Winter Jam 2018

Winter Jam 2018 Rolls with Top Rockers Skillet to Grand Rapids
Popular Christian Music Tour to Play SMG-managed Van Andel Arena® January 7


Grand Rapids — GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum- selling and Billboard Music Award-winning
rockers Skillet will headline the Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular, it was revealed during the tour's
launch celebration at Nashville’s Hard Rock Café. Among the biggest annual tours in the world,
Winter Jam is once again set to showcase a lineup of some of the best and brightest names in
Christian music.


"We are so excited to be back on Winter Jam in 2018,” said Skillet’s John Cooper. “I'm looking
forward to playing with great artists, talking about faith with great friends, and playing for the
legendary crowds that attend Winter Jam!”


Presented by Holt International, Winter Jam’s 46-city Eastern U.S. tour will also feature GRAMMY®-
nominated recording artist and internationally-renowned worship leader Kari Jobe (featuring Cody
Carnes); GRAMMY®-nominated pop hitmakers Building 429; popular comedian and viral sensation
John Crist; critically-acclaimed breakout hip-hop recording artist KB; GRAMMY®-nominated tour
creators and hosts, NewSong; Dove Award-winning chart-topper Jordan Feliz; and a message from
author, speaker and evangelist Nick Hall. In addition, the Pre-Jam Party will feature award- winning
worship artist Dan Bremnes and lauded Curb Records singer/songwriter Mallary Hope, along with
new Baby Syndrome Records artist Westover.

 

Kicking-off January 5 at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia, the tour will visit
numerous major venues across the country, including Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI on
Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Doors will open for the Pre-Jam Party at 5:00 PM. A
suggested donation of $15 will be collected at the door for entry. Lineup is subject to change.

 

"I can’t wait to see what God is going to do on Winter Jam 2018,” said tour creator and NewSong cofounder,
Eddie Carswell. “Every year He amazes us with His presence and the people He draws to
each venue to hear the Gospel. We hope everyone can make it out this year. It’s going to be a show
to remember.”


Winter Jam is produced by Premier Productions and sponsored in part by Liberty University;
Samaritan Ministries; Together (presenting the Winter Jam Youth Leader Reception); the upcoming
film “I Can Only Imagine”; Premier Vacations & Events; Camp Electric; Texas TransEastern and
Xtreme Conferences.


Created and hosted by one of Christian music’s most iconic bands, NewSong, Winter Jam exploded
from a single show in 1995 to become the genre's benchmark tour. 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.


Earlier this year Winter Jam was again ranked among the biggest first quarter tours in the world,
landing at #4 on Pollstar’s “1Q YTD Worldwide 2017 Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours” chart. The tour’s
annual West Coast leg is set to launch November 9 in Los Angeles with GRAMMY®, Dove, Billboard
Music Award and BET Award-winning hip-hop trailblazer Lecrae at the helm.


For further information, visit jamtour.com or turningpointpr.com. Follow Winter Jam on Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram.


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