2022 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts RETURN and Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Are you ready to party at one of the Eat to the Beat at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts in 2022?

This is the perfect way to enjoy all of the festival food, drinks, and culinary adventures with a musical treat to end the of your solo day.

If you’re planning on attending the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, then you must watch one of your favorite musicians at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series.

The annual concert series features popular bands from the 80s, 90s, and the 2000s. It takes place on the American Gardens Theater stage in the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot.

Each year, the festival is brings back a fan favorite, Boyz II Men, but there are also some other good artists coming for the amazing annual Food and Wine extravaganza!

Test Track Epcot Front Area with Monorail driving by. Keep reading to learn about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts time and schedule at Eat to the Beat.

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.  Which means if you click on certain links, I may receive a small commission at no additional charge to you.

What are the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2022 dates?

The annual concert series usually features popular bands from the 80s, 90s, and the 2000s. It takes place on the American Gardens Theater stage in the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot on select days from July 14, 2022 until November 10, 2022.

Epcot Eat to the Beat Concert Series. Keep reading to learn about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts time and schedule at Eat to the Beat.

Performance times have changed, and are included in Epcot admission.

ORDER NOW to secure your Walt Disney World theme park ticket! GET MY TICKETS.

2022 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concert Schedule:

  • Baha Men – July 14-15
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – July 16-18
  • Taylor Dayne – July 29-30
  • Tiffany – July 31-Aug. 1
  • Joey Fatone & Friends – Aug. 5-8
  • The Devon Allman Project – Aug. 12-13
  • Christopher Cross – Aug. 14-15
  • Journey former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri – Aug. 19-20
  • Air Supply – Aug. 21-22
  • Southern Avenue – Sept. 2-3
  • Kris Allen & David Cook – Sept. 4-5
  • Hoobastank – Sept. 9-10  (NEW)
  • Los Amigos Invisibles – Sept. 16-17 (NEW)
  • BBMak – Sept. 23-24
  • Stokley – Sept. 30-Oct. 1 (NEW I’m sooo excited to see this artist, yay!!!)
  • Sheila E. – Oct. 2-3 
  • Mark Wills – Oct. 7-8 
  • 38 Special – Oct. 9-10
  • Billy Ocean – Oct. 23-24
  • Hanson – Oct. 28-31
  • Boyz II Men – Nov. 4-7
Chaka Khan at Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Dates now available. with Chaka Khan in the photo. American Pavilion. Keep reading to learn about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts time and schedule at Eat to the Beat.

You can not secure your spot at the show by reserving an Eat to the Beat Dining Package available Friday-Monday. 

2022 Epcot Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule for Local Musicians

Discover some of Florida’s top musical talent—performing Tuesday to Thursday nights.

  • C’Nergy – July 19 to 21
  • Country Airwaves – July 26 to 28
  • Element – August 2 to 4
  • Latin Ambition – August 9 to 11
  • Epic – August 16 to 18
  • Evolution: Motown – August 23 to 25
  • M-80s – August 30 to September 1
  • The Vybe – September 6 to 8
  • Foreigners Journey
    September 13 to 15
  • SMB “The Female Collective” – September 20 to 22
  • Epic – September 27 to 29
  • Latin Ambition – October 4 to 6
  • The Vybe – October 11 to 13
  • 506 Crew (Reggae) – October 18 to 20
  • M-80s – October 25 to 27
  • Country Airwaves – November 1 to 3
  • Foreigners Journey – November 8 to 10

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concert Details You Must Know:

This year’s Epcot Eat to the Beat performances will take place on:

  • Dates – Friday to Monday nights from July 14 to November 14, 2022
  • Times – Starting at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • Location – America Gardens Theatre at EPCOT

Per Disney the lineup is subject to change; songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.

 

5 Secret Tips to Know for Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Series

Now that you know what the Epcot Food and Wine Festival concert schedule is and who will be performing, let’s go through a few tips to help you make the most of your trip!

Great tips for the Eat to the Beat Concert at Disney's Epcot. Keep reading to learn about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts time and schedule at Eat to the Beat.
Save Image for Later on Pinterest!

1. Get to the Concert Early

Popular bands tend to have LONG lines waiting to grab the best seats between each show.

America Pavilion at Epcot. Keep reading to learn about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts time and schedule at Eat to the Beat.
America Pavilion at Epcot

The outdoor theater seats roughly 1,000 people on benches. This number sounds like a lot, but the area quickly fills up.

2. Bring Sun Protective Gear

Accessories such as a hat, sunglasses, umbrella, and sunscreen are great to have in case you have to wait a while in line to be seated.

3. Don’t Worry if You Don’t Get in the Theater

You can still view it and hear the artists from the American Pavilion pathway or courtyard.

"Piggylicious" Bacon Cupcak with Maple Frosting and Pretzel Crunch with The Original Rib Shack Red Wine from The Smokehouse America Pavilion. Keep reading to learn about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts time and schedule at Eat to the Beat.

4. Remember that Queue Lines form on Both Sides of the Theatre

Be sure to check that the line is not specified for the Epcot Eat to the Beat Dining Package.

5. Don’t Feel Bad if You’re Not Able to Go to the First Show

Most bands tend to change up the song lineup throughout the evening.

