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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of June 24, 2019

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 June 24, 2019:

 

Events

COMFEST

All Weekend | Goodale Park | Various Times

Join thousands of other Columbus natives in partaking in the 48th annual COMFEST this weekend! This party with a purpose hopes to use their local action to have a global impact. The music and arts festival will take place in Goodale Park and will feature non-corporate items for sale. Check out the unique community festival and help make a change!

 

Music

The National

Monday, June 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Cincinnati, Ohio rock band, The National, is making a stop in downtown Columbus right after their show at Bonnaroo! They will be rocking the night away at EXPRESS LIVE! tonight—joined by their friend, Australian rocker Courtney Barnett. Click here to get your tickets.

 

blink-182 & Lil Wayne

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen production delays, the blink-182 show originally scheduled for June 27th at Nationwide Arena has been rescheduled to September 22nd. Please hold onto your tickets as all originally purchased tickets will be honored for the new show date.  Tickets for the new show date are available now online or at the arena box office.

Thursday, June 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Your childhood is coming to downtown Columbus on Thursday. That’s when Blink-182 and Lil Wayne will be kicking off their nationwide tour at Nationwide Arena! These multi-platinum, award-winning artists are sure to bring the house down. Don’t miss this golden lineup! Purchase your tickets here.

 

CD102.5 Summer Festival

Friday, June 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5:30 PM

CD102.5, Columbus’s alternative station, is hosting their Summer Festival this Friday at EXPRESS LIVE! Featured alt rock artists include big names like Young the Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums and special guests, Coin. Tickets are available here.

 

Twenty One Pilots: The Bandito Tour

Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

This weekend, pop sensations, Twenty One Pilots, are having not one, but two shows at Nationwide Arena this weekend! Responsible for some of the biggest songs in the last few years, Twenty One Pilots concerts are a highly anticipated summer event. Be sure to check them out! The band Bear Hands will open. Grab your tickets today while they are still available!

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens

Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25 | Huntington Park | 7:05 PM

Tonight, and tomorrow, the Columbus Clippers have a homestand against the fierce Toledo Mud Hens! Today is Dime-A-Dog night and AAA member night, and tomorrow night is Military & First Responders night! To cheer on your home team, get tickets here.

 

Food

Half Pint Columbus

All Weekend! | Half Pint Columbus | 11 AM – 10 PM

This weekend join Half Pint Columbus was they celebrate COMFEST with specials all weekend long. Stop by on June 28, 29 and 30 to see what Columbus Brewing Company is brewing up. Can’t make it this weekend? Join them for happy hour another time—specials run Monday-Friday from 3 to 6 PM, and all day on Tuesdays!

 

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Red, White and Boom

Wednesday, July 3 | Downtown Columbus | 11 AM – 11 PM

Celebrate Independence Day with Columbus’ 29th annual Red, White and Boom! With the largest fireworks display in Ohio, you will not want to miss the festivities! The event starts at 11 AM and will go until 11 PM. Can’t make it? Tune in to 97.9 or NBC4 for live coverage all day.

 

  • BOOM! Street Festival
    • From 11 AM to 11 PM
    • More than 109 local and national vendors
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade
    • Starts at 5:30 PM at the Main Street Bridge
  • BOOM! Fireworks
    • Start at 10 PM on the east bank of Genoa Park

 

Ballpark Boom Xi

Wednesday, July 3 | Huntington Park | 5:30 PM

Have you ever been to a concert at Huntington Park? Here is your chance! Come see Phil Dirt and the Dozers and McGuffey Lane next Wednesday! The concert will finish just in time for you to watch fireworks at Genoa Park! Get your tickets here.

 

QFM96 Birthday Bash

Saturday, July 6 | EXPRESS LIVE | 5:30 PM

Next weekend, QFM96 is hosting their Birthday Bash at EXPRESS LIVE! Featured artists at this event will be the Royal Affair Tour with Yes, Asia, John Lodge and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with guest vocals from Arthur Brown.  Grab your tickets here.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


What’s Around: Bars in Columbus

What’s Around is a series from Columbus Downtown Apartments that gives Columbus residents a look at the various shopping, culture and entertainment options available in their own backyard.

