Full performer line-up for the 2016 Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Aug 08, 2016 in "Night of Joy"

Posted: Monday August 8, 2016 3:25pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Night of Joy makes the move from the Magic Kingdom to ESPN Wide World of Sports this year, and Disney has now released for the full performer line-up for both nights.

This year there are eighteen Contemporary Christian Music artists performing in three different venues at the Wide World of Sports complex.

New for this year is "Fields of Joy" sporting challenges, including soccer, football and baseball. "FanFest" at the Jostens Center 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.  On 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.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, along with some of their friends, will be meeting and greeting 5:00pm to 11:00pm on both nights.

Learn more about the 2016 Night of Joy event pricing.

Night of Joy 2016 Artist Line-up

Friday, September 9

HP Field House

6:30pm - 7:45pm – Matthew West
8:30pm - 10:00pm – Crowder
11:00pm -12:30am – MercyMe

Champion Stadium

7:30pm - 8:30pm – Francesca Battistelli
9:15pm - 10:45pm – Chris Tomlin
11:30pm - 1:00am – Casting Crowns

Jostens Center

6:00pm - 7:00pm – Stars Go Dim
7:45pm - 8:15pm – Zealand Worship
8:45pm - 9:15pm – Zealand Worship
10:00pm - 10:30pm – OBB
11:00pm - 11:30pm – OBB

Saturday, September 10

HP Field House

6:30pm - 7:30pm – Thousand Foot Krutch
8:00pm - 9:15pm – RED
10:15pm - 11:45pm – Switchfoot

Champion Stadium

7:00pm - 8:00pm – Hillsong YOUNG & FREE
8:45pm - 10:00pm – for KING & COUNTRY
10:45pm - 12:15am – Newsboys

Jostens Center

5:30pm - 6:15pm – VERIDIA
9:15pm - 9:35pm – Tim Timmons
10:30pm - 11:15pm – Derek Minor

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wdwmagicAug 08, 2016

Full performer line-up for the 2016 Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Biff215May 05, 2016

This is also confusing me. We have AP's and would want to attend both nights, but why are we forced to pay for the included theme park ticket when we don't need it? There should be a ticket only option for Saturday night, and then a bundle that includes both nights' admission with no theme park ticket attached.

daguruMay 03, 2016

Appreciate that, but sucks that if you only want to attend Saturday night, you have to pay the full $99 and get park admission. As an AP, don't need or want park admission included, wish they had a ticket for the concert only, just like Friday nights...

JohnDApr 27, 2016

Looking at the website now. Yes, you can choose Friday or Saturday only or both nights: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events/night-of-joy/purchase/ For Saturday only or both nights you get one day admission on Saturday to any one of the four parks. Naturally, there is a "Premium" seating offer.

wdwmagicApr 12, 2016

Night of Joy 2016 tickets now on sale

daguruMar 20, 2016

Any word on whether there is going to be Sat night only ticket?

alissafalcoMar 20, 2016

Am I reading this right? A 2 day ticket at the parks, plus both nights concerts, plus a day at the water park for $119? If I didn't have an AP I would totally get this, that seems like a really great deal. A 2-Day ticket which includes both nights’ concerts, a day at one of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks – $119 plus tax (in advance). Guests who purchase the 2-Day ticket before August 9, 2016 will also receive one (1) admission to their choice of Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon from September 6 – September 12, 2016. Group discounts also are available. edit: ok, only 1 day at the park & 1 day at the water park plus both concerts. I was reading wrong lol...but still pretty good.

WondersOfLifeMar 20, 2016

I completely agree! It was amazing!! Heck... When I went, the only bands I listened to were MercyMe and TobyMac.. The rest of the park was filled with walk-on attractions EVERYwhere from Space Mountain to Splash Mountain! It was amazing! And for $90 getting in at 1:00 PM and staying AFTER park closing? Yes! (:

BoltMar 20, 2016

$39 for a festival ticket seems like an unreal LOW price. Could allow more local groups to afford it, too.

Journey_OnMar 20, 2016

I hope the new venue works out well! I must say, however, there is something really special and surreal about participating in praise & worship in front of Cinderella Castle. :)

insaneshadowMar 18, 2016

Sweet. This means if I end up going to WDW around this time I won't be asked to leave MK at like 7 P.M.

prberkMar 18, 2016

Seems like a fairly good option for folks, especially with the option for a day at any park and an additional water park ticket. The only thing that I would miss, if I were to attend, would be the completely cool atmosphere that I enjoyed the one time I got to go -- of simply having it at the Magic Kingdom, with the Christian music all around surrounded also by the backdrop of the MK. It was fun and different to hear it in that atmosphere, especially on the monorail on the way in and on the streets. It was nice atmosphere that I experienced. (Yes, I know some people have experienced bad behavior and I hate that; but that was not my experience of the crowd at large in the rides and in the shows.) But if they are going to move it, it seems like a good deal.