Winter Jam Brings Christian Favorites

Winter Jam Brings Christian Favorites
By Amy Woodard (amy@ospreyobserver.com)
third-day_poster-front-image1Christian music fans will be delighted to learn that the genre’s largest tour will be making a stop in Tampa this year. Winter Jam 2010 Tour will feature Third Day, Newsboys, NewSong, Tenth Avenue North, Fireflight and speaker Tony Nolan. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, January 16, at the St. Pete Times Forum. Admission is only $10 at the door and includes a pre-jam party with Sidewalk Prophets, Robert Pierre and Revive. Bring cash for admittance, but, once inside, debit and credit cards are welcome for purchasing merchandise and concessions.Hosted for the 15th consecutive year by Grammy nominated NewSong, seats are first come, first serve with no reserve seating. Eddie Carswell, NewSong founding member and Winter Jam creator, states, “Our vision has always been to bring together great music, the Gospel message and a low admission price. We want families and youth groups to enjoy a night of top-notch entertainment that serves a greater purpose.”Doors will open at 5 p.m. for seating, and the concert is expected to last from 6-10 p.m. Guests needing handicap seating are asked to e-mail sarah@jamtour.com to make arrangements.“This year’s Winter Jam line-up is a great mix of some of the most respected artists in Christian music, along with some of the brightest new acts,” states Roy Morgan, producer of Winter Jam.Youth leaders are invited to a backstage reception 30 minutes prior to the concert. Leaders will be able to meet the artists and have a special time of fellowship and prayer. The concert’s Website states, “Without question, the most significant aspect of Winter Jam is introducing people to the life-changing truth of the Gospel. Over the past 14 years, tens of thousands of people have made a public commitment to Jesus Christ at a Winter Jam event.”The St. Pete Times Forum is located at 401 Channelside Dr. in Tampa. For more information, check out www.jamtour.com.