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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of June 24, 2019

Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of June 24, 2019:

 

Events

COMFEST

All Weekend | Goodale Park | Various Times

Join thousands of other Columbus natives in partaking in the 48th annual COMFEST this weekend! This party with a purpose hopes to use their local action to have a global impact. The music and arts festival will take place in Goodale Park and will feature non-corporate items for sale. Check out the unique community festival and help make a change!

 

Music

The National

Monday, June 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Cincinnati, Ohio rock band, The National, is making a stop in downtown Columbus right after their show at Bonnaroo! They will be rocking the night away at EXPRESS LIVE! tonight—joined by their friend, Australian rocker Courtney Barnett. Click here to get your tickets.

 

blink-182 & Lil Wayne

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen production delays, the blink-182 show originally scheduled for June 27th at Nationwide Arena has been rescheduled to September 22nd. Please hold onto your tickets as all originally purchased tickets will be honored for the new show date.  Tickets for the new show date are available now online or at the arena box office.

Thursday, June 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Your childhood is coming to downtown Columbus on Thursday. That’s when Blink-182 and Lil Wayne will be kicking off their nationwide tour at Nationwide Arena! These multi-platinum, award-winning artists are sure to bring the house down. Don’t miss this golden lineup! Purchase your tickets here.

 

CD102.5 Summer Festival

Friday, June 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5:30 PM

CD102.5, Columbus’s alternative station, is hosting their Summer Festival this Friday at EXPRESS LIVE! Featured alt rock artists include big names like Young the Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums and special guests, Coin. Tickets are available here.

 

Twenty One Pilots: The Bandito Tour

Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

This weekend, pop sensations, Twenty One Pilots, are having not one, but two shows at Nationwide Arena this weekend! Responsible for some of the biggest songs in the last few years, Twenty One Pilots concerts are a highly anticipated summer event. Be sure to check them out! The band Bear Hands will open. Grab your tickets today while they are still available!

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens

Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25 | Huntington Park | 7:05 PM

Tonight, and tomorrow, the Columbus Clippers have a homestand against the fierce Toledo Mud Hens! Today is Dime-A-Dog night and AAA member night, and tomorrow night is Military & First Responders night! To cheer on your home team, get tickets here.

 

Food

Half Pint Columbus

All Weekend! | Half Pint Columbus | 11 AM – 10 PM

This weekend join Half Pint Columbus was they celebrate COMFEST with specials all weekend long. Stop by on June 28, 29 and 30 to see what Columbus Brewing Company is brewing up. Can’t make it this weekend? Join them for happy hour another time—specials run Monday-Friday from 3 to 6 PM, and all day on Tuesdays!

 

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Red, White and Boom

Wednesday, July 3 | Downtown Columbus | 11 AM – 11 PM

Celebrate Independence Day with Columbus’ 29th annual Red, White and Boom! With the largest fireworks display in Ohio, you will not want to miss the festivities! The event starts at 11 AM and will go until 11 PM. Can’t make it? Tune in to 97.9 or NBC4 for live coverage all day.

 

  • BOOM! Street Festival
    • From 11 AM to 11 PM
    • More than 109 local and national vendors
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade
    • Starts at 5:30 PM at the Main Street Bridge
  • BOOM! Fireworks
    • Start at 10 PM on the east bank of Genoa Park

 

Ballpark Boom Xi

Wednesday, July 3 | Huntington Park | 5:30 PM

Have you ever been to a concert at Huntington Park? Here is your chance! Come see Phil Dirt and the Dozers and McGuffey Lane next Wednesday! The concert will finish just in time for you to watch fireworks at Genoa Park! Get your tickets here.

 

QFM96 Birthday Bash

Saturday, July 6 | EXPRESS LIVE | 5:30 PM

Next weekend, QFM96 is hosting their Birthday Bash at EXPRESS LIVE! Featured artists at this event will be the Royal Affair Tour with Yes, Asia, John Lodge and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with guest vocals from Arthur Brown.  Grab your tickets here.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


What’s Around: Bars in Columbus

What’s Around is a series from Columbus Downtown Apartments that gives Columbus residents a look at the various shopping, culture and entertainment options available in their own backyard.

 

Summer is the perfect time to hang out and catch up with friends – especially now that the weather is nice. Whether you’re looking for a pint of Ohio craft beer or a quick bite to eat, here are some of the best bars in downtown Columbus.

  1. R Bar Arena (413 N Front St., Columbus OH 43215)

The R Bar Arena is located in the heart of Columbus’ Arena District. With its 30+ flat screen TVs, you’ll never miss a game, no matter which season it is. After all, it is known as the best place to watch hockey in Columbus!

From a full-service bar to delicious lunch and dinner food options, your party’s cravings will be satisfied, guaranteed. Enjoy the summer weather on the patio for an added bonus!

