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Disney World announces 2017 Night of Joy musical perfomances


Night of Joy is a Christian music concert series that is held every year at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. The event features some of the top names in Christian music, including gospel, pop, hip-hop and more.

Walt Disney World announces the performers for this years event, which happens on September 8-9. Here are the performers scheduled for this year:

  • Friday, Sept. 8 – MercyMe, TobyMac, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Colton Dixon, Rend Collective, Zach Williams.
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 – Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Tye Tribbett.
MercyMe to perform at Night of Joy 2017 at Walt Disney World
MercyMe to perform at Night of Joy 2017 at Walt Disney World

It was also announced that Matthew West will be the host of the event this year, which will be in its 35th year. Night of Joy originally was held at the Magic Kingdom until 2008 when it was eventually moved to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for two years, only to be then moved to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in 2016.

Night of Joy is one of several Christian music festivals held in Central Florida. Universal Orlando holds their annual Rock the Universe event at Universal Studios the same weekend as Disney World holds Night of Joy. SeaWorld Orlando also holds their Praise Wave Christian music concert series at their park, which is usually held in January.

Night of Joy is a separate ticketed event and is not included with your regular Walt Disney World admission. Tickets will go on for Night of Joy in early June.  You can visit the official website here.

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