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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of September 2, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of September 2, 2019:



Farmers Market

Thursday, September 5 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

As the summer season comes to an end, new autumn-seasonal items will be available at the Arena District Farmer’s Market! Be sure to stop by Battelle Plaza on Thursday between 11 and 1:30 to support local farmers, artisans and small businesses.


Jurassic Quest

September 6-8 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Various Times

All weekend long at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, experience the age of dinosaurs like never before! Jurassic Quest is America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event—treating guests to a walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period to experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. It features more than 80 life-size dinosaurs and fun activities for all ages. Click here to get your tickets to this educational, awe-inspiring, family-friendly event.



Flying Lotus in 3D

Monday, September 2 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Here’s a special Labor Day treat for Columbus hip-hop fans—LA rapper Flying Lotus will be playing EXPRESS LIVE! tonight! The founder of the Brainfeeder record label will be joined by special guests, Salami Rose Joe Louis, Brandon Coleman Spacetalker and PBDY. Flying Lotus in 3D promises a full sensory experience that mixes hip-hop with club and pop to create an electrifying sound! Get tickets here.


Judah and the Lion: Pep Talks World Tour 2019

Thursday, September 5 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

This Thursday, Nashville alt band Judah + The Lion will be performing at EXPRESS LIVE! The group’s Pep Talks World Tour will feature songs from their latest release, ‘Pep Talks’, and other top hits. Their latest album speaks to difficult topics through the beauty of music—a powerful collection of songs only made better when heard live. Grab your tickets to see the show.


Tash Sultana

Friday, September 6 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Tash Sultana, an insanely talented Australian singer, songwriter and “one-man band”, is bringing his tour to Columbus. With top chart hits like ‘Jungle’ and ‘Triple J’, you won’t want to miss the chance to see this busker-turned-international-star perform live. Leo James Conroy will open. Get your tickets here.


What We’re Looking Forward To

Loper & Randi’s Great Summer Smokeout ft. Highly Suspect

Saturday, September 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5 PM

End your summer with a bang! Loper & Randi—two of Columbus’ top morning personalities on 99.7 The Blitz—are hosting some of the country’s best rock bands during their Great Summer Smokeout 2019 at EXPRESS LIVE! on September 14. Highly Suspect will headline the event, with Red Sun Rising, Slothrust and BRKENLOVE opening the show. Don’t miss this incredible night—get your tickets now.


Sunday, September 22 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Knock knock. It’s your childhood. Blink-182 is coming to Columbus, and they’re bringing special guests, All Time Low and Neck Deep! The tour celebrates 20 years of their Enema of the State album, and promises to treat fans to a few timeless hits, along with their new stuff. Grab your tickets to take part in the nostalgic celebration.


Columbus Blue Jackets 2019-2020 Season

October 4-April 2 | Nationwide Arena | Various Times

After their stunning end to a fantastic 2018-2019 season, the Columbus Blue Jackets are back with a vengeance. The Jackets’ 2019-2020 schedule was recently released, and it includes 41 Nationwide Arena home games! While that seems like a lot, they can go by in the blink of an eye—plan which games you want to see, secure your tickets and watch the Blue Jackets battle their way back to the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’ll be an exciting season, and we can’t wait for it to start!


Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!