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.
Greensboro Coliseum and Special Events
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”!
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!
3 Doors Down and Collective Soul
August 22, 2018
Grammy Award®-nominated multi-Platinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down has been captivating audiences around the world for nearly two decades. With 20 million albums sold globally, their success has been fueled by hits including “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone,” “Here Without You,” and “It’s Not My Time.” Grammy Award®-winning rock band Soul Asylum garnered multi-platinum success with their commercial breakthrough albums 1992’s ‘Grave Dancers Union’ (3x platinum) and 1995’s ‘Let Your Dim Light Shine’ (1x platinum). ‘Grave Dancers Union’ featured the international hit “Runaway Train,” which won a 1994 Grammy as Best Rock Song while ‘Let Your Dim Light Shine’ spawned the hit “Misery.” Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum adds “Looking forward to hitting the road with 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul and seeing everyone! We’re going to have a good time – can’t wait!” Need a place to stay? Book a room with us and stay in sustainable style!
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!
Billy Joel in concert at BB&T Field at Wake Forest University
October 13, 2018
Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of soldout consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected “Piano Man” for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its “cultural, historic, and artistic significance.”
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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!
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.
May 25-27, 2018 | Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Although the leadership has changed the USSSA commitment to grooming and developing superior athletes remains the same. North Carolina USSSA sets out to be the most outstanding amateur sports organization by providing parents and coaches the opportunities and tools to uplift and transform athletes. Basketball is more than a game; basketball is a teacher of life lessons and everlasting values. North Carolina USSSA wants athletes of all backgrounds and levels of play to have the opportunity to learn from the game and grow both on and off the court. With the role of parents and coaches being pivotal to this goal, North Carolina USSSA wants to empower both parties in facilitating memorable, positive moments that last a lifetime. Visiting Greensboro for the competition? Book a room with us!
June 21-24, 2018 | NC A&T State University Track & Field Complex
The purpose of this Association is to encourage, improve and promote the sport of Amateur track & field in the State of North Carolina. If you have information or data that should be shared with Association Members or the Track Community please forward to me at your convenience. Visiting Greensboro for the competition? Book a room with us!
June 30- July 02, 2018 | Spencer Love Tennis Center
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the U.S. Visiting Greensboro for the competition? Book a room with us!
June 21- June 28, 2018 | Bryan Park Soccer Complex
US Youth Soccer is a non-profit and educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition. Our job is also to make it fun, and instill in young players a lifelong passion for the sport. Visiting Greensboro for the competition? Book a room with us!
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!
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!
July 13-14, 2018 | Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center
The World Tang Soo Do Association still respects the original term, Tang Soo Do, and intends to preserve its heritage and value as a traditional way or path. Unfortunately, many Tae Kwon Do instructors did not maintain the traditional values of the true martial arts. Instead, they converted to a sport as they have progressed to the internationally recognized sports arenas such as the Olympic games. Visiting Greensboro for the competition? Book a room with us!
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.
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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 Center 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
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Photos courtesy of Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau