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EPCOT Food & Wine Festival “Eat to the Beat” concert series adds new acts

Now that Disney World has introduced a longer calendar for their popular EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, the number of artists at their popular Eat to the Beat concert series has grown as well. This year a record 32 musical acts will rev up the fun on the America Gardens Theatre stage between Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2017.

Eleven new-to-the-festival bands, including Kenny G., Squeeze and 10,000 Maniacs, join 21 fan-favorite musical acts for a diverse lineup of pop hit makers to rock and entertain throughout the festival’s 75-day run.

Other new acts to appear are: The Hooters, Baha Men, Lauren Alaina, Mark Wills, American Authors, Devon Allman, Postmodern Jukebox, and Blue October.

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. The lineup (subject to change and included in Epcot admission) includes:

Aug. 31-Sept. 1 — Delta Rae “Bottom of the River”

Sept. 2-3 — NEW! The Hooters “And We Danced”

Sept. 4-5 — NEW! Baha Men “Who Let the Dogs Out”

Sept. 6-7 — Fuel “Shimmer”

Sept. 8-10 — STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”

Sept. 11-12 — NEW! Lauren Alaina “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 — NEW! Mark Wills “19 Somethin’”

Oct. 2-3 — NEW! American Authors “Best Day of My Life”

Oct. 4-5 — Christopher Cross “Sailing”

Oct. 6-8 — NEW! Devon Allman “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 — NEW! Postmodern Jukebox Various Hits

Oct. 18-20 — NEW! 10,000 Maniacs “Because the Night”

Oct. 21-22 — Toad The Wet Sprocket “Walk on the Ocean”

Oct. 23-24 — NEW! Kenny G “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 — NEW! Blue October “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 — NEW! Squeeze “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 confirmed seating at a same-day Eat to the Beat concert. Reservations can be booked at beginning in July 2017.

Which of the new or returning acts has you the most excited?

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