"Eat to the Beat" Concert Series Returns to Epcot This Fall

A record 32 musical acts will rev up the Eat to the Beat concert series during the 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Aug. 31-Nov. 13. Eleven new-to-the-festival bands, including Kenny G., Squeeze and 10,000 Maniacs, join 21fan-favorite musical acts for a diverse lineup of pop hit makers to rock America Gardens Theatre stage throughout the festival’s 75-day run. Other new acts to appear are: The Hooters, Baha Men, Lauren Alaina, Mark Wills, American Authors, and more.

Guests also can tune into their favorite returning bands that will include festival opening act Delta Rae. Concerts take place at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily. This year's lineup (subject to change and included in Epcot admission) includes:
  • Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Delta Rae “Bottom of the River”
  • Sept. 2-3: The Hooters NEW! “And We Danced”
  • Sept. 4-5: Baha Men NEW! “Who Let the Dogs Out”
  • Sept. 6-7: Fuel “Shimmer”
  • Sept. 8-10: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • Sept. 11-12: Lauren Alaina NEW! “Road Less Traveled”
  • Sept. 13-15: Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah”
  • Sept. 16-17: Sister Hazel “All For You”
  • Sept. 18-20: Air Supply “All Out of Love”
  • Sept. 21-22: David Cook “Light On”
  • Sept. 23-24: Everclear “Santa Monica”
  • Sept. 25-27: Sugar Ray “Every Morning”
  • Sept. 28-29: 38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Mark Wills NEW! “19 Somethin’”
  • Oct. 2-3: American Authors NEW! “Best Day of My Life”
  • Oct. 4-5: Christopher Cross “Sailing”
  • Oct. 6-8: Devon Allman NEW! “Ragged and Dirty”
  • Oct. 9-11: Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX “Come Sail Away”
  • Oct. 12-13: Taylor Dayne “Tell It to My Heart”
  • Oct. 14-15: Jeffrey Osborne “On the Wings of Love”
  • Oct. 16-17: Postmodern Jukebox NEW! Various Hits
  • Oct. 18-20: 10,000 Maniacs NEW! “Because the Night”
  • Oct. 21-22: Toad The Wet Sprocket “Walk on the Ocean”
  • Oct. 23-24: Kenny G NEW! “Songbird”
  • Oct. 25-26: Billy Ocean “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • Oct. 27-29: Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Hanson “MMMBop”
  • Nov. 2-3: Blue October NEW! “Into the Ocean”
  • Nov. 4-5: Living Colour “Cult of Personality”
  • Nov. 6-8: Boyz II Men “End of the Road”
  • Nov. 9-11: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”
  • Nov. 12-13: Squeeze NEW! “Black Coffee in Bed”
(Songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list)

Festival-goers can book Eat to the Beat Dining Packages at 15 popular Epcot restaurants, guaranteeing a breakfast, lunch or dinner reservation and seating at a concert. Reservations can be booked at epcotfoodfestival.com beginning in July 2017.


  1. Should rename this concert series the No budget series! Disney needs to take some pages from universal and get some better acts!

    1. I disagree. This isn't a money thing. Disney is limited by space. Where would they put an artist that draws tens of thousands of fans?

      Also, more popular doesn't automatically equal better.

  2. Speaking of being limited by space, have you ever tried to go and see a concert at Universal? You can't move, they slam so many people into the area in front of the Rip Ride Rockit, it's stupid. The Epcot concerts are always good and usually you can have a seat and enjoy. I look forward to this series every year!

  3. They have 32 groups,20 more than Universal during Mardi Gras and Universals not even doing any summer concerts this year.Add on the 16 groups during the Garden Rocks series thats almost 50 groups you can see at Disney.Most of the concerts at Universal are a mess with the crowds,the having to stand and many groups might be more current but are known for a song or two unlike many of the older established groups at Epcot who have many good songs.

    1. That's good information about the Universal concerts. I've thought about going but always wondered about the set-up. That doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy.


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