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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!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 25, 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 November 25, 2019:

 

Gift Ideas

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday coming up this week, shoppers will be flocking to Columbus to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping. If you’re planning to get your gifts this week, here is one place to shop in the Arena District!

 

Arena District Athletic Club

This holiday season, give the gift of fitness with a gift card or membership to the downtown Columbus’ Arena District Athletic Club! As the city’s premiere fitness facility, the Arena District Athletic Club offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment, one-on-one and group training sessions, yoga, massage and several other high-quality services. This is one gift that’s sure to yield great returns!

 

Music

Five Finger Death Punch

Tuesday, November 26 | Nationwide Arena| 6:30 PM

After rocking stages for well over a decade, heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch comes to Nationwide Arena! The band, which has won a multitude of awards—including awards for Best International Rock Group and Best Live Performance—makes its way to the Arena District next Tuesday for a head-bangingly good show. Joining the rock group will be Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From the Gods. Get your tickets now for this intense performance of pure metal and rock.

 

Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith

Sunday, December 1 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Christmas is coming early this week, when multi-platinum and Grammy winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith make their way to Nationwide Arena! Reuniting for their popular Christmas tour, the duo brings along with them a full symphony orchestra, special guest Marc Martel and the spirit of Christmas—achieved though award-winning vocals and music. Join the holiday festivities and get your tickets to this special event.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators

Monday, November 25 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Overcome a case of the Mondays and start your week with exciting hockey games at Nationwide Arena. Join us tonight as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Ottawa Senators. Grab your union blue, capitol silver and of course, your tickets, and don’t miss this exciting game!

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Wednesday, November 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Nationwide Arena becomes a place filled with brotherly hockey love as the Columbus Blue Jackets welcome the Philadelphia flyers to their home turf. Last month, the Blue Jackets battled the Flyers for supremacy in the first and second periods, before losing ground in the third. Get your tickets and show some love for our team as we cheer them towards a win!

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Friday, November 29 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Following a back and forth preseason and a loss in October, the Columbus Blue Jackets face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena for an opportunity to prove they have what it takes. This Friday, Grab some friends and find your seats for another action-packed game at Nationwide Arena!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

WNCI’s Jingle Jam

Monday, December 2 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

WNCI 97.9 is hosting their Jingle Jam concert to celebrate the holiday season! The event will feature hit artists Charlie Puth and For King & Country. Additional musical guests include Echosmith, PUBLIC and Cousing Simple, for a show that is sure to leave guests in the holiday spirit. Get your tickets for a night of jolly jingles and great music right here at EXPRESS LIVE!

 

CD102.5 Holiday Show

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

Alternative rock station CD102.5 brings the best of today’s rock music to EXPRESS LIVE! for their holiday show. The show, which will take place next Tuesday, offers a lineup of old and new favorites, featuring music groups Silversun Pickups, K.Flay and Upsahl. To 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 event and get tickets to see the show.

 

Whiskey Myers

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

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

 

99.7 Blitzmas 2019

Sunday, 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! Featured in the concert will be hit rock group, Chevelle, who has been appearing in top rock 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 ready to be wowed!

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 18, 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 November 18, 2019:

 

Gift Ideas

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday coming up, shoppers will be flocking to Columbus to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping. If you’re planning to get your gifts early, here is one place to shop in the Arena District!

 

Fox Sports Ohio Blue Line

Mon-Sat | Nationwide Arena | 10 AM – 6 PM

For the best and highest quality Columbus Blue Jackets merchandise, visit the Fox Sports Ohio Blue Line, located inside Nationwide Arena! Get official, licensed jerseys, hats, apparel, toys, novelties and more. With something for everyone—from newborns to adults—the store has it all!

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens

Tuesday, November 19 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Following a loss to the Canadiens in a shootout last week, the Blue Jackets take to the ice at Nationwide Arena for a rematch on Tuesday. Now, with home field advantage on our side, grab a couple friends and cheer on the team to victory! Get your tickets now.

Bring the entire family to cheer on the Blue Jackets with the Dispatch Family Value Pack! Available for all home games, each pack includes a ticket, food, drink and more! The Dispatch Family Value Pack includes:

  • Game ticket
  • Hot dog
  • Popcorn
  • Pepsi
  • OhioHealth Ice Haus Skate Pass

Click here to get your family value pack.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings

Thursday, November 21 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Red, white, AND Blue Jackets. The rink will surely feel patriotic this Thursday as the Columbus Blue Jackets take center ice against the Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena! The first 10,000 fans who attend the game will receive free mini hockey sticks, courtesy of Value City Furniture! Show your pride and grab your tickets to the game.

