LAS VEGAS—Christian music’s largest annual tour Winter Jam, featuring Lecrae, Mac Powell from Third Day, Andy Mineo, Building 429, Family Force 5, NewSong, Moriah Peters presenting TRALA, speaker Nick Hall, along with Pre-Jam artists Dan Bremnes, Mallary Hope and Westover, returns to Orleans Arena on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Grammy Award-winning hip-hop trailblazer Lecrae burst into the music scene in 2004 with his debut album “Real Talk,” released through his co-owned independent record label Reach Records. In 2008, Lecrae released “Rebel,” which became the first hip-hop album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel chart. A few years later, Lecrae released his album “Gravity,” which was later deemed as one of the most important albums in Christian hip-hop history by Rapzilla and Atlanta Daily World, winning him a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album. The hip-hop artists made history with his No. 1 album “Anomaly,” which simultaneously topped the Billboard 200 and the Gospel charts. Lecrae has received multiple awards, including a Billboard Music Award, BET Award and two Grammy Awards.
Mac Powell grew up in a musical home, listening to his parents sing and play the guitar and him singing at a small Baptist church. After moving to Atlanta, Ga., Powell pursued his passion for music and his faith by joining the band Third Day. Together the band sold nearly 10 million albums, earning four Grammy Awards, an American Music Award and 24 Dove Awards. In 2009, Third Day was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. In addition to his contributions to Third Day, Powell has released two solo country and rock albums, including “Mac Powell” and “Southpaw,” collaborating with the songwriters Darius Rucker, Christian Bush (Sugarland), Chris Stapleton and Travis Tritt.
Best known for his reflective lyricism, hip hop recording artist Andy Mineo began his musical career producing music during his middle school and high school years, and later forming a rap group under Syracuse University's Marshall Street Records. Today, Mineo is an influential Christian hip-hop artist who has released several hit albums, including “Uncomfortable,” which became the No. 1 independent record in the country, delivering a No. 3 and No.10 position on Billboard’s Hip Hop and Top 200 album charts. Mineo’s “Uncontrollable” Tour sold out iconic venues across the United States and Europe allowing him to reach more fans around the world. Aside from creating albums, Mineo scripts, produces and directs his music videos, and has created a three-season web series on YouTube called “Saturday Morning Car-Tunez,” which has garnered more than one million views.
Rounding out the show’s lineup are Building 429, Family Force 5, NewSong, Moriah Peters presenting TRALA, , Mallary Hope, Westover and Dan Bremnes. Nick Hall, founder of PULSE movement will be the evening’s speaker.
Showtime is 6 p.m. General Admission doors open at 5 p.m. Only a $15 donation at the door (cash or check only). No tickets are required. In honor of Veterans Day weekend, active military and veterans will be admitted to the concert for free. First responders will also be admitted for free at the event. Jam Nation members receive early admission at 3:30 p.m., pre-show Q&A with the artists, discounts on merchandise and more. Jam Nation memberships start at $34.99 for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www.orleanscasino.com or 2017.jamtour.com.
About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook and on Twitter (@orleansarena). The Orleans Arena is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com. Boyd Gaming and Orleans Arena press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.