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.


Blue Jackets

Featured Events

Have  very Blue Steele Valentine’s Day

Have very Blue Steele Valentine’s Day

Studio Movie Grill
February 12, 2016

Zoolander 2 is set to release at Studio Movie Grill in the Arena District on February 12th! See it in the proper fashion with one of these incredible drink specials $9 Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Cocktails: Frankie Says Relax Sangria … Continued

Valentine’s Day with a Big Bang!!!

Valentine’s Day with a Big Bang!!!

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
February 13, 2016

Join us at Big Bang’s Dueling Piano Bar on Saturday, February 13th to celebrate with a BANG! They will have tables for 2 at $80 and tables for 4 for $160. Reservations include a table, cover charge, wine and chocolates … Continued

AC/DC

AC/DC

Nationwide Arena
March 23, 2016

American dates for the next leg of AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust” World Tour were announced today including a March 23 play at Nationwide Arena.  The American dates kick off on February 2nd at the Tacoma Dome and runs through April … Continued

Charlie Puth, 7pm

Charlie Puth, 7pm

A&R Music Bar
March 25, 2016

As Charlie Puth gears up to release his debut album Nine Track Mind, it’s worth looking back at the extraordinary ride this multi-talented vocalist, musician, producer, and versatile songwriter has been on ever since he arrived in Los Angeles as … Continued

Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire, 7:30PM

Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire, 7:30PM

Nationwide Arena
April 5, 2016

Two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago announced the Heart and Soul Tour 2.0 – 15 additional U.S. dates following their hit summer Heart And Soul Tour – due to popular demand. Promoted … Continued

Ellie Goulding, 6PM

Ellie Goulding, 6PM

EXPRESS LIVE!
May 10, 2016

Ellie Goulding announces dates for the North American leg of her Delirium World Tour, which kicks off on April 1st, 2016, in Vancouver and crisscrosses the continent through the end of June when it wraps up with a show at … Continued

Sting and Peter Gabriel

Sting and Peter Gabriel

Nationwide Arena
June 21, 2016

Two of music’s most iconic artists – Sting and Peter Gabriel – will unite this summer for a once in a lifetime concert tour.  Rock Paper Scissors, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, will visit a select number of North … Continued

Dave Matthew’s Band, 7PM

Dave Matthew’s Band, 7PM

Nationwide Arena
July 8, 2016

Dave Matthews Band will perform two full sets nightly on its 2016 summer tour, which will kick off on May 11 at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, KS. The extensive North American run will include two-night stands in Camden, NJ; … Continued

Promowest Fest, July 15-17

Promowest Fest, July 15-17

Arena District
July 17, 2016

PromoWest Live will be hosting PromowEst Fest, an inaugural music festival to take place July 15-17 in Columbus, Ohio’s Arena District. The festival will host national and local talent on three stages throughout McFerson Commons and North Bank Park. Three-day … Continued

February Event Listings

Givers, 7pm

Givers, 7pm

The Basement
February 5, 2016

Lafayette, Louisiana-based indie rockers the Givers formed in the late 2000s around the talents of Kirby Campbell (drums/samples/vocals), Taylor Guarisco (guitar/vocals), Tif Lamson (vocals/percussion/ukulele), Josh Leblanc (bass), and William Henderson (synths/samples/vocals). Steeped in the culture and traditions of their native … Continued

Disney on Ice – Let’s Celebrate! Feb. 3-7

Disney on Ice – Let’s Celebrate! Feb. 3-7

Nationwide Arena
February 7, 2016

It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends at Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Presented by YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice … Continued

Blue Jackets Happy Hour

Blue Jackets Happy Hour

Nationwide Arena
February 9, 2016

It’s the perfect way to attend a home game and grab drinks with friends. This special offer is available on select Monday throughThursday home games. The Blue Jackets Happy Hour Pack includes a game ticket, $10 In-Arena Beverage Voucher, and a … Continued

Blue Jackets Happy Hour

Blue Jackets Happy Hour

Nationwide Arena
February 11, 2016

It’s the perfect way to attend a home game and grab drinks with friends. This special offer is available on select Monday throughThursday home games. The Blue Jackets Happy Hour Pack includes a game ticket, $10 In-Arena Beverage Voucher, and a … Continued

