• SeaWorld Orlando adds new Praise Wave dates and artists

    By: Shelley Caran

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - 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.

    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.

    2018 musical performances include:

    SWITCHFOOT - 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.

    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.

    MercyMe - Saturday, February 10: 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.”

    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.

    Live concerts take place at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Sunday, Feb. 4 concerts will take place at 1 and 3 p.m.) in the park’s Nautilus Theater and are included with park admission. Reserved seating packages for all performances are available online at SeaWorldOrlando.com and start at $19.

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