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Eric Church’s ‘Gather Again’ tour did just that: United fans for a return to live music

The Arena District is excited to welcome back Columbus kicking off the first concert at Nationwide Arena in 560 days!

Article originally published in The Columbus Dispatch by Margaret Quamme

Arena shows are back, and fans are ready.

“693 days since I’ve seen Eric Church,” read a sign held by a fan on the crowded floor surrounding the stage, which was placed smack in the middle of a packed Nationwide Arena on Saturday night, where the outlaw-country rocker was performing on the second stop of a planned 55-city tour.

Jennifer Hatfield, 42, drove with her husband from their home in Buffalo, New York, to see the show.

Concerts in Columbus:Rock, country, Celtic punk, blues, you name it — concerts galore in store

“It’s great to have live music again,” she said. “Usually, we go to five or six shows a year, but this is the first one we’ve been to since COVID.”

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Why the Columbus Arts Festival is moving to the Arena District

The Columbus Arts Festival is coming to your neighborhood, the Arena District!

Article originally published in Columbus Business First by Hayleigh Colombo

After a two-year unplanned hiatus due to Covid-19, the Columbus Arts Festival is coming back in 2022. But this time it will be in a new location: the Arena District.

The 60th Columbus Arts Festival will take place from June 10-12 in McFerson Commons, along Long and spring Streets, and in North Bank Park, along the Scioto River.

The festival, which usually takes place in Bicentennial Park, across the Rich Street and Main Street bridges and near COSI, is moving to the Arena District because of construction.

About a third of the usual site is taken up by construction currently, said Greater Columbus Arts Council Vice President Jami Goldstein.

The festival will likely be in the Arena District for several years, Goldstein said.

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Up Front in Cbus | September 17 – October 1, 2021

Food & Drink

New Lunch and Dinner Spot 

Moran’s Bar and Grille, the Arena District’s newest restaurant, is now open! Whether you’re looking for burgers and beer before a game or cocktails with friends on the patio, Moran’s is the perfect place to spend time with your closest friends. Stop by Monday through Friday from 3-7pm for happy hour!

The Moran’s restaurant concept comes from the story of a prominent Chicago mob boss who spent time behind bars in the Ohio penitentiary. View the menu and more about Moran’s: https://www.moransbarandgrille.com.

Moran’s is located at 415 N Front St.

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm

Friday and Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Sunday: 11am – 9pm

 

Prost to Grandview Oktoberfest

Hofbräuhaus Columbus has been celebrating Oktoberfest all month and it continues this weekend! Stop in September 17 and 18 for great biers and food, live music, family fun, and more! The party starts Friday at 5:00pm and Saturday at 2:00pm. 

 

Get Your Fall Coffee Fix

Fall coffee flavors are back at Winans in Grandview Yard! Mix it up while it’s still warm outside and ask for yours in a frappe or over ice. Drop by and try the following drinks:

  • Cozy Caramel | brown sugar cinnamon + caramel
  • Pumpkin Pie Latte | pumpkin + vanilla
  • Banana Nut Mocha | chocolate + banana + praline
  • Fireside Steamer | chocolate + cinnamon + toasted marshmallow

 

Columbus Sports

Cheer on Your Favorite Columbus Teams

Head to the Arena District on September 29 for an epic day of Columbus sports! Cheer on the Blue Jackets at their pre-season game, the Crew as they take on Cruz Azul in the 2021 Campeones Cup AND the Clippers as they kick off their final homestand of the season. 

Reserve parking online before joining your group at one of the dozens of restaurants or bars surrounding Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and Lower.com Field.

Visit the Arena District Sports page to stay updated on upcoming home game schedules and special sporting events.

 

Watch the Crew in Action

Head over to Lower.com Field and cheer on the MLS champs as they take on CF Montreal on Saturday, September 25, and battle Cruz Azul in the 2021 Campeones Cup on Wednesday, September 29. Check out the team’s full schedule here

 

End the Baseball Season with the Clippers 

Mark your calendars—the Columbus Clippers take on the Louisville Bats in their FINAL homestand of the season from September 29-October 3. Celebrate the end of the 2021 season with various game-day specials, including fan favorites like Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays and special post-game fireworks on select nights! 

Check out the 2021 season schedule and game specials here

 

Columbus Hockey is Back!

Celebrate the return of the hockey season at the Cannon Blast 5K on September 25, joining fellow fans in a celebratory 3.1-mile run/walk at Nationwide Arena. All participants will receive two tickets to a select Jackets home game! For more information, click here.

 

Catch the Blue Jackets on Ice

Join your Columbus Blue Jackets on September 28 at their pre-season opener. Buy tickets here to watch the action live, or stop by your favorite Arena District restaurant or bar to grab some delicious bites and cold brews while you watch the game.

Click here to view the 2021-22 season schedule.

 

The Arnold Classic Returns to Columbus

Watch the world’s best bodybuilders strut their stuff at the Arnold Classic on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25. The famed multi-athletic competition will have various activities for all to join in on the fun. Get your tickets here before they’re gone!

