PRAISE WAVE 2018 BRINGS FAVORITE CHRISTIAN MUSIC TO
Christian music fans can kick off their year in high gear with a day of fellowship and fun at SeaWorld Orlando’s Praise Wave. The live concert event series takes place every Saturday, Jan. 20 – Feb. 10.
Guests can enjoy live musical performances by some of the hottest names in Christian music and celebrate in an atmosphere filled with Christian friendship, thrilling rides and inspiring animal attractions.
Saturday, January 20 – Steven Curtis Chapman:
In a career that has spanned 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five Grammys, an American Music Award, 48 No. 1 singles, selling over 11 million albums, with ten RIAA-certified gold and platinum albums to his credit.
Saturday, February 3:
SWITCHFOOT - has been unearthing all manner of musical gems since their 1997 debut “The Legend of Chin,” steadily expanding their global fan base and critical reputation through such releases as the multi-platinum breakthrough “The Beautiful Letdown” (2003) and the Grammy award-winning “Hello Hurricane” (2009). Beyond their career achievements, SWITCHFOOT has been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts through the band's own Bro-Am Foundation.
Saturday, January 27 - Lecrae: Lecrae:
Is a two-time Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist whose 2014 album, “Anomaly,” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Rap, Digital, Christian, Gospel, and Independent charts. His seven studio albums and mixtapes have sold more than 1.9 million copies and he has co-headlined some of the best-selling tours in the U.S.
Saturday, February 10 – MercyMe:
Grammy-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 8.5 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” “Here With Me,” “Homesick” and “So Long Self.”
PRAISE WAVE ADDS NEW DATES AND ARTISTS TO CONCERT LINEUP
Christian music fans can rejoice, new dates and performances have been added to Praise Wave, a fan-favorite event that offers guests a day of fellowship and fun at SeaWorld Orlando. The live concert event series has added two additional dates, expanding the event to Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 11.
NEW – Colton Dixon – Sunday, February 4*:
Tennessee native Colton Dixon first caught the attention of his fans on season eleven of “American Idol.” Colton Dixon's 2013 debut, “A Messenger,” set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act, becoming the No. 1 selling album of 2013 by a new Christian artist and the No. 9 bestselling album of 2013 in the Christian genre overall. *Modified Concert Times: 1 and 3 p.m.
NEW – Matthew West – Sunday, February 11: Well known for communicating stories through song, Matthew West has received thousands of stories from around the world. His latest studio album, “All In,” continues that storytelling theme and includes the No. 1 single “Broken Things.” His album, “Live Forever,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Sales Chart. The hit "Grace Wins" was also a No. 1 single. “Hello My Name Is” achieved a record-setting No.1 for 17 straight weeks at radio and “The Motions” was No. 1 for 15 weeks.