 

Summer is the perfect time to hang out and catch up with friends – especially now that the weather is nice. Whether you’re looking for a pint of Ohio craft beer or a quick bite to eat, here are some of the best bars in downtown Columbus.

  1. R Bar Arena (413 N Front St., Columbus OH 43215)

The R Bar Arena is located in the heart of Columbus’ Arena District. With its 30+ flat screen TVs, you’ll never miss a game, no matter which season it is. After all, it is known as the best place to watch hockey in Columbus!

From a full-service bar to delicious lunch and dinner food options, your party’s cravings will be satisfied, guaranteed. Enjoy the summer weather on the patio for an added bonus!

 

  1. Hofbräuhaus Columbus Brewery & Restaurant (800 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212)
Hofbräuhaus Columbus Brewery & Restaurant in the Grandview Yard area is a great place for friends and family to enjoy refreshing beers and tasty food. It offers a wide selection of traditional beer, brewed onsite every day.

With its vibrant environment, decorated rooms, live music and one of Columbus’ best outdoor Biergartens, Hofbräuhaus is perfect for all types of group outings and events.

 

 

  1. Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar (401 N. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215)

If you’re looking for an entertaining night out with friends, look no further than the Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar, located right here in the Arena District! The piano bar is known as the most exciting live music destination in the area. Grab a drink, make a song request and enjoy a never-ending celebration!

 

  1. A&R Music Bar (391 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43215)

The A&R Music Bar is a healthy mix of bar, entertainment center and restaurant. It’s the perfect place to witness an up-and-coming music artist, or to simply stop by for a drink with friends.

Whether you’re heading to a concert or a sporting event, A&R is your place, with an outdoor patio that opens to crowds two hours before all Arena District events.

 

  1. The Three-Legged Mare (401 N. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215)

Are Irish pubs with tasty fare and flowing beer your thing? The Three-Legged Mare is perfect for you! With over 15 TVs, two giant projection screens, darts and pub trivia, entertainment is endless at the Mare! The full bar is—of course—a plus, too.

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BONUS: Whistle & Keg Columbus (343 N. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215)

Columbus craft beer lovers will soon have another local bar to become a regular at: Whistle & Keg—a Youngstown, Ohio-based, self-service craft beer taproom opening later this summer in the Arena District’s historic Moline Plow building!

Whistle & Keg Columbus will feature 12-foot high ceilings, with large bell-shaped columns throughout and an expansive outdoor patio overlooking Battelle Plaza and the arena. Stay tuned for the opening of this pour-your-own concept in the Arena District!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of June 10, 2019

Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is your Arena District Digest for the week of June 10, 2019:

 

Community

2019 Columbus Pride Festival

June 14-15 | Bicentennial and Genoa Park | Various Times

Celebrate nearly 40 years of community Pride in Columbus at the 2019 Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade this weekend! The festival, held at the Bicentennial and Genoa Parks in the Scioto Mile on Friday, will feature live music, tributes and performances by dozens of well-known artists.

 

Festival times include:

  • Friday, June 14 | 4-11 PM
  • Saturday, June 15 | 11 AM – 8 PM

On Saturday, the Pride march parade will kick off at 10:30 AM at Poplar & High Streets in the Short North Art District—led by Grand Marshal Nina West. Pride is just a short walk from the Arena District, and residents can grab a quick breakfast at Sunny Street Cafe or lunch and a drink at Nada before heading to the festivities.

 

Father’s Day in Downtown Columbus

June 16

Sunday is Father’s Day. Give dad the perfect gift or experience in the Arena District:

 

Music

Josh Groban [EMBED VIDEO]

Thursday, June 13 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Josh Groban, one of the most recognizable voices in music, will be stopping at Nationwide Arena this Thursday for what’s sure to be an electrifying life performance. The GRAMMY nominated artist will only be in downtown Columbus for one night, so get your tickets now! Singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles will open.

