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Proximity Hotel is just three miles from the Greensboro Coliseum and Special Events Center. In addition to the many world-class concerts and sporting events, the complex includes the Greensboro Aquatic Center, the ACC Hall of Champions and White Oak Amphitheatre.

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Greensboro Coliseum and Special Events

Little Big Town

April 19, 2018

Little Big Town’s landmark year to date includes the release of their chart-topping album The Breaker (2/24)- which debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard 200 All Genre chart-as well as the group’s fifth ACM Award win as Vocal Group of the Year. Additionally, the Multi-Platinum selling Country group was recently inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame and earned their 26th career CMA Award nomination, including nominations for Single Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Vocal Group Of The Year and Music Video Of The Year categories. Need a place to stay? Book a room with us and stay in sustainable style!

James Taylor with special guest Bonnie Raitt

May 19, 2018

As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired.  Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the world-renowned artist has sold more than 100 million albums since he was first signed by The Beatles to their Apple Records label, won multiple Grammy Awards, and has earned 40 gold, platinum, or multi-platinum awards.  His Greatest Hits album alone sold more than 10 million copies.  For more than forty years, Taylor has been a musical compass for his fans, articulating moments of pain and joy, and letting his listeners know that they are not alone.  In 2015, James was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  In 2016, he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor. Need a place to stay? Book a room with us and stay in sustainable style! Need a place to stay? Book a room with us and stay in sustainable style!

Earth, Wind & Fire

June 8, 2018

Earth, Wind & Fire has become one of the world top-selling musical groups of all-time since its formation in 1969 in Chicago. The band sold over 100 million albums world-wide. The Earth,Wind & Fire renown signature sound is beyond music genre or category.  Their music has become the soundtrack of many lives for over four decades and will continue to have a long and lasting impact on popular culture for many generation to come. Its founders have been inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000). The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science (NARAS) bestowed its highest honor, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award to them in 2016, totaling nine Grammy Awards. Need a place to stay? Book a room with us and stay in sustainable style!

Paul Simon Homeward Bound – Farewell Tour

June 19, 2018

Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon, will embark on his farewell concert tour. Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will encompass shows across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, with Simon and his band bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations.  Simon’s Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will play Greensboro Coliseum – its only date in North or South Carolina – on June 19 at 8 p.m.  Book a room with us and receive 15% off when you use promo code “Farewell”!

Cirque du Soleil ‘Crystal’

August 22-26, 2018

Cirque du Soleil is coming to the Greensboro Coliseum with a brand-new arena creation. Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL, explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. In CRYSTAL, gymnasts and skaters perform acrobatics on the ice and in the air, seamlessly combining multiple disciplines for a world class audience experience. Synchronized skating, freestyles figures, and extreme skating are featured alongside circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze, aerial traps and hand to hand. The result is an adrenaline-packed show for the whole family that pushes the boundaries and surpasses all expectations! Need a place to stay? Book a room with us and stay in sustainable style!

MercyMe – “The Imagine Nation Tour”

November 10, 2018

Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 57 No. 1 multi-format radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC) and “So Long Self.” MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. The album containing the hit, Almost There, recently received triple platinum certification from the RIAA. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents. Need a place to stay? Book a room with us!

tournament town

Greensboro is a leading “Tournament Town” for sports events involving youth, collegiate, amateur and professional organizations. Greensboro hosts events like; Wyndham Championship, USA sports including USA Masters, Diving, Swimming and Rugby; PGA Golf; NCAA Championships including Men’s and Women’s basketball, swimming, diving, track, field, golf and more.

Greensboro Sports Commission: Greensboro has long been recognized as a place where athletes can bring their game and lay it all on the line for a chance to make dreams come alive. But what distinguishes Tournament Town the most as a championship destination is the extraordinary level of hospitality and genuine love of sports that permeates this Southern city. See the full event schedule of tournaments and sports events throughout Greensboro.

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Upcoming Tournaments

2018 State Games of North Carolina Championships

June 22- July 01, 2018 | Various Locations

The Powerade State Games are North Carolina’s largest multi-sport festival and one of the largest State Games programs in the United States.  The Powerade State Games are hosted by North Carolina Amateur Sports, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has rich history of hosting sporting events dating all the way back to the Mid 80’s including the 1987 US Olympic Festival.  The Powerade State Games of North Carolina combines athletic excellence with quality competition, while giving YOU a chance to win the Gold! Visiting Greensboro for the competition? Book a room with us!

2018 YMCA National Short Course Swimming Championship

April 4-7, 2018 | Greensboro Aquatic Center 

With over 1,400 swimmers expected, the 2018 championship is not only an exposition of outstanding swimming competition but also a celebration of achievements by these young athletes. And if this is not enough, meet four college/university swim coaches who will provide insight into the college recruiting process.  Watch all-day swimming with morning prelims, afternoon time trials, and evening finals.  Purchase commemorative apparel.  Get an autograph from (and maybe even a picture with) an Olympian. Visiting Greensboro for the competition? Book a room with us!

2018 USA Gymnastics Championships

July 3-7, 2018 | Greensboro Coliseum

USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for the sport in the United States. It gets this designation from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Gymnastics Federation. USA Gymnastics, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., sets the rules and policies that govern the sport of gymnastics. USA Gymnastics has many responsibilities, including selecting and training the U.S. Gymnastics Teams for the Olympics and World Championships. USA Gymnastics encompasses six disciplines: Women’s Gymnastics, Men’s Gymnastics, Trampoline and Tumbling, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics and Gymnastics for All. Visiting Greensboro for the competition? Book a room with us!

PGA Wyndham Championship

Wyndham Championship

August 13-19, 2018  | Sedgefield Country Club

Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors.  The tournament enjoys a rich 78-year history that includes such former winners as Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros.  In fact, 17 former winners are members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.  The Wyndham Championship is the only regular season PGA TOUR event contested on a course originally designed by Donald Ross. The 2018 tournament, set for August 13-19, will mark the 79th edition of North Carolina’s oldest professional golf event.

Coliseum Venues

ACC Hall of Champions showcases ACC history through interactive displays, unique institutional exhibits and multi-purpose program space. Highlights include a four-foot, 360-degree, state-of-the-art video globe with a unique, multi-media display of conference highlights, life-size ACC school mascot exhibits that have been a huge hit with younger visitors and an interactive exhibit that lets fans face off in a head-to-head challenge to test their knowledge of ACC sports trivia.

Greensboro Aquatic CenGreensboro Aquatics Centerter is a world-class, state-of-the-art facility with threebbodies of water and a seating capacity of 2,500. The GAC brings together all major aquatic sports – competitive swimming and diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and other unique sports – all in one venue.

White Oak Amphitheatre is an outdoor venue with a seating capacity of over 7,600, including more than 2,000 reserved seats. White Oak Amphitheatre hosts a diverse selection of community programs, music, arts and crafts and festival type events.

The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is located at:
1921 West Lee Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
(336) 373-7400
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Photos courtesy of Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau