Eat to the Beat Lineup Announced

It is hard to believe that Fourth of July is almost here and plans are already in motion for the fall at Walt Disney World.

One of the highlights at Epcot during this time of year is the Eat to the Beat concert series that is included in the price of admission.

These concerts, running from Aug. 31-Nov. 13 often feature interesting acts that you might have to pay a pretty good price to see elsewhere.

If I lived down in the Florida I would be making frequent trips to check out a lot of these concerts.

This year’s concert series will feature 32 different acts who will take to the stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. each day.

This year’s festival includes:

Aug. 31-Sept. 1 — Delta Rae “Bottom of the River”

Sept. 2-3: The Hooters “And We Danced”

Sept. 4-5: Baha Men “Who Let the Dogs Out”

Sept. 6-7: Fuel “Shimmer”

Sept. 8-10: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”

Sept. 11-12: Lauren Alaina “Road Less Traveled”

Sept. 13-15: Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah”

Sept. 16-17: Sister Hazel “All For You”

Sept. 18-20: Air Supply “All Out of Love”

Sept. 21-22: David Cook “Light On”

Sept. 23-24: Everclear “Santa Monica”

Everclear (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World.) (As a side note, in my other life I had the chance to interview the lead singer of the band for my work. Really nice guy.)

Sept. 25-27: Sugar Ray “Every Morning”

Sept. 28-29: 38 Special “Hold on Loosely”

Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Mark Wills “19 Somethin”

Oct. 2-3: American Authors “Best Day of My Life”

Oct. 4-5: Christopher Cross “Sailing”

Oct. 6-8: Devon Allman “Ragged and Dirty”

Oct. 9-11: Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX “Come Sail Away”

Oct. 12-13: Taylor Dayne “Tell It to My Heart”

Oct. 14-15: Jeffrey Osborne “One the Wings of Love”

Oct. 16-17: Postmodern Jukebox Various Hits

Oct. 18-20: 10,000 Maniacs “Because the Night”

Oct. 21-22: Toad the West Sprocket “Walk on the Ocean”

Oct. 23-24: Kenny G “Songbird”

Oct. 25-26: Billy Ocean “Get Outta My Dreams”

Oct. 27-29: Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”

Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Hanson “MMMBop”

Nov. 2-3: Blue October “Into the Ocean”

Nov. 4-5: Living Colour “Cult of Personality”

Nov. 6-8: Boyz II Men “End of the Road”

Nov. 9-11: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”

Nov. 12-13: Squeeze “Black Coffee in Bed”

If you want to make the concert a complete event there are also 15 popular Epcot restaurants that you can eat either breakfast, lunch or dinner at and will give you confirmed seating for a same day performance.

Which concert are you most interested in? Leave your comments below.

Eat to the Beat Lineup Completed


eat to the beat.jpgWalt Disney World has announced the final performers for this year’s Eat to the Beat concert series that will take place at EPCOT to coincide with the Food and Wine Festival.

Each year the concerts feature some bigger headling people. While you aren’t going to see Justin Timberlake or Madonna, you will see some people who were more popular back in the day.

The concerts are held in the bandstand that is across from the America pavilion. Some of the artists are pretty popular and make it difficult to find a seat. But, some would enable you to find a seat very easily. You just have to get a feel for the crowd.

This year seems to have more performers in the past, which means each performer will only play for about two days and it is on to the next one.

Here is this year’s lineup:

Sept. 14-15: Wang Chung

Sept. 16-18: Starship

Sept. 19-20: Air Supply

Sept. 21-23: The Bo Deans

Sept. 24-25: Fuel

Sept. 26-28: Sugar Ray

Sept. 29-30: Los Lobos

Oct. 1-2: David Cook

Oct 3-4: Wilson Phillips

Oct. 5-6: Blues Traveler

Oct. 7-9: Plain White T’s

Oct. 10-11: 38 Special

Oct. 12-13: Jeffrey Osbourne

Oct. 14-16: Tiffany

Oct. 17-19: Des DeYoung and the Music of Styx

Oct. 20-21: Christopher Cross

Oct. 22-23: Toad the West Sprocket

Oct. 24-25: Chaka Khan

Oct. 26-27: Billy Ocean

Oct. 28-29: Living Color

Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Hanson

Nov. 2-3: Soul Asylum

Nov. 4-6: Delta Rae

Nov. 7-9: Boyz II Men

Nov. 10-11: Sister Hazel

Nov. 12-14: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


Which concert are you most looking forward to this Food and Wine Festival season? Leave a message below.