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Experience Fresh Entertainment This Spring at Epcot

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

Planning a visit to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this spring? If so, you’re in for a treat! We’ve recently introduced several new atmosphere entertainment experiences throughout the international pavilions of World Showcase, and there’s even more on the way.

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  • Italy – Join in the music, energy and flair of the spectacularly choreographed flag-throwing team of Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro. Featuring hand-painted flags, magnificent period costumes and live music, the Sbandieratori bring to dynamic life a rich, 500-year Italian tradition that’s not to be missed.
  • United Kingdom – Strolling the quaint streets of the United Kingdom pavilion, you can enjoy a delightful, acoustic performance by Paul McKenna Band, a traditional four-piece group from Glasgow, Scotland, whose contemporary approach to songs never strays too far from their Scottish, folk music roots.
  • Canada – On the Mill Stage, the Canadian Lumberjacks demonstrate their professional skills in a safe and friendly competition, a time-honored tradition from Canada’s great timber and logging areas, featuring axe throwing, chopping, log rolling and more.
  • Morocco – B’net Al Houwariyate, a multi-generational Berber music and dance troupe from Marrakesh, takes to the Medina stage of the Morocco pavilion for a lively and interactive performance, illuminating the stories and experiences of women in Morocco.

Starting this week, Voices of Liberty has a fresh new look and sound for their appearances on the outdoor stage at America Gardens Theatre. Two days each week, this remarkable 8-part a cappella group is bringing their talents to even more guests, performing fresh arrangements of popular American songs, both classic and contemporary. Voices of Liberty will continue their traditional performances in the rotunda of The American Adventure pavilion Wednesday through Sunday each week.

These new, authentic experiences – along with long-time favorites like Mariachi Cobre in Mexico, Jeweled Dragon Acrobats in China, the Taiko drummers of Matsuriza in Japan and others – are all part of our continuing efforts to keep Epcot entertainment fresh and contribute to the rich cultural landscape of World Showcase.

Which of these groups are you looking forward to catching during your day at Epcot? Let us know in the comments section.

Comments

  • Can you tell us if the Voices of Liberty will continue to have the new shows at the American garden theater in late May after flower and garden festival ends?

    Will the shows always be on Mondays and Tuesdays?

    • Karen – Yes, the new Voices of Liberty show is expected to continue beyond the event, but will still only be offered two days per week. At this time, Monday and Tuesday are those days, but Entertainment schedules are subject to change, so you’ll want to check before you visit.

  • When our family visits WDW, one of the things we look forward to the most is the live entertainment, specifically the musicians and singers.

    We were fortunate to catch the Paul McKenna Band playing streetside in Epcot just a couple of weeks ago – and we were thrilled to find their music on iTunes! Our entire family loves their music, and it’s perfect for a wild, sweet spring afternoon!

    Gerado Manrique, who was playing at Dowmtown Disney/ Disney Springs on a weekend evening, was another great find! We have now purchased all of his music as well – it’s like a Latin-infused, smooth jazzy ride.

    Mariachi Cobre takes my breath away! One of my “must do’s” on this last trip was to see them perform live and they did not disappoint! And Voices Of Liberty are another “must do” for our family; I get goosebumps just thinking about their performance!

    All of the performers we saw at Epcot – and all over WDW – were, as always, simply top-notch. We always come home with new favorites to add to our ever-expanding Disney Performers Playlist!

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