Have  very Blue Steele Valentine’s Day

Have very Blue Steele Valentine’s Day

Studio Movie Grill
February 12, 2016

Zoolander 2 is set to release at Studio Movie Grill in the Arena District on February 12th! See it in the proper fashion with one of these incredible drink specials $9 Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Cocktails: Frankie Says Relax Sangria … Continued

St. Lucia with Tigertown, 8pm

St. Lucia with Tigertown, 8pm

A&R Music Bar
February 12, 2016

St. Lucia is BACK with an infectious new single “Dancing On Glass” and a brand new album Matter. And with those comes a series of North American dates, following up on the band’s sold out fall 2014 headline tour.  St. … Continued

Phillips Fox Band with Mark Leach, 7pm

Phillips Fox Band with Mark Leach, 7pm

The Basement
February 13, 2016

In an age where music is free, fans are digital, and bands are measured in buzz, Phillip Fox Band has taken a classic approach to their music and their career.  Great songs, crafted arrangements, 3 part harmonies, and 175 rowdy … Continued

Valentine’s Day with a Big Bang!!!

Valentine’s Day with a Big Bang!!!

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
February 13, 2016

Join us at Big Bang’s Dueling Piano Bar on Saturday, February 13th to celebrate with a BANG! They will have tables for 2 at $80 and tables for 4 for $160. Reservations include a table, cover charge, wine and chocolates … Continued

Blue Jackets Happy Hour

Blue Jackets Happy Hour

Nationwide Arena
February 16, 2016

It’s the perfect way to attend a home game and grab drinks with friends. This special offer is available on select Monday throughThursday home games. The Blue Jackets Happy Hour Pack includes a game ticket, $10 In-Arena Beverage Voucher, and a … Continued

For Today with Phineas and Vanna, 7pm

For Today with Phineas and Vanna, 7pm

The Basement
February 17, 2016

A Christian metalcore band from Sioux City, Iowa, For Today released their first album, Ekklesia, in 2008. Signed to Facedown Records, For Today — formed in 2005 and made up of Mattie Montgomery (vocals), Ryan Leitru (guitar), Mike Reynolds (guitar), … Continued

Lotus, 7:30PM

Lotus, 7:30PM

EXPRESS LIVE!
February 20, 2016

Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all-electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival … Continued

Kevin Gates – Islah Tour Part 2, 6:30PM

Kevin Gates – Islah Tour Part 2, 6:30PM

EXPRESS LIVE!
February 22, 2016

Transferring the reflective style of rappers like Drake to the genre of “gangsta rap”, Louisiana-based MC Kevin Gates spent five-plus years on the mixtape circuit before climbing into the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 album chart with his 2013 … Continued

Nightwish with Delain, 6:30 PM

Nightwish with Delain, 6:30 PM

EXPRESS LIVE!
February 25, 2016

WHEN:  February 25, 2016 WHERE: The LC – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion­ – COLUMBUS, OHIO DOORS: 6:30PM COST: $35.00 Advance/$40.00 Day of Show ON-SALE: June 6 BIO: Following in the footsteps of the Gathering and Lacuna Coil, Nightwish were formed in Kitee, … Continued

Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue, 6:30PM

Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue, 6:30PM

EXPRESS LIVE!
February 26, 2016

Two-time GRAMMY award-winner, Kacey Musgraves is extending her headlining tour, The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue, into 2016, kicking off January 21 in Dallas.  Two-time GRAMMY award-winner, Kacey Musgraves is extending her headlining tour, The Kacey Musgraves Country … Continued

An Evening with Dark Star Ochestra, 7pm

An Evening with Dark Star Ochestra, 7pm

EXPRESS LIVE!
February 28, 2016

Dark Star Orchestra’s shows are built off the extensive catalog of the Grateful Dead. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use … Continued

Coheed and Cambria, 6pm

Coheed and Cambria, 6pm

EXPRESS LIVE!
February 29, 2016

Although originally forming as a rock trio in 1995, New York’s Coheed and Cambria officially took root in 2001, embracing a fusion of progressive rock, emocore, and highly conceptual album themes. Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever, Michael Todd, and Joshua Eppard … 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.