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 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!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
There’s an energy and excitement in Columbus that’s going to hit you as soon as you arrive. Big things are happening here, and you’re invited to join in. The city is thriving and the staff at the Experience Columbus Visitor Center can’t wait to show you all there is to see, do, drink and eat. Want a tour of the city? How about a visit to one of our all-star attractions? You can purchase your tickets right in the Visitor Center. Love craft beer, coffee and shopping? Pick up a guide to the Columbus Ale Trail, Columbus Coffee Experience or the Made in Cbus trail.
They also have an array of locally made products from tee shirts and glassware to soap and art, so you can take home an authentic Columbus souvenir.