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

2017 Arnold Sports Festival

2017 Arnold Sports Festival

Greater Columbus Convention Center
March 2, 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

Justin Moore & Lee Brice

Justin Moore & Lee Brice

Nationwide Arena
March 4, 2017

Justin Moore and Lee Brice, two of country music’s most dynamic performers, ring in 2017 with their co-headlined “American Made” tour rolling into Nationwide Arena. William Michael Morgan rounds out the show on Saturday, March 4th.

Ariana Grande, 7:30 pm

Ariana Grande, 7:30 pm

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

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

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

February Event Listings

Blue Jackets Winter Park February 3 – 26

Blue Jackets Winter Park February 3 – 26

McFerson Commons Park
February 3, 2017

Blue Jackets Winter Park (pres. by Worthington Industries) returns Friday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 26 at McFerson Commons across the street from Nationwide Arena. The centerpiece of Winter Park returns with an NHL-sized ice rink that is open for … Continued

5th Line 5k

5th Line 5k

Nationwide Arena
February 5, 2017

Please Note: This event is SOLD OUT as of January 18th. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Columbus-based M3S Sports are teaming up to host The 5th Line 5K Race presented by OhioHealth on Sunday, February 5. The second-annual downtown road … Continued

Banners with Tor Miller, 7 pm

Banners with Tor Miller, 7 pm

The Basement
February 14, 2017

BANNERS comes from Liverpool, UK. Fascinated by dreams, life, death, hope and despair, he grew up singing in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Choir and the Liverpool Kop. Influenced by artists ranging from Jeff Buckley to Arcade Fire, BANNERS’s music is … Continued

Valerie June, 7 pm

Valerie June, 7 pm

A&R Music Bar
February 17, 2017

Blending folk, soul, blues, and Appalachian traditional elements into a refreshingly timeless sound that sits outside any particular musical era, Valerie June stands in a long and storied line of unique performers in Memphis, a city with a still vibrant … Continued

Charlie Wilson and Fantasia

Charlie Wilson and Fantasia

Nationwide Arena
February 18, 2017

Eleven-time Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson is bringing his national tour to Columbus on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Nationwide Arena. Special guest Fantasia joins along with Johnny Gill. Every concert ticket purchased online for the In It To Win It Tour … Continued

Stephen Kellogg, 7 pm

Stephen Kellogg, 7 pm

The Basement
February 21, 2017

My name is Stephen Kellogg. I’m thirty-six years old. I say that I’m from Northampton, MA because that’s where I got my start, though now I live in Southern Connecticut. I’ve spent the better part of the last ten years … Continued

Mike Doughty, 7 pm

Mike Doughty, 7 pm

A&R Music Bar
February 22, 2017

By his ninth solo album, The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, you’d figure he would have slipped into a comfortable pattern, but Mike Doughty is not that kind of artist. The former frontman of Soul Coughing is obsessively, constantly … Continued

GAME OF THRONES LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE

GAME OF THRONES LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE

Nationwide Arena
February 23, 2017

Enter the world of Westeros with the Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience — an immersive music and visual experience that will bring the Seven Kingdoms to life on a scale never seen before. Using state-of-the-art technology, Game of Thrones® … Continued

Kaleo

Kaleo

EXPRESS LIVE!
February 23, 2017

Presented by WNCI. Doors open at 7:00pm. Opening Artist: The Worn Flints, a three-piece Rock group from Columbus, Ohio. This is a make up show from December 14, 2016. Every story has two sides, and that adage is certainly true for Kaleo, … Continued

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

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, 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.