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Review: Winter Jam 2014, Santander Arena, Reading, PA

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Take a cold winter day, add a concert with 10 top Christian bands for only $10, top it off with over 7,000 avid fans and what do you get, Winter jam 2014 at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA.

The annual Christian music review is almost four and half hours of music, ministry and worship. Oh yeah there is also a lot of fun and fellowship wrapped in a concert like atmosphere. One of the best parts of Winter Jam is that most of tje artists are available to meet and greet at their merchandise tables after the event.

The Winter Jam event opened with three fairly new Christian artists, Derek Minor (a rapper who recently released Minorville), Love & the Outcome (a husband and wife whose self titled debut came out in August) and Everfound (four Russian born brothers who recently released their first album Never Beyond Repair) who each played a couple of songs before giving way to the rest of the evening.

Next up was Colton Dixon, an artist who is quite familiar to American Idol fans as well as concerts goers in the Reading area having been here three times in the last few months. Dixon played three songs which many of the younger members of the crowd seemed to know word for word.

After Dixon the rest of the evening was filled with eclectic mix of Christian music heavy hitters. There was the arena rock sounds of Newsong, and Tenth Avenue North, there was the heavy rock sound of Thousand Foot Krutch, there was the Heart like wails of Plumb, the ear splitting rap of Lecrae and the r&b pop sound of the headliners, the Newsboys.

The crowd never seemed to mind the rapid change in the styles of music nor did they seem to mind the large gaps in the music which were filled with times reflection by band members, times of worship by speaker Nick Hall and a plea for help with care of children from around the world by representatives from Holt International, a Christian adoption agency.

In the end the evening was not about the music, the sermons, the many merch items for sale, the star of this night was clear. "Let's give out Lord and Savior a big round of applause," declared Eddie Carswell of Newsong .



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