Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, – Some of gospel music’s best-known performers will take center stage at Cedar Point next weekend when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort will host the JoyFest Gospel Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

During Joyfest, Cedar Point guests will be able to watch some of the most popular entertainers in gospel music and a family-friendly comedian. The first-ever JoyFest Gospel Music Festival at Cedar Point will be held from 4-9:30 p.m. in the Soak City parking lot. (Admission to Cedar Point is required.)

Performing at JoyFest will be:

Kirk Franklin whose album, Hero, won two Grammy Awards;
Dr. Marvin Sapp, the 2008 Best Gospel Artist award winner;
Crystal Aikin, winner of BET’s Sunday Best gospel competition;
Tye Tribbett who received a Grammy Award nomination for his Victory Life! album in 2006; and
Comedian Bone Hampton, who has appeared on BET’s Comic Views and Comics Unleashed, will emcee the festival.

Combo tickets to Cedar Point and the concert are available online until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 and at Cedar Point on the day of the show. Concert only tickets for season passholders and deals for groups of 15 or more are also available. For more information and a link to purchase tickets, please visit cedarpoint.com.

Inside the park, Cedar Point will be hosting its annual HalloWeekends festival that combines the thrills and excitement of Cedar Point’s rides and roller coasters with the fun and frights of Halloween. New for this season are two haunted houses, three live shows and the Overlord, the powerful chieftain of all the creepy monsters who prowl the park during HalloWeekends.

HalloWeekends also offers a variety of entertainment for young families that includes the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration parade, the Magical House on Boo Hill, the Hay Bale Maze and Planet Spooky and Camp Spooky children’s areas.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point will be held Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1. Cedar Point will be open 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday nights (only a portion of the park is open); noon to midnight on Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. (On Sunday, Oct. 11, the park will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

For more information about these events, please visit cedarpoint.com or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.