by John Phelan, Show Director, Disney Creative Entertainment
The next generation of Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is just about a month away. We promised more music and we delivered! With an amazing lineup featuring eighteen great artists in Contemporary Christian Music – you’ll want to make plans to attend! Below is the lineup for each evening.
Friday, September 9
HP Field House
6:30-7:45 p.m. – Matthew West
8:30-10:00 p.m. – Crowder
11:00 p.m. -12:30 a.m. – MercyMe
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Francesca Battistelli
9:15-10:45 p.m. – Chris Tomlin
11:30 p.m. -1:00 a.m. – Casting Crowns
6:00-7:00 p.m. – Stars Go Dim
7:45-8:15 p.m. – Zealand Worship
8:45-9:15 p.m. – Zealand Worship
10:00-10:30 p.m. – OBB
11:00-11:30 p.m. – OBB
Saturday, September 10
HP Field House
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Thousand Foot Krutch
8:00-9:15 p.m. – RED
10:15-11:45 p.m. – Switchfoot
7:00-8:00 p.m. – Hillsong YOUNG & FREE
8:45-10:00 p.m. – for KING & COUNTRY
10:45 p.m.-12:15 a.m. – Newsboys
5:30-6:15 p.m. – VERIDIA
9:15-9:35 p.m. – Tim Timmons
10:30-11:15 p.m. – Derek Minor
And since Night of Joy is taking place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, we are adding more spirit with our “Fields of Joy.” Come on down to our premier sports fields and play a fast-paced game of 4v4 soccer. Kick a field goal. Clock your pitching arm. Showcase your free throw skills and many other sports challenges. With all that activity, you’ll want to test your taste buds with a variety of food trucks to satisfy any big league appetite. The Fields of Joy offers a great opportunity for families, friends, groups or even strangers to simply have fun, laugh and share in some fellowship.
In addition to more music and more spirit, we are infusing more fun by adding Christian Comedians to the line-up for both nights and introducing FanFest at Jostens Center. FanFest will include a fun, interactive area that includes video games, 60 second challenges, Imagination Playground and oversized versions of popular games such as foosball, connect four and chess. All these activities and, for the first time at Night of Joy, exclusive merchandise from many of the Night of Joy artists appearing each night will be available in the Jostens Center. To top it all off,Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, along with some of their friends, will be there to meet their fans from 5:00-11:00 p.m. each night.
Do you still want more? Exclusively offered for Saturday night only, FanFest will include a special opportunity for guests to participate in multiple question and answers sessions with some of the top artists appearing at Night of Joy this weekend. These stars may also be available for photo opportunities and, who knows, they may even wander over to play some games.
So, as you can see, Night of Joy 2016 is shaping up to truly be a night of more music, more spirit and more fun for the next generation of Christian music fans. Keep watching the Disney Parks Blogfor continued event updates.
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