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Nationwide Arena is a massive sports venue hosting hockey matches and frequent music coc of fun and entertainment. They have three grand spectators suites at the Party Suite Towers. Note that the facility's tall light tower illuminates the sky whenever there is an event in progress.
A & R Music Bar is one of those venues where you know you will always be seeing a magnificent show. In addition to the great live music, this bar also serves up as an after shows spot for its sister venues. The party continues even on nights without live music, with DJs and music video screenings providing the evening's soundtrack.
This modern, state-of-the-art theater has reason to boast. Great architecture, superb sound quality and special seating arrangements for the hearing impaired make it an enjoyable experience for both the young and the old. Check out the awe-inspiring 21 foot high chandelier within the magnificent interiors. Past performers include Kenny G, Liza Minnelli and John Denver.
Boasting of a century-old history, the Southern Theatre is a huge entertainment space that has been entertaining art enthusiasts from the time it opened its doors in 1896. Since its inception, the theater has been hosting a plethora of events including plays, comedies, dramas, silent movies, dance shows, concerts, live performances and community events. After its restoration in 1998, this jewel box-style theater was offered a huge seating capacity of 925. Apart from that, it also features an advanced lighting and sound system that accentuates every live act that takes place here.
The Lincoln Theatre is a historic event venue established in 1928. It can accommodate over 500 guests and has hosted a number of versatile performances since its inception. From plays, concerts to cultural events, galas and more, The Lincoln Theatre is at the center of city's entertainment. If you are an aficionado of performing arts then make sure you look up the calender of events happening at The Lincoln Theatre. Columbus Children's Theatre, Jazz Arts Group and The Ohio State University Department of Theatre are some of the many respectable groups that call The Lincoln Theatre their home.
Known formerly as Victorian's Midnight Cafe, The Shrunken Head is a popular hangout and music venue in the Dennison Place neighborhood of the city. Catering to a variety of rock genres, like Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Ska, Gothic, and Punk, this venue strives to be the quintessential rock and roll club in the city. There's also a good selection of beer offered, including international brands. If you get hungry, then you can order a pizza from the neighboring La Galleria pizza place.
The Newport Music Hall is one of the oldest rock venues in the country and it makes no attempt to hide its age. In fact, it is proud of its long history of supporting musicians from various genres. Hip-hop, rap, rock, and blues concerts are held at the hall. It can accommodate approximately 1,700 visitors. Past performers include Chuck Berry, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, U2, Blink 182, The Pretenders and John Lee Hooker.
Just a few blocks from the Ohio State University campus, there's Rumba Café, a vivacious live-music venue if there ever was one. Some nights, rock bands take the stage, others it's a jazz combo or a Latin ensemble; often there's soul to be heard here, and some funk if you're lucky. Drinks are made stiff, and to eat there's a selection of bocas, a South American variation on the Spanish tapas. The space itself is cozy and lived-in, and that helps make every performance all the more intimate.