Rock the Universe Christian music festival returns to Universal Orlando the weekend of September 5 and 6.
Musical acts on Friday include Third Day, Newsboys, and Jeremy Camp. On Saturday, bands include Switchfoot, Lecrae, and TobyMac. In addition to the music, there will be inspiring guest speakers, a candlelighting ceremony, and more.
The event takes place inside Universal Studios. During the event, many of the attractions will also be open, including the newly opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.
One of Universal Orlando‘s biggest annual events is Rock the Universe, which is a two day Christian music festival that will take place this year the weekend of September 6-7, 2013.
Among the headliners are 2012 Grammy winners Lecrae, Grammy award-winning group and Daytona Beach natives Casting Crowns; Grammy nominated and winner of 20 Dove Awards Chris Tomlin ; and rock band Switchfoot, which has sold millions of albums worldwide.
The full two-day line-up is as follows:
Friday, September 6: Switchfoot, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Tenth Ave North, Family Force 5, Colton Dixon, and Kyle Sherman
Saturday, September 7: Casting Crowns, Jesus Culture, Lecrae, Relient K, Red, Everfound, and Crave
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.
Christian and Gospel music fans will come together to celebrate the 31st edition of Walt Disney World’s Night of Joy music festival the weekend of September 6-7, 2013.
For the first time, Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith will team up together for a performance, as well as perform separate sets. Returning favorites include MercyMe, TobyMac, Skillet, and Newsboys.
The full line-up for the two nights is:
Friday, September 6: Mercy Me, Steven Curtis Chapman & Michael W. Smith, Skillet, Mandisa, Audio Adrenaline, For King and Country, Moriah Peters, We As Human and City Harbor
Saturday, September 7: TobyMac, Francesca Batistelli, Newsboys, Matthew West, Group 1 Crew, Building 429, Plumb and Jamie Grace
The event takes place at Magic Kingdom, so attendees can enjoy the park attractions during the evenings.
One-day tickets to Disney’s Night of Joy are $55 plus tax in advance and $65 plus tax the night of the show (if available). Two-night tickets are $99 plus tax (advance purchase only) and group discounts are also available.
To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, visit NightOfJoy.com.
Long a popular event at the House of Blues, the weekly Gospel Brunch has been given a make-over courtesy of Gospel music icon Kirk Franklin for its 20th Anniversary celebration.
Considered by many to be the most popular brunch experience in the country, Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch at House of Blues will be unveiled for the first time at House of Blues locations across the country this Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013.
This new Gospel Brunch experience will be infused with the same kind of contemporary energy that has made Franklin the biggest selling Gospel Music artist in the world. Franklin’s aim is for Gospel Brunch guests be treated to an uplifting live music and dining spectacle that will bring them to their feet, have them clapping, singing and creating unforgettable memories.
The all-you-can-eat Gospel Brunch is a non-denominational, participative celebration of gospel music. With a buffet menu that is ever-evolving, it features southern specialties and morning favorites such as cornbread muffins and maple butter, Creole chicken and shrimp jambalaya, chicken and waffles, carving stations, plus create-your-own Bloody Mary and mimosa bars.
It takes place every Sunday, with shows at 10:30am and 1pm.
The price is $40.50 for adults and $22.50 for children age 3-9. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the International House of Blues Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides arts and cultural educational programs and resources for youth in communities across the United States.
The House of Blues Orlando is located at Downtown Disney’s West Side at Walt Disney World.