(NEWARK, NJ) -- Metropolitan Entertainment and NJPAC will welcome multi-platinum GRAMMY(R) winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 7:30pm.
After not being able to celebrate the holiday season last year on the road, Grant and Smith are excited to reunite for their popular Christmas tour this upcoming holiday season. The highly anticipated show, presented by Balsam Hill®, will feature selections spanning the artists’ expansive Christmas repertoires and combine their vast collection of critically acclaimed holiday albums.
Grant says, “Christmas is about hope and we all need to be reminded of that right now. Reuniting with Michael for a run of Christmas shows just feels right. We both love Christmas music and doing this tour together is one of my favorite things I get to do all year long.”
Smith states, “This is my absolute favorite time of the year and I am so happy to be back on the road with my dear friend, Amy Grant. We’ve been doing this tour together for many years and it just never gets old."
In addition to the performance, and in support of their longstanding relationship with Compassion International, Grant & Smith will be bringing awareness to their child sponsorship experience at each show.
Tickets, priced at $49-$129 (plus applicable fees), go on sale to the public Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:00am, at NJPAC.org, 888-GO-NJPAC (888-466-5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey.
Amy Grant's career spans more than 40 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into becoming an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. With three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums, her total career album sales have exceeded 30 million and over 1 billion global streams. Grant is a 2021 Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee. This year also finds her celebrating her iconic, 5x platinum album, Heart In Motion, releasing a double disc 35th Anniversary Edition that includes never before released tracks and updated remixes of the hit singles.
Michael W. Smith has written and recorded over 36 No. 1 songs, been honored with three GRAMMY® Awards and 45 Dove Awards, one American Music Award, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold more than 15 million albums. Michael W. Smith’s heavily praised Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas features collaborations with Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Bono, Michael McDonald and Grant.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.