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2017 ‘Night of Joy’ at Walt Disney World® Resort

This September, the sounds of Christian rock, pop, and gospel will fill the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as the 35th Night of Joy takes place at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Happening Fri. Sep. 8 and Sat. Sep. 9, the event will feature a mix of new and returning performers. The entertainment schedule for this year’s event is:

Friday, September 8, 2017:

  • MercyMe
  • TobyMac
  • Natalie Grant
  • Danny Gokey
  • Matt Maher
  • Colton Dixon
  • Rend Collective
  • Zach Williams
Saturday, September 9, 2017:

  • Amy Grant
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Jordan Feliz
  • Crowder
  • Jeremy Camp
  • Tye Tribbett
Artist lineup subject to change without notice.

Tickets options include:

  • Single night concert only tickets ($45 plus tax in advance)
  • Two-night concert only tickets ($69 plus tax in advance)
  • Single night concert tickets plus a (1) day at a Walt Disney World theme park add on ($107 plus tax) *
  • Two-night concert tickets with a (1) day at a Walt Disney World theme park add on ($131 plus tax) **

For additional information please contact your Magic Maker®.

* Add-on Theme Park Ticket Option is good for use any one day Sept. 8-30, 2017 at any one of the four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks

**2-day Concert plus 1-day Theme Park Advanced ticket will also include (1) admission to your choice of Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park for one use Sept.8-30, 2017 if purchased by Aug. 8, 2017.

Live Streaming of ‘Night of Joy’ from Magic Kingdom® Park

Tonight and tomorrow night, Magic Kingdom® Park will host the 32nd annual Night of Joy! During this after-hours event, the sounds of Christian rock, pop, and gospel will fill the park from a mix of new and returning performers.

It’s not too late for you to enjoy Night of Joy even though the event is completely sold out. Both night’s entertainment will be streamed over the internet beginning at 7 p. EDT each night.


This year’s line-up includes:

Friday, September 5, 2014:

  • Building 429
  • Matthew West
  • Matt Maher
  • Building 429
  • Chris Tomlin
  • The Neverclaim
  • Mandisa
  • Hillsong United
  • for KING & COUNTRY
Saturday, September 6, 2014:

  • Colton Dixon
  • MercyMe
  • 1 Girl Nation
  • Colton Dixon
  • Gospel Music Association Winner Phil Perry
  • We As Human
  • Casting Crowns
  • Britt Nicole
  • Rhett Walker Band
  • Skillet
  • Israel Houghton and New Breed
Artist lineup subject to change without notice.

2012 Night of Joy Line-Up

In just a few weeks, Walt Disney World® Resort will host Night of Joy. Taking place inside the Magic Kingdom® Park for 30 years now, this contemporary Christian music festival provides guests with spiritual live performances by music superstars. In addition to the concert performances, select Magic Kingdom® Park attractions will also be available to guests.

Here’s a look at this year’s entertainment schedule:

Fri., Sep. 7, 2012

Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage

  • 7:45 p.m. – NEEDTOBREATHE
  • 9:50 p.m. – Chris Tomlin
  • 11:55 p.m. – Casting Crowns

Galaxy Stage

  • 7:30 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
  • 8:50 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
  • 10:25 p.m. – Red
  • 12:10 a.m. – Brandon Heath

Rockettower Plaza Stage

  • 8:15 p.m. – Disciple
  • 9:40 p.m. – Disciple
  • 11:20 p.m. – Royal Tailor

Sat., Sep. 8, 2012

Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage

  • 7:35 p.m. – Gospel Music Association Winner Theresa Bailey
  • 7:55 p.m. – Lecrae
  • 9:55 p.m. – Third Day
  • 11:55 p.m. – MercyMe

Galaxy Stage

  • 7:30 p.m. – Kutless
  • 8:50 p.m. – Kutless
  • 10:25 p.m. – Thousand Foot Krutch
  • 12:10 a.m. – Yolanda Adams

Rockettower Plaza Stage

  • 8:15 p.m. – Chris August
  • 9:40 p.m. – Chris August
  • 11:20 p.m. – Dara Maclean

Night of Joy is a specialty-ticketed event that takes place 7:30p – 1a – after Magic Kingdom® Park’s normal operating hours. The event is quickly approaching, but tickets and vacation packages are still available through your Magic Maker®.

Entertainment line-up and scheduled time are subject to change.

Disney’s Night of Joy Concert Schedule

2010 Christian music Artist of the Year Casting Crowns and past Christian music “Artists of the Year” Third Day, mercyme and Chris Tomlin head a star-powered 16-act lineup set for Disney’s Night of Joy 2010 Sept. 10-11 when the long-running Christian music event makes its return to Magic Kingdom® Park at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida.

