Zach Williams Set to Debut New Songs During This Weekend’s Rock the Universe at Universal Orlando

Zach Williams Set to Debut New Songs During This Weekend’s Rock the Universe at Universal Orlando January 24, 2023

This weekend, GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Zach Williams will headline the 25th Rock the Universe Christian music festival at Universal Orlando. Williams is among a large group of popular artists and groups performing, including Skillet, Bethel Music, Tauren Wells, Matthew West, CAIN, and Dante Bowe.

Zach Williams and Universal Studios image courtesy of NBC Universal

Embarking on his “A Hundred Highways” tour in March to support his new album, Williams is excited to debut five new songs from the record on Saturday night, along with a larger band.

“We’re going to play a handful of new songs,” he said. “We’re traveling with a larger band now, including a full horn section and background singers. We’re bringing it all with us.”

The “Chain Breaker” singer, who recently appeared in the NBC special “Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas,” said the uniqueness of the event is how it reaches beyond the typical listeners of Christian music with a special opportunity to create more fans.

“You have people just walking the park, they’re going to walk by to go to a ride,” he said. “My hope is they’re going to hear something that draws them into the message. That’s what we’re trying to do. I think it’s cool that you can have a platform and stage and you can share the gospel freely, from all walks of life.”

The full lineup of Rock the Universe includes:


Friday, January 27



Tauren Wells

Rend Collective

Bethel Music

Evan Craft

Katy Nichole


Saturday, January 28


Zach Williams

Matthew West

Anne Wilson

Dante Bowe

We Are Messengers



Tickets to the festival include admission to performances and exclusive access to popular Universal Studios Florida attractions during event hours. Starting at $135 per person, a Rock the Universe 3-park Rock Your Weekend Ticket includes entrance to both Rock the Universe events, plus three days of admission to one theme park per day at Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay.

At the heart of the event, Rock the Universe supports youth group ministries and offers special pricing, exclusive vacation packages, benefits, and opportunities for groups of 10 people or more. The Rock the Universe 3-park Rock Your Weekend Ticket for groups starts at $124. Groups who stay at one of Universal Orlando’s hotels will receive exclusive perks, such as Early Park Admission with valid theme park admission, complimentary shuttle transportation to Universal Orlando’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk, and more.

To purchase Rock the Universe tickets and vacation packages, visit

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