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Night of Joy announces concert lineup for 2016

Disney has offiically released the Night of Joy 2017 Concert Lineup

Switchfoot, Newsboys, Casting Crowns and Mercy Me will headline the annual Night of Joy in September 2016.  While it’s called Night of Joy, it’s actually a 2 night music festival and it will move to new venue for 2016: ESPN Wide World of Sports.

  • Friday, September 9 – MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Francesca Battistelli, Crowder, Matthew West, Stars Go Dim, Zealand Worship
  • Saturday, September 10 – newsboys, for King & Country, Young & Free, Switchfoot, Red, Thousand Foot Krutch, Tim Timmons

This year will offer guests both indoor and outdoor concert venues including using Champion Stadium for the headliner acts.  Disney is also offering special ticket options for the event.

Matthew West and his family checked out ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex earlier this year:

Fans will have more ticket options for this year’s event than ever before. They will be able to purchase:

  • A single-night ticket for Friday’s concerts – $39 plus tax (in advance); $45 the day of the show (if available).
  • A ticket which would include a day at one of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and the concerts for Saturday night – $99 plus tax (in advance); $114 plus tax the day of the show (if available).
  • 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).

And, if that weren’t enough, 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.

Tickets will go on sale in mid-April.


  1. I don’t know if you went this year, but my group really loved how Night of Joy was done! I’ve never been in the past, but I have been to Grad Nite (16 years ago) which had a similar setup, and one of the ladies with me has been to NOJ recently. It was extremely easy to hop from stage to stage for whatever show we wanted. We saw Matthew West, Crowder (AMAZING), Francesca Battistelli, and Mercy Me. We thoight about going in to see the end of Chris Tomlin, but we decided just to watch live on the big screen outside. The venues were great and very comfortable. We even got to see Mickey and Minie in their sporty costumes. It was a great night! We bought the 2 night tix and spent Saturday at the MK. We opted to stay in the park for the evening rather than go back to NOJ.

  2. Any tips on how to do Night of Joy? Should we just pick a location and stay there, or do you think it’s possible to move from one venue to another? Help, please!

  3. We’re going to NOJ for the first time. Will a schedule with specific times for artists be released ahead of time so we can decide on a plan? On Disney’s site they tell where each band will be playing, but no set schedule.

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