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2021 Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony Celebration

ProMedica Announces 2021 Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony Celebration will feature two great acts over two days - Gwen Stefani and Chris Young!

This summer Toledo is proud to host the Solheim Cup, the world’s most prestigious women’s golf team event, where the top 12 US players take on the top 12 European players in a match-play competition. To kick off the celebration, ProMedica is proud to present the Opening Ceremonies Fan Fest. Gwen Stefani will close out the Opening Ceremonies with what is sure to be a concert to remember.

Gwen Stefani will headline the concert following the 2021 Solheim Opening Ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. She is a three-time GRAMMY® Award winner and has achieved global success as a performer, songwriter, frontwoman for an iconic rock band and multi-platinum solo artist. She also has four MTV Video Music Awards, two Billboard Awards, an American Music Award and a Brit Award, in addition to being a regular judge on NBC’s The Voice. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 9, at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster and Parking passes will be available at checkout.


Day 1 – Solheim Cup Opening Ceremonies Celebration

Friday, September 3, 2021

Fan Fest will take over downtown Toledo and welcome over 150,000 visitors. Several streets will be blocked off with a variety of food and activities throughout the area. Large screens will be placed throughout the area, so you always feel part of the action. Four separate stages featuring local entertainment will be set up throughout the footprint.

All admission tickets include the following:
2:00 – Gates Open with local bands and activities in the general admission stages
5:00 – Opening Ceremonies will be livestreamed throughout the event footprint
6:00 – More local bands and activities in the general admission stages
8:30 – Main stage, Gwen Stefani performs and the show will be livestreamed throughout the event footprint
10:00 – Fireworks display

The Fan Fest event will include over 25 local restaurants with elevated festival menus and a large bar built over the fountain in Levis Square Park with items for purchase. The event will also include an Art Alley with live entertainment, TSA performances, Imagination Station animations, LPGA Girls Golf Foundation expo, and local live art expositions. More live entertainment will be in Levis Square Park.

Parking for the Solheim Opening Ceremony Celebration

We anticipate Downtown Toledo will be alive for the celebration and want to make sure you have a place to park for the event. Park and Ride lots will open at 1:00 p.m. Shuttles will begin running from the lot to the event at 1:30 and will run approximately every 15 mins throughout the day. The last shuttle to leave from the event site in Downtown Toledo to the lots at midnight.

An opportunity to purchase Park and Ride Tickets will be available upon purchasing your event tickets, or by using this Ticketmaster link.

This year’s events will be entirely cashless. The tickets will be digital and only credit/debit cards will be accepted at all food, beverage and retail locations.

The health and well-being of our community are of the utmost importance to ProMedica. ProMedica will continue to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 within the community and communicate with state and local health officials to determine if each concert can proceed as planned.


What’s included with VIP SRO tickets?
Standing room only in this section (Minimal seating available for temporary resting in other accessible areas of the event)/ Main stage view/ Access to VIP drinks/food (for purchase) and luxury portable restrooms/ Fireworks view

What’s included with Preferred Admission?
No reserved seating (Minimal seating available for temporary resting in other accessible areas of the event)/ Livestreaming to large screens /Potential view of main stage / Access to all VIP drinks/food (for purchase) and luxury portable restrooms/ Fireworks view

What’s included with General Admission?
Located in Levis Square Park and on downtown streets/ No reserved seating (Minimal seating available for temporary resting in other accessible areas of the event)/ No main stage view/ Multiple auxiliary stages featuring local opening bands and large screens livestreaming the opening ceremony and Gwen Stefani performance /Limited Fireworks view

Can I bring a chair?
Unfortunately, no outside chairs will be permitted in the event footprint area. There are several seating areas in the general admission/standing room only areas, including several picnic tables and high top tables that will be brought in for the event.

Are pets allowed?
No pets will be allowed with the exception of service animals assisting people with disabilities.

Day 2 – The Solheim Cup Celebration Continues

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Chris Young will perform on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, the second night of the 2021 Solheim Celebration. He is a multi-platinum country singer and songwriter. In 2006, he was declared the Season 4 winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition that aired on the USA Network. He recently surpassed the four billion streams mark for his catalog worldwide, which includes 11 No. 1 singles. His most recent hit is “Famous Friends.”

Clear Bag Policy

Attendees are encouraged not to bring any type of bags.
However, there will be a CLEAR BAG POLICY.
The less you bring, the easier it will be to pass the security checkpoint.

Guests are Permitted to Carry the Following:

Bags that are clear
Plastic, Vinyl, or PVC bags that do not exceed 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)

Small clutch bags
Approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap. Small clutch bags can be taken into the event with one of the clear plastic bag options.

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.