(High Point, N.C.) – Premier Productions celebrated a stellar Spring 2014 with three major worship tours – The Majestic Tour with Kari Jobe, Jesus Is Tour with Judah Smith and Jesus Culture’s The Still Believe Tour with Kim Walker-Smith. With more than 70,000 tickets sold, capacity crowds brought a sellout status to several venues, including Toronto’s Attwell Centre and Birmingham’s Gardendale First Baptist Church for Kari Jobe, as well as San Antonio’s Westover Hills Assembly of God and Oklahoma City’s Crossings Community Church for Jesus Culture.
This spring follows on the heels of Premier’s largest Winter Jam Tour Spectacular in history. Ranked #1 in attendance in the world for four consecutive years in the First Quarter, according to Pollstar, The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular hosted more than 550,000 people from January through March. Winter Jam played to capacity crowds at huge arenas such as Chicago’s Sears Centre Arena; Houston’s Toyota Center; Scottrade Center in St. Louis; Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena; and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Premier Productions has seen the growth skyrocket for this popular “10-artists-for-$10″ event – hitting new heights each year. This year, more than 30,000 people attended the tour’s February stop at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, marking the biggest single event in Winter Jam’s 19-year history.
In 2013, Premier Productions added a Conference Division and launched the year with highly successful events in 2013 – Hillsong Conference in New York City and Los Angeles, MOTION Student conference in Birmingham and Jesus Culture in Los Angeles. Premier has expanded those events this year to include three Jesus Culture conference dates, MOTION, G12 Conference and others. In addition, Premier will be launching a 2015 women’s conference with the wives of Duck Commander from A&E’s popular “Duck Dynasty” show.
Premier is the major producer for Southern Gospel’s favorite icon – Bill Gaither – and the Gaither Vocal Band, Gaither Homecoming and Gaither Christmas Homecoming Tours. Premier is on target to produce nearly 50 Gaither concerts in 2014 alone.
The Premier Festivals division is bringing top named artists to 12 family friendly events in amusement parks, beaches and universities across the nation and into Canada this year, while Premier Vacations and Events offers high seas adventures and land-based vacations with top named artists, authors and entertainers. These include The K-LOVE Cruise, Love Like You Mean It marriage cruise, Karen Kingsbury’s Beach Party and the Duck Commander Cruise, to name a few.
In its nearly 20 year tenure, Premier Productions has ushered in more than 12 million people to events of all kinds. This year alone, Premier is on pace to produce more than 300 concerts. With even more events on the horizon, Premier will be exclusively producing these tours in the fall: Kari Jobe, Lecrae, Hillsong Worship, Jesus Culture, Gaither Homecoming Tour, and the West Coast leg of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular.