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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of March 2, 2020

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 March 2, 2020:

 

Events

Arnold 5K and Arnold 5K Pump & Run

Sunday, March 8 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 9:15 AM

This Sunday, athletes line up to compete in the Arnold Pump & Run and Arnold 5K! Starting at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, this run will come through the Arena District and around downtown Columbus. Cheer on participants from a neighborhood bar or restaurant as they race through the Arena District!

Note: The Arnold Fitness Expo and trade show has been cancelled. Come out and watch the competition livestream from R Bar over the weekend!

 

Dan + Shay

Sunday, March 8 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Solidifying their superstar status with yet another career milestone, GRAMMY-winning duo Dan + Shay tour includes a stop at Nationwide Arena on March 8. Ticket information can be found here!

Performing with The Band CAMINO and Ingrid Andress.

 

 

Giveaway

Winner will receive one FREE fitCAMP session at the Arena District Athletic Club.

fitCAMP:

A 4-week, 16 session high intensity group training program with quick results and lasting benefits. This unique fitness program is designed to be fun, yet challenging, for all fitness levels.

The winner can choose their fitCAMP session – upcoming dates are March 30-April 25 and April 27-May 23. (first time fitCAMP participants only)

Training days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. Flexible class times, choose between morning, afternoon, and evening sessions based on your schedule.

More about fitCAMP: arenaathletic.com

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Sports

Ohio Combat League Presents Arnold Sports Festival Mixed Martial Arts

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

It’s that time of the year again, MMA fans! The Ohio Combat League Presents Arnold Sports Festival Mixed Martial Arts will be held this Friday at EXPRESS LIVE! If you love amateur mixed martial arts, grab your tickets and get ready for a night full of action, as part of the much larger Arnold Sports Festival.

 

Music

Dan + Shay w/ The Band CAMINO & Ingrid Andress

Sunday, March 8 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

GRAMMY Award-winning country music duo, Dan + Shay, are stopping by Columbus’ Nationwide Arena during their first-ever headlining arena tour, aptly titled ‘The (Arena) Tour’. Don’t miss the chance to see these insanely talented superstars sing your favorite hits live—along with openers, The Band CAMINO and Ingrid Andress. Click here for tickets.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To 

Zac Brown Band

Friday, March 13 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Zac Brown Band announced they are extending their highly successful The Owl Tour with new dates, including a Friday, March 13 stop at Nationwide Arena—complete with special guests Amos Lee, Poo Bear & Sasha Sirota. Don’t miss your chance to see this country rock band live! Click here for tickets.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of February 24, 2020

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 February 24, 2020:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators

Monday, February 24 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Coming to the rink at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets take to the ice to face-off against the Ottawa Senators. Switch up your Monday routine and get your tickets to see this great game of hockey! If you’re planning on bringing the family out, take advantage of the Columbus Blue Jackets Dispatch Family Value Pack—which includes a game ticket, hot dog, soft drink, popcorn and OhioHealth Ice Haus Skate Pass—just enter the access code FAMILY** when purchasing tickets.

Other Blue Jackets home games at Nationwide Arena this week include:

  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Minnesota Wild | Friday, February 28 | 7 PM
    • This Friday is 90’s throwback night, and the first 10K fans get a free fanny pack!

 

Events

Abita Post Mardi Gras Party

Thursday, February 27 | The Half Pint Columbus | 5:00pm

If you can’t celebrate Fat Tuesday this year because of work or other obligations—Abita Brewing Company is hosting a Mardi Gras Party at The Half Pint Columbus this Thursday that will surely kick your weekend off to a great start. Grab a friend or two after work and celebrate the national holiday with $3 pints and more!

 

Excision 2020 Tour: Featuring the Evolution

Thursday, February 27 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 8:00 PM

This Thursday, take part in a virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds as EXPRESS LIVE! hosts the headbanger DJ of the generation, Excision! Excision mixes a wide variety of musical genres for an intense vibe that gets fans roaring. With special guests Wooli, PhaseOne and Champagne Drip, the show is shaping up to be an unforgettable night! Find your tickets and come see the show!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Dan + Shay w/ The Band CAMINO & Ingrid Andress

Sunday, March 8 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

GRAMMY Award-winning country music duo, Dan + Shay, are stopping at Columbus’ Nationwide Arena during their first-ever headlining arena tour, aptly titled ‘The (Arena) Tour’. Don’t miss the chance to see these insanely talented superstars sing your favorite hits live—along with openers, The Band CAMINO and Ingrid Andress. Click here for tickets.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of February 10, 2020

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 February 10, 2020.

