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‘Eat to the Beat’ Concert Series Lineup at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

posted on April 22nd, 2010 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

'Eat to the Beat' Concert Series Lineup at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Music lovers take note…we’ve just set the schedule for the “Eat to the Beat” Concert Series at the 2010 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. It’s an impressive lineup that includes several Grammy-winning artists and seven new acts, including Sugar Ray, Rick Springfield, Air Supply and Howard Jones.

The concerts, which are included with Epcot admission, will be at the America Gardens Theatre stage beginning October 1. Performances will be nightly at 5:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. This year’s schedule (subject to change) includes:

10/1-10/3 — Taylor Dayne, “Tell It to My Heart”

10/4-10/5 — Kool & The Gang, “Celebration”

10/6-10/8 — Sugar Ray, “Fly”

10/9-10/10 — Taylor Hicks, “Do I Make You Proud ”

10/11-10/12 — Air Supply, “Lost in Love”

10/13-10/15 — Sister Hazel, “All For You”

10/16-10/17 — Howard Jones, “No One Is To Blame”

10/18-10/19 — Exposé, “Seasons Change”

10/20-10/21 — 38 Special, “Hold on Loosely ”

10/22-10/24 — Night Ranger, “Sister Christian”

10/25-10/27 — Billy Ocean, “Caribbean Queen”

10/28-10/31 — Starship starring Mickey Thomas, “We Built This City”

11/1 – 11/3 — Boyz II Men, “End of the Road”

11/4-11/5 — Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp, “Give A Little Bit”

11/6-11/7 — Jon Secada, “Just Another Day”

11/8-11/9 — Hanson, “MMMBop”

11/10-11/11 — Rick Springfield, “Jessie’s Girl”

11/12-11/14 — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, “Go Daddy-O”

Any favorite acts you’re looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments.

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Anthony on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I think my wife’s going to be really excited about Rick Springfield.

I am hoping to get to see 38 Special or Night Ranger. Neither of them are listed as new, but I’ve never made any of their shows in the past.


Marc from GA on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:58 pm

YES!!! I always book 11 months out (thank you DVC) and I always have a pot luck of who ends up performing that weekend. This year is a definite winner with Night Ranger! But there are so many other new awesome performers I want to book a few more trips.


Vanessa from Hants on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:09 pm

We saw Kool and the Gang last year and highly recommend them they were brilliant! Really made our holiday….sadly won’t be back for while but can’t wait to start planning!


David on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:20 pm

upset that i’ll miss Kool & The Gang, but happy to see Billy Ocean. Great line up


George from FL on April 22nd, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Great line up again this year. I’m happy to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy back at EPCOT. I was there when they opened the Festival last year and expect to see them at the close this year.

I’m looking forward to the variety in music, acts, and eras in this line up.


Elizabeth from AZ on April 22nd, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Hanson+Disney+good food…doesn’t get any better than that.


Jeff on April 22nd, 2010 at 4:35 pm

.38 Special, Night Ranger, Rick Springfield, Sister Hazel, Starship.

Its really cool to see some awesome names on that list!!!


Sarah from MA on April 22nd, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Can’t wait to see HANSON and experience my first food & wine festival!!!!


Tiffany from FL on April 22nd, 2010 at 7:20 pm

HANSON!!!!!! I am SOOOOO excited!!!! I will be there FOR SURE!!!!


Donna on April 22nd, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Rick Springfield!!!!!! Saw him in VA a few years ago and am so excited I can see him again!!! Wonder if he remembers what I did?? .38 Special, Night Ranger, Sister Hazel and Starship are awesome, but, RICK ROCKS!!!!!!!


Antonia from AK on April 22nd, 2010 at 7:30 pm

really bummed we’ll not get to see Taylor Hicks. He’ll be there a month too soon!


Robert from FL on April 22nd, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I just had a friend totally geek-out over Hanson. I’m pretty excited about Cool and the Gang and Sugar Ray.


from FL on April 22nd, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I will be there for RICK SPRINGFIELD!!!! :-) I am looking forward to it. I can’t wait for November to get here!


Carol from FL on April 22nd, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Great to see some of the same ones from last year and also glad to see new groups. It will be awesome. Can’t wait.


Alison on April 23rd, 2010 at 8:48 am

Howard Jones!!!


Heather on April 23rd, 2010 at 9:12 am

OMG Hanson!!!! Sister Hazel was awesome, too, last time I saw them at Eat to the Beat. Great lineup!


Iliana on April 23rd, 2010 at 10:16 am

Hanson all the way!!!!!


Penny on April 23rd, 2010 at 7:59 pm

These all sound great!! Hope we can make at least one.


Nicole from FL on April 23rd, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Thank you Disney!!! Sugar Ray, Night Ranger and Rick Springfield… Yay!!!!!


Holly on April 23rd, 2010 at 10:01 pm

We are getting really excited about attending the Food & Wine Festival again this year. This information just makes us more anxious. Do you know when the culinary and wine demonstration schedule comes out?


Juliana on April 24th, 2010 at 9:36 am



Debbie on April 24th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Sounds like a good time!! Always wanted to go to the Food & Wine Festival and now I have MANY reasons to go!!!


Michelle from PA on April 25th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I’ll be there for Disney College Program this fall! I’m so excited! I just met Sister Hazel and I can’t wait to see Rick Springfield! :)


Theresa on April 26th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Looking forward to seeing Rick Springfield


Lisa on April 26th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Oh man! We enjoyed Big Bad last year (first weekend of event) and are planning to go back again this year but at the end of the event and were hoping to hear something new this time haha, oh well!


Barbara from FL on April 30th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

I saw Rick Springfield at Kennedy Space Center a few years ago, HE WAS EXCELLENT!!! Can’t wait to see him here.


Andrea on May 6th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I can’t wait to see Hanson :)


Brian on May 8th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I would love to see The Benny Andersson Band at Epcot.


Jeff on May 11th, 2010 at 11:08 am

This may be a weird question, but do the acts play the one song listed, or are they actually concert setlists? Thanks.

Also, why the 3 time slots with just one banf each night?


Roberta on May 14th, 2010 at 10:02 am

I love Howard Jones, and he mostly tours in England so this will be a real treat!
It’s also great to see Roger Hodgson– a beautiful voice and beautiful songs.
Overall your lineup looks great. Now just how can I spend two months in WDW?