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

AC/DC, 7:30pm

AC/DC, 7:30pm

Nationwide Arena
September 4, 2016

While packing stadiums across Europe to rave reviews from critics and fans alike this summer, AC/DC have today announced full details of their re-scheduled USA tour dates. The AC/DC ‘Rock or Bust World Tour’ returns to America for ten final … Continued

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

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

Walk to end Alzheimers, 2pm

Walk to end Alzheimers, 2pm

Huntington Park
September 25, 2016

Chances are you know someone dealing with Alzheimer’s. It’s a devastating disease that’s currently affecting millions. That’s why we are proud to have the Walk to end Alzheimers in the Arena District again this year. Join us at 2 pm … Continued

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

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

August Event Listings

The Hush Sound, 6:30PM

The Hush Sound, 6:30PM

A&R Music Bar
August 8, 2016

The Hush Sound’s journey began in 2005 in the way most young bands do: as a group of friends playing together in their parent’s basement after high school. Songwriters Bob Morris and Greta Morgan would write their quirky piano and … Continued

Broncho, 7:30pm

Broncho, 7:30pm

The Basement
August 8, 2016

Any working rock and roll band will tell you that the path to success — however you choose to define it — is rarely easy. In the case of Oklahoma band BRONCHO, the path leading to the release of their … Continued

HONNE, 7PM

HONNE, 7PM

The Basement
August 9, 2016

In little under two years, blue-eyed soul duo HONNE have become the band to fall in love with, and unsuspecting front man Andy Clutterbuck – often witness to more than he bargained for as the band’s sensual grooves ripple through … Continued

99.7 The Blitz Great Summer Smokeout, 4pm

99.7 The Blitz Great Summer Smokeout, 4pm

EXPRESS LIVE!
August 13, 2016

For much of their career, Grammy-nominated Danish rock band Volbeat (est. 2001) have been critically celebrated and commercially rewarded for their unique and inimitable fusion of classic rock ‘n’ roll, heavy metal, and rockabilly. The band distilled its disparate influences … Continued

Drake, 7pm

Drake, 7pm

Nationwide Arena
August 13, 2016

DRAKE TO LAUNCH SUMMER SIXTEEN TOUR WITH FUTURE AND SPECIAL GUESTS Tour Launches July 20 and Will Visit Over 30 Cities Throughout North America In Support Of New Album, “View” SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 | NATIONWIDE ARENA CLEVELAND (April 25, 2016) … Continued

Prinze George, 7PM

Prinze George, 7PM

A&R Music Bar
August 15, 2016

Prinze George is Kenny Grimm (production/instrumental), Naomi Almquist (vocals) and Isabelle De Leon (drums), who are based in Maryland. Kenny and Naomi grew up together in Prince George’s County, where they met Isabelle while she was in college. Formed in … Continued

In this Moment with Sunflower Dead, 6 PM

In this Moment with Sunflower Dead, 6 PM

EXPRESS LIVE!
August 19, 2016

Nature counts the black widow spider amongst its most fascinating and dangerous anomalies. The female arachnid often devours its mate after copulation. It’s both a delicate and dangerous predator. In This Moment isn’t all that different from this enigmatic beast. … Continued

Belong Tour, August 19-20

Belong Tour, August 19-20

Nationwide Arena
August 20, 2016

Producers of Women of Faith, the leading women’s Christian event for the past 20 years, will launch the BELONG Tour in 2016 – a gathering for women who crave a deeper connection with each other, their community, and their dreams. … Continued

Melvins, 7PM

Melvins, 7PM

A&R Music Bar
August 22, 2016

The Melvins were formed in Montessano, Washington in 1983 by Buzz Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard.  Lukin and Dillard left the band and drummer Dale Crover stepped in shortly thereafter.  Osborne and Crover have been the Melvins’ mainstays throughout … Continued

Jay Brannan, 7PM

Jay Brannan, 7PM

The Basement
August 23, 2016

A Texas native turned New Yorker, Jay Brannan has been writing and performing his own sweet & sad folk songs, tempered with a healthy dose of humor, around the globe since 2006.  He also appeared as an actor in John … Continued

Flume, 7PM

Flume, 7PM

EXPRESS LIVE!
August 25, 2016

In 2012, a young beat maker called Flume burst on to the scene and single-handedly changed the face of Australian dance music and its possibilities.  The then 20-year old had just one single (“Sleepless”) and one remix (“Hermitude’s Hyperparadise”) to … Continued

Delta Rae, 6:30pm

Delta Rae, 6:30pm

A&R Music Bar
August 28, 2016

It’s been a good few years for the relentlessly hard working six piece rock band from Durham, NC, whose sophomore album After It All will be coming out on April 7, 2015. Since the release of their debut album Carry … Continued

This event is today! Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, 6 PM

Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, 6 PM

EXPRESS LIVE!
August 30, 2016

At age 79, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living … 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.