 

Travis Tritt: Outlaws & Renegades Tour

Friday, June 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Country lovers rejoice, Travis Tritt is making his way to EXPRESS LIVE! this Friday, with a few talented friends! The crew will be joined by the Charlie Daniels Band. This one-night only event is a must see and will sell out quickly, so reserve your tickets today!

 

Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms: Now’s the Time Tour

Saturday, June 15 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms are heading to EXPRESS LIVE! this Saturday! These two rock bands are guaranteed to bring the house down. This is something Columbus’ rock fans will not want to miss! Click here to get your tickets.

 

Pentatonix: The World Tour

Sunday, June 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Pentatonix is bringing the whole crew to Nationwide Arena in Columbus this Father’s Day! They are also bringing two special guests, Rachel Platten and Citizen Queen. This will be a one-of-a-kind experience that all ages are guaranteed to enjoy. Click here to score your tickets!

 

Sports

Columbus Destroyers vs. Baltimore Brigade

Saturday, June 15 | Nationwide Arena | 3:30 PM

The Columbus Destroyers are looking to spark some life into their season against the Baltimore Brigade. Will you be there to cheer them on to their first win of the season? The arena football action happens Saturday at Nationwide Arena. Get your tickets online here.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Blue Jackets Open House

Wednesday, June 19 | Nationwide Arena | 6:30 PM

Missing the NHL season? The Blue Jackets Open House on June 23 allows you to tour the locker room, watch the NHL Awards Show and learn about how to become a season ticket holder for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Make sure to scope out the best seats while you’re there! RSVP for the event by clicking here.

 

Willie Nelson Outlaw Music Festival

Sunday, June 23 | Nationwide Arena | 2:30 PM

Willie Nelson, one of country music’s legends, will be coming to Nationwide Arena next Sunday for a boot scootin’ good time! He will be joined by popular folk and country acts including Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dawes. The festival will also feature local cuisine and craft beer available for purchase. Get your tickets here.

 

$5 Classic Burger Night

Sunday, June 23 | Half Pint Columbus | 5-10:00 PM

Looking for somewhere to eat before the Willie Nelson Outlaw Music Festival? Half Pint Columbus is doing a five-dollar deal for their classic cheeseburgers! Sit outside on their patio and enjoy a delicious burger and one of their 60 craft beers.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of June 3, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat? Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of June 3, 2019:

 

Music

A Day to Remember

Wednesday, June 5 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Feeling the itch to rock out to some live music? A Day To Remember’s Raisin’ Hell In The Heartland Tour is making a stop at downtown Columbus’ EXPRESS LIVE! this week. Rock bands Knocked Loose and Boston Manor will also be performing. Get your mosh shoes on and buy tickets here.

 

The Midwest SummerFest

Saturday, June 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the great weather we’ve been having in Columbus lately, then The Midwest SummerFest is the experience for you! This EXPRESS LIVE! outdoor concert—presented by 105.3 & 106.7—features notable hip-hop icons including DMX, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mya and YoungBloodz. Purchase your tickets here!

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens

All Week! | Huntington Park | Various Times

Want to enjoy some sun, sports and fresh air? Attend a Columbus Clippers’ baseball game—they’re playing every day this week, with a special promotion accompanying each game! The second ranked Clippers will be playing against the Toledo Mudhens today through Wednesday, followed by the Norfolk Tides Thursday through Sunday. Get your tickets here.

Columbus Clippers home game dates at Huntington Park this week include:

  • Monday, June 3 at 7:05 PM
    • Dime-A-Dog Night
  • Tuesday, June 4 at 7:05 PM
    • Bobblehead Giveaway
    • Military and First Responders Night
  • Wednesday, June 5 at 7:05 PM
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • AAA Member Night
  • Thursday, June 6 at 7:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • College ID Night
  • Friday, June 7 at 7:15 PM
    • ZOOperstars Appearance
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus!
    • Party-At-The-Park
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest Fridays
  • Saturday, June 8 at 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks Night
    • Party-At-The-Park
  • Sunday, June 9 at 2:05 PM
    • Princesses & Pirates Day
    • Senior Sundays
    • Kids’ Fit Fun Run
    • Family Day Sunday