 

Music

Static-X

Thursday, November 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Self-described evil disco group Static-X will visit Columbus to perform their first studio album in 11 years, “Project Regeneration,” which set to release in 2020. The band, which takes to the stage at EXPRESS LIVE! this Thursday, features a unique sound that mixes metal influences with electronic elements. The band will be accompanied by groups Mushroomhead, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black. Get your tickets and don’t miss out on this night full of great music and live performances.

 

Events

MagicFest Columbus

November 21-24 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Various Hours

Are you a fan of Magic: The Gathering? If so, Greater Columbus Convention Center will be hosting MagicFest Columbus this weekend! The event includes a Grand Prix tournament, an opportunity for fans to meet the card artists, vendor booths filled with gaming swag and much more. Click here to get your tickets, bring your cards and embark on the road to become Champion!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Five Finger Death Punch

Tuesday, November 26 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

After rocking stages for well over a decade, heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch comes to Nationwide Arena! The band which has won a large sum of awards, including awards for Best International Rock Group and Best Live Performance, makes its way to the Arena District next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Joining the rock group is bands Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From the Gods. Get your tickets and find your seats for this intense performance of metal and rock.

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 11, 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 November 11, 2019:

 

Fitness

Arena District Athletic Club Open House

November 11-14 | Arena District Athletic Club | 5 AM – 10 PM

Looking to join one of the best gyms in downtown Columbus? The Arena District Athletic Club—one of the city’s cleanest and most modern gyms—is holding an open house for prospective members today through Thursday! Any time between 5 AM and 10 PM, stop in, tour the facility, meet Club staff and enter to win tickets to a Blue Jackets home game. You will also receive a 10-day free trial membership and a Club t-shirt just for coming in. Click here to learn more.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. St. Louis Blues

Friday, November 15 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Do you like the color blue? What about great hockey? If you answered yes to either of these questions, be sure to join us this at Nationwide Arena as we celebrate a matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the first-place St. Louis Blues. Grab your tickets and bring your friends to this exciting game!

 

Music 

The Neighbourhood

Monday, November 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Coming to the neighborhood tonight at EXPRESS LIVE!, it’s The Neighbourhood! This five-part California rock band makes its way to the Arena District for a night of music and melody, presented by Columbus’ alternative rock station, CD102.5. Opening the performance are musical artists, Claud and Slow Hollows. Grab your tickets here and don’t miss out on Monday’s exciting performance.

A$AP Ferg – Floor Seats Tour

Tuesday, November 12 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! welcomes hit rapper, A$AP Ferg, to the stage for a performance coming off his latest album, Floor Seats. Get tickets for this hot show before it sells out! Opening will be artists Murda Beatz and MadeinTYO, featured in A$AP Ferg’s song, Wam.

The Final Campaign: Slayer, Primus, Ministry, Philip H Anselmo

Tuesday, November 12 | Nationwide Arena | 6:00 PM

Tomorrow night, Slayer, the legendary thrash metal rock group—along with groups Primus, Ministry and Philip H Anselmo—will take center stage at Nationwide Arena for the last leg of The Final Campaign tour. This highly influential metal band wraps up the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour, honoring the group’s 37 years of activity. Slayer experiences are known for their intense guitar hymns, heavy use of pyrotechnics and head-banging good times. Grab your tickets and be sure not to miss this legendary performance.

 

Events

Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 4

Saturday, November 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Coming this Saturday to EXPRESS LIVE!—the Ohio Combat League! Watch a spectacle of dazzling mixed martial arts (MMA) 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!

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

Sunday, November 17 | McFerson Commons Park | 7:30 AM

This Sunday starting at McFerson Commons Park in Columbus’ Arena District, warm up in the cold weather by participating in the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K! During the race, marshmallow sweet stations will be dotted along course routes—among other fun surprises. A Finisher Mug encourages the consumption of decadent fondue once you cross the finish line. Funds from the race will go to support Make-A-Wish Foundation. Click here to register.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Static-X

Thursday, November 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Self-described evil disco group, Static-X, returns to the Columbus stage to perform for their first studio album in 11 years, “Project Regeneration,” set to release in 2020. The band, which will perform at EXPRESS LIVE! next Thursday, features a unique sound that mixes metal influences with electronic elements. The band will be accompanied by groups, Mushroomhead, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black. Get your tickets and don’t miss out on this night full of great music and performances.

