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07 / 18

The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the team will host the Boston Celtics in a preseason home game on Thursday, October 6, at the Greensboro Coliseum.  The game, which will tip off at 7:30 p.m., will mark the ninth time that Charlotte’s NBA franchise has played a preseason game in Greensboro, the most of any neutral site.

Tickets for the contest will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 22, and can be purchased online at or, on the Hornets Mobile App, at the Greensboro Coliseum box office, at Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Prices start at $10 plus applicable fees.

“As we have done in previous seasons, we are proud to be able to bring Hornets basketball to areas around the region,” said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield. “With our new NBA D-League team beginning play in Greensboro this season, we are excited to help tip off the inaugural Swarm campaign with a Hornets preseason contest right next door to the new fieldhouse."

In addition to the Hornets preseason game, Greensboro will welcome the team’s new NBA D-League affiliate in 2016-17.  The Greensboro Swarm will play 24 home games at the renovated fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.  Swarm season tickets are on sale now for as little as $7 per ticket per game.  For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit or call 336-907-3600.

07 / 11

On Saturday, November 12 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the talent of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band. The concert will celebrate timeless themes of faith, unity and eternal hope through a variety of music the whole family will enjoy. The concert will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, July 18 at, Ticketmaster outlets, the Greensboro Coliseum Box Office and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Group (10+) tickets are available by calling 336-373-7433.

The Gaither Vocal Band, with the all-star line-up of David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles, and Bill Gaither, will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Few events have the ability unite individuals from all walks of life the way Gaither concerts do. 


Year after year, Bill Gaither has brought the Homecoming Tour into cities worldwide, performing to packed houses with collective attendance figures exceeding 1.1 million people and being ranked among the top concerts for tickets sold worldwide in any music genre during the past decade.  Each concert showcases gospel music's finest talent and draws new listeners with every city. This Tour stop will feature the multi-award winning Gaither Vocal Band, and showcase many of the songs included on their latest, Sometimes It Takes A Mountain recording. Joining The Gaither Vocal Band for this special evening will be talented female vocalist, Charlotte Ritchie and powerful male vocalist Gene McDonald, as well as guitarist and comedian, Kevin Williams.

Gaither continues to be delighted by audiences' response to the concerts, now more than 40 years after he quit his day job as a teacher: “I've always said it all starts with a great song, and we are fortunate that each concert includes great songs that have stood the test of time. With all the musical choices that are available now, there is still a special place for the joy and optimism that reside in Gospel music. Good news never gets old.”


Named ASCAP's Songwriters of the Century, Bill and Gloria Gaither have written more than 700 popular gospel songs throughout their multi-decade career, including favorite standards “He Touched Me,” Because He Lives,” and “There's Just Something About That Name.” Since 1992, when Gaither began recording the celebrated Homecoming series of DVDs and CDs, most every volume has gone gold or platinum with sales totaling approximately 100 million volumes. The programs appear regularly on television networks around the world.

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