Music Happenings

After a long dry period, there are a BUNCH of amazing Christian music artists coming to visit the Sunshine State this fall, including some coming to the Tampa Bay area. Here’s what you can expect as of current announcements.

Disney Night of Joy

September 8-9, 2017

Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830

Tickets: One-night admission is $45.00 + tax, $69 for both nights; Add one-day admission to one of four Disney parks for $62 plus tax; Group tickets also available. Parking not included.

Special Add-on: Purchase 2-night concert tickets with 1-day theme park add-on by August 8, 2017 and receive one admission to your choice of Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, valid from September 8 through September 30, 2017. 

Experience a beautiful Night of Joy with all your favorite Christian artists over two days as they celebrate 35 years with music genres hip-hop, contemporary, gospel, rock, and praise. Highlights include:

  • Amazing performances from a variety of artists each night in two spacious indoor and outdoor venues—Champion Stadium and HP Field House
  • Tasty food and beverage options, including Food Trucks
  • Family Activity Zone
  • Complimentary transportation from select Walt Disney World Resorts

Friday Night Artists: Toby Mac, MercyMe, Zach Williams, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Colton Dixon, and Rend Collective.

Saturday Night Artists: Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Tye Tribbett.

First band begins both nights at 6:30 p.m.


Spirit FM 90.5 is giving away two 2-night tickets that will include one 1-day admission to any one of four Disney theme parks, plus admission to either Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach. Listen to Spirit FM from now until Tuesday, August 8, 2017, during either the Big House Morning Show and The Way Home weekdays for the cue to call in to win!

Matthew West with special guests Jordan Feliz and Leanna Crawford 

October 4-8, 2017

7:00 PM

Tickets: $28 for general admission, day-of admission $38; $55 VIP early entry and Q&A with Matthew West and Jordan Feliz; Groups 10+ $22

Last day group sales on October 3rd. Order online through The Joy FM or call 1-855-223-1008.

Four Locations around the Tampa Bay Area:

October 4th: Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd, Palmettto, FL 34221

October 6th: Victory Church, 1401 Griffin Road, Lakeland, FL 33810

October 7th: First Baptist Church Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774

October 8th: First Baptist Church Ocala, 2801 E. Maricamp Road, Ocala, FL 34471

Matthew West is a household name in Christian music for his long playlist of number one hits. He is a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, American Music Award winner in 2013, and a Billboard Music Award in 2014. Newcomer Jordan Feliz released his debut smash album, “The River,” in 2014. Jordan is best known for his songs “The River” and “Never Too Far Gone,” and he won a Dove Award for New Artist of the Year.

Star Wars “A New Hope” in Concert

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $102.75, $72.75, and $62.75.


For one night only, enjoy the Tampa Bay feature film premiere of Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform John Williams’ musical score as the film is shown. Tickets are on sale now.

Chris Tomlin and special guest Matt Maher

The Good Good Father Tour

November 3-4, 2017

Gainesville and Tampa, Florida

7:00 PM at Both Locations

Gainesville: November 3rd at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 250 Gale Lemerand Dr.

Tickets: $35-75.00. All seats reserved.

Tampa: November 4th at the University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue

Tickets: $22.25-75.00. All seats reserved.

Order tickets online through The Joy FM or call 1-800-745-3000.

Chris Tomlin is one of the most popular and highly acclaimed artists in Christian music. He has 16 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award, three Billboard Music Awards, and two platinum and five gold albums to his name. He the fourth recipient of the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award, which recognizes artists with more than 1 billion digital radio plays. His guest, Matt Maher, has written and produced five solo albums. Three of his albums reached the Top 25 Christian Albums Billboard chart and four of his singles reached the Top 25 Christian Songs chart.

To learn about more fun things to do around the Tampa Bay area, click here. 

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