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Ark Encounter To Host Gospel Music Festival In 2021

WILLIAMSTOWN, Kentucky — The Ark Encounter has announced a new event that will be the world’s largest Christian music festival, to be held in 2021.

The event, 40 Days and 40 Nights of Gospel Music at the Ark, will take place August 2 through September 10, 2021, and will span 40 days with multiple concerts daily.

40 Days and 40 Nights of Gospel Music at the Ark will feature the largest talent roster of any Christian music festival in the world, with more than 60 artists, including the Hoppers, the Isaacs, the Booth Brothers, Karen Peck and New River, Triumphant, the Martins, Greater Vision, Brian Free and Assurance, Lynda Randle, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Jeff and Sheri Easter and Joseph Habedank. In addition, several of the most sought-after national speakers will make appearances during this event, among them Robert Jeffress, David Jeremiah, Jerry Vines, Johnny Hunt, Tim Hill, C.T. Townsend and Barry Clardy.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with the Ark Encounter and its outstanding team to produce the world’s largest Christian music festival,” said Ray Flynn, president of festival organizer Abraham Productions. “This event will give us the potential to reach more than 200,000 people with the blessings, encouragement and good news of Jesus Christ through music and inspiring messages.”

During the festival, concerts will be held at 10 a.m. with the main event at 5 p.m. in the new state-of-the-art Answers Center near the massive ark. Music will also be presented daily in Noah’s Village nearby.

Daily admission to the Ark Encounter gives free access to all the concerts and speakers and allows guests to explore the Ark, which, at 510 feet long is the largest timber-frame structure in the world. Built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, the Ark features three decks of striking teaching exhibits. Other attractions include the live animal Ararat Ridge Zoo, movies, a family playground, zip lines, the new Virtual Reality Experience, family dining at Emzara’s Kitchen, coffee shops, gift shops and more.

“As a big fan of gospel music, I’m thrilled our world-renowned Ark attraction will be hosting this highly ambitious music festival,” said Ark Encounter founder Ken Ham. “We expect to welcome visitors from all over the country and even abroad.”

Admission prices, discounts, annual passes, hotel information and other details are available at

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