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Night of Joy 2006 at Walt Disney World

Night of Joy Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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BarlowGirl stopped by the Magic Kingdom to visit with Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck.

BarlowGirl stopped by the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World to visit with two of the Vacation Kingdom's most famous female residents -- Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck.

Photo copyright: 2006 Walt Disney World
Night of Joy, held annually since 1983 at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, received the Gospel Music Association (GMA) Lifetime Achievement Award during GMA Music Week 2006 in April in Nashville, TN. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an entity to recognize major contributions to the gospel music community for 20 or more years.

In twenty-plus years, with more than 900,000 attendees and over 110 artists, Night of Joy has mixed the classic Disney fun with the best in Christian music.

In 2006, on Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, the 24th Night of Joy event will feature Casting Crowns, Kirk Franklin, MercyMe and tobyMac heading a 17-act lineup that includes BarlowGirl, Building 429, David Crowder Band, Hawk Nelson, Jeremy Camp, Matthew West, Rebecca St. James, Smokie Norful, The Afters, Todd Agnew, Vicky Beeching, ZOEgirl and a winner from the 32nd Annual “GMA Music in the Rockies” event. All acts will play either Friday or Saturday except for BarlowGirl, which will perform both days.

The lineup features eight winners of 2006 Dove Awards. For the second year in a row, Casting Crowns won the Group of the Year, with their album Lifesong winning Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. The David Crowder Band won Dove awards for Rock/Contemporary Album (A Collision) and Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year (“Here is our King”) and newcomers The Afters won the 2006 Dove Award for New Artist of the Year.

Kirk Franklin also won two awards for his new album Hero, Best Urban Album and Urban Recorded Song of the Year (“Looking For You”). MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard's album Hymned tied with Amy Grant for Inspirational Album of the Year; and tobyMac’s “The Slam” from Welcome to Diverse City won Rock Recorded Song of the Year. In addition to individual efforts, four Night of Joy artists (Camp, Crowder, St. James and tobyMac) were also honored with Dove Awards in the Special Event Album of the Year category with the soundtrack Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

Night of Joy at Walt Disney World runs from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (after regular Magic Kingdom closing) and requires a special ticket. Advance tickets ($39.95 plus tax for one night, $67.95 plus tax for both nights) are available by calling 407/W-DISNEY. Tickets purchased on the date of the event will be $44.95 plus tax if available (Night of Joy is frequently sold out in advance).

Night of Joy 2006 Schedule

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 8, 2006

  • BarlowGirl - Cinderella Castle Stage 7:30 p.m.

  • Rebecca St. James - Galaxy Palace Theater 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.

  • Todd Agnew - Stage Location TBA 7:30 p.m. & 8:45 p.m.

  • Vicky Beeching - Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café 8:30 p.m.

  • Casting Crowns - Cinderella Castle Stage 9:10 p.m.

  • Matthew West - Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café 9:45 p.m. & 11 p.m.

  • Building 429 - Stage Location TBA 10:20 p.m. & 11:35 p.m.

  • David Crowder Band - Galaxy Palace Theater 10:30 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.

  • MercyMe - Cinderella Castle Stage 11:20 p.m.

    SATURDAY, SEPT. 9, 2006

  • BarlowGirl - Cinderella Castle Stage 7:30 p.m.

  • Smokie Norful - Galaxy Palace Theater 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.

  • ZOEgirl - Stage Location TBA 7:30 p.m. & 8:45 p.m.

  • GMA Competition Winner - Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café 8:30 p.m.

  • tobyMac - Cinderella Castle Stage 9:10 p.m.

  • The Afters - Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café 9:45 p.m. & 11 p.m.

  • Hawk Nelson - Stage Location TBA 10:20 p.m. & 11:35 p.m.

  • Jeremy Camp - Galaxy Palace Theater 10:30 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.

  • Kirk Franklin - Cinderella Castle Stage 11:20 p.m.

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