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 4, 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 November 4, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Tuesday, November 5 | Nationwide Arena | 7:oo PM

Come out to Nationwide Arena for a night of knights as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Vegas Golden Knights this Tuesday at 7 p.m. Get your tickets to this exciting head-to-head match, bring some friends and cheer on the Jackets as they vie for the top of their division!

 

Music

Gryffin

Saturday, November 9 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:30 PM

Touring his latest album Gravity, DJ Dan Griffith, known by his stage name, Griffyn, comes to EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday. Be sure to grab your tickets for this exciting show as Columbus Arena District embraces the synths and exotic percussions of this talented artist. Gryffin’s performance will be accompanied by opener, The Knocks. You can also enter to win a pair, too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

The Neighbourhood

Monday, November 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

The Neighbourhood is bringing their music ranging in genres from urban pop to electro rock, hip-hop to ’80s disco to EXPRESS LIVE! on Monday, November 11. Tickets for this show are going quick, get yours soon… Or click below for your chance to win a pair!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

A$AP Ferg – Floor Seats Tour

Tuesday, November 12 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! welcomes hit rapper, A$AP Ferg, to the stage for a performance coming off his latest album, Floor Seats. Get tickets for this hot show before it sells out! Opening will be artists Murda Beatz and MadeinTYO, featured in A$AP Ferg’s song, Wam.

 

The Final Campaign: Slayer, Primus, Ministry, Philip H Anselmo

Tuesday, November 12 | Nationwide Arena | 6:00 PM

Slayer, the legendary thrash metal rock group—along with groups Primus, Ministry and Philip H Anselmo—will take center stage at Nationwide Arena for the last leg of The Final Campaign tour. This highly influential metal band wraps up the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour, honoring the group’s 37 years of activity. Slayer experiences are known for their intense guitar hymns, heavy use of pyrotechnics and head banging good times. Grab your tickets and be sure not to miss this legendary performance.

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of October 28, 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 October 28, 2019:

 

Events

ROH: Unauthorized

Sunday, November 3 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5:30 PM

Come out to EXPRESS LIVE! this Sunday to witness the highly anticipated Ring of Honor Wrestling tournament! With a performance featuring rising champions and hardened veterans, anything can happen in the Ring. A meet and greet with your favorite competitors will take place before the main event. Grab a friend, get your tickets here and get in on the ringside excitement!

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Edmonton Oilers

Wednesday, October 30 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets face-off against the Edmonton Oilers at Nationwide Arena in a spooktacular match-up this Wednesday! To celebrate Halloween, the night will feature Candy Stations throughout the main and upper concourses, face painting, costume contests and more! Don your best costume, get your tickets for the game and come see what the ice has in store for our boys in blue.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Calgary Flames

Saturday, November 2 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Coming Saturday to Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets will take on the Calgary Flames! This will be a fierce showdown as both teams attempt to take the top place in their division. Start your November off right and grab your tickets for this good old fashioned weekend hockey game in downtown Columbus.

 

Music

Starset

Friday, November 1 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Columbus’ own Starset returns home with a tour featuring their latest album Divisions. Starset introduces a unique sound that mixes ambient, cinematic and metal tones inspired by an interest in science and technology. A Brilliant Lie, Hyde and Palisades will start the show this Friday at EXPRESS LIVE! Grab your tickets for the show (here) and come see the group popular for such billboard hits as Monster, My Demons and more.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Gryffin

Saturday, November 9 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:30 PM

Touring his latest album Gravity, DJ Dan Griffith, known by his stage name, Griffyn, comes to EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday. Be sure to grab your tickets for this exciting show as Columbus Arena District embraces the synths and exotic percussions of this talented artist. Gryffin’s performance will be accompanied by opener, The Knocks. You can also enter to win a pair, too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

The Neighbourhood

Monday, November 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

The Neighbourhood is bringing their music ranging in genres from urban pop to electro rock, hip-hop to ’80s disco to EXPRESS LIVE! on Monday, November 11. Tickets for this show are going quick, get yours soon… Or click below for your chance to win a pair!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of October 21, 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 October 21, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Thursday, October 25 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Hockey fans have something to look forward to this week as the Columbus Blue Jackets welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to Nationwide Arena this Thursday. Earlier this month, the Blue Jackets were able to grab a win from the Hurricanes, upsetting Carolina’s otherwise perfect season. Be there when they vie for victory #2. Bring out the blue, red and silver and be sure to get your tickets for this exciting match-up.

Before the Blue Jackets game, grab a drink at a nearby Arena District bar! The newly opened Whistle & Keg is a serve-your-own-beer concept that offers a unique way to try different craft beers from a rotating tap list.

 

Events

Farmers Market

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

Time is running out to come visit the Arena District Farmers Markets in 2019! Come out to Battelle Plaza this Thursday and support local Ohio farmers, bakers and artisans as they sell a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, trinkets and more. This is a perfect autumn activity for all ages to enjoy in downtown Columbus!

 

This is Fashion Pt. II

Saturday, October 26 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 7 PM

Get ready for an event that not only showcases the hottest fall fashions but supports local Ohio businesses at the same time. This is Fashion is a style showcase featuring Ohio-based clothing lines—with brands from Columbus to Cleveland. Local DJ, Bangi, will perform during the event.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Starset

Friday, November 1 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Columbus’ own Starset returns home with a tour featuring their latest album Divisions. Starset introduces a unique sound that mixes ambient, cinematic and metal tones inspired by an interest in science and technology. A Brilliant Lie, Hyde, and Palisades will start the show on November 1 at EXPRESS LIVE!, followed by the Starset spectacle. Grab your tickets for the show here.

 

ROH: Unauthorized

Sunday, November 3 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5:30 PM

Coming to EXPRESS LIVE! next Sunday, it’s the Ring of Honor Wrestling tournament! With a performance featuring rising champions and hardened veterans, anything can happen in the Ring. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meet and greet with the wrestlers. Then, prepare for the main event with pre-shows going from 6:30 to the main bell time at 7:00 p.m. when the main attraction will begin. Get your tickets to the event here and catch the ringside excitement!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of October 14, 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 October 14, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars

Wednesday, October 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

This Wednesday at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets will look to correct a rocky start to their 2019-20 season with a home game against the Dallas Stars at 7 PM. Grab some friends and get your tickets for the game here .

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders

Saturday, October 19 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Following an away game against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Columbus Blue Jackets will return to Nationwide Arena on Saturday to face-off against the New York Islanders in what’s sure to be an action-packed divisional battle. This is also First Responders Night—all police, fire and emergency personnel will be honored and receive an exclusive CBJ challenge coin. As always, be sure to get your tickets to this weekend’s game here.

 

Music

Kevin Gates

Wednesday, October 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Rapper Kevin Gates hits the stage at EXPRESS LIVE! this Wednesday in a continuation of his I’m Him tour. Come rain or shine to this outdoor concert and get down with Gates and his hype men, along with opening performances by YK Osiris, Rod Wave and SDoT Fresh. Purchase tickets online and receive a free digital copy of Gates’ latest album.

 

Matt & Kim

Saturday, October 19 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Matt & Kim, the acclaimed musical duo from Brooklyn, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their 2009 album Grand with a tour across the United States, including a stop at  EXPRESS LIVE!  this Saturday. The show promises to bring back smash hits from the album, including Daylight, I Wanna and more. Beach Goons will open. Enter to win tickets below or click here to get your tickets to what’s sure to be a fun Saturday night performance.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, October 17 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

The final month for Arena District Farmers Markets is upon us! Come out to Battelle Plaza this Thursday and support local Ohio farmers, bakers and artisans as they sell a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, trinkets and more. This is a perfect autumn activity to enjoy in downtown Columbus!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Thursday, October 25 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

More hockey to look forward to next week as the Columbus Blue Jackets welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to Nationwide Arena next Thursday. Bring out the blue, red and silver colors and be sure to check out ticket sales for this exciting match-up.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Dessert Festival

This curated Dessert Festival will feature the very best sweets in the city. Guests will sample desserts from 25+ Columbus treat makers!

EVENT DETAILS:

When: Sunday, November 3rd, 10 am-4 pm

Where: The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard

820 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights, OH 43212

4 Available Time Slots

The Columbus Dessert Festival is a kid friendly event. Children can attend for free BUT will need a ticket if they wish to sample the desserts.

