Rock the Universe hits Universal Orlando Resort September 9 and 10, 2011. The Christian music event is a weekend of faith, love and rock ‘n roll, all surrounded by the awesome atmosphere of Universal Studios. This year’s event features an all-new fan zone, nightly candlelight ceremony featuring Casting Crowns on Saturday, September 10, and My Coke Rewards Live Karaoke.

The schedule for this year’s line-up:

September 9:
Switchfoot
David Crowder Band
Anberlin

Grits
Family Force 5

Rhema Soul
Hyland

September 10:
Casting Crowns
Third Day
Relient K

Red

Tenth Avenue North
Brandon Heath
Live Fish

The Fan Zone will feature music by Jason Castro, Dara Maclean and For King and Country. Special meet and greet are scheduled with these performers. The nightly candlelight ceremony will feature guest speaker Jay Stack on Friday night, with Casting Crowns appearing on Saturday night only. Tom Joyce and Sujo John will also appear as guest speakers throughout the event, and on Sunday there will be a special non-denominational worship service. The service will be located at the Fear Factor Stage at Universal Studios and will feature praise and worship music, along with speakers Jeff Pratt and the Seth Medley Band.

New for 2011, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit will feature songs from popular Christian bands including Third Day, Switchfoot, Red, Family Force 5 and others so you can ride and rock to your favorite Christian songs.

The Rock the Universe event starts at 4pm each day and ends at 1am. This event is a separate ticketed event and is not included with regular Universal Studios tickets.