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Wine & Dine at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Disney World Orlando is scheduled for September 25-November 8. This year’s event features a lineup of popular music acts, including several Grammy-winning bands, all ready to rock the night away during this fall festival, which transforms the worldly Epcot into a food and wine lovers paradise. Specialty food items, culinary events, parties and music and more make this Disney event a great place to eat to the beat!

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.
Epcot theme park admission is required. Some Epcot International Food & Wine Festival events require ticket fees in addition to admission to Epcot theme park. Availability is limited for some events. Events may be rescheduled or cancelled at any time.

Concerts, which are included with Epcot admission, begin at 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 pm daily.

The lineup (subject to change) includes:
September 25-27 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (“You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3”)
September 28-29 Richard Marx (“Hold On to the Nights”)
September 30-October 3 Starship starring Mickey Thomas (“We Built This City”)
October 4-6 En Vogue (“Free Your Mind”)
October 7-8 Better Than Ezra (“Good”)
October 9-11 Sister Hazel (“All for You”)
October 12-13 Kool & The Gang (“Celebration”)
October 14-16 Spyro Gyra (“Morning Dance”)
October 17-18 Jon Secada (“Just Another Day”)
October 19-20 Sister Sledge (“We Are Family”)
October 21-22 Vanessa Carlton (“A Thousand Miles”)
October 23-25 Taylor Dayne (“Tell It to My Heart”)
October 26-28 Boyz II Men (“Motownphilly”)
October 29-31 John Waite (“Missing You”)
November 1-2 Night Ranger (“Sister Christian”)
November 3-5 Billy Ocean (“Caribbean Queen”)
November 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 spectacular ending to each festival evening.
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