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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.

Update: With the first concert less than a month away, Disney has released the final schedule (subject to change, of course). Is your favorite group on the list?

Aug. 30-31                Blue October – “Into the Ocean”

Sept. 1-3                   Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”

Sept. 4-5                   NEW! MercyMe – “I Can Only Imagine”

Sept. 6-7                   NEW! Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”

Sept. 8-9                   NEW! Tauren Wells – “Hills and Valleys”

Sept. 10-11               Postmodern Jukebox – Known for vintage-style covers of modern hits

Sept. 12-13               NEW! Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want”

Sept. 14-16               Baha Men – “Who Let the Dogs Out”

Sept. 17-19                Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”

Sept. 20-21                Living Colour – “Cult of Personality”

Sept. 22-23                NEW! Sheila E – “The Glamorous Life”

Sept. 24-26               Sugar Ray – “Every Morning”

Sept. 27-28                David Cook – “Light On”

Sept. 29-30               Jeffrey Osborne – “On the Wings of Love”

Oct. 1-2                     NEW! Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts – Known for their soulful rhythm & blues covers

Oct. 3-4                     Everclear – “Santa Monica”

Oct. 5-7                     Mark Wills – “19 Something”

Oct. 8-10                   Air Supply – “All Out of Love”

Oct. 11-12                 NEW! Anderson East  – “All on My Mind”

Oct. 13-14                 Smash Mouth – “All Star”

Oct. 15-16                 NEW! 98 Degrees  – “Give Me Just One Night”

Oct. 17-18                 38 Special – “Hold On Loosely”

Oct. 19-21                 The Devon Allman Project – “Ragged and Dirty”

Oct. 22-23                 Kenny G – “Songbird”

Oct. 24-25                 Billy Ocean – “Get Outta My Dreams”

Oct. 26-28                 Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – “We Built this City”

Oct. 29-31                 Hanson – “MMMBop”

Nov. 1-2                   NEW! High Valley – “She’s with Me.”

Nov. 3-4                   Taylor Dayne – “Prove Your Love”

Nov. 5-7                   Boyz II Men – “End of the Road”

Nov. 8-9                   The Hooters – “And We Danced”

Nov. 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.