Ark Encounter Announces Return of Christian Music’s ’40 Days & 40 Nights’

Ark Encounter Announces Return of Christian Music’s ’40 Days & 40 Nights’

For the fourth year in a row, the world’s largest Christian music festival returns to the Ark Encounter, July 30 through September 7 in Williamstown.

“40 Days & 40 Nights of Christian Music” will feature over 150 artists, playing a variety of music styles. The festival’s name 40 Days, 40 Nights is a nod to Genesis 7:4 and the number of days it rained during Noah’s flood.

Ark Encounter Announces Return of Christian Music’s ’40 Days & 40 Nights’
The Cain Group Returns to 40/40 (Photo Provided)

Award-winning group Cain, best known for the hit “Rise Up,” and popular singer Crowder will be the highlights of the themed attraction south of Cincinnati. Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns will close the festival.

Abraham Productions has organized these multiple concerts from Monday to Saturday at 4:00 PM. Every Sunday a special music and praise service is held, also at 4:00 PM.

Admission to the concert is free with regular admission to the Ark Encounter on that day.

The musical lineup includes artists performing Contemporary Christian, Worship, Southern Gospel, Country and Bluegrass Gospel, Inspirational and other musical styles over 40 days and nights in the attraction’s massive 2,200-seat Answers Center. Musical performances are also held at the Creation Museum, 45 minutes away in Petersburg, on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:45 a.m. (free with museum admission that day).

Additionally, there will be outdoor concerts during the day in Noah’s Village at the Ark Encounter, Monday through Saturday, with the main concerts at 4:00 p.m. in the Answers Center. On Sunday at 4:00 p.m., the Ark’s resident artist TrueSong will lead a special time of worship, along with speakers from Answers in Genesis, Ark and museum administrators.

Artists and groups include:

• Cain
• Casting crowns
• Crowder
• Mac Powell
• The Isaacs
• Triumphant
• Inspirations
• Karen Peck and New River
• TrueSong (the Ark’s regular artists)

And dozens and dozens more.

For a full list of artists by date, visit

Music lovers can also hear from speakers such as Ark founder and popular speaker Ken Ham, plus dynamic speaker Ray Flynn, President/CEO of Abraham Productions and other guest speakers.

Cain said, “We are coming to the number one Christian attraction in America. The Ark is amazing and we want you to join us for this incredible event.”

The Ark Encounter attracts more than a million visitors each year.

“Millions of people in America enjoy the diverse styles of Christian music we offer,” Ham said. “Abraham Productions, the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum present a unique combination of award-winning groups.

The Ark Encounter organizes 40 days/nights of music, a festival that attracts thousands of visitors every day. (Photo provided)

“The Ark and Creation Museum are the best family-friendly Christian destinations in America. Festival-goers can tour the life-size Ark, explore the beautiful grounds, take their children or grandchildren to the playground and the giant carousel, and meet the animals in the zoo.”

Abraham Productions is known for producing major Christian music events such as “Singing in the Sun,” a 6-day event featuring 30 major artists and national speakers held in Myrtle Beach, SC and also co-hosts the musical cruise experience, “Crystal Caribbean Christian Cruise.”

Daily admission to the Ark Encounter provides free admission to all concerts and speakers that day and allows guests to explore the Ark. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, concerts are free for Creation Museum ticket holders for the musical events held there.

What’s new at the Ark?

This week, Ark Encounter launches the Macropod Experience. The zoo’s Macropods (animals with large feet), red kangaroos and Bennett’s wallabies can be seen up close in a behind-the-scenes experience.

There are a limited number of tickets available. A portion of the proceeds will go to the humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse for their work in Oceania.

Visitors can feed, touch and take photos with these special creatures.

Visitors to the growing zoo can now also admire giant anteaters (which can grow up to 2 metres long) and a beautiful green anaconda (which can grow up to 3 metres long).

Admission prices, discounts, hotel options and additional information can be found at

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling Ark Encounter at 800-721-2298.

The “40 Days & 40 Nights” music festival at the Ark is sponsored by the Museum of the Bible, along with IllumiNations12 VC, Destiny Rescue, Singing News and Singing at Sea and is produced by Abraham Productions.

At 510 feet long, the Ark is the largest timber-frame structure in the world. Built according to biblical measurements, the Ark features three decks of eye-catching educational exhibits. Nearby is the high-tech VR Experience.

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defense) ministry based in Northern Kentucky. For more information on its two attractions, visit and

AiG will open attractions in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Branson, Missouri, in spring 2025.

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