All Concerts in Columbus
- (opens in new tab) Find tickets to Hippo Campus with Gus Dapperton on Tuesday May 30 at 7:00 pm at KEMBA Live! in Columbus, OH
- (opens in new tab) Find tickets to Les Claypool on Wednesday May 31 at 7:00 pm at KEMBA Live! in Columbus, OH
- (opens in new tab) Find tickets to Barenaked Ladies on Friday June 2 at 6:00 pm at KEMBA Live! in Columbus, OH
- (opens in new tab) Find tickets to Muscadine Bloodline with Taylor Hunnicutt on Friday June 2 at 8:00 pm at The Bluestone in Columbus, OH
- (opens in new tab) Find tickets to Jackson Browne on Saturday June 3 at 8:00 pm at Palace Theatre Columbus in Columbus, OH
- (opens in new tab) Find tickets to Valley on Saturday June 3 at 8:00 pm at The Bluestone in Columbus, OH
- (opens in new tab) Find tickets to Jerry Harrison on Saturday June 3 at 8:00 pm at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH
- (opens in new tab) Find tickets to Emo Nite on Saturday June 3 at 9:00 pm at A&R Music Bar in Columbus, OH
- (opens in new tab) Find tickets to Louis Tomlinson on Tuesday June 6 at 6:00 pm at KEMBA Live! in Columbus, OH
- (opens in new tab) Find tickets to Two Friends on Thursday June 8 at 7:00 pm at KEMBA Live! in Columbus, OH
About Columbus Concerts
Columbus is the second largest city in the Midwest (behind Chicago). The city houses the gigantic Ohio State University, which means that Columbus is home to thousands of young people for most of the year. Naturally, the city is a great place to catch all kinds of live music, and Columbus is a frequent destination for top artists on tour. Columbus is also home to the Rock on the Range music festival, which is held annually at Historic Crew Stadium.
Columbus’s other large concert venue is Nationwide Arena, which is the home arena of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets. Nationwide Arena is the main attraction in the city’s arena district, which also includes AAA Baseball field Huntington Park and the concert venue Express Live. Nationwide Arena has a capacity of over 20,000 for concerts. The arena opened in 2000 and has been the site for some of the biggest concerts in Columbus. Past performers include Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Drake, The Rolling Stones, and Rush.
On the campus of Ohio State University is Newport Music Hall, which is the country’s longest continuously operating rock club. The venue opened in the 1920s as a movie theater and was later used as a ballroom. The current venue seats around 1700 people and maintains the building’s historic ballroom architecture and “the legacy of its past,” which includes some of the most famous names in Rock and Roll: The Ramones, Alice Cooper, Quiet Riot, The Monkees, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Megadeth, Foreigner, and many more.
What concert venues are located in Columbus?
Newport Music Hall is a gorgeous building with a lot of history in it. If you like Rock and Roll, it’s a great choice. You’ll probably also like Express Live, an indoor and outdoor venue located near Nationwide Arena.
What concerts are playing in Columbus this weekend?
Scroll up to the “All Concerts in Columbus” section to see what artists are playing in Columbus this weekend.
Tips for attending concerts in Columbus
Express Live and the Newport Music Hall are both owned by Promowest. They have a strict bag policy that only allows for a clear tote bag and a small purse. Don’t try to bring in a backpack or anything larger. If you have a “General Admission” ticket, that means you’re not assigned a seat, so you should arrive early to get the best view.
How much do concert tickets cost in Columbus?
Columbus is one of the top concert destinations in the country, with a wide variety of venues and performances. For a look at ticket prices for upcoming concerts, scroll to the top of the page and see events today, this weekend, and this week.
What concert should I see while I’m in Columbus?
Check through the listings above to see what concerts are playing today, this weekend, and further in the future. Many different types of artists play in Columbus, and you’re sure to find something you like.
Musicians on Tour in Columbus
Concerts in Columbus by Venue
- Concerts at A&R Music Bar
- Concerts at KEMBA Live!
- Concerts at Nationwide Arena
- Concerts at Newport Music Hall
- Concerts at Palace Theatre Columbus
- Concerts at The Basement
- Concerts at The Bluestone
- Concerts at The King of Clubs - OH
- Concerts at Value City Arena at Schottenstein Center
- Concerts at Wexner Center Mershon Auditorium