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Archive for December, 2019

Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 30, 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 December 30, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers

Tuesday, December 31 | Nationwide Arena | 5:00 PM

Come join the Columbus Blue Jackets on New Year’s Eve for the final home game of the year! Nationwide Arena is hosting a match between the Blue Jackets and the Florida Panthers before the big countdown. What better way to kick-off the new year than with good old-fashioned hockey? The first 10,000 fans will receive 2020 NYE sunglasses, and fans can enjoy a firework show after the game. Find your tickets and cheer the Blue Jackets into the next decade!

Other Blue Jackets home games this week include:

  • Saturday, January 4 San Jose Sharks | 1 PM
    • Goalie Mask Piggy Bank giveaway for all kids 14 and under

 

Parties

Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve at Big Bang Columbus!

Tuesday, December 31 | Big Bang Columbus | 7:00 PM

Swing into 2020 with a Roaring 20s party at The Big Bang! The Big Bang Columbus is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Put on your best 20’s garb and party along with an all-request Dueling Pianos show that will have you singing, laughing and dancing all night long. Table reservations will sell out, so get your tickets early!

Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 5

Saturday, January 4 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Coming Saturday to EXPRESS LIVE! It’s the fifth installment of Ohio Combat League brought to you by Team Tory! Come watch a spectacle of mixed martial arts fighting and see Ohio’s rising stars and veterans compete in a night of full contact sport. Grab your tickets for this event and be sure to check out these amazing fights!

 

New Year’s Resolution

Arena District Athletic Club Membership

Is getting in shape on the top of your 2020 resolutions list? Then join one of the best gyms in downtown Columbus—the Arena District Athletic Club. Conveniently located in the heart of the Arena District, the gym features a wide variety of daily fitness classes and personal trainers and offers state-of-the-art equipment. Visit the website and sign up for a free trial membership today!

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Happy 2020 and stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 23, 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 December 23, 2019:

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Sunday, December 29 | Nationwide Arena | 5:00 PM

Celebrate the New Year at Nationwide Arena this Sunday as the Columbus Blue Jackets face off against the Chicago Blackhawks. Back in October, the Blue Jackets lost to the Blackhawks after the game was sent into overtime—cheer on the home team during this revenge game. There will also be an Upper Deck trading card giveaway for all fans. Find your tickets and come support our team as we sound-off 2020 with a buzzer.

 

Music

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2019

Thursday, December 26 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Coming this Thursday to Nationwide Arena, the Hallmark Channel presents the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and their winter tour, Christmas Eve and Other Stories. TSO brings back all-new version of this original production from their best-selling album, the likes of which haven’t been performed in over eight years. Come watch this show of epic holiday proportions as rock and classical music come together in an unforgettable display of Christmas spirit. Get your tickets and get ready to rock!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 5

Saturday, January 4 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Coming Saturday to EXPRESS LIVE! It’s the fifth installment of Ohio Combat League brought to you by Team Tory! Come watch a spectacle of mixed martial arts fighting and see Ohio’s rising stars and veterans compete in a night of full contact sport. Grab your tickets for this event and be sure to check out these amazing fights!

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Once again, happy holidays and stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 16, 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 December 16, 2019:

Last-Minute Gifts

Blue Jackets Holiday Pack

Need a gift idea for the Columbus Blue Jackets fan in your life? Give them the perfect gift with the Blue Jackets Holiday Pack—which includes two tickets to two Jackets games of your choice at Nationwide Arena, plus a limited-edition team shirt from HOMAGE! Click here to get your holiday pack now.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitols

Monday, December 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Following a victory against the Capitols last week, the Columbus Blue Jackets invite the Washington Capitals to their home at Nationwide Arena for another exciting matchup tonight! Grab some friends, get your tickets and enjoy another action-packed Jackets game.

 

Additional Blue Jackets games and promotions this week include:

  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Los Angeles Kings | Thursday, December 19 at 7 PM
    • Third Jersey Game
    • Ohio Lottery Lucky Night – Blue Jackets scratch-offs for all fans
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils | Saturday, December 21 at 7 PM
    • Winter hat giveaway for first 10,000 fans

 

Music

The Winter Block Party

Thursday, December 19 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Let’s get this party started! The Winter Block Party, starring Megan Thee Stallion & Friends, comes to EXPRESS LIVE! this Thursday! The acclaimed rapper, who dropped her first full-length album in May, comes to the Arena District for a thrilling night of beats and bars. Find your tickets and come see the show!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2019

Thursday, December 26 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Coming soon to Nationwide Arena, the Hallmark Channel presents the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and their winter tour, Christmas Eve and Other Stories. TSO brings back an all-new version of this original production from their best-selling album, the likes of which haven’t been performed in over eight years. Come watch this show of epic holiday proportions as rock and classical music come together Get your tickets and get ready for the night of your life!

 

Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve at Big Bang Columbus

Tuesday, December 31 | Big Bang Dueling Pianos | 7 PM

What better way to celebrate the 2020s than with a roaring 20s party at Big Bang Dueling Pianos in the Arena District! Don your best Gatsby garb and party with an all-request dueling piano show that’s sure to keep you wholly entertained through the ball drop. Table reservations are going fast—click here to get your tickets. With a variety of packages to choose from, you’re bound to have a special evening at this NYE 2020 extravaganza!

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 9, 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 December 9, 2019:

Events

SantaCon Columbus Bar Crawl

Friday, December 13 | Arena District | 7 PM

Get ready for a JOLLY good time in the Arena District again this year! Join hundreds of Santas, Elves and Reindeer and hop around the many great Arena District bars. Enjoy drink specials, raffle prizes (gift cards and tickets to shows in the Arena District), a festive costume contest and more.

Participating locations include:

  • Big Bang Columbus
  • Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
  • The Half Pint – Columbus
  • R Bar Arena
  • Whistle & Keg

Click here for more information. This event is intended for ages 21+.

 

Family Holiday Show with Santa

Sunday, December 15 | Big Bang Dueling Pianos | 1 PM

Looking for fun, family-friendly holiday activities in the Arena District? Check out Big Bang Dueling Pianos’ Family Holiday Show with Santa, benefiting Toys for Tots this Sunday! The event will include singing and dancing, kids’ crafts, face painting and, of course, live dueling pianos playing holiday favorites. Admission is either one new toy or $5 per child, $10 per adult. Come out and rock the afternoon away!

 

Music

The Concert For Us Harmony Project

Thursday, December 12 | Nationwide Arena | 7:15 PM

For their third year, Harmony Project—a nonprofit working to connect individuals through the arts, education and community service—will present The Concert for US at Nationwide Arena this Thursday. The show will feature 1,000 voices, a 30-piece Harmony Band and Orchestra and guest performers from TransitArts and We Amplify Voices. Buy your tickets and come see this amazing performance!

 

Doobie

Saturday, December 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Musical artist Doobie makes a stop in the Arena District at EXPRESS LIVE! this Saturday! The acclaimed performer has popularized a unique sound of rock and rap that sticks out among the noise of the music industry. Doobie will be accompanied by musical guests, DJ Hylyte, Krash Minati, BSE Count and Swaun. Buy your tickets for this event and come see the best of rock and rap rolled into one.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

The Winter Block Party

Thursday, December 19 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Let’s get this party started! The Winter Block Party—starring Megan Thee Stallion & Friends—comes to EXPRESS LIVE! next Thursday. The rapper, who dropped her first full-length album in May, comes to the Arena District for a night of beats and bars. Find your tickets and come see the show!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 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 December 2, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday, December 3 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Join us at Nationwide Arena tomorrow night when the Columbus Blue Jackets will face off against the Arizona Coyotes. Last month, the Blue Jackets triumphed over the Coyotes in a three-to-two victory. Get your tickets to the game and come cheer on our favorite hockey team towards another victory!

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers

Thursday, December 5 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers will be embattled in their first head-to-head of the season this Thursday. The puck drops at 7 PM at Nationwide Arena, so find some friends, grab your tickets and cheer on the Jackets to victory!

 

Music

CD102.5 Holiday Show

Tuesday, December 3 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Alt-rock station, CD102.5 is bringing the best of today’s rock music to EXPRESS LIVE! for their highly anticipated holiday show. The event, which will take place on Tuesday night, offers a lineup of old and new favorites, including Silversun Pickups, K.Flay and Upsahl. To help spread the holiday cheer, $1 from every ticket sale will be donated to the CD102.5 For the Kids Foundation. Take part in this holiday festivity and get tickets for the show.

 

Whiskey Myers

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

Texan based rock and country group, Whiskey Myers, comes to EXPRESS LIVE! this Friday! The six-part band comes to Columbus during a tour of their sixth and latest album titled after their namesake, Whiskey Myers. Since their debut album in 2008, the band has reached critical acclaim, with last year’s album, Mud, reaching number one on the iTunes country chart. An opening performance will be given by Rob Leines. Find tickets for the show and listen to the sweet sounds of the South!

 

99.7 Blitzmas 2019

Saturday, December 7 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Coming to EXPRESS LIVE! next Sunday, it’s Blitzmas 2019, brought to you by 99.7 The Blitz radio. Featured in the concert will be hit rock group, Chevelle, who has been appearing in top charts since their formation in 1995. Chevelle will be accompanied by groups Convey and The Band Royale, to deliver an unforgettable performance. Make sure to get tickets for this event and come to the stage to be wowed!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

The Concert For Us Harmony Project

Thursday, December 12 | Nationwide Arena | 7:15 PM

For their third year, Harmony Project, a nonprofit working to connect individuals through the arts, education and community service, will present The Concert for US at Nationwide Arena, next Thursday. The show will feature 1,000 voices, a 30-piece Harmony Band and Orchestra, and guest performers from TransitArts and We Amplify Voices. Buy your tickets and come see this amazing performance!

 

SantaCon Columbus Bar Crawl

Friday, December 13 | Arena District | 7 PM

Get ready for a JOLLY good time in the Arena District again this year! Join hundreds of Santas, Elves and Reindeer and hop around the many great Arena District bars. Enjoy drink specials, raffle prizes (gift cards and tickets to shows in the Arena District), a festive costume contest and more.

Participating locations include:

• Big Bang Columbus
• Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
• The Half Pint – Columbus
• R Bar Arena
• Whistle & Keg

Click here for more information.

 

Doobie

Saturday, December 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Alt/indie artist Doobie will be making a stop at EXPRESS LIVE! while on a tour of his recent album, Faithfully Faded. The performer, widely known for his hit song, When the Drugs Don’t Work, popularizes a unique sound of rock and rap influences that stick out amongst the noise of the music industry. DJ Hylyte, Krash Minati, BSE Count and Swaun will open. Buy your tickets for this event and come see the best of rock and rap rolled into one.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!