WINTER JAM 2007: â€œSUPER BOWLâ€ OF CHRISTIAN EVENTS LAUNCHES THIS WEEKEND
Steven Curtis Chapman and Jeremy Camp Headline Tour Spectacular
Source: Nashville January 10, 2007 â€“For Christian musicâ€™s top concert promoter, Premier Productions, January means Winter Jam and the opportunity this year to top 2006 records of more than a quarter million attendance to the spectacular annual event presentation that will reach more than 30 markets nationally beginning this Friday, January 12th.
Winter Jam 2007 heats up with the strongest artist billing to date, topped by first time Jam headliners Steven Curtis Chapman and Jeremy Camp, who bring a collective strength of proven name power and strong tour historiesâ€”in the case of Curtis Chapman as the most honored artist in the history of Christian musicâ€”in the case of Campâ€”recent radio and touring milestones that have made him among the most successful artists to emerge in Christian music over the past five years.
Special guest artists will include Hawk Nelson, Sanctus Real, debut artist Britt Nicole, evangelist/speaker Tony Nolan, comedian/presidential impersonator, John Morgan, and illusionist with fire Andre the Hollywood Cowboy.
As in the past 12 years of Jam presentations, the event will be hosted by award winning group, NewSong, whose founding member Eddie Carswell was also a creative partner in Winter Jamâ€™s original creation as an annual event. Again this year, key to the success of Winter Jam in itsâ€™ history of sell-out concerts will be the $10 at the door* admission price that puts the spectacular within the reach of the largest percentage of concert goers.
Notes Roy Morgan of Premier Productions on this yearâ€™s presentation: â€œLast yearâ€™s Winter Jam topped all expectations and put the event in the record books with Pollstar. We anticipate the strength of this yearâ€™s billing and the addition of some key sponsoring partnerships will set a new benchmark for live Christian concert events in both attendance and quality of the presentation. Winter Jam is an event with heart and an integrity to present a message of God in concert. From VanLiere-Wilcox who produce the Jam, to Eddie Carswell and NewSongâ€™s commitment to the original vision, we continue as a team to challenge ourselves each year to present the ultimate Christian â€˜jam sessionâ€™ and further challenge the excellence that Winter Jam has come to represent.â€.
Major sponsors of the tour this year include Holt Internationalâ€™s â€˜Waiting Child Program,â€™ for children in need, ZAP, a world leader in advanced transportation who will provide a ZAPPY3 scooter for give away in each tour market as well as a Xebra Electric Car with the Winter Jam logo wrap as a grand prize to one lucky concert goer, the Gospel Music Channel, whose 24 hour Christian television network is seen nationally. Additional sponsors include: HearitFirst.com, Tennessee Temple University, Convoy of Hope, Bailey Produce, and Walden Media.
Winter Jam will reach the following markets in itâ€™s January 12th-March 13th run:
Johnson City, TN
Freedom Hall Civic Center
DeSoto Civic Center
Ft. Myers, FL
Wolstein Center at CSU
St. Charles, MO
Dow Event Center
Ft. Wayne, MI
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
James Brown Arena
USA Mitchell Center
Roanoke Civic Center
Constant Convocation Center
Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Lloyd Noble Center
Charles Koch Arena
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs World Arena
Mabee Center Arena
Cynthia Woods Pavillion
Little Rock AR
UTC McKenzie Arena
Wild Adventures Theme Park
* Tickets will be required at a limited number of the concert dates. Visit online at http://www.jamtour.com/ for all details.