This year's lineup includes thirteen GMA Dove Awards nominees, including Steven Curtis Chapman, Christian music's most decorated artist, who has more than 50 Dove Awards and five Grammy Awards. Chapman will be making his ninth Night of Joy appearance - equaling the most visits to the Disney stage by any of the 116 Christian music acts that have played the event in its first 24 years.
Seven acts will be making their Night of Joy debut this year, including 2006 Dove Award Artist of the Year Chris Tomlin, who has nine nominations for Dove Awards in 2007. Other Night of Joy first-timers include: Brian Littrell, Leeland, Jessie Daniels, Sanctus Real, Red and Flyleaf.
Since the first Night of Joy, held in 1983, artists on the Disney stage have played to a combined audience of more than 900,000 guests.
Night of Joy 2007 LineupFriday, Sept. 7
- Third Day
- Chris Tomlin - (Compare prices on Chris Tomlin CDs)
- David Crowder Band (Lyrics Quiz) - (Compare Prices on David Crowder Band CDs)
- Jaci Velasquez - (Compare Prics on Jaci Velasquez CDs)
- Brian Littrell (Song of the Week) - (Compare prices on Welcome Home)
- BarlowGirl (Profile) - (Compare Prices on BarlowGirl CDs)
- Leeland - (Compare Prices on Sound Of Melodies)
- Jessie Daniels (CD Review) - (Compare Prices on Jessie Daniels)
- Sanctus Real (Photo Gallery) - (Compare Prices on Sanctus Real CDs)
Saturday, Sept. 8
- newsboys - (Compare Prices on newsboys CDs)
- Steven Curtis Chapman (Profile) - (Compare Prices on Steven Curtis Chapman CDs)
- Salvador (Photo Gallery) - (Compare Prices on Salvador CDs)
- Smokie Norful - (Compare Prices on Smokie Norful CDs)
- Kutless (Profile) - (Compare Prices of Kutless CDS)
- Red - (Compare Prices on Red CDs)
- Mary Mary - (Compare Prices on Mary Mary CDs)
- Flyleaf (CD Review) - (Compare Prices on Flyleaf CDs)
- Mark Schultz (Photo Gallery) - (Compare Prices on Mark Schultz CDs)
Night of Joy, which requires a special ticket, begins at 7:30 p.m. (after regular theme park closing) and continues to 12:30 a.m. Performances will be at several stage locations throughout the Magic Kingdom. Several Magic Kingdom attractions, including Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, will be in operation.