Express Live

405 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH
Capacity: 5,000 people

About Express Live

EXPRESS LIVE! is located in the heart of the Arena District, Columbus’ favorite downtown neighborhood, and sits next to Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park, homes to the Columbus Blue Jackets and Columbus Clippers. Surrounded by dozens of great restaurants, bars and clubs, EXPRESS LIVE! is ideal for any special event. Located off I-670, EXPRESS LIVE! is centrally located making it easily accessible from anywhere in the Columbus Metro area. Surface lots and parking garages are just steps away for your convenience. The industrial architecture and unique rock & roll ambiance is ideal for creating a high-energy atmosphere for parties, meetings and receptions. At the same time, the spacious multi-level facility is able to transform into a glamorous ballroom suitable for the most elegant events such as weddings, banquets and formal dinners. The facility's flexible layout can accommodate indoor and outdoor events, in addition to extending your event to our adjacent venues, The Basement and the A&R Music Bar. EXPRESS LIVE!'s versatility allows for a variety of capacity options anywhere from 100 people to 5,000. Whether you’re planning a high school prom, athletic competition or the corporate holiday party, you can expect the finest in production and utilize our experienced event staff to assist you in planning every aspect of your occasion.


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If you're looking for a place to host your next major party or event, I strongly recommend that you consider PromoWest Pavilion, the concert venue in Columbus, Ohio. Although PromoWest typically hosts major label recording artists for concerts both indoors and out, the facility can also be rented for school dances, corporate functions, or just large private parties. The most significant advantage to PromoWest, aside from its size, is that the venue has a perfect set-up for socializing while still drawing focus to a centralized area (the stage). You can have your DJ set up on the stage and use the floor for dancing, or you can play an ongoing PowerPoint slideshow on the screen and dance to music over the PA system. Alternatively, if you don't like dancing, you can have a presenter use the stage. The bar serves unlimited soda (included in the price of reserving the venue), and you can also pay for catering so your guests can have snacks. For adult parties, you can also arrange for alcohol service, including beer on tap, wine, and hard liquors. Compared to other venues, PromoWest can be expensive (the price varies according to the time of year), but the party I hosted at the facility was universally enjoyed (or so my friends continue to tell me). I was impressed with the service, the set-up, the ease of parking and access (right across the street), and the quality of the sound system. In short, I had a great experience at PromoWest and would recommend it to anyone.

Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 5000
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1
  • Special Features: Indoor and outdoor space.