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EPCOT Announces 2023 Eat to the Beat Concert Lineup 

Eat to the Beat Concert Series
The Eat to the Beat Concert is part of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Credit: Disney

Luckily for fans of food, wine, and music, the beat goes on for several months in EPCOT during its International Food and Wine Festival. Disney Guests can indulge in the best food and wine pairings for their pallets, and their ears will be treated to the stylings of some of music’s greatest performers.

While tickets are for purchase for EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival, the Park’s Eat to the Beat Concert is live entertainment included in your EPCOT Park Admission.

Disney food and wine festival 2023 dates

Credit: Disney

Related: Disney Announces Dates for 2023 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

What’s Eat to the Beat?

Hosted by Florida Blue Medicare, Eat to the Beat is EPCOT’s nightly concert series running alongside its Food and Wine Festival from July 27 to November 18, 2023. With musical giants like Boyz II Men returning and Kenny G taking the Eat to the Beat stage in years past, it’s a live extravaganza that rocks The World Showcase.

With this year’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series featuring favorites like Ruben Studdard, Phillip Phillips, Baha Men, and Sugar Ray, this lineup is a tough one to beat.

Eat to the Beat

The Eat to the Beat Concert is part of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Credit: Disney

Check out the full lineup here:

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

Related: Eat to the Beat Lineup Announced for the 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Where and When to Catch a Performance

With the stage set at the America Gardens Theatre in EPCOT, Guests can snag a bench with hand-held delicacies and catch performances during one of three sets each night:

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m.
  • 8:00 p.m.

Weeknights feature local performers, while the more renowned singers take to the stage on the weekends. If you’re visiting EPCOT and want to avoid some severe crowds, it’s a good idea to avoid the Park on the weekends during the months-long event—unless your heart is set on seeing a specific performance.

american pavillion epcot

The American Adventure, EPCOT/Disney

Eat to the Beat Dining Packages

While dining packages are offered for Eat to the Beat, they’re not necessary for most Guests—unless you want to secure a seat closest to one of the performers. If you opt for a dining plan, here’s what is included:

  • An appetizer, entrĂ©e, and dessert or one full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage
  • One guaranteed seat per person to an Eat to the Beat concert held on the same day

Same-day dining packages are available and typically include the following:

  • Spice Road Table (Table Service)
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse (Quick Service)

Springing for a dining package doesn’t mean you’ll get a guaranteed seat for the performances, but it can speed up your EPCOT food selection while navigating the Disney Park.

Now, all there is left to do is eat, drink, and be mesmerized by music all summer at EPCOT. Don’t miss a beat during the Food and Wine Festival, whether you’re just stopping by or in the front row to see one of your favorite bands.

About Kaitlin Morelli

A Disney World Guest since before she could walk, Kaitlin is a Jersey girl and former Virginia Tech Hokie. When she's not listening to the 'Moana' soundtrack on repeat with her baby daughter, she's writing, singing, and strumming the ukulele. Kaitlin is passionate about finding the best Disney Park tips n' tricks and moments when pop culture and Disney collide. She's looking forward to eventually taking her first Disney trip with her favorite fan in the making: her daughter.

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