About Night of Joy

Night of Joy is a contemporary Christian music festival held September 8-9, 2017 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Florida.

To celebrate its 35th year, the Night of Joy event is returning to the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex for a full weekend of Christian music, special offerings, fellowship and fun. This ultimate Christian music concert series continues to shine, with new music acts from a variety of genres, longer music sets, large music venues, concert seating and more.

On Friday, September 8, catch your favorite contemporary pop, praise and hip-hop bands, including TobyMac, Mercy Me, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Colton Dixon and Rend Collective.

On Saturday, September 9, experience adult contemporary, rock & praise, and gospel, with Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz, Dave Crowder, Jeremy Camp and Tye Tribbe .

The ESPN Wide World of Sports complex is an exciting venue for Night of Joy, with several stages that feature dedicated, covered seating to make shows more weatherproof. That means you get to enjoy your favorite acts and longer sets in a true concert se ing. Between acts, you’ll also have access to family-friendly areas, dedicated spaces for groups and activities, as well as a multitude of dining options. Don’t miss the Night of Joy weekend, with more music, more spirit and more fun than ever before.

Entertainment subject to change without notice.

2017 Night of Joy Talent Spotlight

Talent Spotlight at Night of Joy is a WONDERFUL chance to showcase your talent on a Night of Joy stage. You can perform solo with a track, with an instrument, as a group with a track or as a full band. Whether your heart is for worship, rock, pop, rap, or any other Christian music genre, we love variety at the Talent Spotlight and there may be a place for you! This year, Talent Spotlight entry fees are being offered at our lowest cost EVER.

$89 – registration cost PER PERSON. If your band has four people, the total will be $356 (4 x $89). This price includes a ticket to Night of Joy for either Friday or Saturday night, regardless if you are selected to perform or not.

NOTE: As we get closer to the event, you will have the option to add on the full weekend experience, which includes tickets to both Friday and Saturday night as well as a Disney park ticket, good for ANY date in September (WOW!)



The Talent Spotlight Judges are Orlando area music professionals who will be present for your live performance, or will view your submitted video. They will provide immediate and constructive feedback to all artists who perform live at our audition. In past years, our performers have found this feedback extremely valuable. When all live auditions are completed, and following review of on-line submitted performances, the judges will make the selections for the Night of Joy performers. Each person who submitted a valid, paid entry will receive notice approximately one week following the auditions.

Deadline for Registration

We will take registrations up to and including Thursday, August 18, 2016, or until our two-day schedule is full. Don’t miss out due to a full schedule. Register early!

Problems with Registration?

If you have technical problems registering for either the live or online auditions, contact us here or by calling 1-800-393-2393. We will respond as soon as possible, by either email or a phone call.