 

Columbus Destroyers vs. Atlantic City Blackjacks

Friday, June 7 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

The Columbus Destroyers are looking to break out of their losing slump this week against the Atlantic City Blackjacks. Will you be there for their first win of the season? The arena football action happens Friday at Nationwide Arena. Get your tickets online here.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

2019 Columbus Arts Festival

June 7-9 | Columbus Scioto Mile | Various Times

From June 7-9 at the Scioto Mile Riverfront, join one of the Columbus’ biggest festivals of the year—the Columbus Arts Festival. With nearly half a million people expected to attend, the 2019 Columbus Arts Festival includes fine art and craft from hundreds of local and national artists, five stages with live musical, storytelling, dance and poetry performances and tons of other activities and activations.

Not only will you not be able to miss it, but you won’t want to either. Festival times include:

  • Friday, June 7 | 11 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 8 | 10 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 9 | 10 AM – 5 PM

 

2019 Columbus Pride Festival

June 14-15 | Bicentennial and Genoa Park | Various Times

Celebrate nearly 40 years of community Pride in Columbus at the 2019 Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade! The festival, held at the Bicentennial and Genoa Parks in the Scioto Mile, will feature live music, tributes and performances by dozens of well-known artists.

On June 15, the Pride march parade will kick off at 10:30 AM at Poplar & High Streets in the Short North Art District—led by Grand Marshal Nina West. Thousands of people are expected to join, and you and your friends can be amongst the excitement!

Festival times include:

  • Friday, June 14 | 4-11 PM
  • Saturday, June 15 | 11 AM – 8 PM

 

Josh Groban [EMBED VIDEO]

Thursday, June 13 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Josh Groban, one of the most recognizable voices in music, will be stopping at Nationwide Arena next Thursday for what’s sure to be an electrifying life performance. This GRAMMY nominated artist will only be in downtown Columbus for one night, so get your tickets now! Singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles will open.

 

Pentatonix: The World Tour

Sunday, June 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Pentatonix is bringing the whole crew to Nationwide Arena in Columbus next Sunday! They are also bringing two special guests, Rachel Platten and Citizen Queen. This will be a one-of-a-kind experience that all ages are guaranteed to enjoy. Click here to score your tickets!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of May 20, 2019

Wondering what to do and where to go in downtown Columbus this week? Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of May 20, 2019:

Attention Beer Lovers!

Happy Columbus Craft Beer Week! Here is a list of events held by some of Columbus’ top craft beer destinations. During the week, drive responsibly—get $5 off a Lyft ride to or from any CCBW event with the code CRAFTBEERCBUS.

 

Columbus Craft Beer Week at Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Tuesday, May 21 | Hofbräuhaus Columbus | 7 PM

Hofbräuhaus Columbus is kicking off Columbus Craft Beer Week this Tuesday! Come down to their location in Grandview Heights for a keg tapping party featuring a special edition, dry-hopped Keller bier. There will also be live music on the patio from 6-8 PM.

 

Columbus Craft Beer Week at The Half Pint Columbus

The Half Pint Columbus has teamed up with several craft breweries to celebrate Columbus Craft Beer Week. Here’s what they have going on.

 

Alaskan Brewing & Two Roads Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

Thursday, May 23 | The Half Pint | 4-7 PM

Stop in to the Half Pint Columbus on Thursday for a chance to win a Jones Snowboard prize pack and an Adirondack chair prize pack! Alaskan beers include White, Icy Bay IPA and Blonde. Two Roads lineup includes Two Juicy, Lil Heaven and Persian Lime Gose!

 

Madtree “Lite” Up Your Life

Friday, May 24 | The Half Pint | 4-7 PM

On Friday, visit The Half Pint and enjoy Madtree’s Lift, Citra-High and Brunch So Hard beers while you compete in Lite Bright races for the chance to win some great gear!

 

Columbus Ale Trail Volume 5

All Week | Gordon Biersch, Hofbräuhaus Columbus | Business Hours

Just in time for Columbus Craft Beer Week, the Columbus Ale Trail Volume 5 has just been released! This is your ultimate guide to exploring Central Ohio craft breweries, and you can pick up a FREE copy at Gordon Biersch in the Arena District, or Hofbräuhaus Columbus in nearby Grandview Heights.

Collect four stamps to earn a Columbus Ale Trail Glass, 23 stamps to earn a custom Ale Trail bottle opener and 46 stamps (the entire trail) to get a limited-edition art print by Nick Nocera featuring all of the Columbus Ale Trail breweries!

Reminder for Columbus downtown apartment residents: The Half Pint Columbus, Gordon Biersch and Hofbräuhaus Columbus all feature exclusive Resident VIP offers.

 

Music

L7

Wednesday, May 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

The greatest mix of punk and metal is coming to Columbus next week! The reformed L7 will be performing at EXPRESS LIVE!, on Wednesday, bringing you your favorite hits from TV shows, movies, video games and more! Bring out your inner grunge and purchase your tickets here!

 

Sports

Columbus Destroyers vs. Washington Valor

Saturday, May 25 | Nationwide Arena | 3:30 PM

Make your way down to Nationwide Arena on Saturday for the Columbus Destroyers’ second home game of the AFL season! Watch as the Destroyers put up a fight against the Washington Valor. Reserve your seats and get ready to cheer on home team for another win!

 

Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens

Tuesday, May 21 | Huntington Park | 6:35 PM

It’s a busy week for our Columbus Clippers! They’ll be starting the week going head to head with the Toledo Mud Hens at Huntington Park. Grab your friends and family and head down to the diamond to enjoy the ball game and the nice weather!

Additional Columbus Clippers home game dates at Huntington Park this week include:

  • Wednesday, May 22 at 6:35 PM
  • Thursday, May 23 at 11:35 AM
  • Friday, May 24 at 7:15 PM
  • Saturday, May 25 at 7:15 PM
  • Sunday, May 26 at 2:05 PM

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

LANY

Tuesday, May 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

American indie pop band, LANY, will be continuing their tour right here in Columbus on May 28! Partnering up with fellow artist Role Model, this duo will be jamming the night away at EXPRESS LIVE! for us all to watch and enjoy. Get prepared and purchase your tickets here.

 

Aly & AJ

Sunday, June 2 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5:30 PM

The sisters we all grew up with are back with a new sound! Aly & AJ will be performing at EXPRESS LIVE! on Sunday, June 2! Come down and witness the sisters rock out during their stop in Columbus. Joining them is band Armors. Tickets available here.

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest.


Whistle & Keg Self-Serve Taproom Coming to Columbus

Whistle & Keg, a self-service craft beer taproom, is anticipated to open this summer in the Moline Plow building in the Arena District at 343 N. Front Street.

The unique pour-your-own concept originated in Youngstown in 2017, where brothers and co-owners, Joe and Mike Thomas, opened their first location. They recently opened a second taproom in Cleveland to rave reviews, which inspired their expansion goals for Columbus. The brothers were drawn to the crowds and energy of the Arena District with a prime location overlooking Nationwide Arena, a block from Huntington Park, Express Live and the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

“The spotlight on the Arena District keeps getting brighter, and we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Thomas. “Whistle & Keg is a true tasting room, where people have the freedom to pour wine and mead and beer and cider from 50 different self-serve taps. Sports fans, concert goers, happy hour drinkers alike are going to love this concept. You pay for what you pour – try an ounce or pour a pint.”

The 2,500 square-foot taproom will showcase the original architectural features of the Moline Plow building built in 1913, which is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The interior features 12-foot-high ceilings with large bell-shaped columns throughout and an expansive outdoor patio overlooking Battelle Plaza and the arena. The basement-level of the building is occupied by Buca di Beppo (because the name in Italian roughly translates to “Joe’s basement”), which has been open since before the opening of Nationwide Arena.

“We’re excited to welcome Whistle & Keg to Columbus and the Arena District,” said Brian J. Ellis, President and COO of Nationwide Realty Investors, owner and developer of the Arena District. “This is the ideal space for the pour-your-own concept and will be a great addition to the District’s diverse mix of restaurants and entertainment amenities.”

