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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of September 2, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? 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 September 2, 2019:

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, September 5 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

As the summer season comes to an end, new autumn-seasonal items will be available at the Arena District Farmer’s Market! Be sure to stop by Battelle Plaza on Thursday between 11 and 1:30 to support local farmers, artisans and small businesses.

 

Jurassic Quest

September 6-8 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Various Times

All weekend long at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, experience the age of dinosaurs like never before! Jurassic Quest is America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event—treating guests to a walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period to experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. It features more than 80 life-size dinosaurs and fun activities for all ages. Click here to get your tickets to this educational, awe-inspiring, family-friendly event.

 

Music

Flying Lotus in 3D

Monday, September 2 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Here’s a special Labor Day treat for Columbus hip-hop fans—LA rapper Flying Lotus will be playing EXPRESS LIVE! tonight! The founder of the Brainfeeder record label will be joined by special guests, Salami Rose Joe Louis, Brandon Coleman Spacetalker and PBDY. Flying Lotus in 3D promises a full sensory experience that mixes hip-hop with club and pop to create an electrifying sound! Get tickets here.

 

Judah and the Lion: Pep Talks World Tour 2019

Thursday, September 5 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

This Thursday, Nashville alt band Judah + The Lion will be performing at EXPRESS LIVE! The group’s Pep Talks World Tour will feature songs from their latest release, ‘Pep Talks’, and other top hits. Their latest album speaks to difficult topics through the beauty of music—a powerful collection of songs only made better when heard live. Grab your tickets to see the show.

 

Tash Sultana

Friday, September 6 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Tash Sultana, an insanely talented Australian singer, songwriter and “one-man band”, is bringing his tour to Columbus. With top chart hits like ‘Jungle’ and ‘Triple J’, you won’t want to miss the chance to see this busker-turned-international-star perform live. Leo James Conroy will open. Get your tickets here.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Loper & Randi’s Great Summer Smokeout ft. Highly Suspect

Saturday, September 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5 PM

End your summer with a bang! Loper & Randi—two of Columbus’ top morning personalities on 99.7 The Blitz—are hosting some of the country’s best rock bands during their Great Summer Smokeout 2019 at EXPRESS LIVE! on September 14. Highly Suspect will headline the event, with Red Sun Rising, Slothrust and BRKENLOVE opening the show. Don’t miss this incredible night—get your tickets now.

Want to go but trying to save money? We got you! Enter below to win a pair of tickets to the Great Summer Smokeout 2019!

 

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Blink-182 

Sunday, September 22 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Knock knock. It’s your childhood. Blink-182 is coming to Columbus, and they’re bringing special guests, All Time Low and Neck Deep! The tour celebrates 20 years of their Enema of the State album, and promises to treat fans to a few timeless hits, along with their new stuff. Grab your tickets to take part in the nostalgic celebration.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets 2019-2020 Season

October 4-April 2 | Nationwide Arena | Various Times

After their stunning end to a fantastic 2018-2019 season, the Columbus Blue Jackets are back with a vengeance. The Jackets’ 2019-2020 schedule was recently released, and it includes 41 Nationwide Arena home games! While that seems like a lot, they can go by in the blink of an eye—plan which games you want to see, secure your tickets and watch the Blue Jackets battle their way back to the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’ll be an exciting season, and we can’t wait for it to start!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of August 26, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? 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 August 26, 2019:

 

Music

Shawn Mendes: The Tour 

Tuesday, August 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

On Tuesday, pop icon Shawn Mendes will be stopping through downtown Columbus on his worldwide tour! Known for hits like ‘Señorita,’ ‘Stitches’ and ‘Treat You Better’, Mendes is sure to put on a spectacular performance at Nationwide Arena. He will also be joined by special guest, Alessia Cara! Get your tickets here.

 

Phantogram with Bob Moses

Wednesday, August 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Phantogram, an New York City-based duo, will be rocking the night away at EXPRESS LIVE! this Wednesday, with special guests, electronic duo Bob Moses, along for the ride! Famous for hits like ‘You Don’t Get Me High Anymore’ and ‘Fall in Love’, Phantogram is guaranteed to put on a great show. Get tickets here.

 

Ted Nugent

Friday, August 30 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

The Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent, is coming to downtown Columbus! Join the singer/songwriter as he performs with special guest, Michael Austin, at EXPRESS LIVE! this Friday. The former guitarist of the Amboy Dukes is ready to bring the house down with a show you won’t want to miss. Grab your tickets here.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, August 29 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Visit the Arena District Farmers Market this Thursday at Battelle Plaza from 11 AM to 1:30 PM—featuring tons of local farmers and artisans selling fresh, locally made produce and merchandise! We are sure you will find something to enjoy, so be sure to check it out!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Loper & Randi’s Great Summer Smokeout ft. Highly Suspect

Saturday, September 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5 PM

 

End your summer with a bang! Loper & Randi—two of Columbus’ top morning personalities on 99.7 The Blitz—are hosting some of the country’s best rock bands during their Great Summer Smokeout 2019 at EXPRESS LIVE! on September 14. Highly Suspect will headline the event, with Red Sun Rising, Slothrust and BRKENLOVE opening the show. Don’t miss this incredible night—get your tickets now.

