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Disney’s Night of Joy Concert Schedule Released

posted on August 19th, 2010 by Charles Stovall, Public Relations Manager

Disney’s Night of Joy is less than a month away and the excitement is building. Throughout the summer, artists have been stopping by the Vacation Kingdom and we’ll be showing some exclusive video of their visits here on the Disney Parks Blog in advance of the event.

Today’s video is from Fervent Records’ Christian hip hop sensations Group 1 Crew.

Blanca, Manwell and Pablo, who hail from Central Florida, burst onto the Christian music scene in 1996 and haven’t slowed down a bit. They stopped by the Magic Kingdom recently; and, after a little fun on Space Mountain and a special meeting with their pal Goofy, the band chatted about their new EP Spacebound.
Space Mountain fun
Blanca, Manwell and Pablo with Goofy
In addition to Group 1 Crew, 2010 Christian music Artist of the Year Casting Crowns and past Christian music “Artists of the Year” Third Day, mercyme and Chris Tomlin head a star-powered 16-act lineup set for Disney’s Night of Joy 2010 Sept. 10-11 when the long-running Christian music event makes its return to Magic Kingdom.

Also part of the two-night event (when specific acts play one evening each): David Crowder*Band, Family Force 5, Red, BarlowGirl, Day of Fire, Smokie Norful, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets, Thousand Foot Krutch and Britt Nicole.

This Just In: We have a first look at the 2010 Night of Joy Concert Schedule (artist/times subject to change without notice)

Friday, Sept. 10

Artist Stage Showtimes
Group 1 Crew Galaxy Stage 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.
David Crowder* Band Cinderella Castle Stage 7:45 p.m.
Sidewalk Prophets Rockettower Plaza Stage 8:15 p.m.
Casting Crowns Cinderella Castle Stage 9:45 p.m.
10th Avenue North Rockettower Plaza Stage 9:45 p.m.
BarlowGirl Galaxy Stage 10:45 p.m. & 12:15 a.m.
Thousand Foot Krutch Rockettower Plaza Stage 11:30 p.m.
Chris Tomlin Cinderella Castle Stage 11:45 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 11

Artist Stage Showtimes
Smokie Norful Galaxy Stage 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Family Force 5 Cinderella Castle Stage 7:45 p.m.
Britt Nicole Rockettower Plaza Stage 8:20 p.m.
Third Day Cinderella Castle Stage 9:45 p.m.
Day of Fire Rockettower Plaza Stage 9:45 p.m. & 11:20 p.m.
LeCrae Galaxy Stage 10:30 p.m.
MercyMe Cinderella Castle Stage 11:45 p.m.
Red Galaxy Stage Midnight

Night of Joy tickets and additional information about the event are available at

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Daniel on August 19th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

bring something like this to California please!


Paul on August 19th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

With all due respect, why is a two day Christian concert series an official hard ticketed Walt Disney World event? Mr Stowall please take this opportunity to explain. I have never understood this.


Michele from NY on August 19th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I think this is an awesome event, just wish we could go this year. It needs to be a hard ticket event, look what great bands you are getting to see. Third Day, Mercy Me, just to name a few. If you went to see them in concert it would cost a lot more, plus you have the benefit of the park! This way the park is exclusive to only the people who want to see the bands and appreciate that they are there Praising the Lord!


Paul from PA on August 19th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

My wife & I are anxious to attend this event. We’re pleased the folks at WDW have once again included this venue in their summer lineup.


Angel from FL on August 19th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I think this is wonderful!


Paul on August 19th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Disney World hard ticketed events include Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Princess and Pirate Party. These are all Disney related. Then there is Night of Joy which is a Christian rock band party.
I’m just trying to figure out how Night of Joy fits in with the other Disney World special events which are non religion specific. No one has addressed this question yet.


Mary on August 19th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

They should add House of Heroes to the lineup!


Erin on August 20th, 2010 at 11:18 am

OH NO! What happened to Francesca Battistelli? Is she going to be too close to her due date? I was afraid of that. She was the number one draw for me coming this year. RATS!


Charles Stovall on August 20th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Unfortunately, Francesca couldn’t be with us this year. She and her husband are having a baby – which is great news. They are such a great couple. But their baby is due around Night of Joy time. So, we have added the Canadian Christian rock group Thousand Foot Krutch.


Matthew on August 20th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

To address your comment Paul:

Walt Disney is a private company, so there is no justification required on their behalf as to why they may offer an event such as Night of Joy. This event requires a separate ticket purchase; therefore, no average guest simply visiting for the day will be “subjected” to the performances by the guest bands. It is simply an option Disney has decided to provide to it’s potential guests.


Tom from NV on August 20th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Night of Joy and Grad Nights have been hard ticket events for over 25 years.


Jay on August 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

This is awesome. I didn’t even know it existed! Definitely bring it to Southern California!


alex on August 20th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

I would not like this in California. Please keep it on the East Coast. Sounds really lame. I prefer good music. Ha.


Christine from TX on August 23rd, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Great line up! We have been to Disney during Night of Joy for the last 4 straight years and are so THANKFUL Disney offers this amazing line up at our favorite place on Earth!


Lisa on August 25th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Traveling all the way from ILLINOIS to rock Disney with all these amazing Christian Bands:)


Connie on September 4th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

We are coming again this year and I am so excited but now seeing the schedule, I am a little upset! Why are some groups playing at the same time on different stages, like Casting Crowns and Tenth Ave. North both at 9:45, and neither are playing 2 concerts so you could try to make the 2nd one of one of them? We have been the last 2 years and many of the artists play 2 different times, but this year it looks like not very many are playing twice in the night. As much as the tickets cost, and as far as people travel, I really hate to be there and miss an artist I really want to see because they are playing at the same time as another group I want to see. Please tell me this isn’t the final schedule!!


Tara from FL on September 6th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Is Night of Joy SOLD OUT? The Night of Joy page is Down and I cant get thougt the Phone lines.


kayla on September 10th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Charles you and your staff do an amazing job putting this together each year and I’m proud that Disney has the courage in today’s secular climate to continue providing this opportunity for those who appreciate it.