NightVision 2017: ‘God is in Control’ Christian music festival draws thousands to Olathe

Steven Curtis Chapman

Matthew West

Zach Williams

Christy Nockels


Phillips, Craig & Dean

Multi-award winning headliners Matthew West and Steven Curtis Chapman will perform at the annual NightVision 2017 that draws thousands to Olathe for two days packed with Christian music and speakers.

“God is in Control” is the theme for NightVision 2017, set for Friday and Saturday, July 14–15, at Olathe Community Park in Olathe.

That theme is taken from Isaiah 41:10, which says “ do not fear, for I am with you: Do not be dismayed for I am your God.”

NightVision, presented by Praise Him Ministries, is a smoke- and alcohol-free event featuring family-friendly fun and activities, outdoor games, carnival rides, food and merchandise vendors and more.

Singer/songwriter and author Matthew West, who performs at 9:15 p.m. Friday, is a four-time Grammy nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian music songwriter/artist of the year winner and a Dove Award recipient, among other honors.

West has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, has sold more than 1.6 million albums to date and has written four books, according to His latest book, “Hello, My Name Is: Discover Your True Identity,” was released in April.

Chapman, a five-time Grammy and 58-time Dove Award-winning artist, will perform at 9:15 p.m. Saturday. Chapman has sold almost 11 million albums during his 30-year career, according to

His most recent album, “Worship and Believe,” was released in 2016.

NightVision tickets cost $25 per person at the gate. Children ages 6 and younger get in free. No outside food or drink is allowed. Take an empty water bottle to fill and chairs or blankets for seating.

For information about NightVision, go to and click on “Things You Should Know” or check out NightVision Fest on Facebook.

Lineup of bands, artists and speakers for the music festival set for July 14–15 in Olathe Community Park in Olathe.

Friday, July 14:

Gates open at noon.

Daylight Stage: Hannah Kerr, 12:35 p.m.; Carrollton, 1:10 p.m.; Whosoever South, 1:50 p.m.; and Stars Go Dim, 3 p.m.

Main Stage: Blanca, 5 p.m.; New Wings Gospel Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Christy Nockels, 7:10 p.m.; speaker Chip Brim, 8:15 p.m.; and Matthew West, 9:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 15:

Gates open 10 a.m.

Daylight Stage: Hannah Kerr, 12:35 p.m.; JJ Weeks Band, 1:10 p.m.; and Love & The Outcome, 3 p.m.

Main Stage: Zach Williams, 5 p.m.; New Wings Gospel Choir, 5:30 p.m.; Phillips, Craig & Dean, 7:20 p.m.; speaker Nazareth, 8:15 p.m.; Steven Curtis Chapman, 9:15 p.m.; and fireworks, 10:35 p.m.


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