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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of September 30, 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 30, 2019:



Columbus Blue Jackets Opening Night + Plaza Party

Friday, October 4 | Nationwide Arena | 3 PM

NHL hockey is officially back—we are so excited for the Columbus Blue Jackets to be back at Nationwide Arena! The Columbus Blue Jackets invite fans to kick off the club’s 2019-20 season by visiting the Opening Night Plaza Party, presented by Nationwide, on Friday, October 4 before the Jackets host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 PM. The party on the Front Street plaza starts at 3 PM and game tickets are not required to attend. Fans that do not have game tickets are welcome to enjoy the atmosphere and stay to watch the home opener on large outdoor screens.

With a record-breaking 2018 season, the Jackets’ 2019-20 stretch will surely be a season to remember. Want to go to the game? The puck drops at 7 PM sharp. Get your tickets for this must-attend home opening game here.



Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Monday, September 30 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Thom Yorke, member of Radiohead, brings his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour to EXPRESS LIVE! tonight! During his solo career, Yorke made the switch from rock and roll to dance and electronic and has found smashing success doing so. Don’t miss the chance to see Yorke play some of his most popular hits, including Traffic and Twist. Grab your tickets here.


The Black Keys: Let’s Rock Tour

Wednesday, October 2 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

After a five-year hiatus, The Black Keys—one of the world’s biggest rock bands today—will play Nationwide Arena on Wednesday evening! This Grammy Award-winning band is known for crowd-pleasing songs like Lonely Boy and Tighten Up and are an absolute treat to see live. Get your tickets here.


MercyMe Imagine Nation Tour

Saturday, October 5 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Christian music fans rejoice—MercyMe is coming to Nationwide Arena this weekend! Join them on their Imagine Nation tour for the opportunity to gather together and worship with the band. MercyMe’s music includes upbeat, soul-stirring songs like I Can Only Imagine and Happy Dance. Grab your tickets here.



Farmers Market

Thursday, October 3 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

We are rounding into the last few Arena District Farmers Markets this year! If you haven’t had time to stop by, now is your chance! Several locally made fall products are now available for purchase, and seasonal produce is fresh and fully stocked. Make sure to carve out time in your schedule this Thursday!


What We’re Looking Forward To


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

EXPRESS LIVE! will host EDM musician, Zedd! You’ve heard some of his top hits like ‘Clarity’ and ‘Stay!’ If you don’t normally like EDM, Zedd is the guy for you! He mixes popular beats with electronic to create songs everyone can jam to. Grab a friend and get tickets today!


Bianca del Rio ‘It’s Jester Joke’

Wednesday, October 9 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

RuPaul’s Drag Race season six winner is bringing her tour to Columbus! Join Bianca del Rio on her comedy tour as she creates an unforgettable experience combining humor with her sharp wit. This show isn’t for the faint of heart as her wisecracking ways may make the mainstream audience uncomfortable. Grab your tickets to see the ‘It’s Jester Joke’ tour here!


Highball Halloween

October 11 + 12 | Short North Arts District | 6 PM

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, Ohio. This two-night event features two nights of magnificent fun—on 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!

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