Nashville, TN (June 30, 2020)
Chris Tomlin has announced the Worship Tailgate Tour for summer 2020, in conjunction with Premier Productions & 46 Entertainment. This series of shows, on sale today at ChrisTomlin.com, will take place in socially distant open-air environments to ensure safe gatherings. The Worship Tailgate Tour kicks off on July 24th in Louisville, and will be followed by stops in Huntsville on July 25th, the Rock community in Georgia on July 26th, and other future dates to be announced.
After months of live events being paused, Chris Tomlin, Premier Productions and 46 Entertainment are thrilled to provide these socially distanced, open-air tailgate events for thousands of fans in cities around the country. For maximum safety, these outdoor events will feature socially distanced parking. Attendees are encouraged to follow the CDC recommendation that all people over 2 years of age wear a cloth face covering in public settings when around people outside of their household. Presented at racetracks, farms, fairgrounds, and similarly appropriate outdoor sites, these Worship Tailgate concerts provide the entire community with a unique opportunity to celebrate, gather and worship safely at a live event.
“Since I was young I have felt a calling to help give people a voice to worship God,” shares Tomlin. “These tailgate events provide a safe way to come together and remind us how simple songs of worship can connect and give us a voice together in some of the hardest times. These nights are about gathering all streams of the church as one voice; so bring your families and friends and pop the tailgate down and let’s worship together under the summer sky.”
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CAA’s Bryan Myers, who serves as Chris Tomlin’s booking agent, said, “These events will be a great night for the church, for community engagement, for volunteers, media and for local businesses.”
Premier Productions and 46 Entertainment recently produced similar drive-in tailgate events in Cullman and Fairhope, Alabama, with country artist Alan Jackson. Those two events collectively drew over 6,000 vehicles. Attendees were safe, stayed socially distanced, and enjoyed their first live concert events in months. The impact of those nights left local and state leaders ecstatic and asking for more.
Tomlin will release Chris Tomlin & Friends on July 31, his thirteenth album which was executive produced by Florida Georgia Line. Two new digital songs are available now including “Thank You Lord” with Thomas Rhett & Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley and “Who You Are To Me” with Lady A‘s Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood.
Original article provided by CCM Magazine