By Brittany Dillman, Staff Writer —
Winter Jam 2018 combines live concerts from the top names in Christian music, ministry and worship into one night on Feb. 25 at McKenzie Arena.
Winter Jam was founded in 1995 by the Christian music group NewSong, and they have performed on the tour every year.
This Christian music all-star tour began as a mere single concert by NewSong in Greenville, South Carolina and has since expanded to be the largest annual tour in the world.
According to Winter Jam’s website, “When NewSong began Winter Jam, it was based on the idea of removing cost barriers, so more people could attend, be encouraged by the music, and hear the gospel. Years later, those are still the foundations of Winter Jam.”
Almost a dozen acts are participating in the tour this year. This includes the founders of Winter Jam, NewSong, rock group Skillet with their flashing lights filled performance and intense sound, hip-hop singer KB, Kari Jobe, Building 429, John Crist, Jordan Feliz, Nick Hall, Dan Bremnes, Mallary Hope and Westover.
As it has always been, admission to Winter Jam is a suggested donation. This year the donation price has been raised from $10 to $15.
In an interview with The Tennessean, one of the members of NewSong, Eddie Carswell said, “We don’t sell tickets. So if somebody doesn’t have $15, pay $10, pay $5. Come in free. Whatever you need to do to get in the door. We don’t want anybody to not get to come in.”
With the location of the show being so close to home, the low cost and the desire for the people involved with Winter Jam to get people to come out and experience the show, UTC students should take advantage of the opportunity and attend the show.
The show is general admission with seats being first-come-first-serve. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show kicks off at 6 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m.
For more information about Winter Jam 2018 and the performers visit 2018.jamtour.com.