While new flavors will dance on your taste buds during the 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, new music will have you dancing at your America Garden Theatre seats. Eight new acts join the Eat to the Beat concert series this fall.
Festival newbie Wang Chung kicks off the first two nights (these guys performed at my Walt Disney World Grad Night many moons ago). The other festival first-timers include BoDeans, Plain White T’s, Jeffrey Osborne, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Living Colour, Soul Asylum and Delta Rae. Wow – what a variety!
Here’s a look at the full lineup:
- Sept. 14-15 – Wang Chung NEW! “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
- Sept. 16-18 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
- Sept. 19-20 – Air Supply “All Out of Love”
- Sept. 21-23 – BoDeans NEW! “Closer to Free”
- Sept. 24-25 – Fuel “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
- Sept. 26-28 – Sugar Ray “Fly”
- Sept. 29-30 – Los Lobos “La Bamba”
- Oct. 1-2 – David Cook “Light On”
- Oct. 3-4 – Wilson Phillips “Hold On”
- Oct. 5-6 – Blues Traveler “Run-Around”
- Oct. 7-9 – Plain White T’s NEW! “Hey There Delilah”
- Oct. 10-11 – 38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
- Oct. 12-13 – Jeffrey Osborne NEW! “On the Wings of Love”
- Oct. 14-16 – Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
- Oct. 17-19 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx “Lady”
- Oct. 20-21 – Christopher Cross “Sailing”
- Oct. 22-23 – Toad The Wet Sprocket NEW! “Walk on the Ocean”
- Oct. 24-25 – Chaka Khan “I Feel for You”
- Oct. 26-27 – Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”
- Oct. 28-29 – Living Colour NEW! “Cult of Personality”
- Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Hanson “Get the Girl Back”
- Nov. 2-3 – Soul Asylum NEW! “Runaway Train”
- Nov. 4-6 – Delta Rae NEW! “Bottom of the River”
- Nov. 7-9 – Boyz II Men “Motownphilly”
- Nov. 10-11 – Sister Hazel “All For You”
- Nov. 12-14 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”
Performances are 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. daily, and included in Epcot admission. (Lineup is subject to change; songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.) The 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs September 14-November 14 at Walt Disney World Resort.
Who are you excited to see?
I’m so glad the dates are finally released and that Hanson is on the list!! 😀
GAH! I was so hoping Boyz II Men would play while I’m there for the Wine & Dine race weekend, but they’re scheduled for my last night, and I already have Christmas Party tix that night … Sob. Time to start listening to some Delta Rae, I guess!
Oh my gosh! Delta Rae!!! Love them so so much!!
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I’m so excited for Wilson Phillips! Will there be a Chase Lounge again this year and will we be able to get the VIP bracelets??
Yes – Chase cardholders will be able to visit the Lounge to pick up a wrist band for the show of their choice.
Looks like Boyz 11 men , Delta Raye and Sister Hazel will be there. Can’t wait ….first time at this event. Celebrating 40th anniversary.
I am so excited that Hanson is on the list as well! Have not seen them in such a long time and changed our vacation days to see them and my favorite resort and room type was available!! It was pure Disney Magic!!!
Will there be Eat to the Beat dining packages available this year?
If so, when will you be able to make reservations?
Also, will the Chase Lounge be open again at The American Adventure?
Can’t Wait !!!!!
Hi Nicholas, Eat to the Beat dining packages are available again this year. You can check out your options at epcotfoodfestival.com. And yes, the Chase Lounge will be open above American Adventure. See you this fall!
I can’t wait to see “Toad the Wet Sprocket”. I plan on going to all 6 sets! They are my favorite Alternative Rock Band from the 90’s.
We are anxious to see 2-3 concerts during our visit in September. I’ve read that concerts were available as FP+ selections in 2015. Will they be FP+ selections in 2016? If so, when will they be loaded in the system so we can book? I could book my other FP+ selections today, but the concerts were not listed yet. Thanks.
I’ll be going for the Hanson dates! Tripped planned now entirely for that reason! Will there be Fast Passes for these shows? Or Disney Chase member exclusive viewing areas?
Aimee – Disney Chase members can pick up wristbands for the show of their choice at the Chase Lounge above American Adventure.
Can Fast Pass be used for the concerts???
I contacted Chase to find out if wristbands would be provided this year, and I was told by the Chase employee that as of this time, wristbands for access to the 2016 Eat-to-the-Beat concerts were not shown as an available “perk”. Can you confirm whether or not these really will be available? Greatly appreciate the help! Thanks
I didn’t see this answered above so I’ll ask again. Will fast passes be made available for the Eat to the Beat Concert series this year? Thank you.
I am also wondering if Fast Passes will be distributed for the Concerts as last year. However I didn’t see them on the Fast Pass website 🙁
What are the hours for the Chase Lounge and how many shows can you get wristbands for?
Do we pick up wrist bands for the show the that day? Or can we get them for another day?
Is anyone answering the questions here??? I, like someone else, am wondering if these concerts can be Fast Passed?
Hi. I am hoping for some clarification. Will Chase cardholders be able to get Eat to the Beat wristbands or only Chase Disney Visa cardholders?
All chase visa’s r accepted. Get there early on the day of the band you want to see. The bands go fast. Air Supply was gone for all shows by noon, the lounge opened at 11
we will be there 10/9/16,wish LIVING COLOUR was there then,no not to thrilled with the music while we are there again this year.bummer