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ORLANDO , Fla., September 3, 2010
– Zondervan, a world leader in Christian communications, today announced it is a co-sponsor of Night of Joy at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Park near Orlando, Sept. 10-11, 2010. The event is one of the largest assemblies of Christian music performers in the country.

Zondervan is inviting families, church ministry leaders, youth workers and youth groups to participate. Zondervan staff will be giving guests a chance to sign up to receive free product, including The Story, The Story for Teens, The Prophecy, Starlighter and Premiere.

The festival will feature live performances by 16 of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music, including Chris Tomlin, MercyMe and Casting Crowns. From 7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. bands will perform on several stages throughout the Magic Kingdom Park. Attendees can enjoy the inspirational mix of rock, pop and gospel while getting their thrills on the park’s exciting selection of attractions. Zondervan will host the Rocket Tower Plaza Stage located in Tomorrowland.

“Night of Joy is a magical evening for Christian youth to celebrate their faith together through music, and we are delighted to help bring such an amazing variety of talent to the 2010 event,” said Steve Sammons, executive vice president of consumer engagement at Zondervan.

Youth leaders and youth groups are invited to join Zondervan in the VIP area during the festival for free giveaways, refreshments and a great view of the stage. Zondervan executive team members Annette Bourland, senior vice president and publisher of Zonderkidz, and Verne Kenney, executive vice president of sales will be on site at Night of Joy and available for interviews. To RSVP, e-mail

Prices for the special one-night advance tickets purchased online are $49.95, plus tax ($57.95, plus tax if available on night of event). Tickets for both nights — September 10 & 11 — are $89.95, plus tax. For more information or to purchase tickets for Night of Joy, call 407-W-DISNEY or go online and check out

Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and the leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in San Diego and Miami, Zondervan conducts events and publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan, eZondervan, Zonderkidz, Youth Specialties, Editorial Vida, and National Pastors Convention brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at (mobile site:

Zonderkidz™, a division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children’s communications, it produces bestselling and award-winning Bibles, books, board books, graphic novels, audio, video, and digital products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 16 and the people who love them, from family members to educators. Zonderkidz is the publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the 3rd-grade reading level edition of the NIV that is ideal for children and those who speak English as a second language. Visit Zonderkidz on the Internet at