Friday, September 6, 2013

List: September 6 & 7, 2013: Night of Joy, Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FL

Kris Allen, Night of Joy
*Photos by cjonesphoto (Instagram) and @A_Swish (Twitter)

Night of Joy
Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL

September 6 and 7, 2013
Sometime between 7:30 pm and 1:30 am

Event and List Preview
Well we got blindsided a little by this. A Disney worker spilled the beans on Twitter, excited that Kris would stay at her resort. Later, Kris just tweeted he was going to Disney World but didn't say why.

Well, apparently he was participating in some manner in a apparently huge private-but-not-really after-hours Christian music festival, although he was not on the list of concert performers and this is not listed on his schedules at KAO or Fleming.

This flyer contains all we know. It's at Disney and sponsored by World Vision. From making a list for you this morning, radio stations have been doing ticket giveaways and Disney and some of the artists have been promoting this event. No one beyond that flyer has promoted Kris' involvement in it.

Just to get it off my chest, personally I don't think it makes any sense PR-wise to not include this on his list of appearances, given that they've listed something that is basically a HS talent show. Plus, from doing all the lists, I know Kris does have quite a few fans who enjoy Christian music and the other acts involved, and they might have gotten tickets to the festival if they had known about it. Not to mention, Kris fans were very supportive of his efforts for World Vision.

But I know many of my followers enjoy following Kris' every move, so I have made you a list. People are liberally using #nightofjoy as a hashtag on Twitter. There are a lot of people who are going to be there but no guarantees that anyone will tweet about Kris.

Updated After The Show:

Kris played both September 6 and 7. He spoke about WorldVision and played a solo acoustic version of One Love by Bob Marley both nights. The set list post can be found here. Saw a few tweets from his fans saying if they had only known, they wouldn't have turned down opportunities they had to go to Night of Joy. Too bad.

We did get video snippets though:
Upside: There was a decent crowd there and it's good for new fans to gain exposure to Kris. Hopefully the details of his future performance plans can be revealed in time for those who need to travel to be able to make their plans.