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

 

Music

The Raconteurs

Friday, September 13 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Soul-stirringly great rock band, The Raconteurs, are playing at EXPRESS LIVE! this Friday! Led by rock legend Jack White and a group of his old friends, the band is sure to rock your night with hits from their latest album Help Us Stranger. They’re also bound to play timeless hits like ‘Steady, As She Goes’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone.’ Olivia Jean will be opening. Join in on the fun by grabbing your tickets here.

 

NF – The Search Tour

Sunday, September 15 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Acclaimed rapper, singer and songwriter NF is making a stop in Columbus this Sunday! He will be joined by Kyd the Band as they take on EXPRESS LIVE! NF will play songs from his newest album, The Search, along with older hits like “When I Grow Up” and “Paralyzed.” Purchase your tickets here.

 

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

Saturday, September 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5 PM

Join two of Columbus’ top morning radio personalities, Loper & Randi from 99.7 The Biltz, at their Great Summer Smokeout 2019! End your summer the right way by experiencing some of the top rock bands on September 14 at EXPRESS LIVE! Headlining the event will be Highly Suspect—with Red Sun Rising, Slothrust and BRKENLOVE also in the mix. Get your tickets here.

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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Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, September 12 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Get your fix on seasonal autumn produce at the Arena District Farmer’s Market at Battelle Plaza! Shop local and stay Ohio proud while browsing products and produce from local farmers, artisans and small businesses. With only a few farmer’s markets left for the season, be sure to stop by while you can!

 

Yoga on the Green

Saturday, September 14 | Huntington Park | 8 AM

Have you ever looked at a freshly cut baseball field and thought, ‘I want to do yoga on that’? Well, here’s your chance—this Saturday at Huntington Park, take part in a fun-filled morning of yoga activities on the field, all to support local cancer research! This unique event, led by professional yoga instructors and accompanied by music and videos, will also feature giveaways, swag bags and messages by cancer survivors. 100% of ticket proceeds go to fund Ohio Cancer Research, so don’t miss this awesome, health-focused way to give back! Get your tickets here.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Tyler, the Creator

Sunday, September 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Iconic alternative rapper, Tyler, the Creator, will be stopping at EXPRESS LIVE! on September 22! The artist, who is famous for being a part of hip-hop group Odd Future, will treat you to hits like ‘EARFQUAKE,’ ‘Yonkers’ and ‘She’. Tyler will be joined by special guests, Jaden Smith and GoldLink! Grab your tickets to experience this must-see-live artist.

 

Blink-182 

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

Give into nostalgia and join Blink-182 as they celebrate 20 years of their Enema of the State album. They promise to cover not only the classics, but new hits as well. Blink-182 will be joined by friends, All Time Low and Neck Deep! Grab your tickets and relive your glory years.

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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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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!

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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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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!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 29, 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 July 29, 2019:

 

Music

Jeff Lynne’s Elo With Special Guest Dhani Harrison

Tuesday, July 30 | Nationwide Arena | 8:00 PM

Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Lynne’s ELO as they take on Nationwide Arena tomorrow night! Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) has taken the world by storm. ELO has always been known for their epic live shows and distinct style, so don’t miss your chance to see this critically acclaimed, chart-topping, award-winning band in the flesh. Singer/songwriter Dhani Harrison, son of The Beatles’ George Harrison, will open. The band has previously sold out of UK and European shows so be sure to grab your tickets.

 

Clutch / Killswitch Engage

Thursday, August 1 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Get your mosh pit shoes on—rock and metalcore bands Clutch, Killswitch Engage and Cro-Mags JM will be playing at EXPRESS LIVE! this Wednesday night! With decades of combined experience between the three, join these epic groups as they rock Columbus into oblivion. Get tickets here. or ENTER TO WIN TICKETS!

 

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Sports

Ohio Combat League 2: Labor Night

Saturday, August 3 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

This Saturday is fight night in the Arena District! EXPRESS LIVE! will be hosting Columbus’ own MMA combat league this Saturday. Headliners include Travis Davis (7-3) vs. Robert Gidron (4-2). Other fights include Chad Kelly (2-3) vs. Tavae Lewis (3-3) and Mo Miller vs. Greg Spearman (0-1). For more information on the card click here or get your tickets for the fight here.

 

Columbus Clippers vs. Louisville Bats

July 31 & August 1 | Huntington Park | 7:05 PM

If you’re interested in watching an all-American baseball game this week, come out and watch a Columbus Clippers home game this week! The Clippers will face off against the Louisville Bats on Wednesday and Thursday night.

