First Look: 2023 Eat to the Beat Concert Series at EPCOT

Trinity Hardy

by , Communications Intern, Disney Live Entertainment

The Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare is bringing the heat to the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE starting July 27. Here is a first look at the lineup of artists bringing sizzling sounds to the America Gardens Theatre!

Fan-favorites like Sheila E. and Hanson are ready to serve up hits once again while festival newcomers Orianthi, Phillip Phillips, The Bacon Brothers, We The Kings and more bring new flavor to this year’s menu of talent. Speaking of talent, local bands will take the stage Tuesday-Thursday so you can enjoy delicious eats and fun beats all week long! View the full list of announced artists below and keep checking back at as more acts are revealed!

  • July 28-29 – Orianthi (NEW)
  • July 30-31 – FOR KING + COUNTRY (NEW)
  • Aug. 4-5 – Southern Avenue
  • Aug. 6-7 – Tiffany
  • Aug. 11-12 – Ruben Studdard with Haley Reinhart
  • Aug. 13-14 – The Bacon Brothers (NEW)
  • Aug. 18-21 – Joey Fatone & Friends
  • Aug. 25-26 – Ayron Jones (NEW)
  • Aug. 27-28 – Phillip Phillips (NEW)
  • Sept. 1-2 – Baha Men
  • Sept. 3-4 – MercyMe
  • Sept. 8-9 – Ray Parker Jr.
  • Sept. 10-11 – TobyMac
  • Sept. 15 – Celebrity Latin Talent
  • Sept. 16 – Celebrity Latin Talent
  • Sept. 17-18 – Raul Acosta and Oro Solido (NEW)
  • Sept. 22-23 – Los Amigos Invisibles
  • Sept. 24-25 – 98 °
  • Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 – Boyz II Men
  • Oct. 6-7 – Mark Wills
  • Oct. 8-9 – Sugar Ray
  • Oct. 13-14 – Hoobastank
  • Oct. 15-16 – Air Supply
  • Oct. 20-21 – Taylor Dayne
  • Oct. 22-23 – Billy Ocean
  • Oct. 27-30 – Hanson
  • Nov. 3-4 – We The Kings (NEW)
  • Nov. 5-6 – Sheila E.
  • Nov. 10-11 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Nov. 12-13 – 38 Special

Beginning July 6, you can secure your spot for these performances with an Eat to the Beat Dining Package. Find out more by visiting Keep following the Disney Parks Blog for updates as things heat up around the festival! 

To experience the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, guests must have both valid admission and a park reservation for EPCOT on the same date.


  • This lineup is terrible! We will not be going to any of them. Particularly disappointed that Mickey Thomas won’t be there. I hope Flower and Garden is better.

  • I can’t wait Hanson 🥰

  • Wish we would’ve been there when for King and Country was there. They are awesome thank you Disney for having them,

  • This lineup is very disappointing. I’ve enjoyed the festival concerts at Epcot for many years in the past, but except for 3 acts I’ve never even heard of these other folks. I’m a little older, but many of the classic rockers are still performing today. Saw 38 Special last time they performed at Epcot and they were excellent. Won’t bother for most of the other unknowns. C’mon Disney, you can do better than this.

  • Oh wow Raul Acosta and Oro Solido can’t wait to see them they are the best latin merengue band.

  • How can I find out who will be the “celebrity Latin talent”?

  • Thank you for offering these concerts. Joey Fatone and friends was amazing!!!

  • Excited to see For King and Country on Monday! This will be my 3rd time seeing them this year. May go see Toby Mac as well

  • Can’t wait to see For King & Country! Also Mercy Me and TobyMac on the list! Love that there are so many options! Great selection!

  • I’m so excited to see For King and Country on the roster

  • Can’t wait to see Los Amigos Invisibles!!! 🇻🇪

  • Really excited for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Love their music and they are going to be there the day we already have scheduled at Epcot.

  • Disney comma you will get better entertainment comma if you pay them! It is now july.. You will have to get bands that have had a cancellation. We are paying you very well. Share the wealth!

  • The last weekend is missing and you are choosing to not book a band for it for what reason?
    (I was told by someone in management)
    Why don’t you book BBMak since you decided to give their spot to all of the untalented American idol runners up! You do understand they were featured on how many Disney soundtracks? But they didn’t get a spot?!!
    Who picked the lineup this year it’s absolutely horrific! Nobody cares about half of the bands that are going to be there! Read the above comments they ALL say the same thing!

  • I may go see We The Kings. Hopefully, they will play some of their old songs. Haven’t really listened to their new stuff (if any). If I go see Hanson, I only want to hear their one very popular song xD

  • Disappointed no Kenny G this year.

  • All has bins or one hit wonders. Get some better music! This lineup is horrible!!!

  • Horrible lineup . All has bins or 1 who wonders. Get some real music back to Disney!!

  • Please, tell me it’s not true…really?? Really Raul Acosta and Oro Sólido for the only day I will be attending to Epcot?? Want to cry… I’m latina, but this kind of merengue is HORRIBLE …. 🙁

  • Ayron Jones! Wish I could be there to see them!

  • Really great bands! So excited that We the Kings is going to be there!!

  • Was really hoping for a better opening weekend, oh well

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