Entering the final leg of 2017’s first quarter run, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular continues to welcome an array of special guests alongside the tour’s high-wattage lineup. Numerous top artists and athletes have appeared during Winter Jam’s multi-city outing so far, including GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West; GMA Artist of the Year Lauren Daigle; “American Idol” alum Danny Gokey; GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Francesca Battistelli; GMA New Artist of the Year Jordan Feliz; Atlanta Braves great Otis Nixon; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley; and Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher, among others.
“Duck Dynasty’s” Willie & Korie Robertson and GRAMMY-nominated “Chain Breaker” singer/songwriter Zach Williams are slated as the tour’s next special guests. The Robertsons—parents of Winter Jam speaker Sadie Robertson—will be at tour stops in Birmingham, Alabama (March 17); New Orleans (March 18); and Little Rock, Arkansas (March 19). In addition, Williams will hit the Winter Jam stage in Ft. Wayne, Indiana (March 23); State College, Pennsylvania (March 24); Greensboro, North Carolina (March 25); and Chattanooga, Tennessee (March 26).
"It has been great to have so many friends in the music industry and sports world joining us at Winter Jam this year,” said Eddie Carswell, Winter Jam creator and NewSong founding member. “It adds another level of excitement to what is already an amazing night."
The Winter Jam 2017 Tour Spectacular showcases 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, features OBB, Sarah Reeves and Steven Malcolm. The tour is also highlighted by a special appearance from “Duck Dynasty” television star Sadie Robertson, as well as a message from acclaimed author, speaker and evangelist Tony Nolan.
Presented by Holt International, Winter Jam has played to capacity crowds in major arenas across the country to date, including Kansas City’s Sprint Center; the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa; Charlotte, North Carolina’s Spectrum Center; and the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The tour will hit a total of 46 cities before concluding April 2 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Additional Winter Jam sponsors include Liberty University, Samaritan Ministries, Premier Vacations & Events, Xtreme Conferences, Camp Electric, The Life Book Movement, 64 Audio, Texas TransEastern and Wayne E. Bailey Produce.
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 top artists.