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.

 

Clippers

Featured Events

Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer, 6PM

Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer, 6PM

EXPRESS LIVE!
October 5, 2016

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed, Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer have announced co-headlining 2016 North American tour dates. The multi-city trek will include shows in major theater venues across the US including the Greek Theatre … Continued

Country in the Capital with Kip Moore, 6pm

Country in the Capital with Kip Moore, 6pm

EXPRESS LIVE!
October 7, 2016

92.3 WCOL, Columbus’ #1 for New Country, presents the 2016 Country in the Capital at Express Live! Outdoor on Friday, Oct. 7, featuring Kip Moore, Jon Pardi, Runaway June and Drake White and The Big Fire. “It’s always great to … Continued

CBJ Opening Night, 7PM

CBJ Opening Night, 7PM

Nationwide Arena
October 13, 2016

If you’ve seen dozens of tweets in your timeline about NHL team home openers, it’s no coincidence. The green light has been given. And so we’re following suit. Are you ready? The Blue Jackets open the new season on Thursday, … 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

World’s Toughest Rodeo, 7:30PM

World’s Toughest Rodeo, 7:30PM

Nationwide Arena
January 17, 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

September Event Listings

FMMF September 3 & 4

FMMF September 3 & 4

Arena District
September 4, 2016

We are pleased to announce both the fashion and music lineup for year three of Fashion Meets Music Festival being held September 3rd & 4th, 2016. FMMF will be returning to the Arena District in downtown Columbus, OH. Early Bird … Continued

Umphrey’s McGee, 5:30pm

Umphrey’s McGee, 5:30pm

EXPRESS LIVE!
September 8, 2016

After 17-plus years of performing more than 100 concerts annually, releasing eight studio albums and selling more than 3.5 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels. But then that wouldn’t be … Continued

Highasakite, 7pm

Highasakite, 7pm

The Basement
September 9, 2016

Highasakite make pop music, but an adventurous brand of indie pop full of contrasts. Once you hear Highasakite you’ll wonder how you ever got by without them; theirs is an endless sound oscillating between density and spaciousness. Debut album, Silent … Continued

Dixie Chicks, 7:30PM

Dixie Chicks, 7:30PM

Nationwide Arena
September 16, 2016

In the midst of their sold-out European tour, multi-platinum selling act DIXIE CHICKS have announced additional North American dates to their highly-anticipated, hugely-selling DCX MMXVI Tour. November’s announcement of the DCX MMXVI Tour created a fan frenzy for tickets, quickly … Continued

Mystic Braves with The Dream Ride, 7pm

Mystic Braves with The Dream Ride, 7pm

The Basement
September 21, 2016

Mystic Braves sold out their first time show at the Troubadour, West Hollywood, June 13, 2015. “Bust out the wavy gravy and let the psychedelia flow. The sold out crowd, unplugged and tuned into the Mystic Braves who are the … Continued

Nada Surf, 7PM

Nada Surf, 7PM

A&R Music Bar
September 22, 2016

Having recorded five albums in ten years and toured extensively in support of all of them, Nada Surf — singer/guitarist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca, drummer Ira Elliot and guitarist Doug Gillard— opted to follow 2012’s cracking The Stars Are … 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.