A capacity crowd of artists, industry and VIP fans gathered at Nashville’s Hard Rock Café earlier this evening for the highly anticipated reveal of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular’s 2017 lineup. Featuring performances from multiple newly announced tour artists, the launch party was exclusively live-streamed to viewers around the world via jamtour.com.
The annual multi-artist extravaganza—one of the world’s leading first quarter tours—Winter Jam 2017 is set to showcase 10 of Christian music’s best and brightest artists: multi GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Crowder; Top 40 hit-maker and GRAMMY®-nominee Britt Nicole; Dove Award-winning fan favorites Tenth Avenue North; breakout pop/hip-hop recording artist Andy Mineo; Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and “American Idol” finalist Colton Dixon; best-selling rockers Thousand Foot Krutch; and GRAMMY®-nominated Winter Jam creators and tour hosts, NewSong. In addition, the Pre-Jam Party, sponsored by Israel: Land of Creation, will feature OBB, Sarah Reeves and Steven Malcolm. The tour will also be highlighted by a special appearance from “Duck Dynasty” television star Sadie Robertson (pictured right), as well as a message from acclaimed author, speaker and evangelist Tony Nolan (pictured far right).
Presented by Holt International, Winter Jam 2017 kicks-off January 6 at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia, hitting a total of 46 cities through early April. Among numerous top venues around the country, the tour is slated to visit Atlanta’s Georgia Dome; the Allstate Arena in Chicago; Miami’s BB&T Center; the Toyota Center in Houston; Kansas City’s Sprint Center; and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, before concluding April 2 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“We’ve had a great time this evening celebrating Winter Jam and introducing next year’s lineup,” said Winter Jam creator and NewSong founding member, Eddie Carswell. “I’m so excited to hit the road with all these amazing artists for 46 nights of fantastic music and life-changing ministry. As we look ahead to 2017, our prayer is simply that God will continue to bless this tour and use it for His glory.”
General admission is $10 at the door, with premium Jam Nation memberships available in advance at jamtour.com. Citizens of Jam Nation receive early entry and seating, as well as exclusive tour merchandise, among other perks.
Additional Winter Jam 2017 Tour sponsors include Liberty University, Samaritan Ministries, Premier Vacations & Events, Xtreme Conferences, Camp Electric, Texas TransEastern and Wayne E. Bailey Produce.
Founders and hosts of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, NewSong’s iconic career has spanned more than 30 years and includes 20 albums, 20 #1 Christian radio singles, a #1 mainstream AC hit, a GRAMMY® Award nomination and induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, among numerous other achievements. One of the most beloved bands in Christian music, the group’s discography includes such defining songs as “Arise, My Love,” “Rescue,“ “The Same God,” and the blockbuster holiday favorite, “The Christmas Shoes.”
Winter Jam exploded from a single show in 1995 to the world’s #1 first-quarter tour for four consecutive years, according to Pollstar. Throughout two decades, Winter Jam has helped provide a powerful platform for the Gospel in major arenas nationwide, consistently showcasing Christian music’s brightest stars. The tour’s storied history was documented in April’s one-night national box-office release, “This Is Winter Jam,” presented by Fathom Events and WORD Entertainment. Last year Winter Jam played to more than 700,000 people across the country, shattering the tour’s previous attendance records.