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Events in Downtown Columbus

Make the most of your night with live events and performances at EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Upcoming events include: 

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more detail on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

Highball Halloween at Express LIVE! 

For the first time ever, HighBall Halloween will take place on the outdoor stage at Express LIVE! on October 23. Enjoy a live performance from MojoFlo and the West Family, watch the White Castle Costume Couture Fashion Show and enter the Out of the Closet Public Costume Contest. Click here for more information.

 

Columbus Living 

Enjoy VIP Treatment All Year Long

Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard residents have special access to nearly 30 special discounts and promotions throughout the entire year! 

Visit our Arena District and Grandview Yard VIP Resident pages to view the current offerings from neighboring bars, restaurants and entertainment venues in downtown Columbus.


Up Front in Cbus | September 3-17, 2021

Columbus Entertainment

Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Live events and performances are back at EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Upcoming events include: 

 

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more detail on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

GIVEAWAY ALERT

We’re celebrating the return of live events and performances with a giveaway! Fill out the entry form below for a chance to win tickets to Flogging Molly & Violent Femmes or Loper & Randi’s Summer Smokeout.

Flogging Molly + Violent Femmes Ticket Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Loper & Randi’s Summer Smokeout Ticket Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Columbus Sports

Party at Huntington Park

Head to Huntington Park early on Saturday, September 11 for a Party-at-the-Park pre-game concert! Bands will play live music from 5:30-6:45 PM on the Yueng-Wing Stage on the Right Field Concourse. Have some time to spare after the game? Stick around to enjoy a post-game fireworks show.

Cheer on the team all month long as they take on the St. Paul Saints September 3-5 and the Gwinnett Stripers September 7-12. With amazing daily deals like Dime-A-Dog Tuesdays, Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays, you’ll never strike out on a great time at the ballpark! 

Check out the 2021 season schedule and game specials here


Kick Off Hockey Season at the Cannon Blast 5K

The 2021-2022 hockey season is quickly approaching. Celebrate the start of the season with fellow fans at the Cannon Blast 5K on September 25 at Nationwide Arena. Race to the finish line and receive two tickets to a select Jackets home game! Click here for more information.

The Columbus Blue Jackets kick off their 2021-2022 season at Nationwide Arena on October 14. Tickets are on sale now—click here to view the season schedule.

 

2021 HockeyFest Tournament

Show off your skills at the two-day HockeyFest Tournament at Nationwide Arena. North America’s largest street hockey tournament will take place September 11-12 and includes various competitions and activities for everyone to enjoy. Click here for more information.

 

Enjoy the Action in the Arena District

With three premier sports venues to cheer from, the Arena District is truly a sports destination for locals and visitors. Visit the Arena District Sports page to stay updated on upcoming home game schedules and special sporting events.

Get the ultimate game day experience and explore the Arena District before each home game! Reserve parking online before joining friends at one of the dozens of restaurants or bars surrounding EXPRESS LIVE, Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and Lower.com Field.

 

Health & Wellness

Stay in Shape

Fall may be fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start a new fitness routine! Club Pilates Grandview Yard offers a range of classes that challenge your mind as well as your body. Get on a path to a richer, more fulfilling life and take a free intro class today. Click here for more information.

 

Get Fit With Your Friends

Challenge your friends (and yourself) to stay healthy this fall and sign up for group classes at the Arena District Athletic Club! The first classes start back on Tuesday, September 7 for Club members and guests. Check out the schedule and book your next class here.

 

New Season, New Look

Freshen up your look for the fall season at MY SALON Suite! Whether you’re looking to change up your hairstyle or maintain your summer glow, MY SALON Suite is a one-stop-shop for all your beauty and spa needs. Services offered include hair, nails, skin, laser treatments, botox, eyelashes, waxing, spray tanning, and much more. Book your appointment here.

 

Columbus Living 

Make the Most of Your Summer

Take in the last days of summer in downtown Columbus! Apartments in the Arena District and Grandview Yard are surrounded by various picture-perfect outdoor locations for all residents to enjoy. 

Enjoy lunch at McFerson Commons or grab a bike from a nearby CoGo station and ride around the city on the Scioto Mile. The Olentangy Trail is perfect for exercise and exploring downtown Columbus. Alongside the Olentangy River, the trail begins at Hofbrauhaus Columbus and takes you to Lower.com Field, where you can cheer on the Columbus Crew. 

 

A Perfect Day in Grandview

Spending time in Grandview Heights is a great way to experience the suburbs while still being conveniently close to the Columbus downtown area. Tobias Banks, a Grandview Yard resident, shares a few of his favorite things about living in the thriving neighborhood here.

Here’s a peek into his agenda for the “perfect day” in Grandview:

  • Grab a delicious breakfast from Brekkie Shack and save a yummy sweet for later
  • Head to the pool for some sun and drinks for a few hours in the afternoon
  • Meet up with friends for happy hour at Habaneros (on the patio, of course)