We often talk about how The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic is the best value for foodies at Walt Disney World. The causeway event admission includes unlimited samples from dozens of booths and the best chefs from the resort’s world class restaurants. But there’s a lot more to the Food and Wine Classic than just, well, food and wine.
Each year the event features a talented musical line-up along with on the main clamshell fountain stage, but this year they’re adding three themed sections each with their own musical take.
New musical performers will add to the immersive environments of three of the themed sections, each selected to perfectly match the unique tastes and décor of the area. The acts making their festival debuts this year include:
New musical performers will add to the immersive environments of three of the themed sections, each selected to perfectly match the unique tastes and décor of the area.
The acts making their festival debuts this year include:
- Manureva, a family group, will perform authentic songs and melodies from Polynesia in the new luau-themed area, The Pig & The Poke
- Vintage Vibe, a group of renegade musicians who reimagine songs from a variety of genres into the smooth, lavish sounds of the 1920s and ‘30s, will be in the Bubble Lounge
- Singer-guitarist-songwriter Harry “Captain Henry” Hann will play a blend of rock, soul, jazz and reggae – a style he calls Floribbean – in the Beer Garden.
Returning to the Dolphin clamshell fountain main stage for both nights are festival favorites:
- Epic, performing today’s best dance, pop and party rock music
- 501 Blues, playing the top blues, soul and classic rock hits from the past 40 years
- Atlantic City Boys, featuring the rock ‘n’ roll harmonies of the Beach Boys, Drifters, the BeeGees and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Another fan favorite are the event’s popular educational seminars, which give guests a chance to learn from the resort’s award-winning food and beverage team in an interactive setting. \
The 2018 seminar line-up includes:
- Fine Art of Sushi and Sake
- The Cheese Course
- Pasta Making
- Wine Blending
- Base to Bubbles (Champagne)
- Beer, Please
- Craft Cocktails
- Italian Wines
- Riesling, So Sweet & So Dry
- The Grand Tasting presented by Master Sommelier Matthew Citriglia (sold out)
Seminars will take place on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27. Beverage seminar tickets are $50 per person, while pairing seminar tickets are $85, including tax. Specific dates and times of each seminar are available on the event website. Get your tickets today.