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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of August 19, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of August 19, 2019:

 

Fitness

Central Ohio Heart Walk

Saturday, August 24 | McFerson Commons Park | 8 AM

Walk McFerson Commons Park in downtown Columbus this Saturday to help a great cause—the American Heart Association! The Central Ohio Heart Walk raises money to promote building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Participants will enjoy a community festival at 8 AM, followed by a choice of either a 1- or 3-mile walk. Register for the walk now!

 

Foodies

Columbus Summer Beerfest

Saturday, August 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 2-5 PM & 8-11 PM

Do you love beer and/or animals? Come out and support Animal Rescue Partners while enjoying hundreds of craft beers, food trucks and live music at the Columbus Summer Beerfest! This event will be held in the Arena District outside of EXPRESS LIVE!, and feature two sessions—one from 2-5 PM and the other from 8-11 PM Get your tickets here.

 

Flavored Nation

August 24-25 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 11 AM

Enjoy delicious dishes from all 50 U.S. states this weekend at Flavored Nation—an event bringing together America’s iconic state dishes and award-winning chefs from across the country. Held this weekend from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, come out, bring friends and enjoy a taste of this unforgettable foodie experience!

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, August 22 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Haven’t had the time this summer to visit the Arena District Farmers Market? You’re in luck—it’s still going strong this Thursday! The market will return to Battelle Plaza from 11 AM to 1:30 PM and feature tons of local farmers and artisans selling fresh, local produce and merchandise! We are sure you will find something to enjoy, so be sure to check it out!

 

Zoo Animals at Experience Columbus

Friday, August 23 | Experience Columbus Visitor Center | 12 PM

Columbus Zoo animals will be making their way to the Experience Columbus Arena District Visitor Center this Friday! Free and open to the public, this event lets you get up close and personal with zoo animals from all walks of life—including penguins, kangaroos, chinchillas and more.

 

Columbus Cars & Coffee, presented by Nationwide

Sunday, August 25 | McFerson Commons Park | 10 AM – 12 PM

Car fanatic? Come view exotic and one-of-a-kind vehicles this Sunday in downtown Columbus’ McFerson Commons Park! Presented by Nationwide, Columbus Cars and Coffee is an event bringing together car enthusiasts, collectors and owners for a morning of coffee, chatting and, of course, car display. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome!

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Louisville Bats & Toledo Mudhens

August 19-25 | Huntington Park | Various Times

The Columbus Clippers are back after an away week! Come cheer on your favorite local baseball team any night this week as they take on the Louisville Bats and the Toledo Mudhens! Grab your tickets here!

 

Special Clippers promotions throughout the week include:

  • Monday, August 19 | 6:35 PM
    • Dime-a-Dog Night
  • Tuesday, August 20 | 6:35 PM
    • Francisco Lindor Bobblehead Giveaway
    • Military & First Responders Night
  • Wednesday, August 21 | 6:35 PM
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, August 22 | 6:35 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • College ID Night
    • Clippers Homage T-Shirt Drawing
  • Friday, August 23 | 7:15 PM
    • Ohio Lottery Fantastic Friday
    • Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat Appearance
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night at the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
  • Saturday, August 24 | 7:15 PM
    • AAA Member Nights
    • Spin to Win with Ohio Lottery
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • FIREWORKS!
  • Sunday, August 25 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Shawn Mendes: The Tour

Tuesday, August 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Pop icon Shawn Mendes will be stopping through downtown Columbus on his worldwide tour! Known for hits like ‘Señorita,’ ‘Stitches’ and ‘Treat You Better’, Mendes is sure to put on a spectacular performance at Nationwide Arena. He will also be joined by special guest, Alessia Cara! Get your tickets here.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of August 5, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of August 5, 2019:

 

Music

Music at the Yard

Thursday, August 8 | First Avenue Park | 4:30 PM

Looking to check out some great local bands? The Grandview Heights Public Library and Grandview Heights Parks & Rec have announced the first-ever Music at the Yard—a free summer concert series at Grandview Yard’s First Avenue Park just around the corner from the Arena District! First to play in the series is Columbus Americana/ folk band, Clarence White and the Johnny Appleseeds. Come out and enjoy this free concert at Grandview Yard.

 

Billy Currington

Thursday, August 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Put on your boots, grab your cowboy hat and join Billy Currington as he takes the stage at EXPRESS LIVE! The country music star will be joined by special guest, Renee Blair! With hits like ‘People Are Crazy’, ‘Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right’ and ‘Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer’, he’ll be sure to have you singing along all night long. Grab your tickets here.

 

Beast Coast: Escape from New York Tour

Saturday, August 10 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Beast Coast—collectively made up of Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly—will make a stop at downtown Columbus’ EXPRESS LIVE! this weekend! Their Escape from New York tour will feature hype hits from their new album. Get your tickets today!

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Pawtucket Red Sox / Buffalo Bisons

Tuesday – Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

Get ready, Columbus baseball fans—the Clippers will be playing nearly every night this week! First up, the Clippers will be playing the Pawtucket Red Sox, and will close the week off with three games against the Buffalo Bisons. There’s no better way to enjoy summer baseball in downtown Columbus!