 

  1. Hofbräuhaus Columbus Brewery & Restaurant (800 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212)
Hofbräuhaus Columbus Brewery & Restaurant in the Grandview Yard area is a great place for friends and family to enjoy refreshing beers and tasty food. It offers a wide selection of traditional beer, brewed onsite every day.

With its vibrant environment, decorated rooms, live music and one of Columbus’ best outdoor Biergartens, Hofbräuhaus is perfect for all types of group outings and events.

 

 

  1. Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar (401 N. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215)

If you’re looking for an entertaining night out with friends, look no further than the Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar, located right here in the Arena District! The piano bar is known as the most exciting live music destination in the area. Grab a drink, make a song request and enjoy a never-ending celebration!

 

  1. A&R Music Bar (391 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43215)

The A&R Music Bar is a healthy mix of bar, entertainment center and restaurant. It’s the perfect place to witness an up-and-coming music artist, or to simply stop by for a drink with friends.

Whether you’re heading to a concert or a sporting event, A&R is your place, with an outdoor patio that opens to crowds two hours before all Arena District events.

 

  1. The Three-Legged Mare (401 N. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215)

Are Irish pubs with tasty fare and flowing beer your thing? The Three-Legged Mare is perfect for you! With over 15 TVs, two giant projection screens, darts and pub trivia, entertainment is endless at the Mare! The full bar is—of course—a plus, too.

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BONUS: Whistle & Keg Columbus (343 N. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215)

Columbus craft beer lovers will soon have another local bar to become a regular at: Whistle & Keg—a Youngstown, Ohio-based, self-service craft beer taproom opening later this summer in the Arena District’s historic Moline Plow building!

Whistle & Keg Columbus will feature 12-foot high ceilings, with large bell-shaped columns throughout and an expansive outdoor patio overlooking Battelle Plaza and the arena. Stay tuned for the opening of this pour-your-own concept in the Arena District!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of June 17, 2019

Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of June 17, 2019:

Music

The Allman Betts Band

Friday, June 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Country rock group The Allman Betts Band is making their way to EXPRESS LIVE! this Friday! Started by the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, The Allman Betts Band is the next generation of hit-makers. The group kicked off their world tour in March, and sold out twelve of their first eighteen shows—but Columbus tickets are still available! Come rock out with them in downtown Columbus this Friday. Get your tickets now.

 

Willie Nelson Outlaw Music Festival

Sunday, June 23 | Nationwide Arena | 2:30 PM

Willie Nelson, one of country music’s legends, will be coming to Nationwide Arena this Sunday for a boot scootin’ good time! He will be joined by popular folk and country acts including Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dawes. The festival will also feature local cuisine and craft beer available for purchase. Get your tickets here.

 

Events

$5 Burger Night

Sunday, June 23 | Half Pint Columbus | 5-10:00 PM

Looking for somewhere to eat before the Willie Nelson Outlaw Music Festival? Half Pint Columbus is doing a five-dollar deal for their classic cheeseburgers! Sit outside on their patio and enjoy a delicious burger and one of their 60 craft beers.

 

Yoga on the Plaza

Saturday, June 22 | Battelle Plaza | 11:00 AM

Grab your mat and drop into a yoga class on the Battelle Plaza outside of Nationwide Arena! This is the first of a few sessions this summer. There will be giveaways and prizes for attendees, and the event is free for all.

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Rochester Red Wings

All Weekend! | Huntington Park | 3:30 PM

Join the Clippers this week for one of their home games! They have special promotions each day including College ID Night, Senior Sundays and $1 Wednesdays. The Clippers are playing the Rochester Red Wings Tuesday through Thursday and the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs Friday through Sunday. Get your tickets here!

Columbus Clippers home game dates at Huntington Park this week include:

 

  • Tuesday, June 18 at 7:05 PM
    • Bobblehead Giveaway
    • Military and First Responders Night
    • Great Clips Charity Cut-A-Thon
  • Wednesday, June 19 at 7:05 PM
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • AAA Member Nights
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, June 20 at 12:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Business Day Special
    • College ID Night
  • Friday, June 21 at 7:15 PM
    • Ohio Lottery “Fantastic Friday”
    • Hocking Hills Canopy Tours / Ohio DNR Drawstring Backpack Giveaway
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
    • Boy Scouts Camporee
    • $5 Brewfest and Winefest Fridays
    • Pizza Night at the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
  • Saturday, June 22 at 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • Russian Bar Trio Appearance
  • Sunday, June 23 at 2:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • 10TV Commit to be Fit Fun Run

 

Blue Jackets Open House

Wednesday, June 19 | Nationwide Arena | 6:30 PM

Do you already miss the NHL season? We do! Join the Columbus Blue Jackets this Sunday during their open house to tour the locker room, watch the NHL Awards show and learn how to become a season ticket holder. Scope out the best seats to see your Blue Jackets! Want to RSVP? Click here.

