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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.

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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

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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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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


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

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets Opening Night + Plaza Party

Friday, October 4 | Nationwide Arena | 3 PM

NHL hockey is officially back—we are so excited for the Columbus Blue Jackets to be back at Nationwide Arena! The Columbus Blue Jackets invite fans to kick off the club’s 2019-20 season by visiting the Opening Night Plaza Party, presented by Nationwide, on Friday, October 4 before the Jackets host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 PM. The party on the Front Street plaza starts at 3 PM and game tickets are not required to attend. Fans that do not have game tickets are welcome to enjoy the atmosphere and stay to watch the home opener on large outdoor screens.

With a record-breaking 2018 season, the Jackets’ 2019-20 stretch will surely be a season to remember. Want to go to the game? The puck drops at 7 PM sharp. Get your tickets for this must-attend home opening game here.

 

Music

Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Monday, September 30 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Thom Yorke, member of Radiohead, brings his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour to EXPRESS LIVE! tonight! During his solo career, Yorke made the switch from rock and roll to dance and electronic and has found smashing success doing so. Don’t miss the chance to see Yorke play some of his most popular hits, including Traffic and Twist. Grab your tickets here.

 

The Black Keys: Let’s Rock Tour

Wednesday, October 2 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

After a five-year hiatus, The Black Keys—one of the world’s biggest rock bands today—will play Nationwide Arena on Wednesday evening! This Grammy Award-winning band is known for crowd-pleasing songs like Lonely Boy and Tighten Up and are an absolute treat to see live. Get your tickets here.

 

MercyMe Imagine Nation Tour

Saturday, October 5 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Christian music fans rejoice—MercyMe is coming to Nationwide Arena this weekend! Join them on their Imagine Nation tour for the opportunity to gather together and worship with the band. MercyMe’s music includes upbeat, soul-stirring songs like I Can Only Imagine and Happy Dance. Grab your tickets here.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, October 3 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

We are rounding into the last few Arena District Farmers Markets this year! If you haven’t had time to stop by, now is your chance! Several locally made fall products are now available for purchase, and seasonal produce is fresh and fully stocked. Make sure to carve out time in your schedule this Thursday!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Zedd

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

EXPRESS LIVE! will host EDM musician, Zedd! You’ve heard some of his top hits like ‘Clarity’ and ‘Stay!’ If you don’t normally like EDM, Zedd is the guy for you! He mixes popular beats with electronic to create songs everyone can jam to. Grab a friend and get tickets today!

 

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! We’re giving away 2 VIP passes with drink tickets to Saturday Night’s festivities—enter below. The winner will be contacted on October 7.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


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

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, September 26 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

There are a limited number of Arena District Farmers Markets left this season! Stop by Battelle Plaza this Thursday to pick up local seasonal produce, breads, flowers and so much more! Support Ohio farmers and artisans at this popular weekly event.

 

AIMExpo Presented by Nationwide

September 28-29 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 9 AM & 10 AM

Are you big into motorcycles and/or powersports? Come out to the Greater Columbus Convention Center this weekend for North America’s largest tradeshow and lifestyle event—AIMExpo 2019, presented by Nationwide! Over 500 exhibitors will be showcasing their 2020 models, gears, parts and accessories, and you’ll even be able to demo select 2020 motorcycles and e-Bikes! Plus, there will be tons of immersive lifestyle activities. Click here to get your tickets to this family-friendly event!

 

Run Like A Girl 2019

Saturday, September 28 | Scioto Trail | 7:30 AM

A race for women only, Run Like A Girl 2019 is a half-marathon, 10K and 5K along the downtown Columbus waterfront—starting and ending at Genoa Park—with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women initiative to end heart disease and stroke among women. The event also includes a Future Olympian Kids Run for girls age 9 and under. Every participant will receive a generously filled swag bag, and finishers get a medal and a bottle of wine. Click here to register now.

 

Music

Tycho: Weather World Tour

Tuesday, September 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Join popular chillwave artist, Tycho, and special guest, Poolside, as they bring their ambient melodies to EXPRESS LIVE! on Tuesday night! Known for hits like ‘Awake’ and ‘A Walk’, Tycho’s music is sure to put you in a zen and relaxed headspace for the rest of your week. Get your tickets here.

 

Chris Brown: Indigoat Tour 2019

Wednesday, September 25 | Nationwide Arena | 6:30 PM

Come see rapper Chris Brown on his Indigoat Tour at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday. He will be joined by Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy as special guests in what’s shaping up to be a hype, energy-filled show. Get your tickets here.

 

Greensky Bluegrass

Thursday, September 26 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Fan of bluegrass and rock music? Then this concert is for you! Join Greensky Bluegrass at EXPRESS LIVE! on Thursday night, and hear their hit songs like ‘Windshield’ and ‘Past My Prime.’ The band will be joined by the Michigan Rattlers. Purchase tickets here.

 

Skillet + Alter Bridge: Victorious Sky Tour

Friday, September 27 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Christian rock bands Skillet and Alter Bridge are playing EXPRESS LIVE! on Friday night! The two acts will also be joined by Dirty Honey to create an electrifying, faith-filled performance that everyone can enjoy. Grab your tickets for the show here.

 

Maggie Rogers: Heard It in A Past Life World Tour

Saturday, September 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Hit singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers will be making her way to the EXPRESS LIVE! stage this Saturday! The critically acclaimed folk artist will be playing popular hits like ‘Alaska’, and other songs from her debut album Heard It In a Past Life, which debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200. Empress Of will open in a show that will leave you feeling the highest of highs! Click here to get your tickets now.

 

Miranda Lambert: Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour 

Saturday, September 28 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

On Saturday, grab your boots, cowboy hat and best friends and head down to Nationwide Arena for Miranda Lambert’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour! Lambert will play classics like ‘The House That Built Me’ and ‘Kerosene’, along with newer hits like ‘It All Comes Out In The Wash.’ She will be accompanied by special guests Elle King, Pistol Annies and Tenille Townes. Grab your tickets here.

 

Bastille: Doom Days Tour Part 1

Sunday, September 29 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

This Sunday, British band Bastille will travel across the pond, all the way to EXPRESS LIVE! for Part 1 of their Doom Days Tour. The massively popular indie rock group will impress with chart-topping songs like ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Doom Days’, and many more from their collection of studio albums. Joywave will open. Click here to get your tickets to this highly anticipated show!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Zedd

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

Award-winning house music extraordinaire, Zedd, is playing EXPRESS LIVE! next Tuesday! Famous for songs like ‘The Middle,’ ‘Stay’, ‘Clarity!’ and more, you’ll enjoy the high-energy sounds of Zedd, even if you’re not into EDM music. Grab your friends and get tickets to enjoy this in-demand show.

 

Highball Halloween

October 11 & 12 | Short North Arts District

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, Oh. This two-night event features two nights of magnificent fun – 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. We’re giving away 2 VIP passes with drink tickets to Saturday Night’s festivities, enter below! Winner will be contacted on October, 7.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


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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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!

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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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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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