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

This event is today! 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.

Paramore – The After Laughter Summer Tour

Paramore – The After Laughter Summer Tour

EXPRESS LIVE!
June 28, 2018

Following their massively successful “Tour Two” last fall, GRAMMY® Award-winning band Paramore announce their 2018 North American “After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5).” Foster The People will join the summer amphitheater and arena tour kicking off June 12 in St. … Continued

2018 Ballpark Boom

2018 Ballpark Boom

Huntington Park
July 3, 2018

Come to Huntington Park for a night of family fun prior to the “Red White and Boom” fireworks. “The Park” will be featuring activities for all ages, including Zip line along with additional on-field fun. For the younger firecrackers the … Continued

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Nationwide Arena
July 6, 2018

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 5 to October 25, 2018. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

Triple-A All-Star Game

Triple-A All-Star Game

Huntington Park
July 11, 2018

The 10th Season at Huntington Park will host the two major events of Triple-A Baseball. The first event is the three day Triple-A All-Star extravaganza July 9-11. These exciting events will feature the top Triple-A players, entertainment, contests, fun activities and more. … Continued

Barenaked Ladies – Last Summer on Earth 2018

Barenaked Ladies – Last Summer on Earth 2018

EXPRESS LIVE!
July 11, 2018

The Barenaked Ladies “Last Summer on Earth 2018” Tour comes to EXPRESS LIVE! on July 11, with special guests Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. With each ticket purchased, fans receive a download of BNL’s new album Fake Nudes, which builds off the … Continued

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Nationwide Arena
July 12, 2018

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 5 to October 25, 2018. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

Panic! at the Disco

Panic! at the Disco

Nationwide Arena
July 15, 2018

PANIC! AT THE DISCO PRAY FOR THE WICKED ARENA TOUR JULY 15 at NATIONWIDE ARENA Tickets GO ON SALE next Friday, March 30 at NOON at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.  Tickets are also … Continued

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Nationwide Arena
July 19, 2018

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 5 to October 25, 2018. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday

Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday

EXPRESS LIVE!
July 23, 2018

Taking Back Sunday are excited to spend the summer of 2018 touring with their longtime friends in Coheed and Cambria. Don’t miss Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday at EXPRESS LIVE! on July 23rd! This show is outdoors – … Continued

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Nationwide Arena
July 26, 2018

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 5 to October 25, 2018. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

All Time Low & Dashboard Confessional

All Time Low & Dashboard Confessional

EXPRESS LIVE!
August 9, 2018

We’re very excited to welcome The Summer Ever After Tour feat. All Time Low & Dashboard Confessional to EXPRESS LIVE! on August 9th! Opening Artist: gnash This show is outdoors – Rain or Shine! Doors open at 6:00 pm All Ages / General Admission

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Nationwide Arena
August 16, 2018

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 5 to October 25, 2018. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

311 with Gym Class Heros

311 with Gym Class Heros

EXPRESS LIVE!
August 16, 2018

311 with opening artist, Gym Class Heroes! Thursday, August 16, 2018; Doors open at 6:30 PM $39.50 In Advance / $45.00 Day of Show General Admission – All Ages This show is outdoors – Rain or Shine!

Call of Duty World League Championship

Call of Duty World League Championship

Nationwide Arena
August 17, 2018

The 2018 Call of Duty® World League Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4, is headed to Columbus August 15 – 19. The definitive competition for the best Call of Duty® esports players from around the world will take place at Nationwide Arena August 17 … Continued

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Nationwide Arena
August 23, 2018

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 5 to October 25, 2018. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Nationwide Arena
August 30, 2018

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 5 to October 25, 2018. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

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.

Wildness Tour Snow Patrol

Wildness Tour Snow Patrol

EXPRESS LIVE!
September 10, 2018

Don’t miss Snow Patrol at EXPRESS LIVE! on September 10th! Monday, September 10, 2018; Doors open at 7:00 PM $32.00 In Advance / $35.00 Day of Show General Admission – All Ages This show is indoors

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Nationwide Arena
September 13, 2018

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 5 to October 25, 2018. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

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.

Triple-A National Championship Game

Triple-A National Championship Game

Huntington Park
September 18, 2018

The 10th Season at Huntington Park will host the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game on September 18th. This exciting event will feature the top Triple-A players, entertainment, contests, fun activities and more. Columbus is the first franchise to host both this … Continued

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Nationwide Arena
September 20, 2018

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 5 to October 25, 2018. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

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

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Nationwide Arena
September 27, 2018

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 5 to October 25, 2018. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Farmers Market on The Plaza

Nationwide Arena
October 18, 2018

11:00 am – 1:30pm Visit the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers’ Market every Thursday from July 5 to October 25, 2018. Fresh fruit, honey, vegetables and more. Each week will feature a slightly different mix of products as the season progresses so … Continued

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

Nationwide Arena
November 7, 2018

Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac will come to Columbus on their North American tour on November 7. Set to kick off in October and travel through 50+ cities ending in Spring of 2019. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will … Continued

June Event Listings

Incubus

Incubus

EXPRESS LIVE!
June 1, 2018

Incubus iscoming to Express LIVE outdoors on June 1! Outdoors, Rain or Shine! Gates open at 7 PM All Ages / General Admission

OHSAA Baseball State Championship

OHSAA Baseball State Championship

Huntington Park
June 1, 2018

Huntington Park will welcome the 2018 Ohio Highschool State Athletic Association Baseball State Tournament on May 31-June 2.

OHSAA Baseball State Championship

OHSAA Baseball State Championship

Huntington Park
June 2, 2018

Huntington Park will welcome the 2018 Ohio Highschool State Athletic Association Baseball State Tournament on May 31-June 2.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

EXPRESS LIVE!
June 2, 2018

A former member of punk rock band Million Dead, Frank Turner turned his attention to folkier, acoustic music after the demise of the hardcore outfit. Born in Bahrain in 1981, Turner was educated at Eton College in England. His first … Continued

Dropkick Murphys & Flogging Molly

Dropkick Murphys & Flogging Molly

EXPRESS LIVE!
June 13, 2018

Dropkick Murphys is touring in support of their 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory album, released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records in 2017. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the … Continued

WALK the MOON

WALK the MOON

EXPRESS LIVE!
June 15, 2018

Ohio’s WALK THE MOON have been captivating audiences with their energetic live shows for the better part of a decade. The band first made a name for themselves by touring relentlessly in support of their self-titled debut, which featured the … Continued

WNCI’s Summer In the City

WNCI’s Summer In the City

EXPRESS LIVE!
June 19, 2018

WNCI’s Summer in the City on June 19 at EXPRESS LIVE! will feature 5 Seconds of Summer, Bazzi, In Real Life and Spencer Sutherland! Get your tickets now before they run out! General Admission – All Ages This show is … Continued

This event is today! 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.

Paramore – The After Laughter Summer Tour

Paramore – The After Laughter Summer Tour

EXPRESS LIVE!
June 28, 2018

Following their massively successful “Tour Two” last fall, GRAMMY® Award-winning band Paramore announce their 2018 North American “After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5).” Foster The People will join the summer amphitheater and arena tour kicking off June 12 in St. … 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.

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.