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Concert announcement: Winter Jam hits Save Mart Center Nov. 17

292Winter Jam, which bills itself as Christian music’s largest annual tour, makes it way to Fresno for a third year, this time with headline-act The Newsboys.

The tour, which touts 10 bands for $10, will be at Save Mart Center Nov. 11. Tickets are available the day of and only at the venue. Last year’s tour (with headliner Toby Mac) was in the top 20 in worldwide ticket sales, according to Pollstar Magazine’s mid-year special edition. It sold close to 9,000 tickets for its Save Mart Center date.

The full line-up for this year’s festival includes Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, Newsong, Building 429, Love and Outcome, Dara MacLean, Everfound and Crowder.

Watch a promo video for the tour on the jump.

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The name that every reggae fan knows — The Original Wailers — is at Fulton 55 tonight. Sure, Bob Marley is long gone, but his guitarist Al Anderson carries the Wailers torch these days. Local band Irie Sun opens. So get up, stand up, go see a show. [More]

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Concert News: Winter Jam heads to Fresno


The Save Mart Center has landed another Christian music festival — Winter Jam 2011, which brings Newsboys, Kutless, Matthew West, RED, Fireflight, Newsong and KJ-52 to town on Nov. 19 with speaker Tony Nolan in tow.

The tour has a ticketing model similar to the Rock and Worship Roadshow, which has become an annual hit in Fresno. Tickets are only available at the door and are modestly priced at $10. The Winter Jam tour has actually been around longer, though. This is its 16th year, though, as far as I know, its first time in Fresno.

The arena has also recently announced two events that may be of interest: WWE’s “Raw” returns Aug. 6 while “Barney Live in Concert” arrives for two shows Aug. 9