Disney World Ends Annual Christian Concert

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After 34 years, Walt Disney World has ended its annual Night of Joy event showcasing Christian music artists.

There will be no Night of Joy event at Disney World in 2018, and there are no plans for the series of Christian-music concerts to return to the resort.

In a statement shared with the Orlando Sentinel, a Disney spokeswoman confirmed that the event will not be returning to the Walt Disney World Resort.

“Last year was our last event,” the spokeswoman said

Despite the cancellation of Night of Joy, Disney World will still feature some Christian artists (MercyMe and Tauren Wells) this fall at its Eat to the Beat concert series, which is a part of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

For those looking to attend a Christian music festival like Night of Joy in Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort is still offering its ticketed event called Rock the Universe. The 2018 edition of Rock the Universe will be held Sept 7-8 at Universal Studios theme park.

On Friday, Sept. 7 those scheduled to perform are Jesus Culture, TobyMac, Lauren Daigle, Red, Zach Williams and Trip Lee. The lineup for Sept. 8 includes Casting Crowns, For King & Country, Family Force 5, Brandon Heath, Andy Mineo and Ryan Stevenson.

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