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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of April 22, 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 22, 2019:


Columbus Clippers

After a week break, we’re ready for the Columbus Clippers’ games to start again—and fans are in for a treat! Join them tomorrow at Huntington Park for their first game back against the Norfolk Tides, and then every day after that!

And a special treat during weekend games—the Clippers are transforming every Friday night as a part of the league’s Copa de la Diversion initiative celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture! The team will wear special uniforms featuring a name change to Veleros de Columbus, and there will be a DJ spinning tunes to get your Friday night party started right.

Click here to check out the full list of promotions for each Columbus Clippers home game. Home game dates at Huntington Park this week include:

• Tuesday, April 23 at 6:35 PM
• Wednesday, April 24 at 6:35 PM
• Thursday, April 25 at 11:35 AM
• Friday, April 26 at 7:15 PM
• Saturday, April 27 at 7:15 PM
• Sunday, April 28 at 2:05 PM


CD102.5 Day featuring FOALS

Tuesday, April 23 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

English rock band, FOALS, is continuing its tour in Columbus tomorrow at EXPRESS LIVE!. Joining the rock band is duo The Blue Stones and bands Preoccupations and The Cordial Sins. Bonus: every pair of tickets purchased online includes a CD or digital copy of FOALS’ newest album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt.1. Purchase your tickets here.

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! Come down to EXPRESS LIVE! to witness country music with an edgy, eclectic twist. His energetic live show featuring Adam Doleac is one you don’t want to miss. Purchase your tickets today.

10 Summers Presents: The Debut Tour with Ella Mai

Sunday, April 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

English R&B artist Ella Mai is taking over Columbus on Sunday as she nears the end of her sold-out debut tour. Ticket holders are in for an unforgettable evening at EXPRESS LIVE! as Ella performs hits including her Grammy-winning track ‘Boo’d Up’. Singer Mahalia will open for her on the tour.


What We’re Looking Forward To:


Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Playoffs Round 2

TBA | Nationwide Arena

The Columbus Blue Jackets just pulled off the biggest upset in sports history, sweeping the high-flying Tampa Bay Lightning to end their legendary season and advance in the playoffs! When everyone in the league thought this David-and-Goliath matchup would go the other way, we Columbus fans stayed strong in our support, and it paid off big time.

Next up for the Jackets is a Round 2 with either the Boston Bruins or Toronto Maple Leafs— the deciding game between the two will be held tomorrow, April 23, so stay tuned for the final schedule!

Leon Bridges

Saturday, May 4 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Once an opener for the Rolling Stones and Harry Styles, Leon Bridges is taking the stage for his own tour at EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday. This Top Ten, Grammy-winning artist is joined by Jess Glynne for his sold-out show, and we can’t wait to experience a night of live entertainment by this duo. See you there!