Eat to the Beat Artists 2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

The Pointer Sisters to Perform at "Eat to the Beat" Concert SeriesFive new Eat to the Beat musical acts join 17 fan-favorite bands to complete a genre-spanning lineup of pop hit greats during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 19-Nov. 10 at Walt Disney World Resort.

New-to-the-festival bands Jo Dee Messina, Fuel, Jim Brickman, Los Lonely Boys and David Cook — and 17 returning acts including Sister Hazel, Hanson and Boyz II Men — will rock the America Gardens Theatre stage during concerts at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily. The lineup (subject to change and included in Epcot admission) includes:

Sept. 19-21 – Jo Dee Messina NEW! ”Lesson in Leavin’”
Sept. 22-23 — The Pointer Sisters “I’m So Excited”
Sept. 24-25 — Rick Springfield “Jessie’s Girl”
Sept. 26-27 — Christopher Cross “Sailing
Sept. 28-29 — Hanson “I Will Come to You”
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 — Air Supply “All Out of Love”
Air Supply to Perform at "Eat to the Beat" Concert SeriesOct. 3-5 — STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
Oct. 6-8 — Sugar Ray “Fly”
Oct. 9-10 – Fuel NEW! ”Shimmer”
Oct. 11-12 — Sister Hazel “All For You”
Oct. 13-14 — Richard Marx “Hold On to the Night”
Oct. 15-16 — Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”
Oct. 17-19 — Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
Oct. 20-22 — Smash Mouth “Walkin’ On the Sun”
Oct. 23-24 – Jim Brickman NEW! “Valentine”
Oct. 25-26 – Los Lonely Boys NEW! “Heaven”
Oct. 27-28 — Wilson Phillips “Hold On”
Oct. 29-31 — Dennis DeYoung, original member of the group STYX “Come Sail Away”
Nov. 1-2 — 38 Special “Caught Up in You”
Nov. 3-5 — Boyz II Men “End of the Road”
Nov. 6-7 – David Cook NEW! “The Time of My Life”
Nov. 8-10 — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”
(Songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list)

Guests also can sip and nosh their way around the World Showcase and watch performers from many countries weave music, dance, acrobatics, comedy and other acts into the festivities. A sampling of World Showcase entertainment includes:

High-energy Celtic music of Off Kilter (Canada)
Boys II Men to Perform at "Eat to the Beat" Concert SeriesThe Arabic rhythms of Mo’Rockin (Morocco)
Perfect harmony of Voices of Liberty (American Adventure rotunda)
Infectious beat of internationally acclaimed Mariachi Cobre (Mexico)
Retro British hits by British Revolution (United Kingdom)
Jaw-dropping stunts by The Jeweled Dragon Acrobats (China)
Hilarious antics of World Showcase Players (United Kingdom)
“IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” lights up the World Showcase with lasers, music and fireworks to provide a “wow” ending to each festival evening. Visit EpcotFoodfestival.com and watch for festival updates.

TPAers, which of these artists are you most looking forward to seeing during Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival this year? Share your thoughts and tips for getting the most out of the event with other fans below!

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