News! 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Preliminary Bands

It’s that time of year again, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans!

Food and Wine Festival Updates

You know that here at DFB we pride ourselves on reporting Epcot Food and Wine Festival Info just as soon as we have it! And today, we’re sharing with you a look at the VERY FIRST artists you can expect to return for the 2017 Eat to the Beat concert series!

Just in case you’re new to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, lemme tell you a little about what all this means. Eat to the Beat is a concert series that takes place during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which runs this year from August 31-November 13. The series features musical acts from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s each year, and concerts take place most evenings of the Festival.

Since this partial list is preliminary, be sure to stay tuned to the Disney Food Blog for additions and/or changes to the schedule! We will bring you all the latest news first!

Eat to the Beat concerts are performed three times per evening, so you have three opportunities every night to see your favorite acts — at 5:30PM, 6:45PM, and 8:00PM.


2017 Eat to the Beat Concert Line Up…So Far

Note: this schedule is subject to change.

August 31-September 1: Delta Rae
October 4-5: Rumor: Christopher Cross
October 14-15: Jeffrey Osbourne
October 27-29: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

We’ll be updating our Eat to the Beat Schedule Page as soon as we have more bands confirmed!

All concerts take place in the American Gardens Theater at Epcot’s America Pavilion. Concerts are “free” — included in the price of your Epcot admission!

Lots of Festival goers plan their trips around which bands will be playing, so we’re pretty serious about bringing you news of bands and and dates as soon as we get our hands on them! Check back with our 2017 Eat to the Beat Concert schedule frequently to see updates. 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Performing at Eat to the Beat

We can’t wait for more Food and Wine info to be released! Be sure to join our DFB Newsletter for Epcot Food and Wine Festival details!

Start Your Planning NOW!

News! The DFB Guide to the 2017 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available for pre-order! And if you pre-order the 2017 edition, you get the 2016 edition (with TONS of great info!) for FREE!!!

This 250+-page guide to the Festival offers insider tips and advice as well as all of the details you need to know to plan your best Festival visit ever.


Your purchase includes several bonus items as well — including a full daily schedule of events at the Festival and a printable World Showcase Booth Menu Checklist to carry with you as you Eat around the World!

Order your 2017 edition today and we’ll immediately send you the 2016 edition for FREE to get started on planning right away! Don’t miss a moment of the fun!

Use code Chefs at check-out for a 20% discount!

Be sure to stay tuned to Disney Food Blog for all of the latest coverage about the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. We’ll have the details FIRST!

Now let’s hear from all of you Eat to the Beat Fans — what music acts are you hoping to catch at this year’s Festival? Leave a comment below!


  1. Brandon says

    Waiting to hear who is there October 30th-November 4th. That’s our dates and hoping for some great artists!
    Maybe Wilson Phillips!!!!

  2. Mike Kuzminski says

    Hoping to be there at F&W while Christopher Cross is playing. “And I got such a long way to go to make to the border of Mexico” We sang that tune every time we got near the Mexico pavillion while there at EPCOT a few years back with a close friends.. Whenever we hear the song on the radio now, we always text each other.. It brings back good memories of our time there at WDW for F&W…


  3. Tricia says

    I saw Delta Rae added the dates to their own website… They’re my favorite band! But I’m planning my trip for the next week… but I’m strongly debating changing all my trip plans for them!

  4. Teresa says

    Patiently waiting on the chef list! Cant find one. Need to plan my vacation around who’s there!

  5. Caroline Lindenberg says

    Need the dates for Sister Hazel performance. Does anybody knows?
    We are traveling from Brazil.
    Tks a lot!

  6. Albar7 says

    I hope Billy Ocean comes back when Im there Sept 9-12. He performed in Oct. in the past. GREAT performance

  7. Kevin says

    I heard the Hooters (Phila, PA) may be coming this year? Do you know if that’s true? Thx. Kevin

  8. Andrea Taylor says

    If you don’t bring Wang Chung back you’re daft. I was so unsure of their performance and they rocked our socks off. One of the best and most surprising performances yet!!

    Please keep working on the sound. It’s getting closer, but has really been terrible the last several years, I think you started outsourcing it. We all love music, but at times it’s to loud it’s just a bunch of noise and a huge disservice to the excellent performers on the stage.

    Also, there are so many excellent bands from the 80’s. Some of these groups that we’ve never even heard of can stay home. Remember your audience!!

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