‘Eat to the Beat!’ Musical Acts at Epcot Food & Wine Festival

by admin on June 28, 2011

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Live retro sounds of pop, rock, jazz and funk fill the night when top musical acts unleash their greatest hits during the the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 30-Nov. 13, 2011, at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Three new Eat to the Beat! acts – The Pointer Sisters, Gin Blossoms and The Orchestra starring former members of ELO – and 15 returning bands take their turn on the America Gardens Theatre stage. Shows are scheduled 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. daily. The lineup (subject to change and included in Epcot admission) includes:

* Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Taylor Dayne “Tell It to My Heart”
* Oct. 3-5 38 Special “Hold on Loosely”
* Oct. 6-7 Jon Secada “Just Another Day”
* Oct. 8-9 Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp “Give A Little Bit”
* Oct. 10-12 Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”
* Oct. 13-16 Starship starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
* Oct. 17-19 Sugar Ray “Fly”
* Oct. 20-21 The Orchestra starring former members of ELO (NEW) “Don’t Bring Me Down”
* Oct. 22-23 Howard Jones “No One Is to Blame”
* Oct. 24-26 Boyz II Men “End of the Road”
* Oct. 27-28 Gin Blossoms (NEW) “Hey Jealousy”
* Oct. 29-30 Sister Hazel “All for You”
* Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Hanson “Give a Little”
* Nov. 2-3 The Pointer Sisters (NEW) “He’s So Shy”
* Nov. 4-6 Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
* Nov. 7-8 Air Supply “Lost in Love”
* Nov. 9-10 Richard Marx “Right Here Waiting”
* Nov. 11-13 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”

Guests nibbling and sipping their way around the World Showcase can see 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)
* The 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 Dragon Legend Acrobats (China)
* Hilarious antics of World Showcase Players (Italy and 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.

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