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 Columbus Clippers, 10-time Governors’ Cup Champions and Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

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

Blink-182

Blink-182

EXPRESS LIVE!
August 1, 2017

This show is outdoors – Rain or Shine!

Farmers’ Market on the Plaza

Farmers’ Market on the Plaza

Nationwide Arena
August 3, 2017

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 6 to October 26, 2017. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

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

Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller Band

EXPRESS LIVE!
September 24, 2017

This show is outdoors – Rain or Shine! Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Nationwide Arena
September 30, 2017

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m.! Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band will launch their 2017 North American Tour this August promoted by Live Nation with dates scheduled for Columbus on Saturday, September 30 at … Continued

Glass Animals

Glass Animals

EXPRESS LIVE!
September 30, 2017

This show is outdoors – Rain or Shine! Presented by PromoWest Productions & AEG Glass Animals has partnered with Plus One on this tour, all tickets include a $1 charity add-on. http://plus1.org/

Ed Sheeran Oct. 4

Ed Sheeran Oct. 4

Nationwide Arena
October 4, 2017

Please Note: The October 3 show is sold out! Global superstar and multi-GRAMMY winner Ed Sheeran has established himself as one of the world’s biggest musical artists with over 22 million albums sold. The British singer-songwriter kicked off the new … Continued

Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse

EXPRESS LIVE!
October 4, 2017

This show is outdoors – Rain or Shine!

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton

Nationwide Arena
November 3, 2017

Chris Stapleton brings his All American Road Show to Nationwide Arena on Friday, November 3rd with special guests Marty Stuart & Brent Cobb.

2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four

2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four

Nationwide Arena
March 29, 2018

Columbus and Ohio State will host the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four for the first time at Nationwide Arena on March 30 and April 1. The Women’s Final Four will generate an anticipated 11,000 hotel room nights and an estimated … Continued

July Event Listings

Red, White & BOOM! 2017

Red, White & BOOM! 2017

McFerson Commons Park
July 3, 2017

Over 400,000 people will gather in downtown Columbus to celebrate the 37th annual Red, White & BOOM! This beloved event began in 1981 when 30,000 people gathered in Bicentennial Park to watch a small fireworks display.

Red, White & BOOM!

Red, White & BOOM!

Arena District
July 3, 2017

Red White & BOOM! is on Monday, July 3 along the Scioto Mile riverbank in downtown Columbus. A Charity Day 5K (new this year) is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 2. Head to the Arena District for some of the best … Continued

RED, WHITE and BOOM! Official After Party

RED, WHITE and BOOM! Official After Party

The Three-Legged Mare
July 3, 2017

Monday, July 3 @ 9:00pm The official after party of Red, White & BOOM! Stop by for drinks, food, and live music by Sonic Boom starting at 9:00pm.

Farmers’ Market on the Plaza

Farmers’ Market on the Plaza

Nationwide Arena
July 6, 2017

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 6 to October 26, 2017. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

FARMERS’ MARKET ON THE PLAZA

FARMERS’ MARKET ON THE PLAZA

Nationwide Arena
July 13, 2017

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 6 to October 26, 2017. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

Game of Thrones Viewing Party

Game of Thrones Viewing Party

R Bar Arena
July 17, 2017

Are you prepared for winter? Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres Sunday, July 16 at 9:00 p.m. R Bar in the Arena District is having a viewing party for the season premiere and all following episodes! Come and watch with fellow Thrones … Continued

Farmers’ Market on the Plaza

Farmers’ Market on the Plaza

Nationwide Arena
July 20, 2017

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 6 to October 26, 2017. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

Roger Waters

Roger Waters

Nationwide Arena
July 20, 2017

Roger Waters returns to North America in 2017 with a pioneering new tour, “Us + Them”, featuring classic Pink Floyd, new songs and solo work. Roger Waters – Us + Them will showcase highlights from Waters’ groundbreaking body of work. … Continued

Yoga Day at Huntington Park

Yoga Day at Huntington Park

Huntington Park
July 23, 2017

You’re invited to join Modo Yoga Columbus and the Columbus Clippers for Yoga Day at the Ballpark! Enjoy a 60 minute Modo class on center field, you can use a mat…however the grass is so nice you may not even … Continued

Game of Thrones Watch Party

Game of Thrones Watch Party

R Bar Arena
July 23, 2017

Are you prepared for winter? R Bar in the Arena District is having a watch party for Game of Thrones, Season 7 Episode 2 (and all following episodes)! Come and watch with fellow Thrones fans as the season unfolds. R Bar is … Continued

Farmers’ Market on the Plaza

Farmers’ Market on the Plaza

Nationwide Arena
July 27, 2017

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 6 to October 26, 2017. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

Arena Venues

A&R Music Bar

A&R Music Bar

A&R Music Bar’s outdoor patio is open 2 hours before all concerts at Express LIVE!, Columbus Clippers games and other Arena District events.

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 Express LIVE!

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Live 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 Triple-A baseball team. The Clippers are hosting BOTH the Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game and Triple-A National Championship Game at Huntington Park in 2018!

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, Live Music, and so much more!

Greater Columbus Convention Center

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. Across from the Arena District, the $125 million expansion & renovation of the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center will be completed in July 2017.

Experience Columbus Visitor Center

Experience Columbus Visitor Center

Stop in to find out about Columbus’ top attractions and restaurants, and discover what’s happening during your stay. The friendly staff will help make sure you experience the best of Columbus.

Columbus items and souvenirs available for purchase include shirts, jerseys, books, postcards, magnets and collectors shot glasses.

Parking: the parking garage behind the Visitor Center offers free fifteen-minute parking.

Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekends, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Columbus Visitor Center is a GreenSpot! Making an earnest commitment to green the environment.