One of the most popular annual events at the Walt Disney World Resort is the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Now in its 21st year, it's incredible how much the festival has grown and what is available to guests. In addition to cuisines from cultures spanning the globe, demonstrations, seminars and celebrity chef presentations, one of the highlights is the Epcot Food and Wine Festival's concert series; The Eat to the Beat Concert Series.
The Eat to the Beat Concert Series takes the excitement of flavors from around the world and sets the stage with incredible musical guests to fit any taste. There's something for everyone from 80s hits, R&B, and even Big Band. Each musical group or performer will play three separate shows on two to three days in a row during the festival. There are three concerts scheduled for each day from September 14 - November 14... that's 186 concerts! And better yet, the entire concert series is included with your regular Epcot theme park admission! Concerts are scheduled for 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm. Take a look at the full Eat to the Beat Concert Series line-up so you can start planning your Epcot Food and Wine Festival today:
Eat to the Beat Concert Series Schedule 2016:
Sept. 14-15 – Wang Chung NEW! “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
Sept. 16-18 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
Sept. 19-20 – Air Supply “All Out of Love”
Sept. 21-23 – BoDeans NEW! “Closer to Free”
Sept. 24-25 – Fuel “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
Sept. 26-28 – Sugar Ray “Fly”
Sept. 29-30 – Los Lobos “La Bamba”
Oct. 1-2 – David Cook “Light On”
Oct. 3-4 – Wilson Phillips “Hold On”
Oct. 5-6 – Blues Traveler “Run-Around”
Oct. 7-9 – Plain White T’s NEW! “Hey There Delilah”
Oct. 10-11 – 38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
Oct. 12-13 – Jeffrey Osborne NEW! “On the Wings of Love”
Oct. 14-16 – Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Oct. 17-19 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx “Lady”
Oct. 20-21 – Christopher Cross “Sailing”
Oct. 22-23 – Toad The Wet Sprocket NEW! “Walk on the Ocean”
Oct. 24-25 – Chaka Khan “I Feel for You”
Oct. 26-27 – Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”
Oct. 28-29 – Living Colour NEW! “Cult of Personality”
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Hanson “Get the Girl Back” (OK, Disney listed this one, but let's just say, we all know they Mmmmm Bopped their way into our hearts long ago!)
Nov. 2-3 – Soul Asylum NEW! “Runaway Train”
Nov. 4-6 – Delta Rae NEW! “Bottom of the River”
Nov. 7-9 – Boyz II Men “Motownphilly”
Nov. 10-11 – Sister Hazel “All For You”
Nov. 12-14 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”
Keep in mind that the lineup is subject to change and that the songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.
Remember, in addition to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival with its Eat to the Beat Concert Series, Epcot is full of attractions you won't want to miss. In fact, Epcot is home to two of Walt Disney World's newest attractions; Frozen Ever After at the Norway Pavilion in the World Showcase and Soarin' Around the World in Future World. It's also where you'll find two of the most intense attractions in Walt Disney World; Mission: Space and the recently re-imagined Test Track.
And that's just at one of four major theme parks that create the Walt Disney World Resort! You'll also want to make plenty of time to explore the other three theme parks; Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios. As a bonus, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival also coincide's with the Magic Kingdom's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Check the calendar for exact dates and ticket costs. Plus, be sure to schedule some time in for Disney Springs, the newly renovated dining, shopping and entertainment district, and Walt Disney World's two water parks; Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.
If you have been wanting to book a trip to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, 2016 is your year. Book online or call our Disney Experts at 855-GET-AWAY. We'd love to help you book a vacation you're sure to make memories that you'll savor forever!
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