Special Clippers promotions throughout the week include:

 

  • Wednesday, July 31 | 7:05 PM
    • AAA Member Nights
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, August 1 | 7:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Great Clips Charity Cut-A-Thon
    • College ID Night

 

Events

Farmers Market

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

Join other Columbus locals in shopping small, local and natural! Every Thursday this summer, come out to the Farmers Market at Battelle Plaza, located right outside Nationwide Arena! Each week will feature dozens of vendors selling fresh produce, homemade goods and much more.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Queen + Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour

Tuesday, August 13 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Join American Idol winner Adam Lambert and world famous band Queen as they hit Nationwide Arena for an evening of iconic stadium rock! The Rhapsody Tour will rock your world as these two amazing artists collide for what is sure to be a night you’ll remember. Partake in this epic memory and grab your tickets today.

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 22, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of July 22, 2019:

 

Music

Brit Floyd World Tour 2019: 40 Years of The Wall

Wiz Khalifa: The Decent Exposure Tour

Sunday, July 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

This Sunday, rapper Wiz Khalifa will be taking over downtown Columbus when he brings his Decent Exposure tour to EXPRESS LIVE! Responsible for huge hits like ‘See You Again,’ Black and Yellow’ and ‘Young, Wild & Free,’ Wiz is always good for an entertaining live show. Fellow rappers Moneybagg Yo, DJ Drama and Chevy Woods will also perform. Get your tickets here.

 

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Tuesday, July 23 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Brit Floyd, a globally famous British Pink Floyd tribute band, is coming to EXPRESS LIVE! Tuesday night! Billboarded as the world’s greatest Pink Floyd show, this progressive rock band aims to put a live performance almost identical to Pink Floyd themselves. Grab your tickets to see Brit Floyd here!

 

Lord Huron with Special Guests Bully

Wednesday, July 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Popular indie band, Lord Huron, is stopping by EXPRESS LIVE! this Wednesday for a special Columbus performance! Known for hits like ‘Ends of the Earth’ and ‘The Night We Met’, the Los Angeles-based group is sure to entertain. Bully, a Nashville-based rock band, will open! To see the show, grab your tickets here.

 

Khalid Free Spirit World Tour 

Friday, July 26 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Khalid, one of the hottest R&B singers in the world right now, is bringing his first worldwide tour to Nationwide Arena! His Free Spirit tour features global smash hits like ‘Location’, ‘Talk’ and ‘Better’. He will be joined by special guest, Clairo. Grab tickets to this unforgettable evening here.

 

Events

Turtle Flow Yoga

Wednesday, July 24 | Arena District Athletic Club | 6:35 PM

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced yogi, you’ll enjoy the Arena District Athletic Club’s Turtle Flow Yoga! Hosted by one of Columbus’ top teachers, Maggie Fekete, this event will integrate breath and movement to create a powerful, stabilizing and delicate meditative flow. Come out and get your Turtle Flow on at this free event.

 

Farmers Market

Thursday, July 25 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Looking to shop more local? Every Thursday this summer, come out to the Farmers Market at Battelle Plaza, located right outside Nationwide Arena! Each week will feature dozens of vendors selling fresh produce, homemade goods and much more.

 

Yoga on the Plaza

Friday, July 26 | Battelle Plaza | 7 AM

Interested in finding your zen? A free outdoor vinyasa yoga session will happen Friday, bright and early. The 50-minute class is open to everyone and at all stages of practice. Please bring your own yoga mats. Classes are offered throughout the summer, so check the events page for other sessions.

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders & Gwinnett Stripers

Tuesday to Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

After a week off, the Columbus Clippers are back and ready to play two homestands in a row! First, the Clippers will take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, followed by the Gwinnett Stripers later in the week! Bring the family out and cheer on your home team anytime this week. Get tickets here.

 

Special Clippers promotions throughout the week include:

  • Tuesday, July 23 | 7:05 PM
    • Yandy Diaz Bobblehead Giveaway
    • Military & First Responders Night
    • Dime-a-Dog Night
  • Wednesday, July 24 | 7:05 PM
    • AAA Member Nights
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, July 25 |12:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Business Day Special
    • College ID Night
  • Friday, July 26 | 7:15 PM
    • The Office Night
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night in the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
  • Saturday, July 27 | 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • 2019 Fantasy Camp Autograph Signing
  • Sunday, July 28 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run

 

Food

$5 Classic Burger Night

Wednesday, July 23 | Half Pint Columbus | 5 PM – 11 PM

Love burgers? Half Pint Columbus is bringing back their classic burger night! For just $5, you can get their classic cheeseburger, cooked to order, with a side of crispy chips. Pair it with one of their 60 refreshing on-tap beers for a combination that’s tough to beat.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Ohio Combat League 2: Labor Night

Saturday, August 3 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! Is hosting Columbus’ very own MMA combat league next Saturday night. Various weight classes will be fighting for the chance at victory, and the card is stacked. For more information on the fighters, click here. Get your tickets for the fight here.

