There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.
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 January 21, 2019:
Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion ft. McGuffey Lane & Friends
Saturday, January 26 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM
One of the most highly anticipated country music events in Columbus–Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion–is returning to EXPRESS LIVE! this Saturday! The annual festival was started by Columbus-based country rock band McGuffey Lane to commemorate their time as the house band at the now-defunct Zachariah’s Red Eye Saloon in the 1970s. This weekend’s show will once again feature McGuffey Lane, and a few friends from their 40+ year tenure. If you’re a country music fan, Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion is a must-attend.
Cirque du Soleil, CRYSTAL
January 23-27, 2019 | Nationwide Arena | Various Times
At the end of January, witness a performance from one of the most entertaining theatrical producers in the world. Cirque du Solei will be returning to Nationwide Arena with their production of CRYSTAL, a synchronized, freestyle and extreme ice show that also features circus acts like swinging trapeze, aerial straps and more.
Watch these world-class skaters and acrobats as they make Nationwide Arena their own frozen playground! The show runs from January 23-27, but tickets are bound to sell out fast for this thrilling event. Get yours today!
614 Restaurant Week
Hope you’re hungry, 614 Restaurant Week Jan. 21-26th is happening this week! Stop by these Arena District favorites to enjoy a 3-course meal for a fraction of the cost: nada, The Half Pint – Columbus, Ted’s Montana Grill, & Rodizio Grill – Columbus!
Cher with Nile Rodgers & Chic
Sunday, February 10 |Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM
Do you believe in life after love? Then go see the one and only Cher at Nationwide Arena on February 10! Back on the road for her HERE WE GO AGAIN tour, timeless Cher will be performing several of her hits along with new songs from her “Dancing Queen” album–which is the singer’s tribute to the music of ABBA. Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame-nominated band Nile Rodgers & Chic will open. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience!
Saturday, February 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM
The World’s Toughest Rodeo is coming to Nationwide Arena! On February 16, get your cowboy hats on and experience some of the most extreme sports in America. The evening will feature three fan-favorite competitions: bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. Also there to entertain you will be a barrel racing event, the world’s smallest cowboy and much more. Saddle up and come on down for this exhilarating event in downtown Columbus!
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