TobyMac To Headline Winter Jam Spectacular 2013

NewSong reveals Winter Jam’s early 2013 run. With TobyMac at the helm, the lineup features RED, Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Sidewalk Prophets and Royal Tailor. Beginning in Charleston, W.Va., stops include Tampa, Kansas City, Memphis, Chicago and San Antonio.

Photo: Mike Bradley
Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, N.C.

Founded and hosted by NewSong, details about the early 2013 winter excursion featuring the best of Christian music were announced at a special launch event held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Promoted by Premier Productions, each Winter Jam show will include a message from national speaker Nick Hall.

And don’t forget about the Youth Music Vault Pre-Jam Party with performances from Jason Castro, OBB and Capital Kings.

“As we prepare for Winter Jam’s 18th year, we are more passionate than ever about the ministry that drives the tour,” NewSong founding member / Winter Jam creator Eddie Carswell said. “Led by TobyMac, this year’s lineup represents the diversity – and future – of Christian music. And we are thrilled that Nick Hall will be back with us to share the Gospel message, as that has always been the heart of Winter Jam.”

Currently touring the western states, Winter Jam’s early 2013 outing runs from January through the end of March. Here’s the schedule:

Jan. 4 – Charleston, W.V., Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
Jan. 5 – Charlotte, N.C., Time Warner Cable Arena
Jan. 6 – Chattanooga, Tenn., UTC McKenzie Arena
Jan. 11 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
Jan. 12 – Tampa, Fla., Tampa Bay Times Forum
Jan. 13 – Mobile, Ala., Mitchell Center
Jan. 17 – Reading, Pa., Sovereign Center
Jan. 18 – University Park, Pa., Bryce Jordan Center
Jan. 19 – Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
Jan. 20 – Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen County War Mem. Coliseum
Jan. 25 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
Jan. 26 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
Jan. 27 – Peoria, Ill., Peoria Civic Center Arena
Jan. 31 – Evansville, Ind., Ford Center
Feb. 1 – Milwaukee, Wis., U.S. Cellular Arena
Feb. 2 – Louisville, Ky., Freedom Hall @ The Kentucky Expo Center
Feb. 7 – Fayetteville, N.C., Crown Coliseum
Feb. 8 – Greenville, S.C., Bi-Lo Center
Feb. 9 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 10 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
Feb. 14 – Augusta, Ga., James Brown Arena
Feb. 15 – Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boling Arena
Feb. 16 – Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
Feb. 17 – Norfolk, Va., Norfolk Scope Arena
Feb. 22 – Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Bank Arena
Feb. 23 – Hoffman Estates, Ill., Sears Centre Arena
Feb. 24 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
March 1 – Omaha, Neb., Omaha Civic Auditorium
March 2 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
March 3 – Memphis, Tenn., FedExForum
March 7 – Tupelo, Miss., BancorpSouth Arena
March 8 – Bossier City, La., CenturyLink Center
March 9 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
March 10 – North Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena
March 15 – Columbia, S.C., Colonial Life Arena
March 16 – Lexington, Ky., Rupp Arena
March 17 – Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena
March 21 – Ypsilanti, Mich., EMU Convocation Ctr.
March 22 – Cleveland, Ohio, Wolstein Ctr. / Cleveland St. Univ.
March 23 – Champaign, Ill., Assembly Hall
March 24 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
March 28 – Springfield, Mo., JQH Arena
March 29 – Wichita, Kan., Intrust Bank Arena
March 30 – San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center

Photo: AP Photo
Dove Awards, Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tenn.

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