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 7, 2019:
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
Thursday, January 10 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
If your New Year’s resolution is to watch more hockey (and why wouldn’t it be?), then have we got an event for you. This Thursday is the Columbus Blue Jackets’ first home game of 2019, come to Nationwide Arena and witness the action live! The Jackets are facing off against a solid Nashville Predators team, so give the team an assist by cheering them on to victory.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers
Sunday, January 13 | Nationwide Arena | 6 PM
The Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers have had a fierce divisional rivalry ever since the Jackets traded them franchise player Rick Nash in 2012. On Sunday, don’t miss the chance to watch these two NHL teams go head-to-head in what’s sure to be an entertaining evening at Nationwide Arena.
Foxing w/ Retirement Party
Friday, January 11 | The Basement | 7 PM
Need some live indie rock in your life this week? You’re in luck! Fresh off the release of their third studio album, Foxing will be making their way to The Basement this Friday for a melodious performance of their hit songs. Also playing that night will be Chicago-based Retirement Party–a playful party punk quartet that’s sure to entertain.
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Saturday, January 19 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM
Bob Seger is an American rock legend. With a cavalcade of iconic hits including ‘Old Time Rock n’ Roll’, ‘Turn the Page’, ‘Night Moves’ and more, it’s no surprise that this Detroit artist’s 50+ year-long career is still going strong.
Next Saturday, you can experience his magic live at Nationwide Arena. Along with his Silver Bullet Band, Seger will perform the songs you’ve come to know and love. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this living legend in-person!
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!
Sunny Street Café | Arena District
Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!
This week’s Resident VIP Spotlight shines on Sunny Street Café. This popular Arena District breakfast, lunch and brunch spot offers those who flash a Resident VIP card $2 off any breakfast or lunch dine-in or carry-out order of $20 or more.