For Christian music’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 histories?in the case of Curtis Chapman as the most honored artist in the history of Christian music?in the case of Camp?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 Jam’s original creation as an annual event. Again this year, key to the success of Winter Jam in its’ 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 year’s presentation: “Last year’s Winter Jam topped all expectations and put the event in the record books with Pollstar.We anticipate the strength of this year’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 NewSong’s commitment to the original vision, we continue as a team to challenge ourselves each year to present the ultimate Christian ‘jam session’ and further challenge the excellence that Winter Jam has come to represent.”
Major sponsors of the tour this year include Holt International’s ‘Waiting Child Program,’ 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.