Special Clippers promotions throughout the week include:

 

  • Tuesday, August 6 | 7:05 PM
    • Military and First Responders Night
    • Dime-A-Dog Night
    • Mike Clevinger Bobble Head Giveaway
  • Wednesday, August 7 | 7:05 PM
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, August 8 | 12:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Business Day Special
    • College ID Night
  • Friday, August 9 | 7:15 PM
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night at the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • ZOOperstars Appearance
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
  • Saturday, August 10 | 7:15 PM
    • AAA Member Night
    • FIREWORKS!!
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • MARVEL Super Hero Night
    • Spin to Win Ohio Lottery
  • Sunday, August 11 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run
    • Family Day Sunday

 

Food

$5 Classic Burger Night

Wednesday, August 7 | Half Pint Columbus | 5 – 10 PM

Treat yourself this Wednesday to a $5 classic cheeseburger, cooked anyway you like! Served with a side of freshly made chips, this meal would pair perfectly with one of their tasty on-tap brews! Be sure to check out all of the Half Pint’s specials.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, August 8 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Make a stop at Arena District’s Battelle Plaza this Thursday for the weekly Farmers Market! Happening from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, you’ll be sure to find something fresh, local and delicious. Every week features something different, and by shopping you’ll be supporting local vendors!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To:

Queen + Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour

Tuesday, August 13 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Join world famous band, Queen, and  American Idol winner Adam Lambert as they hit Nationwide Arena next week! The Rhapsody Tour will rock your world as these two amazing artists collide for what is going to be a night to remember. Partake in this epic memory and grab your tickets today.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 22, 2019

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

 

Music

Brit Floyd World Tour 2019: 40 Years of The Wall

Wiz Khalifa: The Decent Exposure Tour

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

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

 

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

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

 

Lord Huron with Special Guests Bully

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

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

 

Khalid Free Spirit World Tour 

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

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

 

Events

Turtle Flow Yoga

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

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

 

Farmers Market

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

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

 

Yoga on the Plaza

Friday, July 26 | Battelle Plaza | 7 AM

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

 

Sports

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

Tuesday to Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

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

 

Special Clippers promotions throughout the week include:

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

 

Food

$5 Classic Burger Night

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

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

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Ohio Combat League 2: Labor Night

Saturday, August 3 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

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

 

Jeff Lynne’s ELO

Tuesday, July 30 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

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

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 15, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of July 15, 2019:

 

Food

(614) Restaurant Week 2019

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

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

Participating restaurants in the Arena District include:

 

Music

Third Eye Blind / Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour

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

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

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Sad Summer Festival

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Events

Farmers Market

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

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

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

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

Tuesday to Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

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

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

 

Khalid Free Spirit World Tour 

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

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

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 8, 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 July 8, 2019:

 

Music

The Killers

Thursday, July 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

One of the world’s most iconic rock bands is coming to downtown Columbus on Thursday! The Killers will be rocking the night away at EXPRESS LIVE! for one night only. Tickets are going quick, so purchase your tickets as soon as possible.

 

Tom Joyner: One More Time Experience

Friday, July 12 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Tom Joyner’s ‘One More Time Experience’ is coming to Nationwide Arena on Friday! KEM and Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds will join the iconic urban radio host during this night of unforgettable live performances! Help Tom celebrate 25 years of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and its Party with a Purpose—get tickets here!

 

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening

Saturday, July 13 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Talented rock group Jason Bonham is bringing Led Zeppelin to downtown Columbus! Join this high-energy tribute band and enjoy the lively sounds of Led Zeppelin at EXPRESS LIVE! this upcoming Saturday. Get your tickets here!

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians

Thursday to Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

This week in baseball, the Columbus Clippers are playing the Indianapolis Indians. Each game will have a different promotion. Cheer on the Clippers and get your tickets today!

Game times and promotions include:

 

  • Thursday, July 11 | 7:05 PM
    • College ID Night
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Great Clips Charity Cut-A-Thon
  • Friday, July 12 | 7:15 PM
    • Veleros de Columbus
    • Ohio Lottery ‘Fantastic Friday’
    • Girl Scout Day
    • Party-At-The-Park
    • Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night at the Ballpark
    • Breakin’ BBoy McCoy Appearance
  • Saturday, July 13 | 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks
    • AAA Member Nights
    • Party-At-The-Park
  • Sunday, July 14 | 2:05 PM
    • Field of Dreams Celebration
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • Jake ‘The Diamond Dog’ Appearance

 

Columbus Destroyers vs. Albany Empire

Sunday, July 14 | Nationwide Arena | 3:00 PM

Our favorite AAF home team, the Columbus Destroyers, are back at Nationwide Arena this week! After a short break, the Destroyers are ready to take home a win against the rough and tumble Albany Empire! Score your tickets to the football game here.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, July 11 | 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

Saturday, July 13 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM

The Arena District Athletic Club is hosting its Yoga on the Plaza event this upcoming Saturday! This free, 50-minute outdoor class is free to the public. A new yoga mat will be raffled out at the class! Click here for more information.

 

Food

$5 Classic Burger Night

Wednesday, July 10 | Half Pint Columbus | 5 – 10:00 PM

The Half Pint Columbus is hosting their classic burger night again! For five dollars you get their classic cheeseburger cooked just the way you like it. Pair it with one of their 60 on tap beers for an even more enjoyable experience!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Third Eye Blind / Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour

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

EXPRESS LIVE! will be getting a visit from alternative rock bands Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World—with special guests, Ra Ra Riot! With dozens of collective hits between the groups, this is a show you won’t want to miss. Grab your tickets here to join them!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


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.