Pop Icons Rock the Stage for Music Lovers at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

17 ‘Eat to the Beat!’ Musical Acts Perform Sept. 25-Nov. 8

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – A platinum lineup of popular music acts, including several Grammy-winning bands, will unleash an eclectic mix of classic and current tunes during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 25-Nov. 8 at Walt Disney World Resort.

The Eat to the Beat! concert series will bring 17 acts – showcasing everything from rock to jazz, funk to pop – to the America Gardens Theatre stage during the 45-day festival. The lineup includes five performers playing the festival for the first time: Richard Marx, Better Than Ezra, Vanessa Carlton, John Waite and Billy Ocean.

Concerts, which are included with Epcot admission, begin at 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. daily. The lineup (subject to change) includes:

Sept. 25-27 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (“You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)”

Sept. 28-29 Richard Marx (“Hold On to the Nights”)

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 Starship starring Mickey Thomas (“We Built This City”)

Oct. 4-6 En Vogue (“Free Your Mind”)

Oct. 7-8 Better Than Ezra (“Good”)

Oct. 9-11 Sister Hazel (“All for You”)

Oct. 12-13 Kool & The Gang (“Celebration”)

Oct. 14-16 Spyro Gyra (“Morning Dance”)

Oct. 17-18 Jon Secada (“Just Another Day”)

Oct. 19-20 Sister Sledge (“We Are Family”)

Oct. 21-22 Vanessa Carlton (“A Thousand Miles”)

Oct. 23-25 Taylor Dayne (“Tell It to My Heart”)

Oct. 26-28 Boyz II Men (“Motownphilly”)

Oct. 29-31 John Waite (“Missing You”)

Nov. 1-2 Night Ranger (“Sister Christian”)

Nov. 3-5 Billy Ocean (“Caribbean Queen”)

Nov. 6-8 Los Lobos (“La Bamba”)

Guests nibbling and sipping their way around World Showcase can see performers from many countries weave music, dance, acrobatics, comedy and other acts into the festivities. A sampling of World Showcase entertainment includes:

High-energy Celtic music of Off Kilter (Canada)

The Arabic rhythms of Mo’Rockin (Morocco)

Perfect harmony of Voices of Liberty (American Adventure rotunda)

Infectious beat of internationally acclaimed Mariachi Cobre (Mexico)

Retro British hits by The British Invasion (United Kingdom)

Jaw-dropping stunts by Dragon Legend Acrobats (China)

Hilarious antics of World Showcase Players (Italy and United Kingdom)

“IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” lights up World Showcase with lasers, music and fireworks to provide a “wow” ending to each festival evening.

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