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Food and Wine fans, mark your calendars! The wildly popular Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be returning to the Walt Disney World Resort for its record 75-day run at Epcot on August 3, 2017 through November 13, 2017, and with it returns the popular food booths that have made this festival such a hit. But while the food and wine pairings from around the world have made this annual tradition that began in 1995 one of the most popular of its kind around the nation, another aspect of the festival has also made its mark on fans – the Eat to the Beat series.

The additional days of the festival not only means more days to eat and drink around the world, but it also means more opportunities to dance and sing along to your favorite musical acts! Each music group entertains fans for an average of two to three nights at the America Gardens Theater with three shows per night, but the additional days mean even more music groups will be invading Epcot’s World Showcase for nightly musical entertainment. Among the notable additions include Kenny G, who will be starring in his own shows along with popular returnees, such as Hanson and Boyz II Men, Eat to the Beat staples. 

Each concert lasts approximately 30 minutes and admission is included with park admission. Concerts play nightly at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. Be warned, however – the outdoor venue fills up fast, so expect to wait up to two hours if you want to get access to a seat. Just don’t fret if you don’t – there is still ample space to view and listen from the standing room only areas around the theater.

This year, 11 acts are new to the Eat to the Beat series, giving you even more reasons to visit the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The concert schedule includes:

  • Delta Rae – August 31-September 1
  • NEW! The Hooters – September 2-3
  • NEW! Baha Men – September 4-5
  • Fuel – September 6-7
  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – September 8-10
  • NEW! Lauren Alaina – September 11-12
  • Plain White T’s – September 13-15
  • Sister Hazel – September 16-17
  • Air Supply – September 18-20
  • David Cook – September 21-22
  • Everclear – September 23-24
  • Sugar Ray – September 25-27
  • 38 Special – September 28-29
  • NEW! Mark Wills  – September 30-October 1
  • NEW! American Authors – October 2-3
  • Christopher Cross – October 4-5
  • NEW! Devon Allman – October 6-8
  • Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX – October 9-11
  • Taylor Dayne – October 12-13
  • Jeffrey Osbourne – October 14-15
  • NEW! Postmodern Jukebox – October 16-17
  • NEW! 10,000 Maniacs – October 18-20
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket – October 21-22
  • NEW! Kenny G – October 23-24
  • Billy Ocean – October 25-26
  • Tiffany – October 27-October 29
  • Hanson – October 30-November 1
  • NEW! Blue October – November 2-3
  • Living Colour – November 4-5
  • Boyz II Men – November 6-8
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – November 9-11
  • NEW! Squeeze – November 12-13

Stay tuned to OrlandoFunTickets.com for the latest details regarding this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, along with all other news around the Walt Disney World Resort!