Eat to the Beat concert dates revealed for EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival

After you eat and drink your way around EPCOT’s World Showcase, we heartily recommend a brief pause to take in a concert at the American Gardens Theater as part of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival’s “Eat to the Beat” concert series. Disney has just announced the dates and most of the acts booked for this popular musical feast.

New to the concert series this year are 98 Degrees, Sheila E, and Canadian supergroup Glass Tiger. Another first will be Jim Belushi and his rhythm-and-blues band The Sacred Hearts. Disney is also adding two contemporary Christian music acts: MercyMe and Tauren Wells.

Here’s the lineup so far:

  • 8/30-31 – Blue October – “Into the Ocean”
  • 9/1-3 – Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • 9/4-5 – MercyMe – “I Can Only Imagine” NEW
  • 9/6-7 – Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) NEW
  • 9/8-9 – Tauren Wells – “Hills and Valleys” NEW
  • 9/10-11 – Postmodern Jukebox
  • 9/12-13 – TBD
  • 9/14-16 – Baha Men – “Who Let The Dogs Out”
  • 9/17-19 – TBD
  • 9/20-21 – Living Color – “Cult of Personality”
  • 9/22-23 – Sheila E – “The Glamorous Life” NEW
  • 9/24-26 – Sugar Ray – “Every Morning”
  • 9/17-28 – David Cook – “Light On”
  • 9/29-30 – Jeffrey Osbourne – “On The Wings of Love”
  • 10/1-2 – Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts – Various Hits
  • 10/3-4 – Everclear – “Santa Monica”
  • 10/5-7 – Mark Wills – “19 Somethin’”
  • 10/8-10 – Air Supply – “All Out Of Love”
  • 10/11-12 – TBD
  • 10/13-14 – TBD
  • 10/15-16 – 98 Degrees – “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” NEW
  • 10/17-18 – 38 Special – “Hold On Loosely”
  • 10/19-21 – Devon Allman Project – “Ragged and Dirty”
  • 10/22-23 – TBD
  • 10/24-25 – Billy Ocean – “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • 10/26-28 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – “We Built This City”
  • 10/29-31 – Hanson – “MMMBop”
  • 11/1-2 – TBD
  • 11/3-4 – Taylor Dayne – “Prove Your Love”
  • 11/5-7 – Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
  • 11/8-9 – The Hooters – “And We Danced”
  • 11/10-12 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – “Go Daddy-O

I’m excited to see Post Modern Jukebox back on the list. They have a unique crowd-pleasing sound with retro remixes of modern musical hits.

Having Big Bad Voodoo Daddy as the final act has become a great festival tradition. Which act are you looking forward to seeing this year!

With three shows a night, you can usually find standby seating available for your favorite act. But if you want guaranteed seating without a long wait, you’ll want to book an Eat to the Beat dining package.

Get yourself to EPCOT for the 23rd EPCOT Food and Wine festival. It runs from August 30 through November 12, 2018.

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