“The pour-your-own technology used by Whistle & Keg is fun and simple for patrons to use,” said Thomas. “It’s very popular in some of the country’s hottest beer markets like Phoenix, Denver, Miami, and Tennessee. It will be impossible to resist in a market like Columbus.”

 

About Whistle & Keg: Whistle & Keg, based out of Youngstown, Ohio, is a taproom with a pour-your-own concept featuring 50 self-serve taps. The taproom has an open food policy allowing patrons to bring their favorite food or get food delivered while they enjoy a selection of local and regional craft beers, wines, ciders, mead, kombucha and more. Patrons can expect a fun and inviting atmosphere with live music, comedy, events and more. To learn more, go to www.whistlekeg.com.


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of April 29, 2019

From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of April 29, 2019:

 

Events

Cinco De Nada

Sunday, May 5 | Nada | 10:30 AM

¡Salud! Cinco De Mayo is this weekend and what better way to celebrate than with margaritas, tacos and all your other Mex favorites? Join Nada—the authentic, modern Mexican restaurant located in the Arena District—for their Cinco De Nada event, featuring a day full of fun, drinks and great food. Party on!

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins | Game 3

Tuesday, April 30 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins | Game 4

Thursday, May 2 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

And we’re back for round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs! After two strong games in Boston, our Columbus Blue Jackets are back at home for games 3 and 4 and need our support as they face the rough-and-tumble Bruins. Get your tickets and help cheer on the Jackets to a Stanley Cup victory!

 

Music

Leon Bridges

Saturday, May 4 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Once an opener for the Rolling Stones and Harry Styles, Leon Bridges is coming to EXPRESS LIVE! on Saturday on his very own tour. The Top Ten, Grammy-winning artist is joined by Jess Glynne for his sold-out show. Experience a night of smooth singing and fantastic music. We’ll see you there!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Columbus Clippers vs. Charlotte Knights

Tuesday, May 7 | Huntington Park | 6:35 PM

Missing Clippers baseball this week? No worries, the Columbus Clippers will be back on May 7 to play ball against the Charlotte Knights. Plan a fun evening at Huntington Park to watch America’s favorite pastime in downtown Columbus. Get your tickets here!

 

Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 1

Friday, May 10 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Looking for night of action-packed entertainment? Look no further—Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 1 is coming to EXPRESS LIVE! on May 10, bringing you thrilling, adrenaline-pumping wrestling to enjoy. Plan ahead and purchase your tickets today.

 

Hunter Hayes

Saturday, May 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Attention country fans: the one and only Hunter Hayes will be taking over EXPRESS LIVE! on May 11, right here in Columbus! Experience Hayes and fellow country artist, Levi Hummon, take center stage during his Closer to You tour. You’ll leave wanting more! Grab your tickets while you still can.


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of April 15, 2019

From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of April 15, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Tuesday, April 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets are in the thick of the first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs! This is the third year in a row the Jackets have made it to the post-season, and now it’s our job to cheer them on as they try to best the fierce Tampa Bay Lightning. Make your way to Nationwide Arena and watch as they battle against the Atlantic Division champion. Purchase your tickets here—they’re flying fast!

An additional Columbus Blue Jackets playoff home date is below, pending on the result of the previous games.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Sunday, April 21 | Nationwide Arena | TBA

 

Activities

 

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20 | Big Bang Dueling Pianos | 2 PM

Easter is this Sunday, and the Arena District is celebrating with a fun-filled 2019 Adult Easter Egg Hunt! Adults of drinking age are invited to hop on over to Big Bang Dueling Pianos to start the festivities, which benefit the Make It Fit Foundation. This event—held for ages 21+—will pit teams of Columbus party-goers as they explore areas of the Arena District in search of special eggs loaded with challenges, dares and prizes.

The Big Bang will be hosting the ultimate Winners Circle Party after—complete with a Land Grant Brewery pop-up, Cheryl’s Cookies and of course, all-request Dueling Pianos all night long. Order your tickets early to this bound-to-sell-out, action-packed charity event!

