Multi-platinum Grammy winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are reuniting to co-bill their popular Christmas tour this upcoming holiday season, where they will be joined by special guest Marc Martel. A full symphony orchestra will perform at each concert as well. The tour includes a stop at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena ticket office, online at Hy-VeeTix.com, by phone at 844-55-HYVEE or any Des Moines area or Ames Hy-VeeTix.com locations.
The highly anticipated show will feature selections spanning the artists’ expansive Christmas repertoires and combine the vast collection of critically-acclaimed holiday albums between them. The dynamic duo last brought their Christmas tour on the road in 2017 to the delight of fans in sold-out shows throughout North America.
In addition to the performance, and in support of their longstanding relationship with Compassion International, Smith and Grant are exclusively meeting fans who sponsor a child through the organization prior to the concerts through the website www.meetamyandmichael.com and www.meetmichaelwsmith.com. This “Compassion Meet & Greet” is an opportunity to learn more about the Compassion International’s child sponsorship experience and will include a photo and Meet & Greet opportunity with the artists. (Tickets to each concert must be purchased separately through the event’s normal ticketing outlets.) All three artists are also participating in the Sixth Annual Balsam Hill Celebrities for Smiles Charity Auction, where the public can bid on one-of-a-kind, celebrity-autographed, beautiful holiday ornaments on an eBay auction at www.CelebritiesforSmiles.com. All proceeds will benefit Operation Smile, an international medical charity that offers free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries to children and young adults all around the world.