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

This event is today! First Ever HighBall: On The Rocks Concert

First Ever HighBall: On The Rocks Concert

Arena District
October 24, 2014

HighBall: On The Rocks is the proud to announce its first annual tribute concert honoring fabulous fashion and transformational music. HighBall: On The Rocks features regional bands and national headliners performing original and cover songs that pay homage to artists … 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 on Wednesday, December 17 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. Headlining for the Ball is Fall Out Boy the American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago in 2001. With … Continued

Buckeye Country Superfest with Kenny Chesney,  at the ‘Shoe

Buckeye Country Superfest with Kenny Chesney, at the ‘Shoe

Arena District
June 20, 2015

Ohio Stadium for a few days, will hold something other than just Buckeye fans. Next summer, the ‘Shoe is set to host the Buckeye Country Superfest June 20-21. The country festival lineup for Buckeye Country Superfest has been announced. Rascal Flatts, … Continued

October Event Listings

Pete Yorn, 7:30 PM

Pete Yorn, 7:30 PM

A&R Music Bar
October 1, 2014

New Jersey native Pete Yorn took a rather unique route to singer/songwriter acclaim, gaining his first big break by providing the score to a Farrelly Brothers film. Having graduated from Syracuse University several years prior, the 26-year-old pulled up stakes … Continued

Stick Figure – 7pm

Stick Figure – 7pm

The Basement
October 1, 2014

Launched in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Stick Figure showcases the talents of multi-instrumentalist and producer Scott Woodruff. Stick Figure’s music has a unique style that creatively blends upbeat roots reggae with the reverberating echoes of dub. Often referred to as the “one … Continued

Slow Magic – 7 PM

Slow Magic – 7 PM

The Basement
October 2, 2014

Slow Magic has managed to make music while staying anonymous. That’s an impressive feat in Internet age. Watch their new video for the single “Sorry Safari” featuring an unknown imaginary friend for a taste of their unique style. The video is … Continued

WCOL Country in the Capital starring Jake Owen – 6pm

WCOL Country in the Capital starring Jake Owen – 6pm

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 3, 2014

WCOL is bringing award winning, barefoot, and buckwild country superstar Jake Owen to LC Pavilion, one of the region’s premier entertainment venues, on Friday night, October 3rd at 6PM.  WCOL’s “Country in the Capital Concert” brings a Country music celebration … Continued

Electric Six, 7 PM

Electric Six, 7 PM

The Basement
October 3, 2014

  The Detroit-based band of Electric Six is recharged having taken its first “break” from making a studio album in seven years. Mustang is the audio story of Electric Six reaching the summit of Mt. Good Times.  Producer Johnny Nashinal is the … Continued

Tennis – 7 PM

Tennis – 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
October 4, 2014

The indie pop band, Tennis, is comprised of husband and wife Patrick Riley who plays guitar, keyboards and produces and Alaina Moore, who sings and plays keyboard. They met while students in Colorado, and developed a sweet 50s pop sound … Continued

il sogno del marinaio – 7:30pm

il sogno del marinaio – 7:30pm

The Basement
October 4, 2014

il sogno del marinaio is an experimental rock trio featuring bassist Mike Watt, il sogno del marinaio also includes singer/guitarist Stefano Pilia and drummer Andrea Belfi. Watt, a legendary punk and alt-rock musician with such bands as Minutemen and Firehose, … Continued

Icon for Hire, 6 PM

Icon for Hire, 6 PM

A&R Music Bar
October 5, 2014

Icon For Hire are in the studio with Producer Mike Green to follow up their debut album, Scripted.  Released in 2011, Scripted shattered first week sales becoming the highest new artist debut in Tooth & Tail Records history.  The record debuted on the Billboard Top … Continued

The Amity Affliction – 6:30pm

The Amity Affliction – 6:30pm

The Basement
October 5, 2014

Returning with their fourth album, Let The Ocean Take Me, The Amity Affliction have never sounded more vital. Urgent, aggressive, catchy, and diverse, it pushes their signature sound to the next level, providing a riveting soundtrack to the earnest admissions … Continued

Lil Dicky – 7:30pm

Lil Dicky – 7:30pm

A&R Music Bar
October 7, 2014

David Burd, better known by his stage name Lil Dicky, is an American rapper and comedian. He came to prominence with the YouTube release of the music video to his song “Ex-Boyfriend,” which went viral with more than 1 million … Continued

Junior Prom, 7 PM

Junior Prom, 7 PM

The Basement
October 7, 2014

Put down your coffee, cronut, or knife. Go onto YouTube and watch Junior Prom’s cover of Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go for That.” It’s merely a fraction of what’s unique about the Brooklyn-based duo of Mark Solomich and Erik … Continued