 

Music

Dance Gavin Dance: Artificial Selection Tour 2019

Saturday, April 20 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Rock band Dance Gavin Dance announced their Artificial Selection Tour 2019 back in January, and on Saturday they’ll be coming to EXPRESS LIVE! to perform for the Arena District. Join the band as they rock out to the record that made the #15 spot on the Billboard 200. Purchase your tickets today.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Chase Rice

Friday, April 26 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Spend your Friday night with Chase Rice as he makes his way to Columbus for his 2019 tour! On April 26, head over to EXPRESS LIVE! to witness great country music with an edgy, eclectic twist. Rice’s energetic live show, featuring Adam Doleac, is one you don’t want to miss. Purchase your tickets today.

 

Columbus Clippers vs. Norfolk Tides

Tuesday, April 23 | Huntington Park | 6:35 PM

After a week break, we’re ready for the Columbus Clippers’ games to start again! Join them at Huntington Park on April 23 for their first game back against the Norfolk Tides. Get your tickets today and come loud and proud for the home team!


Guide to Planning the Ultimate Columbus Mother’s Day

There’s nothing people in Columbus love more than their mothers. It’s these special women that love us, care about us and give anything and everything for us—and Mother’s Day is our chance to return some of that unbridled affection and appreciation that moms provide each and every day.

If you’re looking to give your mom a truly memorable Mother’s Day 2019 experience in Columbus, we have the inside scoop on what gifts to get and where to go in the area.

Here is your guide to planning the ultimate Columbus Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day 2019 Experiences

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Grand Event Center

On Mother’s Day—Sunday, May 12—treat the motherly figure in your life to a special brunch at The Grand Event Center in Grandview Heights! Here, you’ll enjoy a delicious buffet including a beef wellington carving station, homemade creampuffs and so much more. There will also be a cash bar and wine bottles that can be served to your table.

Due to high demand, they are offering two seating times, 11 AM and 1 PM— RSVP by May 3 to secure your spot! Cost is $39.95 for adults and just $15 for children 15 and younger.

 

Hello, Dolly! at the Ohio Theatre

For musical theater-loving moms in Columbus, they’re in for a special Mother’s Day delight on Sunday, May 12—Hello, Dolly! is touring at the Ohio Theatre! Get tickets to either the 1 PM or 6:30 PM show and treat your mother to a production of this iconic 1964 musical, which features Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley.

 

Mother’s Day Breakfast at Brekkie Shack

Start Mother’s Day off right by treating your mother to a mouth-wateringly healthy breakfast at Brekkie Shack! Located in Grandview Yard, this restaurant opens bright and early at 8 AM on Sundays to give your family plenty of time to embark on other experiences throughout the day. From egg sandwiches and pancakes to plant-based hash and granola bowls, there’s a little something for everybody on the Brekkie Shack menu.

 

Mother’s Day Tea at the Topiary Garden

Held at the beautiful Topiary Park in Columbus, Mother’s Day Tea is a free event featuring an afternoon of dance, paired with yummy tea & cookies. RSVP is required to attend, so don’t miss the chance to bring mom and the whole family to this great picnic-style outing.

 

Mother’s Day 2019 Gifts

 

Tickets to Bites & Brews Dinner Event

Does your mom enjoy a good, Ohio-made craft beer? This Mother’s Day, surprise her with tickets to Bites & Brews at The Grand Event Center, featuring Combustion Brewery! The event, held on May 23 at 6 PM, includes a delectable, chef-inspired five-course meal. Each dish will be paired with locally brewed beers ranging from ales to IPAs. Space is limited, so make your reservations to this Columbus Craft Beer Week event at The Grand Event Center as soon as possible.

 

Chocolate, Coffee & Wine from Winans

If you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with chocolates, coffee or wine—and you can get all three from the newly opened Winans in Grandview Heights! Winans has been an Ohio favorite for nearly a century, so whether your mom likes buying local, enjoys tasty indulgences or a combination of the two, you can’t go wrong with this Mother’s Day gift idea.

