Its FREE concerts at The American Gardens Theater of some the popular bands/groups from the 80s and 90s, with your paid admission to Epcot.  The shows take place three times per day at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:00 pm.

Hint: Show up early to stand in line if you want a guaranteed seat.  They will have 2 lines that will form on the right side and on the left side of the theater along the walk way.  Not all shows require you to show up early, but popular ones such as Boyz II Men you will have to.  This is if you don’t want to pair a meal with a seat guarantee new offer (read below).

Eat to the Beat Concert line up:

Sept 19-21 – Jo Dee Messina (NEW!)

Sept. 22-23 – The Pointer Sisters

Sept. 24-25 – Rick Springfield
Sept. 26-27 – Christopher Cross
Sept. 28-29 – Hanson
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – Air Supply
Oct. 3-5 – STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
Oct. 6-8 – Sugar Ray
Oct. 9-10 – Fuel (NEW!)
Oct. 11-12 – Sister Hazel
Oct. 13-14 – Richard Marx
Oct. 15-16 – Billy Ocean
Oct. 17-19 – Night Ranger
Oct. 20-22 – Smash Mouth
Oct. 23-24 – Jim Brickman
Oct. 25-26 – Los Lonely Boys (NEW!)
Oct. 27-28 – Wilson Phillips
Oct. 29-31 – Dennis DeYoung, original member of STYX
Nov. 1-2 – 38 Special
Nov. 3-5 – Boyz II Men
Nov. 6-7 – David Cook
Nov. 8-10 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


New to Eat to the Beat:

Because some of the most popular acts tend to fill seats fast, Disney has introduced a new opportunity to guarantee your seat to one of your favorite acts.  You can now pair an Eat to the Beat act with one of the participating Epcot restaurants for lunch or dinner.

I imagine it will be like all the other restaurant pairings with shows at the different parks…appetizer, meal, dessert or a Full buffet.  The dining plan can be used on these meal pairings, 2 points per meal.

Specifics on when you can book have not been released yet.  I am wondering if they will make an official announcement on the July 24th when they release the official Food and Wine Festival special event schedule.

Participating Restaurants: (thanks to a Disney insider for providing the restaurant list)

Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room – Lunch Adult: $45.99 Child: $13.99, Dinner Adult: $56.99 Child: $17.99

Coral Reef Restaurant – Lunch Adult: $55.99 Child: $14.99, Dinner Adult: $64.99 Child: $17.99

Biergarten Restaurant – Lunch Adult: $34.99 Child: $18.99, Dinner Adult: $52.99 Child: $28.99

The Garden Grill Restaurant – Dinner Adult: $56.99 Child: $28.99 (dinner only)

Nine Dragons Restaurant – Lunch Adult: $39.99 Child: $12.99  Dinner Adult: $49.99 Child: $16.99

Restaurant Marrakesh – Lunch Adult: $39.99 Child: $14.99,  Dinner Adult: $49.99 Child: $17.99

San Angel Inn Restaurante – Lunch Adult: $50.30 Child: $14.50, Dinner Adult: $63.60 Child: $16.75

Via Napoli Restuarante e Pizzaria – Lunch Adult: $40.99  Child: $13.99, Dinner Adult: $52.99 Child: $17.99

Les Chefs de France – Lunch Adult: $59.99 Child: $15.99, Dinner Adult: $74.99/Dinner Child: $21.99

Tokyo Dining – Lunch Adult: $59.99 Child: $15.99,  Dinner Adult: $69.99 Child: $18.99

Teppan Edo – Lunch Adult: $59.99 Child: $15.99 , Dinner Adult: $69.99 Child: $18.99

Tutto Italia Ristorante – Lunch Adult: $54.99 Child: $14.99,  Dinner Adult: $66.99 Child: $18.99

La Hacienda de San Angel – Dinner Adult: $67.50  Child: $16.75 (dinner only)


I wish they would release the Line Up earlier so I can catch some of my favorite bands, but i know its difficult as they have to work around the artists scheduling and signing of the contract.

Who are you excited to see?