ODESZA – 7pm

ODESZA – 7pm

A&R Music Bar
October 9, 2014

In 2012, Seattle production duo ODESZA began as a recording project between Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight after graduating from Western Washington University. Their first release, Summer’s Gone, was a mixture of dreamy, sun trickled melodies, glitched out vocals, crunchy … Continued

Timeflies – 7 PM

Timeflies – 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 9, 2014

Boston duo Timeflies, comprised of  Rob Resnick (producer) and Cal Shapiro (vocals), combine pop songwriting styles with the studio tricks and big sound of EDM.  They formed Timeflies in 2010, and a year later self-released their debut album, The Scotch Tape. On the … Continued

Songs for Soldiers, 6 PM

Songs for Soldiers, 6 PM

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
October 9, 2014

Come see Nashville Songwriters in Columbus at this exclusive music tour opportunity. Andrew Pates, the soul-sensation and singer-songwriter who’s written hits for big acts such as Jason Aldean joins Besey Long, the singer-songwriter pop artist that has taken Nashville by … Continued

Blood Run 5K, 8 PM

Blood Run 5K, 8 PM

Arena District
October 10, 2014

What: Blood Run 5K When: 10/10/14. • Race to begin on West Street near McFerson Commons Park at 8pm and follow the attached route ending at McFerson Commons Park by 9pm. • Estimated attendance – 150-200. Click here to view the 5K’s route.

Sons of Bill, 8 PM

Sons of Bill, 8 PM

The Basement
October 10, 2014

Sons of Bill’s latest LP Love and Logic is due out on Thirty Tigers September 30, 2014.This is an ambitious album for the three brothers Sam, Abe, and James Wilson, who share equal duty singing and writing throughout Love and Logic. The Virginia roots … Continued

CBJ Opening Night Plaza Party, 3 PM

CBJ Opening Night Plaza Party, 3 PM

Arena District
October 11, 2014

The Columbus Blue Jackets invite fans to celebrate the club’s 2014-15 regular season home-opener by visiting the Opening Night Plaza Party, presented by Nationwide, on Saturday, October 11 before the Jackets host Metropolitan Division rival and reigning Eastern Conference champion … Continued

Light the Night, 7:30 PM

Light the Night, 7:30 PM

Arena District
October 11, 2014

Light The Night® (LTN) is a nationwide fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancer. Light The Night® is a one-mile evening walk where participants carry illuminated lanterns, each color representing something different: white for survivors and … Continued

Ought, 6 PM

Ought, 6 PM

The Basement
October 12, 2014

Ought came together in Montréal as a band of expatriates initially attracted by sense-sharpening Canadian winters and university tuition that doesn’t cost $40k a year.  Guitarist and vocalist Tim Beeler, originally a folk musician hailing from New Hampshire, fell in … Continued

Autism Speaks Walk, 11 a.m.

Autism Speaks Walk, 11 a.m.

Huntington Park
October 12, 2014

What: Autism Speaks When: 10/12/14 Race times: Begins at 11:00 at Huntington Park and will end at Huntington Park by 12:30 p.m. Estimated Attendance: 20,000 View race route here

G-Eazy, 8 PM

G-Eazy, 8 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 13, 2014

Dressed in black with his hair slicked back, G-Eazy adds a touch of class to hip-hop. For as traditionally dapper as he may be, he’s got both feet firmly planted in the future.  Raised in Oakland, CA, G-Eazy made the … Continued

Robin Trower, 7:30 PM

Robin Trower, 7:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 14, 2014

British guitar hero Robin Trower comes to downtown Columbus to play at The LC Pavilion on Tuesday, October 14. He is both talented and fast becoming part of British rock history. The word “honest” is bandied about in terms of … Continued

Kalin & Myles, 6:30 PM

Kalin & Myles, 6:30 PM

The Basement
October 16, 2014

Music’s got a long history of impressive duos, from Simon & Garfunkel to Method Man & Redman. There’s just something special about a tag team of two distinct personalities joining forces for a singular musical mission. That brings us to … Continued

Bassnectar – 7 PM

Bassnectar – 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 16, 2014

Acclaimed San Francisco-based bass music pioneer, Lorin Ashton, a.k.a. Bassnectar, released his tenth album, Noise Vs Beauty in June 2014. Ashton has been establishing him in the music world for a decade, first in the Bay Area through parties and mixtapes, then internationally … Continued

Columbus Marathon, 7:30 AM

Columbus Marathon, 7:30 AM

Arena District
October 19, 2014

Each year, 18,000 athletes gather in Columbus for a day celebrating health and wellness, personal victories, record-breaking performances and of course, the children helped by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The 35th anniversary Columbus Marathon is on October 19, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. The Nationwide … Continued

Fleetwood Mac – 8pm

Fleetwood Mac – 8pm

Nationwide Arena
October 19, 2014

Fleetwood Mac is back at Nationwide Arena on Saturday, October 19. Sing along to hits like “Landslide” and “Go Your Own Way.”

