NEWS: Disney Releases 2023 Eat to the Beat Concert Lineup at EPCOT

The Eat to the Beat Concert Series is a fan-favorite offering that brings many to the park to enjoy a free concert in the America Gardens Theater. Disney has revealed the lineup of artists coming to EPCOT this year. Learn more below.


Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Trinity Hardy:

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 TasteEPCOT.com 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 TasteEPCOT.com. 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.

RELATED ARTICLE: Disney Announces Dates of 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival

It’s time to get out those calendars! Disney has announced the dates of the 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival! Learn more below.


Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Bridget Schulte:

Calling all foodies: The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE will begin dishing up delights at Walt Disney World Resort starting July 27 and continuing through November 18, 2023.

Get ready to sip and savor at more than 25 Global Marketplaces throughout EPCOT, including returning favorites such as The Fry Basket, Flavors from Fire, Canada, India and Spain. Several new Global Marketplaces will open later during the festival as summer turns to fall.

The fun doesn’t stop with the food, however. It extends to exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy!

      • Fans of fromage can take part in Emile’s Fromage Montage, a fun way to try tasty cheese dishes from around the world. Grab your Festival Passport and purchase any five cheese dishes listed in the back of the Festival Passport to collect a stamp. Once you’ve collected five stamps, head to Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE to redeem a sweet treat unique to the festival.
      • Families can embark on Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak – a “Ratatouille”-inspired adventure that’s très magnifique! Guests of all ages can search for Remy throughout World Showcase and the Global Marketplaces.
      • And to celebrate the Halloween season grab your gourd-eous group and partake in Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit, a special pumpkin scavenger hunt from September 29 through October 31.

The festival will also welcome back the popular Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare at America Gardens Theatre. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more details about this year’s lineup.

And don’t forget to commemorate your EPCOT visit by bringing festival magic home with official event merchandise including apparel, home décor, trading pins and more.

Hopefully this update satisfies your craving for now, and keep an eye out for more news here or on TasteEPCOT.com. Can’t wait to see all of you there!

RELATED ARTICLE: 8 Reasons Why We Love the Epcot Food & Wine Festival

by Matt and Kim

When we see the month of July appear on the calendar, it’s not because of our anniversary, birthdays, or any other big family celebration… it’s simply because that means it’s time for Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! Countdown with us for our top eight reasons why we love the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and why we are sure you will too!


8 – More Time Than Ever to Enjoy the Festival

This year is another record-setting year, with the festival occurring from July 27-November 18. The festival includes new flavors and sips, live entertainment, family activities, and more. And if you visit the festival in October-November, you’ll be able to enjoy the most amazing time of year – the Florida fall season. This fall time really is perfect because it’s not chilly, but it’s not typically steaming hot, especially in late October and November festival days. Yay for enjoying the festivities without melting!

7 – Beautiful Scenery

Besides Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival, the Food and Wine Festival is one of our favorite times to catch Epcot’s scenery at its’ best. Among the specially shaped shrubs, romantic lighting, and unique artworks displayed, we also enjoy that many more countries are represented. As you travel around the World Showcase, you’ll spot the usual eleven countries – but take a look at the special kiosks that represent diverse countries worldwide. Get that camera ready to snap photos!

6 – Special Merchandise

Let’s go shopping! Food and Wine Festival merchandise is available throughout many of the typical Epcot gift shops, especially around the World Showcase. They have many more unique items to select from, including specialty gift shops such as the Wine Shop and the Stockpot Shop. Maybe it’s a good thing they don’t have shopping carts!

Credit: Disney/Harrison Cooney

5 – Emile’s Fromage Montage

Love cheese? Families can take part in Emile’s Fromage Montage, where they purchase five participating cheese dishes from select Global Marketplaces. Those who collect all five stamps – including a passionfruit cheesecake with toasted macadamia nuts – can scurry back to Shimmering Sips to claim a prize.

4 – Scavenger Hunt

The inner child in us greatly loves the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Passport. This baby gives you the location of where all the different kiosks are and provides you with the ability to sort of “check off” where you’ve been. It’s a fun way to be sure you are hitting all the booths you want to and to look back a few months down the road and retrace your steps down memory lane. Kids in tow? Get them involved! Better yet – check out Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak. Purchase a special map and stickers and let the scavenger hunt begin.


3 – Eat to the Beat Concert Series

Live musical performances at the America Gardens Theatre feature internationally recognized artists Friday through Monday and local bands rocking the house Tuesday through Thursday, with genres spanning Rock, Latin, Rap, Pop, Country, Gospel, and more.

2 – More Bang for Your Buck

So, you’ve always wanted to visit Epcot but you think the park admission might be a little steep? The Food and Wine Festival is the perfect way to get more bang for your buck. Most of the festival activities are included in your park ticket. Plus, you have to eat anyway – so why not pick and choose what you’d like to eat around the World Showcase? Make it easy on yourself and purchase a gift card upon arrival so you can go around the world cash-free! Visiting Epcot during the Food and Wine Festival is the perfect way to get more of an “experience” out of your park admission.

1 – FOOD and WINE

Well, of course – one of our favorite reasons why we love the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is because of just that – the food and the wine! The FOOD… oh my goodness, the food is unbelievable. Known as the “celebration of global cuisines,” it’s hard not to try a little bit of something from as more than 25 marketplaces as possible. The different flavors of wine are out of this world, and fun to delight in the small (or large) tastings. It’s ok, and you’re at a festival – have another!

These are our top eight reasons why we love the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Why do you love this incredible festival? We’d love to hear from you!

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Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
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