Want to go but trying to save money? We got you! Enter below to win a pair of tickets to the Great Summer Smokeout 2019!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Columbus Blue Jackets 2019-2020 Season

October 4-April 2 | Nationwide Arena | Various Times

After their stunning end to a fantastic 2018-2019 season, the Columbus Blue Jackets are back with a vengeance. The Jackets’ 2019-2020 schedule was recently released, and it includes 41 Nationwide Arena home games! While that seems like a lot, they can go by in the blink of an eye—plan which games you want to see, secure your tickets and watch the Blue Jackets battle their way back to the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’ll be an exciting season, and we can’t wait for it to start!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of August 19, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? 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 August 19, 2019:

 

Fitness

Central Ohio Heart Walk

Saturday, August 24 | McFerson Commons Park | 8 AM

Walk McFerson Commons Park in downtown Columbus this Saturday to help a great cause—the American Heart Association! The Central Ohio Heart Walk raises money to promote building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Participants will enjoy a community festival at 8 AM, followed by a choice of either a 1- or 3-mile walk. Register for the walk now!

 

Foodies

Columbus Summer Beerfest

Saturday, August 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 2-5 PM & 8-11 PM

Do you love beer and/or animals? Come out and support Animal Rescue Partners while enjoying hundreds of craft beers, food trucks and live music at the Columbus Summer Beerfest! This event will be held in the Arena District outside of EXPRESS LIVE!, and feature two sessions—one from 2-5 PM and the other from 8-11 PM Get your tickets here.

 

Flavored Nation

August 24-25 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 11 AM

Enjoy delicious dishes from all 50 U.S. states this weekend at Flavored Nation—an event bringing together America’s iconic state dishes and award-winning chefs from across the country. Held this weekend from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, come out, bring friends and enjoy a taste of this unforgettable foodie experience!

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, August 22 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Haven’t had the time this summer to visit the Arena District Farmers Market? You’re in luck—it’s still going strong this Thursday! The market will return to Battelle Plaza from 11 AM to 1:30 PM and feature tons of local farmers and artisans selling fresh, local produce and merchandise! We are sure you will find something to enjoy, so be sure to check it out!

 

Zoo Animals at Experience Columbus

Friday, August 23 | Experience Columbus Visitor Center | 12 PM

Columbus Zoo animals will be making their way to the Experience Columbus Arena District Visitor Center this Friday! Free and open to the public, this event lets you get up close and personal with zoo animals from all walks of life—including penguins, kangaroos, chinchillas and more.

 

Columbus Cars & Coffee, presented by Nationwide

Sunday, August 25 | McFerson Commons Park | 10 AM – 12 PM

Car fanatic? Come view exotic and one-of-a-kind vehicles this Sunday in downtown Columbus’ McFerson Commons Park! Presented by Nationwide, Columbus Cars and Coffee is an event bringing together car enthusiasts, collectors and owners for a morning of coffee, chatting and, of course, car display. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome!

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Louisville Bats & Toledo Mudhens

August 19-25 | Huntington Park | Various Times

The Columbus Clippers are back after an away week! Come cheer on your favorite local baseball team any night this week as they take on the Louisville Bats and the Toledo Mudhens! Grab your tickets here!

 

Special Clippers promotions throughout the week include:

  • Monday, August 19 | 6:35 PM
    • Dime-a-Dog Night
  • Tuesday, August 20 | 6:35 PM
    • Francisco Lindor Bobblehead Giveaway
    • Military & First Responders Night
  • Wednesday, August 21 | 6:35 PM
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, August 22 | 6:35 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • College ID Night
    • Clippers Homage T-Shirt Drawing
  • Friday, August 23 | 7:15 PM
    • Ohio Lottery Fantastic Friday
    • Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat Appearance
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night at the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
  • Saturday, August 24 | 7:15 PM
    • AAA Member Nights
    • Spin to Win with Ohio Lottery
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • FIREWORKS!
  • Sunday, August 25 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Shawn Mendes: The Tour

Tuesday, August 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Pop icon Shawn Mendes will be stopping through downtown Columbus on his worldwide tour! Known for hits like ‘Señorita,’ ‘Stitches’ and ‘Treat You Better’, Mendes is sure to put on a spectacular performance at Nationwide Arena. He will also be joined by special guest, Alessia Cara! Get your tickets here.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of August 12, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? 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 August 12, 2019:

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, August 15 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Join local farmers and artisans at the Farmers Market in Battelle Plaza on Thursday morning! Each week has something a little different as the summer season progresses—from jams and jellies to flowers, baked goods and fresh produce, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Stop by between 11 AM and 1:30 PM and support local!

