Disney Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports will Feature New Entertainment and Events this Year

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Disney Night of Joy will be held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on September 9th and 10th and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than before. There is an amazing lineup of eighteen great artists in Contemporary Christian Music this year along with “Fields of Joy”, the entertainment of Christian Comedians and a brand new interactive area called FanFest!

Below is the lineup for each evening along with details on the exciting new events being offered during the 2016 Night of Joy:

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

Champion Stadium
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

Jostens Center
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

Champion Stadium
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

Jostens Center
5:30-6:15 p.m. – VERIDIA
9:15-9:35 p.m. – Tim Timmons
10:30-11:15 p.m. – Derek Minor

Since Night of Joy is taking place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney is adding more spirit with their new “Fields of Joy.” Come on down to the 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, Night of Joy is 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!

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One thought on “Disney Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports will Feature New Entertainment and Events this Year

  1. This looks super fun. Reminds me of all the winter jams we went to as kids, but on a Disney scale!

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