Express Live was one of the first venues in the United States to offer both indoor and outdoor events. Outfitted with cutting-edge lighting, acoustic technology and a reversible stage, Express Live can host live performances regardless of the weather. It's divided into three separate spaces: a plaza, an outdoor amphitheater and an indoor music hall. Performers who have appeared at Express Live, since its opening in 2001, represent the full spectrum of music genres, including rock, country, metal, folk, jazz, classic rock, blues and alternative rock. Artists who have recently performed at Express Live include Ted Nugent, Wiz Kalifa, Aly & AJ, Marilyn Manson and Mumford & Sons. The venue has also presented sporting events such as boxing. Check out upcoming Express Live events by purchasing tickets at StubHub.
What is the seating capacity of Express Live?
Express Live seating can accommodate up to 2,200 people for indoor events and 5,200 guests for outdoor events, which are generally presented between May and September.
Is on-site parking available for Express Live events?
There are several parking structures and surface lots within walking distance of Express Live in the Arena District, and you can buy parking reservations in advance at many of them.
What are the transportation options for getting to Express Live?
There's a bus stop within walking distance of the venue if you prefer public transit. Express Live is located near the I-670 off-ramp. The Arena District can be reached from downtown Columbus via highway 315 or I-670.
What kinds of items can I bring to an event at Express Live?
Safety policies limit what types of items and bags guests can take into the venue during a performance. You're allowed small bags but not backpacks, for instance. Outside food and drinks, coolers, pets, strollers and other large items are likewise prohibited.
Is Express Live a wheelchair-friendly venue?
Express Live does have wheelchair-accessible seating arrangements available. It's advised that you contact the venue directly if you need additional accommodations.
Are there other entertainment options near Express Live?
Express Live is nestled among several other major venues in Columbus' Arena District. You can take in a baseball game at Huntington Park, check out the events at Nationwide Arena or head over to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. All of these venues are within a couple of blocks of each other. Restaurants and bars are also nearby that serve Italian, Mongolian and American food.Back to Top
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