It’s one of the most anticipated events of each and every single year at Walt Disney World, and fans can’t wait for it to begin. Even though the start is still a full two months away, Disney released a lot of information on the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival this morning, and it has fans excited. Along with a lot of food, menus, and outdoor kitchen booths that have been revealed, the full talent lineup for the Eat to the Beat concert series has been unveiled, as well.
This is the type of festival that foodies and those with a great sense of music appreciation live and wait for. There is going to be so much to see, do, enjoy, and taste that you won’t have any earthly idea how you’ll possibly be able to do it all.
On Monday morning, the Disney Food Blog revealed the full menus for all of the booths (Outdoor Kitchens) at this year’s Food & Wine Festival, and they look incredible. There are some new booths this year including the Islands of the Caribbean and the Chocolate Studio.
Also, the hit talk show The Chew will be back again this year with their own booth and the hosts will even be there to put on some show tapings as well.
One of the great additions to some returning booths this year are the “Hard Soda Floats” and the return of the Dole Whips with Rum as well. Yes, there is going to be so much that it will be difficult to try everything in just one or two or even five trips.
Make sure to check out the menus in full at this link so you can start preparing your list of bites to try and a collection of drinks to enjoy.
Now, while enjoying your food and drink all around Epcot, there is even more for you to take part in. The talent lineup for the Eat to the Beat concert series has been announced as well as per the official Walt Disney World website, and there are some brand new acts coming in 2016 including Wang Chung, the Plain White T’s, and Jeffrey Osborne.
Here is the full lineup and dates.
Sept. 14-15: Wang Chung (“Everybody Have Fun Tonight”)
Sept 16-18 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas (“We Built This City”)
Sept. 19-20 – Air Supply (“All Out of Love”)
Sept. 21-23 – BoDeans (“Good Things”)
Sept. 24-25 Fuel (“Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”)
Sept. 26-28 – Sugar Ray (“Fly”)
Sept. 29-30 – Los Lobos (“La Bamba”)
Oct. 1-2 – David Cook (“Light On”)
Oct. 3-4 – Wilson Phillips (“Hold On”)
Oct. 5-6 – Blues Traveler (“Run Around”)
Oct. 7-9 – Plain White T’s (“Hey There Delilah”)
Oct. 10-11 -.38 Special (“Hold On Loosely”)
Oct. 12-13 – Jeffrey Osborne (“On the Wings of Love”)
Oct. 14-16 – Tiffany (“I Think We’re Alone Now”)
Oct. 17-19 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX (“Come Sail Away”)
Oct. 20-21 – Christopher Cross (“Sailing”)
Oct. 22-13 – Toad the Wet Sprocket (“All I Want”)
Oct. 24-25 – Chaka Khan (“I’m Every Woman”)
Oct. 26-27 – Billy Ocean (“Caribbean Queen”)
Oct. 28-29 – Living Colour (“Cult of Personality”)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 – Hanson (“MMMbop”)
Nov. 2-3 – Soul Asylum (“Runaway Train”)
Nov. 4-6 – Delta Rae (“Run”)
Nov. 7- 9 – Boyz II Men (“End of the Road”)
Nov. 10-11 – Sister Hazel (“All for You”)
Nov. 12-14 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (“Go Daddy-O”)
Please note that the daily show times for the Eat to the Beat concert series are 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. Entertainment and appearances are subject to change without notice.
Concerts will take place at the America Gardens Theatre, and park admission to Epcot is required to see the concerts.
The 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is going to last a full two months this year, and there is going to be something for everyone on each and every single day. Make sure you try to plan your trip around your favorite band’s performance dates in the Eat to the Beat concert series as you don’t want to miss out. On the other hand, there will be plenty of food booths and menus to check out at all times so you won’t be without.
[Photo by Danny Cox]