Rock the Universe™ 2018: A Weekend of Fantastic Music and Spectacular Thrills

Casting Crowns: one of the major artists performing at Rock the Universe 2018

Florida’s largest Christian music festival, Rock the Universe™, returns on September 7 and 8 with a weekend of soul-stirring music, faith and fun! The event will showcase top GRAMMY, Dove and Billboard award-winning artists such as TobyMac and Casting Crowns. Pack your bags and get ready for a dazzling, entertaining and worshipful weekend with thrilling rides and rocking artists. You can enter for a chance to win tickets or the Grand Prize Rock the Universe™ prize pack for four at

Imagine yourself riding among your favorite super heroes. Check. Then you shake hands with Optimus Prime. Check. Next thing, you are engaging with your favorite Christian bands and enjoying a turkey leg. This is only a tip of the iceberg at Rock the Universe™.

Rockin’ Concerts and Rides

Since 1998, Rock the Universe™ has been a haven of uplifting music and exhilarating joy rides and experiences for Christian music lovers. On Friday, September 7, the artists performing include TobyMac, Jesus Culture, Lauren Daigle, Zach Williams, Red, and Trip Lee. On Saturday, September 8, Casting Crowns, For King & Country, Family Force 5, Brandon Heath, Andy Mineo and Ryan Stevenson will perform.

Also, look forward to attractions such as Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon and much more. With a 3-Part Rock Your Weekend ticket, you also have access to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and the water theme park, Universal’s Volcano Bay™.

Universal Studios Florida™ takes you through a whole new world of adventure after another, including TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit™ and Fast & Furious – Supercharged™. Your Rock the Universe™ ticket gives you access to this thrilling escapade.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ brings you into a fantastical reality of super heroes, beasts and mythical creatures. Join a famous web slinger on The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®. Feel invincible as you ride The Incredible Hulk Coaster®, hide from ravenous dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park River Adventure® and confront what Universal Orlando Resort™ calls “the most colossal ape ever to walk the earth” on Skull Island: Reign of Kong™. Enjoy admission with your Rock Your Weekend ticket.

Explore Universal’s Volcano Bay™ and relax in this water theme park as you take in the thrills of tropical bliss. The TapuTapu™ wearable keeps you protected as you enjoy the amazing surprises with “just a wave of your wrist” ( All this is steps away from Universal Orlando Resort™ and your three-park Rock Your Weekend ticket gets you in.

But the fun does not end there. Coca-Cola®’s FanZone will be present for you to engage with your favorite artists at their autograph sessions both nights. This year’s FanZone line up will feature artists including Sarah Reeves and Dan Bremnes. Others include 1K Phew and Bonray on Friday, and Aaron Cole and Riley Clemmons on Saturday.

Saturday’s festivities will end with a candlelight ceremony which entails a gathering of fellow saints and friends to a special message and inspiring music by Casting Crowns at the Music Plaza Stage at 11:45 p.m.

On Sunday, wake up to a morning of praise and worship with nationwide youth at a non-denominational worship service taking place at the Fear Factor Live stage inside the Universal Studios Florida™ at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Admission is included with any 2018 Rock the Universe™ Ticket. Organizers require advance registration for this part of the weekend due to limited space.


How to Attend

To reserve individual or group tickets, call 1-800-224-4489. For event information and to purchase tickets, visit


Enter for a Chance to Win

Visit and enter for a change to win a Rock the Universe™ prize pack for four.
ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive the following:

  • Two-night accommodations at a hotel selected by Universal Orlando Resort™ on Friday 9/7/18 and Saturday 9/8/18
  • Four (4) Rock the Universe™ 3-Park Universal Orlando Rock Your Weekend park-to-park tickets valid 9/7/18 thru 9/9/18
    • Two (2) 2-Night Rock the Universe™ Event tickets valid on Friday, 9/7/18 and Saturday, 9/8/18
    • Two (2) Universal Orlando Resort™ general parking pass


Lydia Hicks serves as editorial assistant at Good News and is a graduate of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University. She can be reached at [email protected].


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