The bands were: Royal Tailor, NewSong, Sidewalk Prophets, Jaimie Grace, Red, Capital Kings, Jason Castro, OBB, Matthew West, and Toby Mac. The speaker was Nick Hall.
One of the sponsors of the event was WorldVision. Big Mac and I discussed it and we decided to sponsor a child. We already sponsor a girl in Haiti. But at Winter Jam, Big Mac chose a little boy in Mexico that our family will now sponsor. You don't have to go to Winter Jam if you want to sponsor a child. Go here for World Vision's website. It's interesting to me because the little boy that Big Mac chose, looks like he and his brother did when they were 3 or 4 years old. It will be fun to get to know this boy and watch him grow as we sponsor him.
I think my favorite singer was Jamie Grace. Her music is so upbeat. And she is very upbeat too! I really enjoyed her.
I'm not a heavy metal fan so I didn't enjoy Red. In truth they were a little too intense for me. BUT I'm sure they love the Lord and their faith is strong. It's just not my kind of music.
I posted on FaceBook that I wanted to write the lyrics to every Sidewalk Prophets song on the walls of our home. Their songs were excellent.
Matthew West had terrific stories that brought me to tears with his songs. And I could not believe Jason Castro's voice. Amazing.
And then, all too soon, the concert was over. All the singers came out on stage for the end of one of Toby Mac's songs. There were confetti bombs. And then the show was closed in prayer just as it was opened in prayer.
I'll be at Winter Jam 2014, how about you? If you are reading this and you are not in PA, Winter Jam 2013 MIGHT be coming to a city near you. Check here for concert details. They are touring for quite a while yet! Check 'em out.
If you saw a Winter Jam concert, tell me what you thought!