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

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

New Year’s Eve with the Blue Jackets, 4:30 PM

New Year’s Eve with the Blue Jackets, 4:30 PM

Nationwide Arena
December 31, 2014

Ring in the New Year with cannon fire at Nationwide Arena for the Blue Jackets final home game of the year. The Jackets take on the Minnesota Wild at 7 pm. Start the evening out with a FREE pre-game skate … 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

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

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

December Event Listings

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, 7 PM

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, 7 PM

The Basement
December 1, 2014

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas have arrived at last with their long awaited Instant Records debut, SECRET EVIL. The album sees the Detroit-based band serving up a brilliantly polyglot sonic stew – equal parts rockabilly and surf pop, cabaret jazz … Continued

Cage the Elephant, 6 PM

Cage the Elephant, 6 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
December 1, 2014

CD102.5, The Alternative Station announces the CD102.5 Holiday Show featuring Cage The Elephant, Alt-J, Future Islands, and Glass Animals at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion on Monday, December 1st, 2014. Tickets are $35 and are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets … Continued

Vinyl Theatre, 6 PM

Vinyl Theatre, 6 PM

The Basement
December 2, 2014

The members of Vinyl Theatre know firsthand that music has the power to bring people together because it happened to them. Music is how they met, it’s what they bonded over, and it’s what has transformed their lives. Since officially … Continued

The Clarks, 7 PM

The Clarks, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
December 5, 2014

The Clarks play good, old-fashioned American rock-n-roll. They’ve played it for many years now with the same line up – four guys working together to make music. They do it for the love of the craft, to enrich the lives … Continued

Civil Twilight, 6:30 PM

Civil Twilight, 6:30 PM

The Basement
December 6, 2014

Originally hailing from Cape Town, Africa, Civil Twilight is an alt-rock outfit that draws parallels to Muse, Pilot Speed, and other like-minded bands with impassioned vocals and stirring, alt-rock song craft. Brothers Andrew and Steven McKeller were raised in a … Continued

Pat Dailey, 8 PM

Pat Dailey, 8 PM

A&R Music Bar
December 6, 2014

People who attend shows put on by singer/songwriter Pat Dailey know what they’re going to get.  They like his songs about fish and about Ohio, the drinking songs and the love songs, and the sly digs Dailey gives to what … Continued

SantaCon, 7 PM

SantaCon, 7 PM

Arena District
December 6, 2014

The Arena District proudly presents 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 be available! … Continued

Generationals, 7:30 PM

Generationals, 7:30 PM

The Basement
December 9, 2014

Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, friends since high school and Generationals co-captains since 2008, have been in each other’s’ faces for most of this century. Natural songwriting partners, they made their first three records at home and in 2013 they … Continued

Griffin House, 8 PM

Griffin House, 8 PM

A&R Music Bar
December 9, 2014

A Nashville-based musician with a Midwestern upbringing, Griffin House spikes his pop/rock songwriting with a dose of rootsy, atmospheric Americana. House was born and raised in Ohio, where he eventually discovered his musical gifts while attending Miami University in Oxford. … Continued

The Head and the Heart, 7 PM

The Head and the Heart, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
December 11, 2014

It wasn’t that long ago that the members of Seattle’s The Head and the Heart were busking on street corners, strumming their acoustic guitars, stomping their feet and singing in harmony as they attempted to attract the attention of passersby. … Continued

Blitzmas with KORN, 6 PM

Blitzmas with KORN, 6 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
December 12, 2014

The members of Korn built an immortal bond back in 1993 the first time that Jonathan Davis, James “Munky” Shaffer, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and Brian “Head” Welch decided to make music as a unit. They shed blood, sweat, and tears … Continued

Mix 107.9 Christmix Concert – Lindsey Stirling, 6:30 PM

Mix 107.9 Christmix Concert – Lindsey Stirling, 6:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
December 15, 2014

Combining her love of classical music with EDM, hip-hop, and dubstep, violinist, dancer, and performance artist Lindsey Stirling is best known for videos she posts to her YouTube channel, and for competing on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent … Continued

CD 102.5 Low Dough Show with Jungle, 7 PM

CD 102.5 Low Dough Show with Jungle, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
December 15, 2014

Led by musicians identified as J and T, Jungle formed in early 2013 and released their first singles — the lazing, hypnotic dance grooves “Platoon” and “The Heat” — for the Chess Club label in July and October that year. … Continued

OSU Men’s Basketball, 7 PM

OSU Men’s Basketball, 7 PM

Nationwide Arena
December 17, 2014

See the Ohio State University Men’s Basketball team in action at Nationwide Arena. The game vs. North Carolina A&T satisfies an NCAA requirement to play a regular-season game at the site where 2015 NCAA Tournament Second and Third Round games … 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

mr. Gnome, 7:30 PM

mr. Gnome, 7:30 PM

The Basement
December 19, 2014

Following on the heels of 2011’s critically acclaimed Madness In Miniature LP, Cleveland art-rock duo mr. Gnome has returned with a soaring, shape shifting new album. The Heart of a Dark Star is set for release on November 18th, 2014 … Continued

Josh Krajcik, 7 PM

Josh Krajcik, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
December 19, 2014

A soulful singer with a huge, often gravelly voice, Josh Krajcik is best known as the runner-up on the 2011 season of Fox’s reality singing competition The X Factor. Born in Wooster, Ohio, Krajcik studied piano and guitar in his … Continued

Papadosio, 8 PM

Papadosio, 8 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
December 20, 2014

The information age has a sound. Revolutionary technology meets an evolutionary message in Papadosio. Melding progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica, and dance music with jam, the quintet has amassed a dedicated following of thousands of likeminded individuals sowing … 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

New Year’s Eve with the Blue Jackets, 4:30 PM

New Year’s Eve with the Blue Jackets, 4:30 PM

Nationwide Arena
December 31, 2014

Ring in the New Year with cannon fire at Nationwide Arena for the Blue Jackets final home game of the year. The Jackets take on the Minnesota Wild at 7 pm. Start the evening out with a FREE pre-game skate … Continued

The Werks, 8 PM

The Werks, 8 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
December 31, 2014

The Werks have quickly emerged as a national powerhouse. As a result of their eclectic individual influences, The Werks produce a dance party that can be appreciated by a majority of musical tastes. Known for fusing psychedelic shredding guitar, wailing … 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.