A big announcement from Holiday World!  The park has announced the headliners for its 2016 "Rock the World" concert at the park.  And, this year, Santa Claus, Indiana will welcome a Dove Award-winning band and an American Idol finalist!

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That's right!  The Dove Award-winning Christian rock band MercyMe and American Idol finalist Colton Dixon will headline Holiday World’s “Rock the World” concert, Saturday, August 20th, 2016.

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This is the fifth year for Holiday World’s Christian music fest, which includes a day at the park, plus an evening concert. In addition to MercyMe and Colton Dixon, main-stage performances will include Blanca and OBB.

Throughout the day during Rock the World, a series of regional bands will perform in Holiday World. E-auditions for regional groups will be accepted through THIS FRIDAY< April 16 via a link provided at HolidayWorldRocks.com.

Information about premium, group, and discount tickets for the event is available at HolidayWorldRocks.com or call 1-800-467-2682.