Also part of the two-night event (when specific acts play one evening each): David Crowder*Band, Family Force 5, Red, BarlowGirl, Day of Fire, Smokie Norful, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets, Thousand Foot Krutch and Britt Nicole.

We have a first look at the 2010 Night of Joy Concert Schedule (artist/times subject to change without notice)

Friday, September 10

Artist Stage Showtimes
Group 1 Crew Galaxy Stage 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.
David Crowder* Band Cinderella Castle Stage 7:45 p.m.
Sidewalk Prophets Rockettower Plaza Stage 8:15 p.m.
Casting Crowns Cinderella Castle Stage 9:45 p.m.
10th Avenue North Rockettower Plaza Stage 9:45 p.m.
BarlowGirl Galaxy Stage 10:45 p.m. & 12:15 a.m.
Thousand Foot Krutch Rockettower Plaza Stage 11:30 p.m.
Chris Tomlin Cinderella Castle Stage 11:45 p.m.

Saturday, September 11

Artist Stage Showtimes
Smokie Norful Galaxy Stage 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Family Force 5 Cinderella Castle Stage 7:45 p.m.
Britt Nicole Rockettower Plaza Stage 8:20 p.m.
Third Day Cinderella Castle Stage 9:45 p.m.
Day of Fire Rockettower Plaza Stage 9:45 p.m. & 11:20 p.m.
LeCrae Galaxy Stage 10:30 p.m.
MercyMe Cinderella Castle Stage 11:45 p.m.
Red Galaxy Stage Midnight

Night of Joy returns to the Magic Kingdom

What: Night of Joy, a contemporary Christian music festival

When: Sept. 10 &11, after the park closes at 7:00 pm until 12:30 am

Where: Magic Kingdom Park*


Friday, September 10 Saturday, September 11
Chris Tomlin
David Crowder*Band
Casting Crowns
Third Day
Family Force 5

Francesca Battistelli
Group 1 Crew
Tenth Avenue North
Sidewalk Prophets


Smokie Norful
Day of Fire

Get set for a star-powered 15-act lineup set for Disney’s Night of Joy 2010.  Past Christian music “Artists of the Year” Third Day, mercyme and Chris Tomlin as well as 2010 “Artist of the Year” nominees Casting Crowns and Francesca Battistelli head the long-running Christian music event makes its return to Magic Kingdom this September 10 & 11.

Also part of the two-night event: David Crowder*Band, Family Force 5, Red, BarlowGirl, Group 1 Crew, Night of JoyDay of Fire, Smokie Norful,Lecrae, 10th Avenue North and Sidewalk Prophets.  Each night, hear live performances by today’s top bands in contemporary Christian rock, pop and gospel as you ride some of the Park’s most rockin’ attractions.  Musically, the acts add up to a lineup that runs the spectrum from Rock, Hip Hop and R&B to Pop, Adult Contemporary and Gospel, continuing a tradition that has been a hallmark of Night of Joy since 1983 when the event began.  The Night of Joy artists will perform on several stages around the Magic Kingdom® theme park, which means you can choose from different musical performances and locations throughout the festival.

* Separate special event ticket required for entry.

Star-Powered, 16-Act Lineup Slated for Night of Joy 2008 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Night of Joy at Walt Disney World Resort, regarded as one of the top contemporary Christian music events in the country, will feature a 16-act lineup Sept. 5-6 that includes Gospel Music Association Dove Awards winners such as current Artist of the Year Chris Tomlin, Group of the Year Casting Crowns and New Artist of the Year Aaron Shust plus 2004 Artist of the Year MercyMe and enduringly popular tobyMac and Rebecca St. James.

Now in its 26th year, Night of Joy is moving to a new venue, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which features both outstanding concert locations and must-do thrill attractions. Guests attending Night of Joy, which takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (after regular theme park hours), can combine an evening of rockin’ Christian music with the thrills and chills of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror plus the shoot-’em-up fun of Toy Story Mania!

Concerts will take place at several stage locations, with eight national recording acts performing each evening. Here’s how they’ll line up:

Sept. 5 Tomlin, MercyMe, St. James, BarlowGirl, Matthew West, Rush of Fools, Brandon Heath and Britt Nicole.

Sept. 6 Casting Crowns, tobyMac, Fred Hammond, Marcos Witt, Mandisa, Shust, RED and Pure NRG.

The lineup represents a continuation of Night of Joy’s historic blend of musical talents — from Christian pop and rock to contemporary Gospel, Urban and hip-hop to Praise and Worship. Half of this year’s acts have won Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, one of Christian music’s highest honors. More than one million guests have experienced Night of Joy from 1983 through 2007, a 25-year period during which the event was held in Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom.