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Rick Springfield, Tiffany, Chaka Khan Rock ‘Eat to the Beat’ Concert Series at 2015 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Charles Stovall

by , Public Relations Manager

In January, we let you in on the dates for this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

One of my favorite times of the year! And this year is the 20th anniversary of the festival!


Now, I have the enviable task of giving you more info on this year’s festival – the lineup for 2015’s “Eat to the Beat” concert series.

Being a child of the ‘80s, I’m SUPER pumped for some of our new acts like Tiffany and Chaka Khan. Also new to this year’s festival are the S.O.S. Band, Everclear and Maxi Priest.

Here’s the full list. Hope your favorite is on there!

  • David Cook – September 25-27, 2015
  • Wilson Phillips – September 28-29, 2015
  • Christopher Cross – September 30-October 1, 2015
  • Starship – October 2-4, 2015
  • Smash Mouth – October 5-7, 2015
  • The Pointer Sisters – October 8-9, 2015
  • 38 Special – October 10-11, 2015
  • Rick Springfield – October 12-13, 2015
  • Sugar Ray – October 14-16, 2015
  • The S.O.S. Band – October 17-18, 2015
  • Air Supply – October 19-21, 2015
  • Fuel – October 22-23, 2015
  • Tiffany (NEW!) – October 24-25, 2015
  • Dennis DeYoung – October 26-28, 2015
  • Jo Dee Messina – October 29-30, 2015
  • Everclear (NEW!) – October 31-November 1, 2015
  • Boyz II Men – November 2-4, 2015
  • Sister Hazel – November 5-6, 2015
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – November 7-9, 2015
  • Hanson – November 10-12, 2015
  • Maxi Priest (NEW!) – November 13-14, 2015
  • Chaka Khan (NEW!) – November 15-16, 2015

Please note: Daily show times take place at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Entertainment and appearances are subject to change without notice.

Be sure to check back to the Disney Parks Blog for updated info on this year’s festival.

Bonne ẻcoute!” (Happy Listening!)


  • How does the concert work? Is it a separate ticket to get into the show? Is the only way to see it to get a dining reservation like Eat to the beat?

  • WHY is Rick Springfield there the week after I am! Doesn’t he KNOW he needs to be there when I am?!?!

  • Oh man! :'(
    My lifelong dream was to see Rick Springfield. Finally, in 2009 he came to Newfoundland, Canada…just after I had given birth to my son, so I couldn’t go. I was sooo upset. Now, he’s going to be at Epcot in October, but we had a family vacation to Disney this past May. Am I EVER going to get to see Rick Springfield?!

  • As a passholder, ANY live concert is a plus to the greatest entertainment bargain on the planet , but slightly saddened to not see The Orchestra or Alan Parsons project this time, but I’ll put on my big boy pants and enjoy perhaps the best sound system and easy access great seats to some of these iconic performers..

  • Chaka Khan’s name IS spelled right in the headline to this article.

  • Unless I can’t read the post about getting Chaka Khan’s name right is puzzling. The headline spells her name “Chaka Khan” and the post states that the spelling of her name is “Chaka Khan”. Is there a difference there that I can’t see or discern?

  • Agree w/ Peter, Three Dog Night would make my year!

  • Cannot wait to see Rick Springfield!!!

  • Too Bad….they could have booked Three Dog Night. They are in FL during early November. Since Epcot draws an older crowd, it would have been nice.

  • Great line up. My favs are Rick Springfield, The Pontier Sisters, Star Ship & Air supply.

  • Please… please…change the dates from year to year… I have to go the same weekend because of work and I always get Big Voo Doo Daddy! They are good – but I go every year and I would like to see a new artist!!!! Whay doesn’t anyone at Disney think of this??

  • Super excited to Christopher Cross and Fuel back on the list. Even more excited to see Tiffany and Everclear added

  • hopefully we can come see a band this year

  • Sugar Ray is da man!!!!!! He is honestly one of my favorites of food and wine and I am so happy he is returning!!

  • Hi there! So excited about all the concerts but can we get Ms. Chaka Khan’s name spelled correctly on the headline of this post? Just in case she sees it!

  • Saw Dennis DeYoung last year…can’t wait to see him again this year! Fantastic! Sad not to see Night Ranger back this year, maybe next year.

  • The Epcot Food and Wine festival musical acts always seems very dated to me. That doesn’t mean the performers aren’t good but how about some up and coming acts or more current Top 40 acts? Can’t say I’m too excited about this line-up.

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! Been waiting for this list since November! 😉 So excited to see David Cook get three nights and can’t wait to see Sugar Ray again!

  • Could I register a small complaint here? I am running the Wine and Dine Half Marathon for the 6th time this year, and (if my memory serves me correctly) this is the 6th time that the same band has played marathon weekend. Could you PLEASE mix it up a bit? I can only go to EPCOT once a year and, as much as I look forward to Food and Wine Fest, I’m saddened that the same band is playing yet again. I’m running 13.1 miles (for charity, no less)…would it be too much to ask to be serenaded by Rick Springfield afterwards?

  • Nice lineup!

    Chaka Khan, Rick Springfield, and Big Bad VooDoo Daddy are my top picks.

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