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

Columbus Clippers Opening Weekend

Columbus Clippers Opening Weekend

Huntington Park
April 13, 2017

The Columbus Clippers return for opening weekend April 13-16! Season Tickets, Mini Plans, and Individual Game Tickets are available for the 2017 season here. Opening Weekend Lineup: Thursday, April 13 vs. Louisville Bats @ 6:35pm Friday, April 14 vs. Louisville Bats @ … Continued

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper

Nationwide Arena
May 16, 2017

Don’t miss Chance the Rapper live at Nationwide Arena on May 16, 2017.

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

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

March Event Listings

2017 Arnold Sports Festival

2017 Arnold Sports Festival

Greater Columbus Convention Center
March 3, 2017

The nation’s largest multi-sport festival brings 20,000 athletes from 80 nations to Columbus to compete in 70 sports ranging from bodybuilding to equestrian. The 2017 Arnold Fitness EXPO will again feature more than 1,000 booths of the latest in sports … Continued

Lotus

Lotus

EXPRESS LIVE!
March 4, 2017

Presented by WCBE. Doors open at 8:00pm. Opening artist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.  

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

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

OHSAA Ice Hockey State Tournament

OHSAA Ice Hockey State Tournament

Nationwide Arena
March 11, 2017

The 40th Annual Ohio High School State Ice Hockey State Championships are being played at Nationwide Arena! Saturday, March 11 – Semifinals Semifinal #1 – 1 p.m., Columbus District winner vs. Sylvania District winner Semifinal #2 – 4 p.m., Brooklyn … Continued

Thai Yoga Massage Partner Workshop

Thai Yoga Massage Partner Workshop

Arena District Athletic Club
March 12, 2017

Give and receive the restorative benefits of Thai Yoga massage in this free interactive workshop at the Arena District Athletic Club. Guests and Athletic Club members are welcome! Bring a partner (spouse, friend, workout partner etc.) and learn techniques you … Continued

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks

Nationwide Arena
March 17, 2017

Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold Tour With Special Guests Pretenders come to Nationwide Arena for a St. Patrick’s Day show on Friday, March 17, 2017. After huge ticket demand and stellar reviews for the 24 Karat Gold Tour, the legendary … Continued

St. Patrick’s Day 2017

St. Patrick’s Day 2017

The Three-Legged Mare
March 17, 2017

This year St. Patrick’s Day is on a Friday! Start the weekend early at The Three-Legged Mare to celebrate their favorite holiday. They are located at 401 N Front St #150, Columbus, OH 43215. Doors open at 6:00 a.m., live music … 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

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

EXPRESS LIVE!
March 21, 2017

Indoor show. Doors open at 7:00pm. Learn more about Regina Spektor!

Arena District 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 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, 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.