Winter Jam 2014: The First Stop

Winter Jam is a Christian Rock concert that aims to bring collaborating artists and a speaker to various cities around the country to spread music and the word.  This year’s line up was headlined by Newsboys and included Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, Newsong, Colton Dixon, Love and the Outcome, Everfound, Derek Minor and speaker Nick Hall.

I didn’t know much about most of the artists before attending the show.  A few of their songs would pop up on Pandora, I have some songs by Tenth Avenue North on my iPod that I love, and of course Colton Dixon was on American Idol.  Our real focus, however, was Thousand Foot Krutch.  That is not to say that the other artists weren’t as good or didn’t rock just as hard because they did, but we, my friend and I, have been trying to see them live for quite a while now and they did not disappoint!

The PNC Arena was rocking from the moment we stepped in the door! As each band came out, the room became more and more electric and they weren’t kidding when they say Christian Rock! Every band rocked out! Even during slow songs people were up and singing along and it was a great atmosphere.  As I said earlier we were looking most forward to Thousand Foot Krutch.  They rocked extra hard! Not only because we actually knew all their songs, but also because they went right after the speaker and  they really Fired It Up! Newsboys was the headliner and they proved it with their set which rocked the house and possibly the whole street!

I highly recommend attendance for anyone who enjoys Christian music, especially Christian Rock.  It is only $10 (at the door, no ticket required) and it is general admission, or you can buy a WinterJam Jam Nation Pass for between $30 and $50 and sit on the floor with various other perks.  All of the artists, for the most part, signed afterwards and it was great to meet all of them. They have over 40 shows currently scheduled in the Eastern United States with dates for the Western part of the country coming soon! Check it out in a city near you!

Here’s a small preview of TFK:

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