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 March 4, 2019:
Arkells w/ The Greeting Committee
Tuesday, March 5 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM
Arkells is an award-winning Canadian rock band with tons of hits up north. On Tuesday, they’re making the trek to A&R Music Bar, along with Kansas City pop quartet The Greeting Committee, for what’s sure to be a great live show in the Arena District. What’s more—Arkells partnered with PLUS1 so that every $1 from every ticket will go to organizations that support dignity, equity and access to communities who need it.
The Aces w/ Tishmal
Friday, March 8 |A&R Music Bar | 7 PM
Girl power is taking the stage at A&R Music Bar on Friday! An all-female indie pop band from Provo, Utah, The Aces have been rising in popularity ever since their hit, ‘Stuck’, reached top 40 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Jam out to them and singer Tishmal for a groovy start to your weekend.
92.3 WCOL’s 25th Birthday Bash
Saturday, March 9 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM
Columbus country radio station 92.3 WCOL is celebrating 25 years on the air this Saturday with a huge birthday bash at EXPRESS LIVE! Performers at the event will include Russell Dickerson, Jordan Davis and Riley Green. VIP option includes early entry, an exclusive acoustic set, complimentary finger foods, exclusive viewing area and more. See you there!
The Derby: Benefiting the 2nd & 7 Foundation
Friday, March 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM
Don your most elegant derby attire and head down to the races—all for a great cause! This Friday, EXPRESS LIVE! is hosting The Derby, an evening of bow ties and big hats raising money for the 2nd & 7 Foundation—which promotes reading to kids in need. The night will consist of wagering on horse races, derby drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, celebrity mingling and much more.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Saturday, March 9 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
The Columbus Blue Jackets have been on a roll since acquiring Matt Duchene and Julius Bergman from the Ottawa Senators. And while they may have lost last Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, they have two more chances this week to set things straight—first with an away game on Thursday, followed by a home game at Nationwide Arena on Saturday. With the Jackets and Penguins neck and neck in the Metro Division, it’s up to the fans to show up loud and proud to help cheer the team on to victory!
If you’re planning on bringing the family out, take advantage of the Columbus Blue Jackets Dispatch Family Value Pack, which includes a game ticket, hot dog, soft drink, popcorn and OhioHealth Ice Haus Skate Pass—just enter the access code FAMILY** when purchasing tickets.
Mumford & Sons
Monday, March 11 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
Don’t be a ‘hopeless wanderer’! As your ‘guiding light’ on all things happening in the Arena District, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of the hottest British folk-rock bands coming to town next Monday: Mumford & Sons. No, they won’t be playing in ‘the cave’—the group is heading straight for Nationwide Arena! What a great way to start your week.
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