Rock & Worship Roadshow

Newsboys 2014
Newsboys attend the 2nd Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on June 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

The popular Rock & Worship Roadshow holds yearly tours to more than 20 locales throughout the U.S., and sometimes a stop is scheduled in Canada. The tour takes place from February to late March or early April. You can check for the current lineup and schedule at, where you can sign up for their announcement list. They are also available on social media.

In addition to the Rock & Worship Roadshow, they may have other tours during the year, such as the Summer Lights tour. The Roadshow was founded in 2009 by the band MercyMe.

Bands Appearing in the Rock & Worship Roadshow

The band MercyMe doesn't appear every year. In 2014, the first year that they didn't appear, Bart Millard explained their absence in a press release, saying, "The Roadshow still remains our vision and baby, but we thought it was time for us to take a year off and allow other great bands like Skillet and Third Day to join in the fun. We know fans will continue to support The Roadshow with these great artists. And, don’t worry, we’ll be back on the tour again." Bart and the guys were back on the Roadshow stage in 2015, but not in 2016.

In 2017, the lineup included Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Rend Collective, Passion, Family Force 5, Jordan Feliz, Derek Minor, and Urban Rescue. Tony Wolf was the guest speaker and Carlos Whittaker was the tour's host.

In 2016, Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa, Phil Wickham, Family Force 5, Audio Adrenaline, Danny Gokey, Citizen Way and Shawn Groves appeared. Danny Gokey and Citizen Way provided the pre-party show.

Admission Prices and Packages

The general admission price was an affordable $10 in 2017 and usually can be purchased at the door, except in select cities. There are VIP tickets and packages available that include preferred first come/first serve seating and other perks.

Tour Dates and Venues

This is a sample from the 2016 tour to show the typical venues and dates where the tour appears. The yearly schedule is usually announced in October.

  • February 4 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
  • February 5 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center 
  • February 10 – Chattanooga, TN – UTC McKenzie Center
  • February 11 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center
  • February 12 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
  • February 13 – Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center
  • February 14 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • February 18 – Kent, WA – ShoWare Center
  • February 19 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
  • February 20 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
  • February 21 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • February 25 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena
  • February 26 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
  • February 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Grand Canyon University Arena
  • February 28 – Ontario, Canada - Citizens Business Bank Arena
  • March 3 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Broadmore World Arena
  • March 4 – Las Cruces, MN – Pan American Center
  • March 5 – Wichita Falls, TX – Kay Yeager Coliseum
  • March 6 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
  • March 10 – Huntsville, AL – Von Bruan Center
  • March 11 – Louisville, KY – Freedom Hall
  • March 12 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
  • March 13 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
  • March 17 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
  • March 18 - New Orleans, LA - Lakefront Arena
  • March 20 – Mobile, AL – Mitchell Center