He uses … Continued

Blitzen Trapper, 7 PM

Blitzen Trapper, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
April 15, 2015

VII is the seventh record (set for release October 1st) from Blitzen Trapper and their first release for Vagrant Records.  Its twelve tracks teem with vivid tales of longing, flight, desperation, and redemption, all set in a sonic landscape at … Continued

Matt and Kim, 7 PM

Matt and Kim, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
April 16, 2015

Brooklyn indie dance duo Matt and Kim release New Glow, the band’s latest full length on April 07th, 2015. Matt and Kim, aka Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums), get things rolling in their exuberant style with a performance … Continued

Big Sean, 7 PM

Big Sean, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
April 19, 2015

Born in California but raised in Detroit, rapper Big Sean made big news in 2007 when he signed with Kanye West’s then-recently formed label GOOD Music. Sean had met West through a hip-hop radio station in Detroit. He was just … Continued

Luke Wade, 7 PM

Luke Wade, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
April 21, 2015

It is but a few times in a generation that an artist comes along with the potential to reflect so honestly the human condition. Such a calling requires a humility and self-awareness that seldom find an artist until late in … Continued

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 7:30 PM

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 7:30 PM

The Basement
April 23, 2015

New York City is a big place. A loud place.  Sucking it all in and turning it loose with prejudice, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion takes a ferocious bite out of the Big Apple with their new long-player, Freedom Tower … Continued

Aer, 7:30 PM

Aer, 7:30 PM

A&R Music Bar
April 23, 2015

Boston duo Aer, formed by David von Mering & Carter Schultz, have created their own brand of music comprised of rap, reggae, pop & indie rock. Aer unveiled their debut album The Bright Side, in 2012, which independently earned the … Continued

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, 8PM

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, 8PM

A&R Music Bar
April 25, 2015

Whether solo or with her band the Gramblers, San Francisco-based vocalist Nicki Bluhm has built a career making country, R&B, and blues-soaked rock music. Working with her husband, guitarist Tim Bluhm, Nicki released both her 2008 debut, Toby’s Song, and … Continued

This event is today! Coasts, 7 PM

Coasts, 7 PM

The Basement
April 28, 2015

Coasts are an English rock band, formed in Bristol, in 2011. The group consists of Chris Caines (Vocals), Liam Willford (Guitar), James Gamage (Bass), David Goulbourn (Keyboards) and Ben Street (Drums). They are most notable for their singles, “A Rush … Continued

Seether, 6:30 PM

Seether, 6:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
April 29, 2015

On their sixth full-length album Isolate and Medicate, multi-platinum alternative rock trio Seether – Shaun Morgan [vocals, guitar], Dale Stewart [bass, backing vocals], and John Humphrey [drums] – strip their trademark melodic thrash to its core and deliver the most … Continued

Atmosphere, 7 PM April 30, 2015

Atmosphere, 7 PM April 30, 2015

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
April 30, 2015

Minneapolis is known for many things — pretty lakes, the Mall of America, lutefisk. But 17 years ago, hip-hop act Atmosphere transformed the city into something else entirely: a nexus from which underground rap spiraled-out to the masses. And thanks … Continued

I Prevail, 6:30 PM

I Prevail, 6:30 PM

The Basement
April 30, 2015

An explosive hardcore quintet from Rochester Hills, Michigan, I Prevail formed in 2013 around the talents of Brian Burkheiser (vocals), Eric Vanlerberghe (vocals), Steve Menoian (guitar), Jordan Berger (guitar), and Lee Runestad (drums). Employing a blistering blend of metalcore, pop-punk, … 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.