Night of Joy and Rock the Universe rocking the Christian music crowd this weekend


Summer is unofficially over, and Halloween is right around the corner, with many theme park haunted events starting in just over two weeks. Coming up this weekend, however, are two of the largest Christian Music celebrations in the country. Walt Disney World will present Night of Joy at the Magic Kingdom, two nights of Christian concerts and Disney memories. On the other side of town Universal will present Rock the Universe, two nights of Christian rock, fellowship and great rides.


RTU Logo - LR


Rock the Universe at Universal Orlando kicks off Friday night at Universal Studios Florida. This year it will feature 18 bands over two nights. Returning this year is the Fan Zone presented by Coca-Cola where guests will enjoy live music by Dara McClean, OBB and Love & The Outcome, autograph sessions with the bands, karaoke and band merchandise. Guests will also have the opportunity to experience a Saturday night candle lighting service featuring Casting Crowns, guest speakers and more.

Here’s the Complete line up:

Friday, September 6 • 4PM-1AM

  • Switchfoot
  • Chris Tomlin
  • Crowder
  • Tenth Avenue North
  • Family Force 5
  • Colton Dixon
  • Kyle Sherman

Saturday, September 7 • 4PM-1AM

  • Casting Crowns
  • Jesus Culture
  • Lecrae
  • Relient K
  • Red
  • Everfound
  • Crave
  • Wayne Simien
  • Candlighting Ceremony

For more information on Rock the Universe, including tickets, visit the official website by clicking here!


Night of Joy





Magic Kingdom plays host to one of the longest running Christian music festivals with Night Of Joy on both Friday and Saturday night.

Here’s the line up for Night of Joy

Friday Night

  • Skillet
  • MercyMe
  • Michael W. Smith
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Audio Adrenaline
  • Mandisa
  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • Moriah Peters
  • We As Human
  • City Harbor

Saturday Night

  • Newsboys
  • TobyMac
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Building 429
  • Group 1 Crew
  • Matthew West
  • Jamie Grace

For more information, including tickets, visit the official Night of Joy website by clicking here!


Both events are separate ticketed events, and are not included with daily theme park admission. The parks will close early both days to prepare for the special event.