 

Self-Care Day at Massage Envy and MY SALON Suite

Want to truly show mom your appreciation for everything she’s done? Give her some me-time with a full day of relaxation and rejuvenation!

First start your mom off with an intensely calming massage from Massage Envy in Grandview Heights. A highly experienced massage therapist will expertly relieve stress and tension, leaving your mother in a state of serenity and relief. Click here to schedule your mothers’ Massage Envy appointment.

Once she’s feeling refreshed, treat mom to a variety of salon services at MY SALON Suite—located in the first floor of the Manchester Building in Grandview Yard. This newly-opened location offers high-end luxury experiences that include everything from hair styling and medical aesthetics to skincare and mani-pedis. Click here to book your mothers’ appointment now.

 

Pilates Class at Club Pilates

Is your mom looking for an engaging way to stay in shape? Sign her up for classes at Club Pilates Grandview Yard! Pilates is a fun workout that helps people achieve balance, strength, mobility and flexibility, and Club Pilates offers a variety of classes for mothers of all ages, shapes and experience levels. You can even sign yourself up and do classes together as a bonding experience—the benefits can be enjoyed by everybody!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of March 25, 2019

From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of March 25, 2019:

 

Music

Justin Timberlake: “Man of The Woods” Tour

Sunday, March 31 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Get ready for Justin Timberlake’s return visit to Columbus on Sunday at Nationwide Arena! This show is being praised for its 360-degree multi-stage experience which includes sleek dance numbers, cutting-edge lasers and 3D projections that bring to life the set list filled with his hit songs. Get your tickets today!

 

Maggie Rose

Thursday, March 28 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM

This Thursday, Maggie Rose continues her Change The World Tour at A&R Music Bar. Listen as she captivates audiences with her mixed set of rock, soul, rhythm and blues, country and gospel music. Fellow band, Them Vibes, and artist, Gretchen Pleuss, will accompany Rose with their own opening sets.

Tori Kelly: The Acoustic Sessions

Friday, March 29 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Famed L.A. singer and songwriter, Tori Kelly, will make an appearance at EXPRESS LIVE! on Friday to continue her Acoustic Sessions tour. The Grammy nominee will perform not only her greatest hits, but also covers of popular songs and new releases. Don’t miss out as Kelly delivers her melodic R&B twist; get your tickets here.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders

Tuesday, March 26 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

We’re coming down to the wire as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the New York Islanders for a playoff spot. With the Islanders being the second seed in our division, the Jackets will have to put up a fight at tomorrow’s game. Come out and show your support for the home team as they give it their all tomorrow at Nationwide Area.

Additional Blue Jackets home game dates at Nationwide Arena this week include:

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens

Thursday, March 28 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

If you’re heading to the game, start your weekend early with the Blue Jackets Happy Hour. You’ll receive a game ticket and can take advantage of complimentary beverages at the Great Lakes Brewing Company inside Nationwide Arena from 5 to 7 PM. Tickets start at just $40. Click here to order your tickets now.

 

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

 

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians

Thursday, April 4 | Huntington Park | 6:05 PM

Baseball season is finally here! Join the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park on April 4 for their first home game of the season against the Indianapolis Indians. Come loud and proud to support the Clippers for the start of their 2019 season! Click here to order your tickets now.

 

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Arena Crossing Apartments | Clifton Floor Plan

If you find yourself spending most of your time in downtown Columbus, it’s probably time to put down some roots there. With Arena Crossing Apartments located minutes away from the top entertainment and food destinations, this location would be a dream.

The Clifton floor plan at Arena Crossing Apartments features everything you could want and more! These 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartments include a spacious living room, large kitchen with pantry and a walk-in closet. There are even units with a balcony and hardwood flooring to add on to your dream downtown Columbus apartment. The Arena Crossing community includes a rooftop pool with a fire pit, personal storage units and so much more.

Schedule a tour of Arena Crossing Apartment’s Clifton unit today!

Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

Ted’s Montana Grill

Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

Ted’s Montana Grill, located in the Arena District, invites downtown Columbus apartment residents to enjoy a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of an entrée! Applies to the Arena District location only; limit one appetizer per table.