The line up for the next installment of Christian music's largest annual tour, Winter Jam, was unveiled tonight during a special live webcast.
Co-headlining next year’s 48-city Winter Jam Tour Spectacular are two fan favorites: GRAMMY Award-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY and GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West. The tour will also feature Crowder, RED, Sidewalk Prophets, NewSong, KB/Tedashii/Trip Lee, Lauren Daigle and evangelist Tony Nolan, while the Pre-Jam Party is slated to showcase Stars Go Dim and We Are Messengers.
Presented by Holt International, the tour kicks-off January 2 in Charleston, West Virginia, and will hit nearly 50 of the country’s top venues, including EagleBank Arena in Washington, D.C.; Atlanta’s Georgia Dome; the BB&T Center in Miami; Smoothie King Center in New Orleans; Houston’s Toyota Center; and St. Louis’ Scottrade Center, among others, before concluding April 3 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.
“I am amazed during each Winter Jam how God brings together just the right artists to accomplish His plans," said Eddie Carswell, Winter Jam creator and founding member of NewSong. “All of the performers announced tonight have a heart for ministry, which is what this tour has been about from the very beginning."
In addition to Holt International, Winter Jam 2016 sponsors include “God’s Not Dead 2,” Liberty University, Museum of the Bible (presenting the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular Youth Leader Reception), PEPSI, Camp Electric, Premier Vacations & Events, Xtreme Conferences, Texas TransEastern and Wayne E. Bailey Produce.
Jam Nation members receive free and early admission. Learn more at JamTour.com. Tickets will be $10 at the door.
It was also announced tonight that a movie is in the works. "This Is Winter Jam" is coming to theaters in the spring of 2016. Read more HERE.
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Winter Jam 2016 Tour Schedule:
JAN 2, 2016 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
JAN 3, 2016 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
JAN 7, 2016 Reading, PA Santander Arena
JAN 8, 2016 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center
JAN 9, 2016 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
JAN 10, 2016 Chattanooga, TN McKenzie Arena
JAN 15, 2016 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
JAN 16, 2016 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena (f. Tampa Bay Times Forum)
JAN 17, 2016 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
JAN 21, 2016 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
JAN 22, 2016 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
JAN 23, 2016 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
JAN 24, 2016 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
JAN 28, 2016 Evansville, IN The Ford Center
JAN 29, 2016 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
JAN 30, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
JAN 31, 2016 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
FEB 4, 2016 Mobile, AL Mitchell Center
FEB 5, 2016 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
FEB 6, 2016 Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
FEB 11, 2016 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
FEB 12, 2016 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
FEB 13, 2016 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
FEB 14, 2016 Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena
FEB 18, 2016 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
FEB 19, 2016 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
FEB 20, 2016 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
FEB 21, 2016 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
FEB 26, 2016 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
FEB 27, 2016 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
FEB 28, 2016 Norfolk, VA Scope Arena
MAR 4, 2016 Houston, TX Toyota Center
MAR 5, 2016 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
MAR 6, 2016 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
MAR 10, 2016 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
MAR 11, 2016 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
MAR 12, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center
MAR 13, 2016 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
MAR 18, 2016 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
MAR 19, 2016 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BJCC
MAR 20, 2016 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
MAR 24, 2016 Roanoke, VA Berglund Center (f. Roanoke Civic Center)
MAR 25, 2016 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
MAR 26, 2016 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
MAR 31, 2016 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena
APR 1, 2016 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
APR 2, 2016 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
APR 3, 2016 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall
*Dates are subject to change without notice. For the latest tour stops, visit http://2016.jamtour.com/shows#list.