For Immediate Release
October 21, 2019
Hilarie Carpenter (616) 742-6397
Fan Favorite Crowder to Helm Winter Jam 2020 at Van Andel Arena on January 19
Grand Rapids — Christian music’s premiere multi-artist annual outing, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, steps into a new decade with a fan-favorite headliner, GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Crowder. With such recent hits as “Red Letters” and “All My Hope,” the genre-spanning artist—who has sold more than 3 million units and appears regularly on the Grand Ole Opry—leads a star-studded 2020 lineup featuring some of the biggest names in Christian music.
Winter Jam, which is hallmarked annually by its musical diversity, central focus on the Gospel, and a "no ticket required"/$15 donation at the door, will hit a total of 42 cities around the country next year, including a stop in Grand Rapids on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Van Andel Arena. Highlighted by a time of worship each evening, renowned worshippers Passion will also be featured on the tour in Grand Rapids.
“We can’t wait to get out on Winter Jam 2020,” says Crowder. “There is nothing like it and 2020 is going to be just insane! Too much goodness in one place.”
Winter Jam 2020’s lineup also showcases Reach Records hip-hop recording artist and producer Andy Mineo; GRAMMY®-nominated rockers RED; Dove Award nominated singer/songwriter Austin French; GRAMMY®-nominated Winter Jam creators and tour hosts, NewSong; and Dare2Share speaker Zane Black. Additionally, the PreJam opening set will feature 2019 New Artist of the Year Dove Award-nominee Riley Clemmons and will introduce singer/songwriter and evangelist Billy Ballenger, as well as emerging rap/hip-hop recording artist Zauntee.
Kicking-off January 10 at Jacksonville, Florida’s VyStar Veterns Memorial Arena, Winter Jam 2020 is slated to hit Chicago’s Sears Centre Arena; State Farm Arena in Atlanta; Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena; Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena; Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis; Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena; Kansas City, Missouri’s Sprint Center; and PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, among numerous other leading venues around the country, before concluding March 29 at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland.
"I’ve never been more excited about Winter Jam than I am for 2020,” says NewSong founding member and Winter Jam creator Eddie Carswell. “The lineup is amazing and the desire to see Jesus change lives remains our top priority. Bring your friends, bring your youth group— just don't miss it."
In addition to the tour’s popular Jam Nation membership, which allows attendees advance venue entry among other special perks, Winter Jam is introducing a limited number of Jam Nation Ultimate Access passes for 2020. This exclusive pass includes a backstage meet & greet with Crowder, premium reserved Jam Zone seating, and free Jam Nation entry to any other 2020 Winter Jam date.
The Winter Jam 2020 Tour Spectacular is produced by Premier Productions and sponsored in part by Holt International, Liberty University, "A Week Away: The Musical" and Destiny Rescue.
Created and hosted by one of Christian music’s most influential bands, NewSong, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular exploded from a single show in 1995 to become the genre's benchmark tour. Throughout two decades, the tour has regularly ranked among Pollstar's top first quarter outings. Showcasing the best and brightest in Christian music, Winter Jam provides a powerful platform for the Gospel in major arenas nationwide.
For further information, visit jamtour.com or turningpointpr.com. Follow Winter Jam on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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