Each guest will get a treat box. Guests will receive a sample from each participating dessert vendor (25) Additional treats will be available for purchase if you’d like to take desserts home with you.

Enter to win one pair of tickets to Columbus Dessert Festival!

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of October 7, 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 October 7, 2019:

 

New to the Arena District

Whistle & Keg

343 N. Front Street, Columbus, Ohio

The next evolution of bar has officially opened in downtown Columbus’ Arena District! Whistle & Keg is a pour-your-own, pay-by-the-ounce establishment featuring 50 taps that serve local craft beers, wine, kombucha, cider and more. Whistle & Keg also offers a variety of delicious and shareable bar bites like pretzels, loaded nachos, buffalo chicken dip and more. Read more about the opening of Whistle & Keg Columbus at ColumbusUnderground.

 

Events 

Bianca del Rio ‘It’s Jester Joke’

Wednesday, October 9 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

RuPaul’s Drag Race season six winner is bringing her tour to Columbus! Join Bianca del Rio on her comedy tour as she creates an unforgettable experience combining humor with her sharp wit. This show isn’t for the faint of heart as her wisecracking ways may make the mainstream audience uncomfortable. Grab your tickets to see the ‘It’s Jester Joke’ tour here!

 

Highball Halloween

October 11 + 12 | Short North Arts District | 6 PM

We’re counting down the days until Highball Halloween! You don’t want to miss the nation’s most elaborate costume party, taking place right here in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. This two-night event features two nights of magnificent fun—on Friday, On the Rocks is a concert honoring fabulous fashion. On Saturday, High Fashion highlights fashion during the Public Costume Contest and Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show.

Get your costumes out and get ready for this one-of-a-kind event!

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres

Monday, October 7 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Tonight at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets play their second home game of the season against the Buffalo Sabres! After losing to them in the pre-season, the Jackets are looking to make it count where it matters tonight. Grab some friends and get your tickets for the game here.

 

Music

Zedd

Tuesday, October 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Want to experience one of the wildest and most fun Tuesday nights of your life? Well, get ready, because EXPRESS LIVE! is hosting world-famous EDM musician, Zedd! Always the life of the party, this Russian-German DJ will play hit after ear-pleasing hit for a night you and your friends won’t soon forget. Get tickets today before it’s too late!

 

Robyn & ESG

Thursday, October 10 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

European musicians are all over EXPRESS LIVE! this week! After Zedd on Tuesday, critically acclaimed Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer Robyn will make a stop at the downtown Columbus concert venue to perform hit songs from her 20+ year long career. Also performing that night will be NYC-based band, ESG, who’s song ‘UFO’ is one of the most sampled in music history. Click here to get your tickets to this dynamic live show.

 

Dark Star Orchestra

Friday, October 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Dark Star Orchestra, one of the best and longest running Grateful Dead cover bands of all time, is making their way to EXPRESS LIVE! to delight fans with their musical stylings. Click here to get your tickets to this psychedelic, out-of-this-world show.

 

Roddy Ricch

Saturday, October 12 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Compton-born rapper Roddy Ricch is making a tour stop in downtown Columbus this Saturday. Almost a year after the release of his acclaimed mixtape Feed Tha Streets II, 20-year-old Ricch will be performing hit favorites at EXPRESS LIVE! Click here to get your tickets to this high-energy rap show.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, October 10 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

The last month for Arena District Farmers Markets is upon us! Come out to Battelle Plaza this Thursday and support local Ohio farmers, bakers and artisans as they sell a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, trinkets and more. This is a perfect autumn activity to enjoy in downtown Columbus!

 

GDEX Gaming Convention

October 12-13 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Various Times

Get ready, gamers! GDEX, a weekend-long celebration of games, is coming to the Greater Columbus Convention Center this weekend! More than 4,000 attendees are estimated to attend this weekend that showcases the latest games and products, features industry speakers and workshops and includes fun activities like tournaments, raffles, a dance party and more. Click here to buy tickets and get your game on!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Matt & Kim present Grand – 10 Year Celebration Tour

Saturday, October 19 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Matt & Kim, the acclaimed musical duo from Brooklyn, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their 2009 album Grand with a tour across the United States, including a stop at EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday. The show promises to bring back smash hits from the album, including Daylight, I Wanna and more. Beach Goons will open. Click here to get your tickets to what’s sure to be a fun Saturday night performance.

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