A Michael W. Smith Christmas at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium

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July 15, 2019
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The Lowell Memorial Auditorium &
New Sound Productions Present
Michael W. Smith Christmas  
With Special Guest Marc Martel

Friday, December 20 at 7:30 pm

Tickets on Sale Now

Lowell, MA – The Lowell Memorial Auditorium is proud to present a Michael W. Smith Christmas, with special guest Marc Martel, Friday, December 20 at 7:30 pm.                                           

Multi-Platinum, Grammy® Award winning artist and best-selling author Michael W. Smith returns with his popular Christmas tour this holiday season. Smith will be joined on this seasonal crowd-pleaser by special guest Marc Martel. 

Join us for a night of merriment and joy as Michael W. Smith celebrates the season with all your favorite Christmas songs.

Tickets for a Michael W. Smith Christmas, with special guest Marc Martel, on Friday, December 20 at 7:30 pm are $34-$104, and are on sale now at at www.lowellauditorium.com, or by calling 1-800-657-8774.

MICHAEL W. SMITH
Michael W. Smith has been releasing new music regularly and performing around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 35+ years. During his storied career, he's written over 35 No. 1 songs, has 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.

He's also given back to the global community. Smith has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa; started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope; and has helped more than 70,000 children through Compassion International. He has also written several bestselling books, including Old Enough To Know and Friends Are Friends Forever. 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 Amy Grant. For more information, visit www.michaelwsmith.com.

MARC MARTEL
Long before his YouTube videos went viral, spawning an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and a performance with the surviving members of Queen on American Idol, Marc Martel spent 13 years recording and touring the globe with Canadian rockers Downhere. After hearing about a contest spearheaded by the actual members of Queen, he cut a version of “Somebody To Love” in 2011, and now, 30 million cumulative YouTube and Facebook views later, Martel was declared the victor.

Fast forward to 2019, and Martel has forged for himself a unique and diverse career. Amongst other accolades, he started his own Queen tribute show called The Ultimate Queen Celebration, which tours all over the world. In 2018, Martel was called upon to be one of the voices of Freddie Mercury in the Twentieth Century Fox film, Bohemian Rhapsody, which has not only opened up touring opportunities that have brought him all over playing to sold out crowds, but has led to features by the New York Times, Good Morning America, and hundreds of other publications.

Additionally, each Christmas, Marc releases EP’s full of traditional holiday songs recorded with a fresh perspective and sound.  The last 4 radio singles off these albums have garnered him Top 10 chart positioning on Billboard’s Monitored AC Christian chart. Now, 150 million YouTube views later, and with a passionate online following, Marc Martel is quickly becoming a recognizable name.

BALSAM BRANDS
The flagship brand of Redwood City-headquartered Balsam Brands is Balsam Hill, renowned worldwide for its superbly crafted, lifelike Christmas Trees inspired by nature.

The company was founded in 2006 by Thomas Harman, who was inspired to start Balsam Hill by a family member who was allergic to live trees, but still wanted to create a festive atmosphere in his home during the holidays. When Thomas’ search for a lifelike artificial Christmas tree came up empty-handed, he created Balsam Hill to make highly realistic artificial trees.   

Today, Balsam Hill creates inspired home décor for all seasons and occasions, including realistic artificial florals that capture the beauty of spring. As a community leader, Balsam Brands engages in a variety of civic activities that help strengthen families and support those in need.  

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1952, Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion International revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. Compassion International partners with more than 7,500 churches in 25 countries to deliver their holistic child development program to over 2 million babies, children, and young adults. Their child sponsorship program has been validated through independent, empirical research.

To learn more about Compassion International, visit www.compassion.com.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for a Michael W. Smith Christmas, with special guest Marc Martel, on Friday, December 20 at 7:30 pm are $34-$104, and are on sale now at at www.lowellauditorium.com, or by calling 1-800-657-8774.

LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium was originally constructed in 1922, by the architectural firm Blackall, Clapp & Whittmore. The 2,800-seat auditorium is an indoor venue located on Merrimack Street in Lowell, Massachusetts’s historic Downtown district, and is an ideal venue for concerts, family shows, conferences, conventions, trade shows, corporate seminars, and much more. Lowell Memorial Auditorium’s 2019-20 season is generously sponsored by Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union.  www.lowellauditorium.com  

LOWELL MANAGEMENT GROUP
Lowell Management Group, Inc. (LMG) was established in 2017 to provide venue facility management, event promotion, marketing and event booking expertise for public assembly facilities. Beginning on July 1, 2018, LMG took over operations of Lowell Memorial Auditorium. www.lowellmanagementgroup.com.

Andrew Cook