Night of Joy Announces Concert Line Up

Walt Disney World will mark the 35th Night of Joy event with performances by Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, Kirk Franklin.

Continuing in its new location at ESPN Wide World of Sport, the 2017 Night of Joy will take place on September 8th and 9th.

The performer line-up looks like this:

  • Friday, September 8 – MercyMe, TobyMac, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Colton Dixon, Rend Collective, Zach Williams.
  • Saturday, September 9 – Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Tye Tribbett.

It is expected that tickets will go on sale in early June.

Men’s College Basketball Tournaments Coming To Walt Disney World Resort

If you’re a college hoops fan and are planning a trip to Walt Disney World in November you’re in luck! This fall, you can add a basketball game or two to your vacation, because the Tire Pros Invitational and AdvoCare Invitational will be underway at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

New to Disney, the Tire Pros Invitational will tip off November 17-20 and features Arizona State, Clemson, Davidson, Missouri, Northern Iowa, Tulane, Xavier and Oklahoma, which made it to the Final Four of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball championship.

Past winners include Miami (2015 & 2007), West Virginia (2014), Charlotte (2013), Oklahoma State (2012), Alabama (2011), Minnesota (2010), Villanova (2009) and Xavier (2007).

And just a few days later, the AdvoCare Invitational returns, November 24-27. This tournament features three Sweet 16 teams – Gonzaga, Iowa State and Miami, as well as Big East Conference Champion Seton Hall. Other participants include Florida, Indiana State, Quinnipiac and Stanford.

For each tournament, the bracket consists of 12 games over three days with each team competing in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship game on the final day of competition.

In between exploring the fall festivities across the Disney Parks, why not visit the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to catch some of the top college basketball teams face off?

If you love sports or even if you’re a casual fan, you won’t want to miss these tournaments! Visit to purchase tickets for the AdvoCare Invitational and to get more information about ticket sales for the Tire Pros Invitational.

Night of Joy 2015 Line-Up Announced


Disney has announced the performer line-up for the 2015 Night of Joy concerts, taking place this year on September 11th and 12th.

This will be the 33rd year of Night of Joy, and tickets for the Magic Kingdom event will be available later in the Spring.

Listed below is the performer line-up:

Friday, September 11 – ­ TobyMac, MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Colton Dixon, Big Daddy Weave, Francesca Battistelli, Rend Collective, and I Am They

Saturday, September 12 -­ Skillet, Lecrae, For King & Country, Mandisa, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Seventh Time Down, and Veridia

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