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News in Salem

Published on Monday, November 12, 2018

Casting Crowns Returning to Salem in 2019

The Multi-platinum selling group Casting Crowns is coming to the Salem Civic Center on March 1, 2019.  The Nashville-based Grammy award winners announced their 37-city spring arena tour this morning and it features Zach Williams and Austin French. The tour kicks-off February 21 in Richmond and arrives in Salem eight days later.

With more than 11 million records sold, Casting Crowns has held the position of Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. The group last appeared at the Salem Civic Center in April of 2014.  The band has performed for nearly seven million fans and has generated more than 100,000 child sponsorships through its live shows.

Presented by Compassion International, this tour will support Casting Crowns brand new studio album, “Only Jesus” -which is due out this Friday.  Over the past few weeks leading up to the street date, the band has released six of the album’s tracks early, including the title cut and first radio single, “Only Jesus,” which is one of the fastest charting songs of 2018 and already a Top 10 smash. “Only Jesus” gives Casting Crowns the group’s 26th Top 10 song on the Hot Christian Songs chart, the most by any group.

Tickets for Casting Crowns “Only Jesus” Tour at the Salem Civic Center go on sale to the public on Friday, November 16, at 10 a.m.  Reserved seat tickets are $35, $44.50, and $79.50. Preferred parking is available for $5.  Get tickets at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  You can also purchase by phone at 800-745-3000 or through In addition, a number of VIP Fan Experience packages with the band are available through the Ticketmaster.

For complete tour dates and more on this concert, visit

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