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

WWE Fastlane

WWE Fastlane

Nationwide Arena
March 11, 2018

WWE FASTLANE with a special appearance by John Cena comes to Columbus for the FIRST time! Witness the final WWE Pay per View before Wrestlemania 34. See your favorite WWE Smackdown Superstars in action live at Nationwide Arena on Sunday, … Continued

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

Nationwide Arena
March 15, 2018

Country superstar Blake Shelton will jump into 2018 with fellow “Country Music Freaks” on a headlining tour hitting the road alongside Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and special guest Trace Adkins this Spring including March 15, 2018 at Nationwide Arena. The … Continued

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

An Evening with the Eagles

An Evening with the Eagles

Nationwide Arena
April 8, 2018

Due to the overwhelming response for the announced Eagles’ 2018 tour dates, 13 more “An Evening with the Eagles” concerts have been added to the band’s 2018 tour. The new shows include an April 8 stop at Nationwide Arena!

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

Nationwide Arena
May 7, 2018

Global superstar Justin Timberlake will make his highly anticipated return to the stage with The Man Of The Woods Tour. The North American outing includes a stop at Nationwide Arena on Monday, May 7. The Man of the Woods Tour … Continued

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train

Nationwide Arena
May 24, 2018

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train co-headline a North American summer tour, making a stop at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, May 24. This marks the first time legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates will tour together … Continued

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Nationwide Arena
June 23, 2018

Sam Smith announced the North American dates for The Thrill Of It All tour. The arena run comes to Nationwide Arena in Columbus on June 23, 2018.

Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy

Nationwide Arena
September 9, 2018

Fall Out Boy is bringing their M A N I A Tour with Machine Gun Kelly to Nationwide Arena on September 9, 2018.

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

Nationwide Arena
September 14, 2018

Kevin Hart announced he is expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical ‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour,’ adding over 100 new dates including Friday, September 14, 2018 at Nationwide Arena.

Maroon 5

Maroon 5

Nationwide Arena
September 25, 2018

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum band Maroon 5 have announced their upcoming 2018 world tour produced by Live Nation, happening in conjunction with the release of their highly anticipated new studio album, Red Pill Blues. The first leg of the band’s … Continued

February Event Listings

Blue Jackets Winter Park

Blue Jackets Winter Park

McFerson Commons Park
February 2, 2018

The Columbus Blue Jackets Winter Park Pres. By Worthington Industries is returning February 2nd through February 25th at McFerson Commons. Enjoy public skating on the outdoor rink in a unique downtown setting. Learn more at BlueJackets.com/WinterPark.

truTV Impractical Jokers starring the Tenderloins

truTV Impractical Jokers starring the Tenderloins

Nationwide Arena
February 3, 2018

The Tenderloins are a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers. Currently in its 5th season, Impractical … Continued

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Presented by CD102.5

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Presented by CD102.5

EXPRESS LIVE!
February 10, 2018

This show is indoors Special offer! A copy of Noel Gallagher’s forthcoming album is included with every ticket you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem this offer following your ticket purchase.

Kid Rock

Kid Rock

Nationwide Arena
February 17, 2018

Kid Rock will hit the road on his “American Rock N Roll Tour 2018,” produced by Live Nation. The tour includes 21 shows from coast to coast including a Saturday, February 17th show at Nationwide Arena.

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.

McFerson Commons Park

McFerson Commons Park

A focal point at McFerson Commons is the entry arch from the Old Union Train Station. This arch was the main portal to the train station that once stood along High Street, current location of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The large open lawn is commonly used for kickball, flag football, and other community events year-round. Ample meter parking, surface lots, and parking garages are located in the area.

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.