One of the hallmarks of Disney’s Night of Joy is that there are artists representing every sliver of the Christian-music spectrum.
Leading the charge for this year’s lovers of harder-edged Christian music is the GMA-Dove-Award-winning quintet, Disciple.
Originating from Knoxville, TN, in 1992, the band has gone through a number of transitions throughout the years, with them blasting out hits for INO/Columbia Records since 2005. In their own words, their fourth hit album for INO/Columbia, Horseshoes and Handgrenades, “honed in on their heavy rock n’ roll roots for several of their most explosive offerings to date, while also exploring the more melodic side of the dial.” Their music is loaded with spiritual sentiments, spanning subjects as diverse as hope, redemption, perseverance and self-esteem. Horseshoes and Handgrenades won the 2011 GMA Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year.
Lead singer Kevin Young, guitarists Micah Sannan and Andrew Welch, bassist Israel Beechy and drummer Trent Reiff took a break from touring a little while back to stop by Magic Kingdom Park. Always up for some He-ARR-ty fun, the guys took a turn at the Pirates League – getting official pirate names and makeovers and taking the “Pirate Oath.”
Disciple will be performing at Disney’s Night of Joy on Friday, Sept. 9. Night of Joy is an after-hours event, held Sept. 9 and 10, 2011, at the Magic Kingdom that requires a special ticket. Event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each evening. While artists are performing at several stages, many popular Magic Kingdom attractions also are available for Night of Joy guests. Tickets are on sale now. One-night tickets are $51.95 plus tax in advance, $59.95 plus tax day of. Two-night tickets are $92.95. Groups of 10 or more can purchase one-night tickets in advance for $46.95 plus tax each and two-night tickets for $87.95. Additional information is available at www.nightofjoy.com.