SeaWorld Praise Wave Music Festival 2017

tobyMac in concert [© CC BY-NC-SA 2.0,]
tobyMac in concert [© CC BY-NC-SA 2.0,]

New from 2015 is SeaWorld’s Praise Wave Christian Music Festival. The Praise Wave event is included in the standard admission and for 2017 runs on three consecutive Saturdays, January 14, 21 and 28. In 2016 the event took place in March but in 2017 with the combining of the Bands, Brew & BBQ and Viva La Musica events into the new Seven Seas Food Festival, Praise Wave has been moved forward to January.

Walt Disney World and Universal Studios have both run Christian music festivals for a number of years in the fall with their Night of Joy at the Magic Kingdom and Rock the Universe at Universal Studios respectively, but 2015 was the first year that SeaWorld put on its own Christian music festival in Orlando. They have run a similar event in the past in San Antonio.

There are live performances from some of the top names in Christian music concluding with a special version of the Shamu show, created just for Praise Wave.

In 2015, along the Bayside Pathway there were food outlets where guests could buy cook-out food, meet up with SeaWorld characters and listen to Christian music broadcast by radio station Z88.3.

The concerts are at Nautilus Theater at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm. Reserved seating is available.

Reserved seating packages are from $25.00 plus tax per person. Discounts are available for pass members.

The provisional line up is as follows.

  • 14 January 2017 - TobyMac
  • 21 January 2017 - Francesca Battistelli
  • 28 January 2017 - Skillet

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