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August 27, 2013

Dueling Festivals of Faith

Two popular annual theme park events are now just a week and a half away. Disney and Universal go head-to-head with their festivals of faith, and here are the complete line-ups.

The Magic Kingdom's 31st annual Night of Joy takes place September 6th & 7th from 7:30pm - 1 am This year, Toby Mac is one of the headliners.

 Here is the complete concert schedule:

Friday September 6

Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage

7:40 p.m. - Steven Curtis Chapman/Michael W. Smith

9:50 p.m. - MercyMe

11:55 p.m. - Skillet

Galaxy Stage

7:30 p.m. - Audio Adrenaline

8:50 p.m. - Audio Adrenaline

10:25 p.m. - Mandisa

12:10 a.m. - For King and Country

Rockettower Plaza Stage

8:15 p.m. - City

9:40 p.m. - We As

11:20 p.m. - Moriah Peters

Saturday September 7

Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage

7:40 p.m. - Francesca Battistelli

9:30 p.m. - Gospel Music Association Winner Steven Musso

9:50 p.m. - TobyMac

11:55 p.m. - Newsboys

Galaxy Stage

7:30 p.m. - Matthew West

8:50 p.m. - Matthew West

10:25 p.m. - Group 1 Crew

12:10 a.m. - Building 429

Rockettower Plaza Stage

8:15 p.m. - Jamie Grace

9:40 p.m. - Jamie Grace

11:20 p.m. - Plumb

Tickets are around $55.   Here's a link  to the Night of Joy page for more information. 

 Down the road, Universal's Rock the Universe celebrates its 15th year. I find some irony that Universal's festival of faith comes just days before the first Halloween Horror Nights, and no doubt construction for the mazes and scare zones will be going on as the Christian bands play.

Like Disney, Rock the Universe is on September 6th & 7th. Its party runs from 4pm to 1am.

This year, they are promising " a moving candlelighting service on Saturday led by Casting Crowns and featuring some of the bands from Saturday night performing on stage TOGETHER!"

Here is the full lineup:

Friday September 6 4PM-1AM

Switchfoot
Chris Tomlin
Crowder
Tenth Avenue North
Family Force 5
Colton Dixon
Kyle Sherman

Saturday September 7 4PM-1AM

Casting Crowns
Jesus Culture
Lecrae
Relient K
Red
Everfound
Crave

FanZone Friday September 6 and Saturday September 7

Dara Maclean
OBB
Love & The Outcome
Alma Vertical

Universal is offering several different ticket deals. Here's a link to Rock the Universe ticket information,

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