Pop Icons ‘Bring It’ to America Gardens Theatre At Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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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