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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of September 23, 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 16, 2019:



Farmers Market

Thursday, September 26 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

There are a limited number of Arena District Farmers Markets left this season! Stop by Battelle Plaza this Thursday to pick up local seasonal produce, breads, flowers and so much more! Support Ohio farmers and artisans at this popular weekly event.


AIMExpo Presented by Nationwide

September 28-29 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 9 AM & 10 AM

Are you big into motorcycles and/or powersports? Come out to the Greater Columbus Convention Center this weekend for North America’s largest tradeshow and lifestyle event—AIMExpo 2019, presented by Nationwide! Over 500 exhibitors will be showcasing their 2020 models, gears, parts and accessories, and you’ll even be able to demo select 2020 motorcycles and e-Bikes! Plus, there will be tons of immersive lifestyle activities. Click here to get your tickets to this family-friendly event!


Run Like A Girl 2019

Saturday, September 28 | Scioto Trail | 7:30 AM

A race for women only, Run Like A Girl 2019 is a half-marathon, 10K and 5K along the downtown Columbus waterfront—starting and ending at Genoa Park—with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women initiative to end heart disease and stroke among women. The event also includes a Future Olympian Kids Run for girls age 9 and under. Every participant will receive a generously filled swag bag, and finishers get a medal and a bottle of wine. Click here to register now.



Tycho: Weather World Tour

Tuesday, September 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Join popular chillwave artist, Tycho, and special guest, Poolside, as they bring their ambient melodies to EXPRESS LIVE! on Tuesday night! Known for hits like ‘Awake’ and ‘A Walk’, Tycho’s music is sure to put you in a zen and relaxed headspace for the rest of your week. Get your tickets here.


Chris Brown: Indigoat Tour 2019

Wednesday, September 25 | Nationwide Arena | 6:30 PM

Come see rapper Chris Brown on his Indigoat Tour at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday. He will be joined by Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy as special guests in what’s shaping up to be a hype, energy-filled show. Get your tickets here.


Greensky Bluegrass

Thursday, September 26 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Fan of bluegrass and rock music? Then this concert is for you! Join Greensky Bluegrass at EXPRESS LIVE! on Thursday night, and hear their hit songs like ‘Windshield’ and ‘Past My Prime.’ The band will be joined by the Michigan Rattlers. Purchase tickets here.


Skillet + Alter Bridge: Victorious Sky Tour

Friday, September 27 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Christian rock bands Skillet and Alter Bridge are playing EXPRESS LIVE! on Friday night! The two acts will also be joined by Dirty Honey to create an electrifying, faith-filled performance that everyone can enjoy. Grab your tickets for the show here.


Maggie Rogers: Heard It in A Past Life World Tour

Saturday, September 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Hit singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers will be making her way to the EXPRESS LIVE! stage this Saturday! The critically acclaimed folk artist will be playing popular hits like ‘Alaska’, and other songs from her debut album Heard It In a Past Life, which debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200. Empress Of will open in a show that will leave you feeling the highest of highs! Click here to get your tickets now.


Miranda Lambert: Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour 

Saturday, September 28 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

On Saturday, grab your boots, cowboy hat and best friends and head down to Nationwide Arena for Miranda Lambert’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour! Lambert will play classics like ‘The House That Built Me’ and ‘Kerosene’, along with newer hits like ‘It All Comes Out In The Wash.’ She will be accompanied by special guests Elle King, Pistol Annies and Tenille Townes. Grab your tickets here.


Bastille: Doom Days Tour Part 1

Sunday, September 29 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

This Sunday, British band Bastille will travel across the pond, all the way to EXPRESS LIVE! for Part 1 of their Doom Days Tour. The massively popular indie rock group will impress with chart-topping songs like ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Doom Days’, and many more from their collection of studio albums. Joywave will open. Click here to get your tickets to this highly anticipated show!


What We’re Looking Forward To


Tuesday, October 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Award-winning house music extraordinaire, Zedd, is playing EXPRESS LIVE! next Tuesday! Famous for songs like ‘The Middle,’ ‘Stay’, ‘Clarity!’ and more, you’ll enjoy the high-energy sounds of Zedd, even if you’re not into EDM music. Grab your friends and get tickets to enjoy this in-demand show.


Highball Halloween

October 11 & 12 | Short North Arts District

We’re counting down the days until Highball Halloween! You don’t want to miss the nation’s most elaborate costume party, taking place right here in Downtown Columbus, Oh. This two-night event features two nights of magnificent fun – Friday, On The Rocks is a concert honoring fabulous fashion. On Saturday, High Fashion highlights fashion during the Public Costume Contest and Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show.

Get your costumes out and get ready for this one-of-a-kind event.


Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!