(Branson, Missouri 3/1/19) Billed as “The Ultimate 3-Day Youth Event,” Silver Dollar City’s Young Christians’ Weekend (YCW), April 5-7, is designed to bring youth groups together in Branson, Missouri for three days of worship, learning and fun at one of America’s top 10 theme parks. Starting in 1975, YCW has gained notoriety throughout America’s heartland with hundreds of thousands of youth having attended over the years, culminating in an approximate annual attendance of 15,000 attendees as it enters its 45th season.
This year’s lineup of top Christian recording artists includes American Idol Top 7 finisher Colton Dixon and contemporary group After Grace kicking off the event Friday evening in Echo Hollow Amphitheatre; three Saturday concerts featuring Grammy and Dove Awards Nominee Britt Nicole, along with Citizen Way and speaker Travis Rosen; and two Sunday worship services with eight-time Grammy nominee Matt Maher, North Point InsideOut and a special message by Joe White, President of Kanakuk Camps.
Deeply rooted in the culture of the internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park, Young Christians’ Weekend stemmed from a vision of Silver Dollar City founders to share a mission of operating in a manner consistent with Christian values and ethics. Today it is one of the longest- running and largest-attended events of its kind in the country where kids come together to be encouraged, entertained and inspired. Along with concerts in Echo Hollow, workshops and Christian music are available throughout the park on Saturday.
- This year’s event features top Contemporary Christian recording acts including Colton Dixon, Britt Nicole, Citizen Way and Matt Maher, along with After Grace and North Point InsideOut.
- Workshops for youth and youth leaders are offered throughout the day on Saturday, with topics including Have You Forgotten Your Incredibly High Value in the World Today, Sexted (Social Media Risks), Aim Small Miss Small, 5 Needs of Young Christians and We Don’t Have To Be Afraid.
- Over 40 rides and attractions from mild to wild await youth including Time Traveler, the world’s fastest, tallest, spinning coaster!
- Silver Dollar City during the spring in the Ozark Mountains is a unique setting for outdoor fun and inspiration with rides, food, crafts and fellowship.
Information on special ticket pricing and options designed for youth groups is available at 800-417-7770 or www.silverdollarcity.com/ycw.