 

Valentine’s Day Giveaway

We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Columbus-style, with the perfect gift opportunity! Enter our exclusive giveaway for the chance to win a sweetheart package from Winans Chocolates + Coffees in Grandview Yard. The prize includes a Winans mug, Highlander Grog medium-roast coffee and a $25 gift card to Winans Chocolates + Coffees.

 

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Food

HEART SHAPED PIZZAS ARE BACK! Nothing says “I a-dough you” like a special heart shaped pizza from Boston’s Pizza in the Arena District. Order between Feb. 7- 14 and Boston’s will donate in support of No Kid Hungry to help fight childhood hunger in America.

 

 

Music

King Princess

Monday, February 10 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

21-year-old singer/songwriter, King Princess, makes a stop in the Arena District tonight with an appearance at EXPRESS LIVE! After overwhelming demand, her concert—which was originally booked for Newport Music Hall—was moved to EXPRESS LIVE! to accommodate the need for space. Kilo Kush will open the show. Get your last-minute tickets and don’t miss what’s sure to be a great concert!

 

Sports 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Monday, February 10 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Coming to the rink at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets faceoff against the Tampa Bay Lighting. Get your tickets for this exciting game and come see these two fierce competitors vie for victory! This game is also Ohio Lottery Lucky Night, meaning everyone who attends receives a Blue Jackets scratch-off.

Other home games at Nationwide Arena this week include:

 

  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers | Friday, February 14 | 7 PM
    • Come out with your significant other for this special Valentine’s Day game!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Tim and Eric: 2020 Mandatory Attendance World Tour

Friday, February 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Legendary alternative comedy duo Tim & Eric are making a stop in the Arena District during their world tour, Mandatory Attendance. This laugh-out-loud live show—filled with brand new spoofs, goofs and insanity—is sure to leave audiences in an uproar and wanting more. Check out tickets for this popular event and join the hilarity at EXPRESS LIVE!

 

Chelsea Cutler: How to Be Human Tour

Saturday, February 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 8 PM

EDM singer/songwriter Chelsea Cutler is coming to EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday for her touring show, How to Be Human. Chelsea’s latest album, which recently dropped, features 15 tracks of bouncy yet vulnerable music and lyricism. Alexander 23 and X Lovers will open the show. Get your tickets now before the show sells out!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of January 13, 2020

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 January 13, 2020:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Tuesday, January 14 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

It’s hockey time again and to kick off a new wave of exciting hockey action the Columbus Blue Jackets invite you to Nationwide Arena for their match against the Boston Bruins. Don’t miss out on the fun—grab tickets for this great game!

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Thursday, January 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Back on center ice at Nationwide Arena the Columbus Blue Jackets face off against the Carolina Hurricanes for the third time this season. The Blue Jackets have managed to secure a win in the past two matchups, finishing off the Hurricanes in overtime back in October.

What’s more for our vets, this game is Military Appreciation Night. Special military recognitions will be held throughout the game, and the first 10,000 fans will receive Blue Jackets camo hats. Additionally, USO volunteers will be on-site collecting approved items for USO Support Lounges across the country. Fans who donate any of the items listed here will receive a voucher for one free ticket to an upcoming home game.

 

Get your tickets for this great game of hockey and cheer on the Blue Jackets for the hat trick!

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils

Saturday, January 18 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

It’s been a back and forth game of domination between the Blue Jackets and the New Jersey Devils, as both teams have taken wins from the other by large margins this season. Coming to Nationwide Arena this Saturday, witness the next part of this exciting saga. Find your tickets, grab your seats and become part of the action!

 

Music

Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion Featuring McGuffey Lane

Saturday, January 18 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Country rock band McGuffey Lane returns home for Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion at EXPRESS LIVE! The band found its roots at the now-defunct Zacharia’s Red Eye Saloon in Columbus in 1977 and began hosting annual reunion concerts beginning in 2001. Now, nearly two decades later, the band is once again bringing country rock to the good people of Columbus! Get your tickets for a night of tunes and come see the show!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Umphrey’s McGee

Saturday, January 25 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Coming to the stage at EXPRESS LIVE!, Umphrey’s McGee brings a night of unforgettable music to the Arena District! These experienced performers bring together a talented mix of jazz, rock, metal and funk that is sure to please any and all musical tastes. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. followed by a spectacular performance by opening band, The New Deal. Grab your tickets and don’t miss this exceptional night!

 

5th Line 5K

Saturday, January 25 | Nationwide Arena | 10 AM

The 5th Line 5K Race presented by OhioHealth and hosted by the Columbus Blue Jackets and M3S Sports is about to get underway! Grab your running shoes and join this 3.1-mile foot race to the finish line at center ice. Afterwards, join in the fun at the concourse level for a post-race party! Register to claim your spot in the race or contact [email protected] for more information.

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of January 6, 2020

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 January 6, 2020:

 

Fitness

fitCAMP

Monday, January 6 | Arena District Athletic Club |

Join the Arena District Athletic Club for the first class in a series of 16 high-intensity training sessions—all part of fitCAMP, a four-week group training fitness program. This bootcamp-style training program promises quick results with lasting benefits. Check out pricing for fitCAMP and view a list of additional classes and programs available to the Columbus Arena District.

 

Ice Haus Noon Skate

Mon-Fri | OhioHealth Ice Haus | 12 PM

Looking for a fun way to stay fit after the holiday season? Whether you hug the rail or swirl on center ice, you’ll get a healthy dose of exercise during Noon Skate at the OhioHealth Ice Haus! Take a lunch break and gather family and friends for an afternoon of indoor ice-skating amusement and fun—Monday through Friday.

 

Beauty

MySalonSuite Grandview Yard

1090 Yard Street

If you’re in need of a makeover to start 2020, then head over to MySalonSuite in Grandview Heights for a variety of services done by Columbus’ top beauty professionals! Downtown Columbus Resident VIP offers special discounts/promotions, listed individually by service provider—simply visit their website, scroll to Beauty Professionals at this Location and click details to view the offers.

Not familiar with the Resident VIP program? No problem! Enter our New Year, New You Contest for the chance to win $50 in skin care services from Melanie West at MySalonSuite Grandview Yard.

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Food

With the start of 2020 comes resolutions to live and eat healthier. Luckily, several restaurants in the Arena District offer a selection of healthy menu options to help you conquer your cravings without burning through your calorie count! Here are a few:

 

Veranico Kitchen

401 N Front St. | Menu

Enjoy delicious soups, sandwiches, bowls, salads, house-made juices and more at Veranico Kitchen, located south of the North Market. Check out hours and plan your next meal on their website!

 

Nada

220 W Nationwide Blvd | Menu

Nada mixes healthy with Mexican cuisine, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a variety of margaritas and craft cocktails! Check out Nada’s website for hours and information.

 

Zoup Eatery

155 W. Nationwide Blvd | Menu

Find your next sandwich, salad, bowl or soup at Zoup! Dine-in or order-out a wide variety of daily soups and low-fat food products. Whether you are gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian, there is a dish to be enjoyed for everyone.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion Featuring McGuffey Lane

Saturday, January 18 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Country rock band McGuffey Lane returns home for Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion, brought to  you by EXPRESS LIVE! The band found its roots at Zacharia’s Red Eye Saloon in 1977 and began hosting annual reunion concerts beginning in 2001. Now, at the turn of the decade, the band brings country rock once again to the good people of Columbus! Get your tickets for a night of tunes and come see the show!

 

5th Line 5K

Saturday, January 25 | Nationwide Arena | 10 AM

The 5th Line 5K Race presented by OhioHealth and hosted by the Columbus Blue Jackets and M3S Sports is about to get underway! Grab your running shoes and join this 3.1-mile foot race to the finish line at Nationwide Arena center ice. Afterwards, join in the fun at the concourse level for a post-race party! Participants will receive a 2020 medal, event shirt, Blue Jackets tickets, tumblr and more. Register to claim your spot in the race or contact [email protected] for more information.

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 30, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of December 30, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers

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

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

Other Blue Jackets home games this week include:

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

 

Parties

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

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

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

Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 5

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

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

 

New Year’s Resolution

Arena District Athletic Club Membership

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

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


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 16, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of December 16, 2019:

Last-Minute Gifts

Blue Jackets Holiday Pack

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

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitols

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

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

 

Additional Blue Jackets games and promotions this week include:

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

 

Music

The Winter Block Party

Thursday, December 19 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

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

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2019

Thursday, December 26 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

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

 

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

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

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

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


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

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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