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

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

Grace Potter, 7 PM

Grace Potter, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 9, 2015

Grace Potter was born on June 20, 1983, in Waitsfield, Vermont. She learned to play piano from her mother and sang in school choirs, later citing musical influences that include Madonna, Michael Jackson and Kurt Cobain. Potter also performed in … Continued

TobyMac, 6pm

TobyMac, 6pm

Nationwide Arena
October 25, 2015

5 Time Grammy® winner TobyMac has announced a fall tour to support his August release, THIS IS NOT A TEST. Hitting 37 markets this fall including Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Nationwide Arena, the THIS IS NOT A TEST TOUR … Continued

August Event Listings

Primus with Dinosaur Jr., 6 PM

Primus with Dinosaur Jr., 6 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
August 1, 2015

Primus is all about Les Claypool; there isn’t a moment on any of their records where his bass isn’t the main focal point of the music, with his vocals acting as a bizarre side-show. Which isn’t to deny guitarist Larry … Continued

We Are Harlot, 7 PM

We Are Harlot, 7 PM

The Basement
August 7, 2015

We Are Harlot just might be the band that saves Rock ‘N’ Roll.  The transcontinental four piece are a prime example of how drive, passion and talent can overcome any obstacle, having battled record labels, lawyers and various arms of … Continued

Die Antwoord, 6:30 PM

Die Antwoord, 6:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
August 10, 2015

Coming from Cape Town, South Africa, the rave – rap duo Die Antwoord struck Internet viral gold with their video hit “Enter the Ninja,” but they’re really conceptual artists Watkin Tudor Jones and Yo-Landi ViSSer presenting their “inner zef.” The … Continued

Charli XCX and Bleachers, 6:30 PM

Charli XCX and Bleachers, 6:30 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
August 12, 2015

About Charli XCX: The nom de pop of Charlotte Aitchison, Charli XCX mixes influences and inspirations as diverse as the Spice Girls, Kate Bush, Lil Wayne, Quentin Tarantino, and Twin Peaks into moody yet catchy pop. She began making music … Continued

The Spill Canvas, 7 PM

The Spill Canvas, 7 PM

The Basement
August 20, 2015

WHEN:  August 20, 2015 WHERE:  The Basement – Columbus, Ohio DOORS:  7:00PM COST:  $15.00 Advance/$17.00 Day of Show ON-SALE:  May 22 BIO: Like Bright Eyes and Five for Fighting, The Spill Canvas began as the pseudonym for a solo singer/songwriter … Continued

Jameson Whiskey Tasting, 7 PM

Jameson Whiskey Tasting, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
August 20, 2015

Try five different Irish Whiskeys from Jameson and appetizers for only $10. RSVP at the Three-Legged Mare or KatieD@darcapmanagement.com. Jameson Vintage will be $5 off to all who attend the tasting.

The Avett Brothers with Shakey Graves and Lake Street Dive, 5 PM

The Avett Brothers with Shakey Graves and Lake Street Dive, 5 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
August 21, 2015

Life’s rich ephemerality. That’s what Magpie and the Dandelion is about. The things in life we can never repeat. When the Avett Brothers went into the studio in early 2011 to begin recording their sprawling song cycle of the following … Continued

The Vaccines, 7 PM

The Vaccines, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
August 26, 2015

Few modern British guitar bands have had such an instant impact as the Vaccines. Emerging in the summer of 2010 with blend of retro surf punk, Ramones guitars and Everly Brothers pop hooks, their high octane, ultra-melodic sound saw them … Continued

Brit Floyd, 7 PM

Brit Floyd, 7 PM

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
August 29, 2015

Brit Floyd – The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show travels to South America in February 2015 to launch its Space & Time World Tour, its most ambitious show to date, with a spectacular new light show, an even bigger stage … 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.