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

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 4pm & 8pm

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 4pm & 8pm

Nationwide Arena
December 29, 2016

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has announced the dates of its 2016 Winter Tour again featuring one of the group’s most beloved stories in its Platinum anniversary year – “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” to 61 cities across North America.  QFM96, Sunny … Continued

World’s Toughest Rodeo, 7:30PM

World’s Toughest Rodeo, 7:30PM

Nationwide Arena
January 14, 2017

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED… CINCH WORLD’S TOUGHEST RODEO Returning to Nationwide Arena on Saturday, January 14, 2017 Witness BULLS, BRONCS and a whole lot more as the gates swing to start the 2017 Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo on Saturday, January 14, … Continued

GAME OF THRONES® LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE,

GAME OF THRONES® LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE,

Nationwide Arena
February 22, 2017

Using State-Of-The-Art Technology, Game of Thrones® Composer Ramin Djawadi Will Take Fans Of The Acclaimed, Emmy® Award-Winning HBO®Show Through The Seven Kingdoms In A New, Immersive Experience. Tour Featuring Orchestra, Choir and Musical Soloist Performances to Hit 28 Cities Throughout North … Continued

Ariana Grande, 7:30 pm

Ariana Grande, 7:30 pm

Nationwide Arena
March 9, 2017

Multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-nominated artist, Ariana Grande has revealed details behind her biggest tour yet – THE DANGEROUS WOMAN TOUR that includes a Thursday, March 9, 2017 play at Nationwide Arena. In 2013, Ariana was named “Best New Artist” … Continued

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

Nationwide Arena
March 18, 2017

Grammy Award®-winning band, Bon Jovi today announced that the This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation, will kick off in February 2017. Hitting arenas across the U.S. including a Saturday, March 18 play at Nationwide Arena, … Continued

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul Tour

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul Tour

Nationwide Arena
September 7, 2017

During a surprise performance tonight at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced “Soul2Soul – The World Tour 2017”. The 65-city tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of the “Soul2Soul II” tour, the highest-grossing country music tour of … Continued

December Event Listings

Rooney with Romes, 7 pm

Rooney with Romes, 7 pm

A&R Music Bar
December 1, 2016

Our five-piece rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1999 and after playing the Sunset Strip clubs and self-producing EPs for a couple of years, we made our self-titled major label debut and hit the road. We travelled all over … Continued

SantaCon, 6 PM

SantaCon, 6 PM

Arena District
December 2, 2016

The Arena District proudly presents SANTACON 2016!!! 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! The best part is that this … Continued

The Moth and The Flame with KAYE, 7 pm

The Moth and The Flame with KAYE, 7 pm

The Basement
December 3, 2016

Intimately tucked between The Moth & The Flame’s trembling synthesizers and compellingly bravado vocals rests a component that syndicates the band’s evolution together at its core: steadiness. With precise details and intentional steps, The Moth & The Flame walks a … Continued

Sweater Beats, 6 PM

Sweater Beats, 6 PM

The Basement
December 4, 2016

Sweater Beats is the production alias of Filipino music maker Antonio Cuna. Since the premiere of his debut single “Mlln Dllr” on the Annie Mac show, Sweater Beats has captivated audiences around the world with his unique blend of dance … Continued

Sabrina Carpenter, 6pm

Sabrina Carpenter, 6pm

A&R Music Bar
December 4, 2016

A talented actress and singer, Sabrina Carpenter was born in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania on May 11, 1999. Carpenter began her acting career in 2010 with a guest role on the NBC drama Law & Order: SVU. Two years later she … Continued

Mac Miller, 6pm

Mac Miller, 6pm

EXPRESS LIVE!
December 5, 2016

Coming on the scene with a throwback style that betrayed his years, Pittsburgh-based rapper Mac Miller had just turned 18 when he spent 2010 making his name through mixtapes and video-sharing websites. Born Malcolm McCormick, Miller first used the alias … Continued

Rubblebucket, 7 pm

Rubblebucket, 7 pm

The Basement
December 5, 2016

A spirited indie pop dance band with a reggae-pop past and a penchant for worldbeat and ska-infused arrangements that invoke names like Vampire Weekend, Brazilian Girls, Passion Pit, and Dirty Projectors, Brooklyn’s Rubblebucket was formed in 2007 by musical couple … Continued

This event is today! Andie Case, 7:30 PM

Andie Case, 7:30 PM

The Basement
December 6, 2016

Singer and songwriter Andie Case is a loud & unforgiving talent whose music showcases the heart and life of a not so ordinary girl. Case was born in Eugene, Oregon on June 12th 1992. Her father worked in construction and … Continued

This event is today! Gin Wigmore, 7 PM

Gin Wigmore, 7 PM

A&R Music Bar
December 6, 2016

Singer/songwriter Gin Wigmore crafts emotional, intelligent folk-pop in the vein of contemporaries like Feist, Fiona Apple, and Brandi Carlile. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, her big break came after beating out 11,000 talented participants to win the International Songwriting Contest … Continued

Dragonette with Gibbz, 7pm

Dragonette with Gibbz, 7pm

A&R Music Bar
December 8, 2016

It’s been two years since Toronto-based leftfield popsters Dragonette put out a full-length album – an eternity in Pop years. Though they’ve hardly been idle in that time. The touring around 2012 LP Bodyparts, coupled with their smash collaborations with … Continued

105.7 The Xmas Party with The Struts, 6pm

105.7 The Xmas Party with The Struts, 6pm

EXPRESS LIVE!
December 9, 2016

Before even releasing their first album, U.K.-bred four-piece The Struts opened for The Rolling Stones in front of a crowd of 80,000 in Paris, got hand-picked by Mötley Crüe to serve as the supporting act for their four last-ever performances, … Continued

She Wants Revenge, 7 pm

She Wants Revenge, 7 pm

A&R Music Bar
December 11, 2016

Los Angeles DJs Justin Warfield and Adam “Adam 12” Bravin formed the moody, Joy Division-inspired She Wants Revenge in 2003. A fortuitous combination of word of mouth, industry connections, and airplay on Sirius Satellite Radio and West Coast airwave giant … Continued

Blitzmas, 6pm

Blitzmas, 6pm

EXPRESS LIVE!
December 15, 2016

Pop Evil Melodic post-grunge outfit Pop Evil formed in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2001. The band developed a sound and performance style that took cues from the likes of Kiss, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam that aptly put them right in … Continued

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 4pm & 8pm

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 4pm & 8pm

Nationwide Arena
December 29, 2016

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has announced the dates of its 2016 Winter Tour again featuring one of the group’s most beloved stories in its Platinum anniversary year – “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” to 61 cities across North America.  QFM96, Sunny … 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.

EXPRESS LIVE!

EXPRESS LIVE!

The EXPRESS LIVE!, formerly known as the 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.

Short North

Short North

Known as the art and soul of Columbus, the culturally rich Short North Arts District is a pioneer in the urban revitalization of Central Ohio. Visitors are invited to explore our vibrant neighborhood known for its wide variety of amazing art, dining, nightlife, fashion, home décor, and unique gifts.