 

Bull Run 2019

Saturday, August 17 | Arch Park | 8:30 AM

Columbus runners unite! This Saturday, Merrill Lynch is hosting their 16th annual Bull Run 5K and 10K, benefiting the Ocean Room and Sibling Clubhouse at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This is a superhero themed run/walk that has activities for the entire family—strollers are welcome! Adults can run or walk the 5K or 10K and receive a finisher’s medal as they cross the finish line, and every person who registers for any of the races will receive a 2019 Bull Run t-shirt.

 

Dinner on the Diamond X

Saturday, August 17 | Huntington Park | 6 PM

Have you ever eaten dinner on a baseball diamond before? If not, here is your chance! Dinner on the Diamond X is a VIP event that allows you to enjoy dinner, drinks and a concert on the field at Huntington Park, while also donating to a great cause. All proceeds from the event will go towards various Columbus Clippers Charities. Get yours tickets to this one of a kind benefit event here.

 

Music

Queen & Adam Lambert: Rhapsody Tour

Tuesday, August 13 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

World-famous band rock band, Queen, and American Idol finalist, Adam Lambert. This unlikely pair teamed up to create incredible music and embarked on a nationwide tour that hits Nationwide Arena tomorrow night! The Rhapsody Tour is sure to rock your socks off with the greatest hits of Queen. Create an epic memory this weekend and get your tickets here.

 

Summer in the City ft. Lizzo

Sunday, August 18 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Join local radio station WNCI in celebrating summer in Columbus! Lizzo, Ally Brooke, Spencer Sutherland and Ghost Soul Trio will perform at EXPRESS LIVE! on Sunday as part of the festivity! Fresh off of the festival circuit, Lizzo will perform smash hits like ‘Truth Hurts’ and ‘Juice’ from her recent album. Grab your tickets here!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Columbus Summer Beerfest

Saturday, August 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 2 PM

If you love craft beer, then this is the event for you! Outside of EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday, there will be hundreds of craft beers, food trucks, restaurants and live music as part of the Columbus Summer Beerfest. All proceeds from the event will benefit Animal Rescue Partners. The two sessions run from 2 to 5 p.m. and then 8 to 11 p.m. Grab your tickets here!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of August 5, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? 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 August 5, 2019:

 

Music

Music at the Yard

Thursday, August 8 | First Avenue Park | 4:30 PM

Looking to check out some great local bands? The Grandview Heights Public Library and Grandview Heights Parks & Rec have announced the first-ever Music at the Yard—a free summer concert series at Grandview Yard’s First Avenue Park just around the corner from the Arena District! First to play in the series is Columbus Americana/ folk band, Clarence White and the Johnny Appleseeds. Come out and enjoy this free concert at Grandview Yard.

 

Billy Currington

Thursday, August 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Put on your boots, grab your cowboy hat and join Billy Currington as he takes the stage at EXPRESS LIVE! The country music star will be joined by special guest, Renee Blair! With hits like ‘People Are Crazy’, ‘Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right’ and ‘Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer’, he’ll be sure to have you singing along all night long. Grab your tickets here.

 

Beast Coast: Escape from New York Tour

Saturday, August 10 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Beast Coast—collectively made up of Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly—will make a stop at downtown Columbus’ EXPRESS LIVE! this weekend! Their Escape from New York tour will feature hype hits from their new album. Get your tickets today!

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Pawtucket Red Sox / Buffalo Bisons

Tuesday – Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

Get ready, Columbus baseball fans—the Clippers will be playing nearly every night this week! First up, the Clippers will be playing the Pawtucket Red Sox, and will close the week off with three games against the Buffalo Bisons. There’s no better way to enjoy summer baseball in downtown Columbus!

Special Clippers promotions throughout the week include:

 

  • Tuesday, August 6 | 7:05 PM
    • Military and First Responders Night
    • Dime-A-Dog Night
    • Mike Clevinger Bobble Head Giveaway
  • Wednesday, August 7 | 7:05 PM
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, August 8 | 12:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Business Day Special
    • College ID Night
  • Friday, August 9 | 7:15 PM
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night at the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • ZOOperstars Appearance
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
  • Saturday, August 10 | 7:15 PM
    • AAA Member Night
    • FIREWORKS!!
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • MARVEL Super Hero Night
    • Spin to Win Ohio Lottery
  • Sunday, August 11 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run
    • Family Day Sunday

 

Food

$5 Classic Burger Night

Wednesday, August 7 | Half Pint Columbus | 5 – 10 PM

Treat yourself this Wednesday to a $5 classic cheeseburger, cooked anyway you like! Served with a side of freshly made chips, this meal would pair perfectly with one of their tasty on-tap brews! Be sure to check out all of the Half Pint’s specials.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, August 8 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Make a stop at Arena District’s Battelle Plaza this Thursday for the weekly Farmers Market! Happening from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, you’ll be sure to find something fresh, local and delicious. Every week features something different, and by shopping you’ll be supporting local vendors!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To:

Queen + Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour

Tuesday, August 13 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Join world famous band, Queen, and  American Idol winner Adam Lambert as they hit Nationwide Arena next week! The Rhapsody Tour will rock your world as these two amazing artists collide for what is going to be a night to remember. Partake in this epic memory and grab your tickets today.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!