Make Some Noise!

We'll bring live music and fun to you!

Come Join Us!

Come Join Us!

With a capacity of 800, two fully stocked bars, and an upstairs V.I.P. lounge, the Columbia is the most elite live music venue in Southern Ohio.

Booking an Event?

We take pride in providing the best event production in our area. We ensure that your event will be stress-free and well organized. So sit back, relax, and leave things to us!  

Always Something Going On

When we're not hosting national acts, we have local bands and artists to entertain you! Make sure to check out our event calendar for more information.

About Us

About The Venue

Located in Portsmouth, Ohio The Columbia is a historic building, rich with history.


Built in 1910, The Columbia started out as a theater with only 300 seats. It was the only theater in Portsmouth at the time.


By 1929 the Columbia had received sound equipment, but in 1937 it and the whole town of Portsmouth was flooded and it nearly destroyed.


In 1941, it was purchased and operated by Warner Bros, until the 1980's. It sat empty for many years until current owner, Lee Scott invested in the facility in 2006 with a million dollar rennovation. It re-opened as the Columbia Music Hall and played host to many concerts until it was tragically damaged by a fire in 2007. 


The rear of the roof collapsed, and left only the lobby and the facade. It was evenutally demolished. 


In 2012, a new auditorium was rebuilt in its place and has since hosted many more concerts.


SKID ROW

L.A. GUNS

WARRANT

FASTER PUSSYCAT

DROWNINGPOOL

THE MISFITS

BULLET BOYS

PRETTY BOY FLOYD

JOSH GRACIN

EASTON CORBIN

EXILE

LOCASH COWBOYS

CHRIS CAGLE

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Columbia Music Arena

832 Gallia Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662, United States

Hours

Mon

Closed

Tue

Closed

Wed

Closed

Thu

8:00 pm – 2:30 am

Fri

8:00 pm – 2:30 am

Sat

8:00 pm – 2:30 am

Sun

Closed

Thursday - Saturday 8:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.

Sunday - Wednesday   Closed