25 acts for 25 years: Here are some of Bon Secours Wellness Arena’s most memorable shows
For a quarter of a century, Bon Secours Wellness Arena (previously known as the BI-LO Center) has brought big names to our city. We’re celebrating its milestone with 25 memorable acts spanning across genres.
From opening its doors as the Bi-lo Center on September 3, 1998, to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena we know today, we’re celebrating 25 years of our favorite arena with a list of 25 acts that have taken its stage over the years.
There have been thousands of shows with 12+ million fans in attendance over the past quarter-century, and we want to know your favorite performances (whether they landed on this list or not). Bonus points for photos.
The world-famous R&B performer was the first artist to hit the stage on September 3, 1998.
In a back-to-back opening weekend, Pearl Jam performed on September 4, 1998. The band has returned for additional performances over the years.
The Rocket Man has brought several tours to Greenville, but his first performance at this venue was on September 30, 1998.
On November 7, 1998, Shania brought her “Come On Over Tour” to the Bi-Lo Center. She returned on July 18, 2015, with her “Rock This Country Tour.”
She’s We’re so lucky. The pop superstar performed her hits on the arena stage on April 6, 2000.
Tim McGraw + Faith Hill
Tim McGraw will return to Bon Secours Wellness Arena on May 16, 2024, after multiple stops in Greenville over the years. His first was on July 16, 2000, while on tour with his wife, Faith Hill.
On October 11, 2000, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll played the BI-LO Center.
It ain’t no lie. Justin, JC, Lance, Joey, and Chris brought their legendary moves on October 20, 2000.
Dave Matthews Band
DMB will return to Bon Secours Wellness Arena on November 8, but they also played the arena on May 2, 2001.
No Shoes Nation always shows up when Kenny Chesney comes to town, including his first stop on February 8, 2002.
Hootie & The Blowfish
This SC-born band has made several stops in Greenville over the years, but the performance on April 20, 2004 also featured Greenvillian Edwin McCain.
On March 10, 2004, the singer-songwriter took the stage at the arena promoting his second album, “Heavier Things.”
Don’t Stop Believing. The rock band stopped in Greenville to play the arena on November 10, 2005.
The Piano Man rocked the arena on February 17, 2007.
If you had tickets to the “Fearless Tour” on September 4, 2009, we think you should automatically get a presale code for The Eras Tour.
The Boss recently visited our city for a tour stop, but he also performed at the arena on September 16, 2009.
Imma tell you one time, Justin Bieber performed at the arena on December 16, 2010.
When we asked your favorite shows to ever play the arena, Prince was a popular answer. He performed on March 28, 2011.
Fans (known as The Church Choir) pack the arena every time Eric Church is in town, including his first stop on February 16, 2012.
This pop punk band performed with The All-American Rejects and A Day to Remember on August 3, 2016.
Many of you also said Garth Brooks’ Greenville performances were your favorite in the arena’s 25 years. He was here November 18-20, 2016.
Does screaming “Livin’ on a Prayer” at Bon Secours Wellness Arena ever get old? We did it on February 8, 2017 + April 11, 2022.
This rock legend performed songs from his time in The Beatles + Wings, plus his solo career, on May 30, 2019.
Kelly brought her “Meaning of Life” tour to the arena on March 30, 2019.
Sticking with the American Idol theme, Carrie Underwood has made multiple stops in Greenville, but — most recently — she kicked off her “Denim and Rhinestones” tour in our city on Oct. 15, 2022.