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

Twenty-One Pilots

Twenty-One Pilots

Nationwide Arena
June 24, 2017

Please note: this show is sold out! Twenty One Pilots: Tour de Columbus lineup includes a June 24 performance at Nationwide Arena. The Columbus natives, and Grammy award winning duo, are heading home to show their appreciation for the community … 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

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

May Event Listings

Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin

EXPRESS LIVE!
May 2, 2017

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

The xx

The xx

EXPRESS LIVE!
May 5, 2017

Presented by CD102.5. Doors open at 7:00pm. Opening artist: Sampha. This show is outdoors – Rain or Shine!

Cinco de Nada

Cinco de Nada

Nada
May 5, 2017

Kick off summer at Cinco de Nada on Friday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. at 220 W. Nationwide Boulevard. Toss back classic Nadaritas and Mexican beers, plus a full menu of tacos, guac and more. Just for … Continued

PIXIES

PIXIES

EXPRESS LIVE!
May 7, 2017

Presented by CD102.5. Doors open at 7:00pm. This show is outdoors – Rain or Shine!

80’s Prom Night at Big Bang

80’s Prom Night at Big Bang

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
May 11, 2017

Got the Finals Week blues? On May 11th the Big Bang Columbus is hosting the BEST end of semester party this spring. That’s right.. its PROM TIME! Join us for a night of dancing, drinking, and live entertainment as we … 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.

Benefit Concert: An Evening With David Gray

Benefit Concert: An Evening With David Gray

EXPRESS LIVE!
May 20, 2017

PURCHASE VIP TICKETS TO SEE DAVID GRAY!  Saturday, May 20 EXPRESS LIVE! 6:00 – 11:00 PM Click here for more information and VIP tickets.   More about the annual Benefit Concert: The benefit concert supports Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the … 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.