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Full Lineup Revealed for 2023 Eat to the Beat Concert Series

The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is now longer than ever before, and the 2023 event will be here before we know it!

With outdoor kitchens showcasing all kinds of delicious eats and specialty beverages around the Park, plus exclusive merchandise, live music, and more, the event is one of EPCOT’s most popular festivals and is not to be missed.

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One of the highlights of this annual event is the Eat to the Beat concert series that takes place throughout the festival at the America Gardens Theatre, located in the American Adventure Pavilion in World Showcase. The series includes nationally and internationally recognized musical artists from Fridays through Mondays through the duration of the festival (July 27-November 18, 2023), with local bands filling in Tuesdays through Thursdays.

With the festival just over two months away, the Disney Parks Blog just revealed a first look at the lineup for this year’s concert series:

  • 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 Β°
  • 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

The concerts will take place with short sets at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. on select dates throughout the festival. This schedule often gives Guests multiple opportunities to catch their favorite act in the Park, but if there is one band or performing artist you want to make sure you’re able to see, you may want to purchase a dining package.

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Eat to the Beat dining package information

Much like the Fantasmic! dining package in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Eat to the Beat dining package lets Guests enjoy a delicious meal at select EPCOT restaurants along with early access to seating in the America Gardens Theatre. For popular artists during the Eat to the Beat concert series, the dining package can be the best way to ensure you get a seat in the outdoor theater to see your favorite acts.

Like dining packages for Fantasmic! and Candlelight Processional if you have visited Disney World during the holidays, the Eat to the Beat dining packages typically include either one entree and one appetizer or dessert or one full buffet, plus non-alcoholic beverages per person in a package price (which varies depending on the restaurant.)

Disney has not yet confirmed pricing or which restaurants will be included in the packages, but the Resort promises more information will be available in late June, and reservations for dining packages will begin on July 6, 2023.

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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For now, check out the lineup above for this year’s Eat to the Beat Concert series to start planning your trip to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. And save the date for July 6 when reservations open for dining packages!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."