2014 Winter Jam Tour Spectacular

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The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular which began in 1995 has highlighted many of the outstanding names in Christian music, such as TobyMac, Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman and others.  One of its goals was to bring these musicians to different cities at a low cost; therefore, there are no tickets to buy.  Admission is $10 at the door on the day of the show.

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The tour – founded by Newsong – is said to be “from a single concert in Greenville to the largest annual tour in the world,” and thrills its audience with its vast repertoire of contemporary sacred music.   

The Coliseum is located at 4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46805, and the phone number is 260.482.9502.  Parking is $5 for the Main Lot and $8 for the Preferred Lot.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with showtime at 7:00 p.m. The Tour’s website is www.jamtour.com.

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There is also an opportunity to join Jam Nation which offers Individual Platinum, Group Premium and Group Basic memberships and benefits such as securing select seating, free and early admission to one Winter Jam Show, a Jam Nation T-shirt, and many more.

Come praise God through these incredible musicians and their blessed talents! 



Barb Sieminski is a freelance writer and photographer for several magazines and newspapers. She received her B.A. and M.S. in art and English, from the University of St. Francis. When not chained to the computer, she follows her passion of fishing, believing that all good things come to she who baits . . .

Thoughts about Winter Jam’s TobyMac

I’ve been a fan of TobyMac, one of the headlining acts for Winter Jam, for many years. Formerly a member of the Christian rock group dc talk, TobyMac has returned to Fort Wayne many times to offer upbeat Christian music to fans of all ages.

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In my freelance writing career I’ve interviewed him on two occasions for stories in newspapers and magazines. It was interesting to hear him voice the challenges he feels at trying to balance everything in his life. With a wife and five children awaiting him at home, TobyMac admitted he felt the pain of separation from those he loves most.

“I hate being gone from my family,” he said. “It breaks my heart when I’m on the road four, maybe five days a week. I’m sharing God’s love and music, but it kills me to be away from my kids. I always ask myself, how long should I do this? My kids know why I go. They know it’s more than making music. But if God told me to change one thing about my parenting style, I think He would tell me to be in their lives more consistently.”

When he is home, TobyMac concentrates on his family. “We sit down to dinner together,” he said. “After dinner, we go outside to play. I run around with them, and we play baseball. Then I read to them at bedtime and pray with each one and tuck them into bed. I love that routine. It kills me to miss it.”

With those kinds of thoughts running through my head each time I hear one of his songs on the local Christian radio stations WBCL FM 90.3 and WLAB 88.3 I appreciate this guy’s dedication to not only his career and craft as a singer/songwriter, but also his dedication to his family. It makes Winter Jam that much more meaningful to me, knowing each performer is making the same sacrifice.

Other singers at WinterJam 2013 in Fort Wayne include Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Royal Tailor, Sidewalk Prophets, NewSong, and speaker Nick Hall.

As always tickets are free but organizers ask for a $10 donation. A love offering will be taken during the concert. Note: These concerts can be quite long (4 hours), so plan accordingly.

Winter Jam will be held at
Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
JANUARY 20th ~ 6 PM ~ Doors 5 PM


Kayleen Reusser has written children’s books and had stories in Chicken Soup books. She writes features for the News-Sentinel newspaper and profiles for the Ossian Sun Riser. She loves to travel and write about her experiences at her website: www.KayleenR.com

Winter Jam 2012: Inexpensive Family Fun

It’s time to jam. Families, young adults and couples alike will enjoy this budget-friendly rock concert. The 2012 Winter Jam Tour comes to Fort Wayne’s own Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on January 22.

Tickets are sold at the door and are only $10 per person. Artists on this year’s tour include Grammy-nominated alternative rock band Skillet, along with Sanctus Real, former Newsboys frontman Peter Furler, Kari Jobe, Building 429, Group 1 Crew, illusionist Brock Gill and national speaker Nick Hall.

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Skillet headlines Winter Jam 2012

Doors open extra early for a pre-jam party which includes performances from Dara Maclean, For King & Country and We As Human. VeggieTales’ Bob and Larry will also make a special appearance. The Winter Jam annual concert series began in 1995 and has featured many of the top names in Christian music from TobyMac, to Third Day, the Newsboys and Steven Curtis Chapman. In 2012 the series will make stops in 47 cities nationwide.

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Warm up with a hot concert!

Tickets for Winter Jam 2012 are sold at the door for $10 each. Arrive by 3:30 p.m. to see the pre-jam party on January 22. Doors for the main show open at 5 p.m., with the headlining tour beginning at 6 p.m. Be sure to get the latest updates on the Winter Jam tour via Facebook and Twitter.


Previously a news reporter at daily newspapers in Indiana and Ohio, Holly Hammersmith now enjoys the lighter side of writing through freelance work. In her spare time, Holly can be found running or practicing yoga. She also enjoys visiting local coffee shops and day-tripping. Holly lives with her husband, dog Lulu and half a dozen houseplants. Find Holly on Twitter @HFHammers and at http://hollyhammersmith.com.