 

Columbus Destroyers vs. Philadelphia Soul

Saturday, June 22 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

The Columbus Destroyers are back at home and need your support! The Destroyers are trying to continue their winning streak at Nationwide Arena this Saturday against the Philadelphia Soul—don’t miss one bit of the action. Get your tickets today.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

The National

Monday, June 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Hot off of Bonnaroo, the National are coming to EXPRESS LIVE! next Monday! The Ohio natives are bringing special guest, Australian rocker, Courtney Barnett, along for the ride on their tour! Purchase your tickets here to join in on the fun!

 

blink-182 & Lil Wayne

Thursday, June 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

It’s pure nostalgia in a single concert! Multi-platinum, award winning rock band Blink-182 and acclaimed rapper Lil Wayne are coming to Nationwide Arena on their co-headlining tour. This date kicks off the entire tour, so purchase your tickets now for the party of the summer!

 

Twenty One Pilots: The Bandito Tour

Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Next weekend, pop duo Twenty One Pilots will make a stop in Columbus at Nationwide Arena, performing a few of their many catchy, chart-topping hits. This concert is a highly anticipated event this summer! Bear Hands will also be joining the band on their stop in Columbus. Grab your tickets today, while they’re still available!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of June 10, 2019

Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is your Arena District Digest for the week of June 10, 2019:

 

Community

2019 Columbus Pride Festival

June 14-15 | Bicentennial and Genoa Park | Various Times

Celebrate nearly 40 years of community Pride in Columbus at the 2019 Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade this weekend! The festival, held at the Bicentennial and Genoa Parks in the Scioto Mile on Friday, will feature live music, tributes and performances by dozens of well-known artists.

 

Festival times include:

  • Friday, June 14 | 4-11 PM
  • Saturday, June 15 | 11 AM – 8 PM

On Saturday, the Pride march parade will kick off at 10:30 AM at Poplar & High Streets in the Short North Art District—led by Grand Marshal Nina West. Pride is just a short walk from the Arena District, and residents can grab a quick breakfast at Sunny Street Cafe or lunch and a drink at Nada before heading to the festivities.

 

Father’s Day in Downtown Columbus

June 16

Sunday is Father’s Day. Give dad the perfect gift or experience in the Arena District:

 

Music

Josh Groban [EMBED VIDEO]

Thursday, June 13 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Josh Groban, one of the most recognizable voices in music, will be stopping at Nationwide Arena this Thursday for what’s sure to be an electrifying life performance. The GRAMMY nominated artist will only be in downtown Columbus for one night, so get your tickets now! Singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles will open.

 

Travis Tritt: Outlaws & Renegades Tour

Friday, June 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Country lovers rejoice, Travis Tritt is making his way to EXPRESS LIVE! this Friday, with a few talented friends! The crew will be joined by the Charlie Daniels Band. This one-night only event is a must see and will sell out quickly, so reserve your tickets today!

 

Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms: Now’s the Time Tour

Saturday, June 15 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms are heading to EXPRESS LIVE! this Saturday! These two rock bands are guaranteed to bring the house down. This is something Columbus’ rock fans will not want to miss! Click here to get your tickets.

 

Pentatonix: The World Tour

Sunday, June 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Pentatonix is bringing the whole crew to Nationwide Arena in Columbus this Father’s Day! They are also bringing two special guests, Rachel Platten and Citizen Queen. This will be a one-of-a-kind experience that all ages are guaranteed to enjoy. Click here to score your tickets!

 

Sports

Columbus Destroyers vs. Baltimore Brigade

Saturday, June 15 | Nationwide Arena | 3:30 PM

The Columbus Destroyers are looking to spark some life into their season against the Baltimore Brigade. Will you be there to cheer them on to their first win of the season? The arena football action happens Saturday at Nationwide Arena. Get your tickets online here.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Blue Jackets Open House

Wednesday, June 19 | Nationwide Arena | 6:30 PM

Missing the NHL season? The Blue Jackets Open House on June 23 allows you to tour the locker room, watch the NHL Awards Show and learn about how to become a season ticket holder for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Make sure to scope out the best seats while you’re there! RSVP for the event by clicking here.

 

Willie Nelson Outlaw Music Festival

Sunday, June 23 | Nationwide Arena | 2:30 PM

Willie Nelson, one of country music’s legends, will be coming to Nationwide Arena next Sunday for a boot scootin’ good time! He will be joined by popular folk and country acts including Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dawes. The festival will also feature local cuisine and craft beer available for purchase. Get your tickets here.

 

$5 Classic Burger Night

Sunday, June 23 | Half Pint Columbus | 5-10:00 PM

Looking for somewhere to eat before the Willie Nelson Outlaw Music Festival? Half Pint Columbus is doing a five-dollar deal for their classic cheeseburgers! Sit outside on their patio and enjoy a delicious burger and one of their 60 craft beers.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!