NASHVILLE—Marking yet another first in its record-breaking history, NewSong's Winter Jam Tour Spectacular—the world's #1 first quarter tour for three consecutive years based on attendance—comes to Atlanta's Georgia Dome February 8. In addition to Winter Jam's star-studded 2014 lineup—led by Newsboys and Lecrae—the Winter Jam 2014 Dome Spectacular will feature a special appearance by University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt and other surprise guests.
Making Winter Jam an all-day event, the inaugural "JAM ZONE presented by KIA" and sponsored by Country Financial, the Creation Museum and the Israel Ministry of Tourism, among others, will be held from 10 am–6 pm in the World Congress Center. JAM ZONE is a free, expo-style event, featuring a live performance stage and more than 85 booths of local businesses and exhibitors, in addition to food and merchandise vendors. Fans will also be able to interact with Winter Jam artists throughout the day at the Winter Jam autograph booth.
"For the last three years, Winter Jam has played to capacity crowds of more than 15,000 in Atlanta, so we knew it was time to think big so more people could attend," said Eddie Carswell, Winter Jam creator and NewSong founding member. "With the move to the Georgia Dome, we also wanted to provide activities for fans during the day, so we appreciate KIA partnering with us for our first-ever JAM ZONE. We know February 8 is going to be a special day and we are anxiously anticipating what God will do."
NewSong's Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular features Multi-GRAMMY® nominated Newsboys and groundbreaking GRAMMY®-winning rap/hip-hop recording artist Lecrae, along with Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong and Colton Dixon, as well as a message from national evangelist Nick Hall. In addition the iDisciple App Pre-Jam Party will feature Love & The Outcome, Everfound and Derek Minor.
Promoted by Premier Productions and presented by Holt International, NewSong's Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular will hit 48 cities, before concluding March 30. The Tour is sponsored by God's Not Dead the movie, University of Mobile, Pepsi, TheOverflow.com, Camp Electric, Premier Christian Cruises, Xtreme Conferences, Wayne E. Bailey Produce, and Texas TransEastern.
For the third consecutive time, last year's Winter Jam Tour Spectacular topped Pollstar's Worldwide First Quarter Ticket Sales Charts – Top 100 Tours, surpassing all other 2013 first quarter tours. Since creating Winter Jam in 1995, NewSong hosts and continues to oversee the exponential growth of this groundbreaking tour. Among the music industry's top outings, Winter Jam features Christian music's best and brightest artists and provides a powerful platform for the Gospel message across the country.
A complete list of Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular dates and cities is available at JamTour.com.