Skrillex, 5:30 PM

Skrillex, 5:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 20, 2014

Sonny John Moore is better known by his stage name – Skrillex. Get ready for his sick beats because he is droppin’ them in Columbus at one of the hottest downtown music venues of all time. He will be playing … Continued

The Glitch Mob

The Glitch Mob

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 21, 2014

The Glitch Mob – the Los Angeles based trio comprising Justin Boreta, Ed Ma, and Joshua Mayer – continues their forward movement into 2014.  Boreta, edit, and Ooah came together around 2006, passing through various members until settling on this … Continued

Walk the Moon, 7:30 PM

Walk the Moon, 7:30 PM

The Basement
October 21, 2014

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

Black Veil Brides – 6pm

Black Veil Brides – 6pm

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 22, 2014

Art relies on a delicate balance between dark and light. In order to enjoy bliss, you have to endure devastation. In order to rise, you have to fall. In order to be a leader, you have to be a little … Continued

Black Veil Brides, 6 PM

Black Veil Brides, 6 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 22, 2014

Black Veil Brides confidently take the lead with their third full-length album, Wretched and Divine.  Boasting a compelling concept, the record sees the Los Angeles quintet—Andy Biersack, Ashley Purdy, Jinxx, Jake Pitts, and Christian Coma—deliver a collection of songs that’s as … Continued

This event is today! Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs, 7 PM

Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
October 24, 2014

For over 30 years, legendary desert punks the Meat Puppets have carved a unique niche for themselves with an unmistakable blend of cosmic country and punk rock filtered through countless acid trips, dog-eared comic books and their eclectic record collections. … Continued

This event is today! First Ever HighBall: On The Rocks Concert

First Ever HighBall: On The Rocks Concert

Arena District
October 24, 2014

HighBall: On The Rocks is the proud to announce its first annual tribute concert honoring fabulous fashion and transformational music. HighBall: On The Rocks features regional bands and national headliners performing original and cover songs that pay homage to artists … Continued

This event is today! Panama Wedding, 8 PM

Panama Wedding, 8 PM

The Basement
October 24, 2014

Panama Wedding has quickly established itself as one of the most promising indie artists of the year with “All Of The People,” a deliriously joyful pop single that has been hailed by music outlets around the globe and has earned … Continued

This event is today! High Ball + Runway Run, 6 PM

High Ball + Runway Run, 6 PM

The Greater Columbus Convention Center
October 24, 2014

Where: Short North Arts District When: Friday, October 24 from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. Saturday, October 25 from 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. HighBall is the nation’s fiercest costume party. Staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event … Continued

PurpleStride Columbus, 10:15 AM

PurpleStride Columbus, 10:15 AM

Arena District
October 25, 2014

On Saturday, October 25, beginning at 9 a.m. the Columbus pancreatic cancer community will gather at the McPherson Commons to raise awareness and support for pancreatic cancer research. They hope to raise$138,000 to help fund research to find an early … Continued

Bear’s Den, 7 PM

Bear’s Den, 7 PM

The Basement
October 27, 2014

Without/Within, the sophomore EP from critically acclaimed British trio Bear’s Den will be released March 4, 2014, via Communion Records.  Ian Grimble produced Without/Within. The album follows the band’s 2013 U.S. debut Agape, which received widespread praise.  New York Times T Magazine premiered … Continued

Mary Lambert, 7 PM

Mary Lambert, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
October 29, 2014

Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word poets, Mary Lambert is a fearless and candid songwriter, who empowers both herself and her listeners with her art. Nowhere is this better reflected than on her debut EP Letters Don’t … Continued

you me at six – 6pm

you me at six – 6pm

The Basement
October 29, 2014

Fresh off a show-stealing performance at BBC Radio 1’s “Big Weekend” festival in Glasgow, where they shared the billed with the likes of Katy Perry, Coldplay, Pharrell, Kings of Leon, Bastille and Lorde, UK  buzz band YOU ME AT SIX … Continued

Colony House & Knox Hamilton, 7:30 PM

Colony House & Knox Hamilton, 7:30 PM

The Basement
October 30, 2014

In a relatively brief span of time, Colony House has emerged as a vibrant creative force, as well as a beloved fan favorite with a passionate, fiercely loyal fan base. That audience is likely to expand substantially with the release … Continued

Boyce Avenue, 6:30 PM

Boyce Avenue, 6:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 31, 2014

What startesd as a YouTube sensation has now become a dream come true for Boyce Avenue. They owe much of their success to Internet fans who have been watching and listening to their covers, some of which have received upwards … Continued

Beartooth, 6:30 PM

Beartooth, 6:30 PM

The Basement
October 31, 2014

Collaborative creativity can produce brilliant results, but there’s something almost otherworldly about what emerges from the minds of remarkably talented artists, the types who’ve lived many lifetimes in a short period, left to his/her own devices.  Beartooth began and in … 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.