 

Jeff Lynne’s ELO

Tuesday, July 30 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) has taken the world by storm. Now, they’re on a global tour that stops at Nationwide Arena on July 30! ELO has always been known for their epic live shows and distinct style, so don’t miss your chance to see this critically acclaimed, chart-topping, award-winning band in the flesh. Singer/songwriter Dhani Harrison, son of The Beatles’ George Harrison, will open.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 15, 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 July 15, 2019:

 

Food

(614) Restaurant Week 2019

July 15-20 | 120+ Columbus Restaurants | All Day

Foodies unite, (614) Restaurant Week is finally here! With over 120 of the city’s best restaurants participating—including several in the Arena District—this palette-satisfying event will help you discover new and incredible places to eat throughout Columbus, all at a fraction of your meal’s usual cost. Don’t miss this chance to add new eateries to your list, become a local expert and indulge in the finest food the city has to offer!

Participating restaurants in the Arena District include:

 

Music

Third Eye Blind / Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour

Tuesday, July 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Get ready to have a semi-charmed life tomorrow, because Columbus’ Arena District will be getting a visit from not one, but two nostalgia-inducing alt-rock bands—Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World! They will be joined at EXPRESS LIVE! by special guests, Ra Ra Riot! Enter to win a pair of tickets or purchase them here.

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Sad Summer Festival

Saturday, July 20 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 1:00 PM

Sad Summer Festival is more than a music festival—it aims to make a difference in the local Columbus community through partnerships with several non-profit organizations! Featured rock artists performing at the festival are Mayday Parade, The Maine, State Champs, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Just Friends and Stand Atlantic. Get your tickets for this extravaganza here.

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic-One Nation Under A Groove Tour

Sunday, July 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Looking for a live throwback to the ‘70s? George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic—along with Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf—are bringing your favorite funkadelic hits to the Arena District. Now’s your chance to join the dealers of funky music, this Sunday, for the One Nation Under a Groove Tour at EXPRESS LIVE! Get tickets here.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, July 18 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Are you interested in supporting local Columbus businesses? Look no further. Every Thursday this summer, come out to the Farmers Market at Battelle Plaza, located right outside Nationwide Arena! Each week features dozens of vendors selling fresh produce, homemade goods and much more.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Columbus Clippers vs. Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRiders & Gwinnett Stripers

Tuesday to Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

After a week off, the high-flying Columbus Clippers are playing two homestands in a row! The first will be against the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and the second will be against the Gwinnett Stripers! Cheer on the home team anytime this week. Get tickets here.

  • Tuesday, July 23 | 7:05 PM
    • Yandy Diaz Bobblehead Giveaway
    • Military & First Responders Night
    • Dime-a-Dog Night
  • Wednesday, July 24 | 7:05 PM
    • AAA Member Nights
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, July 25 |12:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Business Day Special
    • College ID Night
  • Friday, July 26 | 7:15 PM
    • The Office Night
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night in the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
  • Saturday, July 27 | 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • 2019 Fantasy Camp Autograph Signing
  • Sunday, July 28 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run

 

Khalid Free Spirit World Tour 

Friday, July 26 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Join pop superstar Khalid as he brings his Free Spirit World Tour to Nationwide Arena! The singer has gained a massive following around the world due to his incredible vocals and contagious beats—hit singles include Location, Talk and Better. 20-year-old singer/songwriter Clairo will open. Grab your tickets here.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Grandview Hop

Visit Grandview Yard at the Grandview Hop this summer: July 27, August 31, September 28

Grandview Avenue’s summertime sidewalk market and evening stroll is back this summer! All events are free to attend and open to all ages. The Hop takes place along Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the last Saturday of each month during the summer.

What is The Grandview Hop? A half-mile stretch of Grandview Avenue buzzing with live music, local shopping, awesome art, delicious food, and fun activities for all to enjoy on the last Saturday of the month in June, July, August, and September.