Grammy-winning and critically-acclaimed Christian music singers Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith have announced their anticipated Christmas tour this coming holiday season.
The holiday show will feature a full symphony orchestra and songs from both artists’ vast Christmas and Christian music catalogues. Grant and Smith will spread the holiday cheer and make stops across seven cities in the country, kicking off at Cincinnati, OH, on November 30.
“Michael is one is the most gifted musicians I know. His welcoming, easygoing personality makes me look forward to every chance I have to share the stage with him…. especially at Christmas,” Grant says.
Adding further, Smith shared in excitement, “It’s no secret how much I love Christmas and playing Christmas music. I’m so looking forward to being back out with Amy for the first half of the season – and when she returns home for her Christmas residency at the Ryman – I look forward to carrying on for nine more shows with my band and the amazing Marc Martel!”
Grant will join Smith on the road for seven dates alongside Martel before her annual Ryman Auditorium holiday shows with husband Vince Gill. After which, both Smith and Martel will continue the Christmas tour for nine dates including stops in Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA and Detroit, MI.
In addition to the performances, and in support of their longstanding relationship with Compassion International, Smith and Grant are exclusively meeting fans who sponsor a child through the organization prior to the concerts through the websites www.meetamyandmichael.com and www.meetmichaelwsmith.com. The Compassion Meet & Greet is an opportunity to learn more about the Compassion International’s child sponsorship experience and will include a photo and Meet & Greet opportunity with the artists. (Tickets to each concert must be purchased separately through the event’s normal ticketing outlets.)
All three artists are also participating in the Sixth Annual Balsam Hill Celebrities for Smiles Charity Auction, where the public can bid on one-of-a-kind, celebrity-autographed, beautiful holiday ornaments on an eBay auction at www.CelebritiesforSmiles.com. All proceeds will benefit Operation Smile, an international medical charity that offers free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries to children and young adults all around the world.
For more information on the upcoming tour and to purchase tickets, visit: AmyGrant.com/Tour and MichaelWSmith.com/Tour
2019 Christmas Tour Dates:
Sat, Nov 30 Cincinnati, OH**
Sun, Dec 1 Columbus, OH**
Mon, Dec 2 Indianapolis, IN**
Thu, Dec 5 Grand Rapids, MI**
Fri, Dec 6 Minneapolis, MN**
Sat, Dec 7 Sioux Falls, SD**
Sun, Dec 8 Des Moines, IA**
Tue, Dec 10 Nashville, TN*
Wed, Dec 11 Atlanta, GA*
Fri, Dec 13 Reading, PA*
Sat, Dec 14 Huntington, WV*
Sun, Dec 15 Shippensburg, PA*
Wed, Dec 18 Detroit, MI*
Thu, Dec 19 Pittsburgh, PA*
Fri, Dec 20 Lowell, MA*
Sat, Dec 21 Medford, NJ*
**Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Marc Martel
*Michael W. Smith and Marc Martel
All dates and venues are subject to change without notice