WinterJamLaurenDaigleBy Kelly Wise Legg

The iconic Winter Jam Tour Spectacular will return to Tampa on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Amalie Arena. Many familiar faces will be headlining the biggest Christian music tour in the world including Matthew West and For King & Country.

Some of the other performers featured on the 2016 tour will be Crowder, RED, Sidewalk Prophets, NewSong, KB, Tedashii, We Are Messengers, Stars Go Dim,Trip Lee, Lauren Daigle and evangelist Tony Nolan.

WinterJamsidewalk-prophetsThe Winter Jam Tour has ranked among the top first-quarter tours in the world. The tour began in 1995 with its founder, Eddie Carswell from NewSong, who will also perform next year.

“I am amazed during each Winter Jam how God brings together just the right artists to accomplish His plans,” said Carswell. “All of the performers have a heart for ministry, which is what this tour has been about from the very beginning.”

After 20 years, the Winter Jam Tour still proves to be successful. During the 2015 tour, the festival was attended by more than 600,000 people at 47 shows, breaking previous attendance records.

Doors open for the Pre-Jam party at 5 p.m. Members of Jam Nation have early entrance at 3:30 p.m. Entrance fee is $10 at the door. Winter Jam has always had a first come, first serve admission policy. The Winter Jam shows often will reach venue capacity. Unfortunately, this means that people may be turned away at the door. Becoming a member of Jam Nation allows consumers to enter early to secure premium seating, in addition to many other benefits.

For more information, visit Amalie Arena is located at 401 Channelside Dr. in Tampa.

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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.