Japan Frothy Ramen at Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Epcot Food and Wine Festival (Frothy Ramen in Japan Pavilion)

I’ve found the second and third shows tend to be the best. The band is usually warmed up and there’s a better energy from both the crowd and the artists.

Ready to plan your theme park trip? Watch the best vacation planning tips on YouTube. Get started here!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concert Eat to the Beat Dining Package

Why not enjoy a meal that also guarantees your seat for any Eat to the Beat Concert. You can feel safe knowing that you will not miss Boyz II Men, because your reservation is confirmed!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival China Wontons

Select one of the unique eateries around Epcot restaurants.

What’s included in the Eat to the Beat Dining Package?

  • An appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage
  • One (1) guaranteed seat per person to an Eat to the Beat concert held on the same day
Tokyo Dining Restaurant in Epcot Japan Pavilion Violet Martini. Keep reading to learn about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts time and schedule at Eat to the Beat.
Violet Silk Martini from Tokyo Dining Restaurant in Japan Pavilion

Dining Details for the Epcot Eat to the Beat Concert Dining Package

According to Disney, below are a few things to note before you purchase your festival upgrade:

  • Eat to the Beat Dining Packages are only offered during EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.
  • Alcohol will only be served to Guests ages 21 and older.
  • Reservations require a credit card guarantee.
  • You will receive Eat to the Beat concert badges at the restaurant after your meal.
  • Also, you will enter America Gardens Theatre in a separate queue and will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll be happy to know that seating is guaranteed.
  • If you do not book an Eat to the Beat Dining Package, you will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please remember that seating is based on availability due to limited capacity.

What if I decide to book an Epcot Eat to the Beat Dining Package at the last minute? 

According to Disney, you may be able to purchase a same-day dining package, which allows you to:

Spice Road Table at Epcot Green Martini over looking World Showcase Lagoon. Keep reading to learn about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts time and schedule at Eat to the Beat.

If you want to see if a spot is available, you will need to visit Spice Road Table or Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue during the Festival.

2022 Epcot Eat to the Beat Concert Dining Package Locations

Epcot Flower and Garden festival tips with monorail and topiaries galore! #disneytips

Hipster Power Tip: To visit EPCOT, both a theme park reservation and valid theme park admission are required. Also, your EPCOT admission is NOT included in the price of the dining package.

How Do I Book an Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to to the Beat Concert Dining Package?

Reservations can be made by calling 407/WDW-FEST (407-939-3378) or online. Remember to book quickly to guarantee a spot.

What to Know Before You Go the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Now that you have all the details on this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival concerts, let’s go over a few of the most commonly asked questions.

German Wine Flight in Epcot
German Wine Flight in Epcot

How much does Epcot cost?

A one-day REGULAR season Epcot ticket starts at $109* (prices do fluctuate based on the season).

Guardians of the Galaxy at Epcot Walt Disney World Resort (31)

What are the Best Rides at Epcot for Adults

How many countries does Epcot have?

There are 11 (eleven) countries in the Epcot World Showcase for you to visit.

Japan Garden at Epcot.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

What are the countries in Epcot?

Do you need a separate ticket for Epcot Food and Wine?

You do not need an additional ticket to participate in the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

If you plan on doing any of the special dining experiences, then you will have to pay additional fee.

Green Leaping Leprechaun at Rose & Crown, Epcot
Leaping Leprechaun at Rose & Crown, Epcot

Ready to start planning your next Disney World vacation? Listen to the latest podcast episode on Apple or on your non-Apple device now!

Where are the best places to have a drink Epcot?

Like everywhere in the park and I mean that.

Nothing else needs to follow…

NikkyJ enjoying tequila in Epcot at La Cava Del Tequila. Keep reading to learn about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts time and schedule at Eat to the Beat.
NikkyJ enjoying tequila in Epcot at La Cava Del Tequila.

I will say that Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in the Italy Pavilion and La Cava Del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion are the absolute best places to chill and enjoy a drink.

If it’s not too crowded.

Have Your Drinking Around the World at Epcot Passport Handy

Don’t get overwhelmed trying to plan your perfect route around World Showcase. You already have enough to worry about for your Disney vacation.

Epcot China Pavilion Flower and Garden Festival Cocktail in front of Temple. Keep reading to learn about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts time and schedule at Eat to the Beat.

Get your Drinking Around the World Passport to help you keep track of your progress of the best drinks in Epcot.

Grab your own copy below!
Drinking Around the World Epcot Passport
Click image to grab your copy!

What are the best drinks at Epcot?

My top 5 must have alcoholic beverages are:

  1. Avocado Margarita from La Cava del Tequila in Mexico
  2. Mediterranean Journey for Spice Road Table in Morocco
  3. Leaping Leprechaun from Rose & Crown Pub in United Kingdom
  4. Apple Ice Wine from the Trading Post in Canada
  5. Tokyo Sunset from Kabuki Cafe in Japan

Read more of the best drinks at Epcot here!

Final Thoughts on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts

I hope this post helped guide you towards a great experience on your solo trip to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Don’t worry if you’re not able to see and do everything. I just want you to have fun and enjoy exploring all the different countries.

The annual concert series usually features popular bands from the 80s, 90s, and the 2000s. It takes place on the American Gardens Theater stage in the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot. Keep reading to learn about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Concerts time and schedule at Eat to the Beat.
Save Image for Later on Pinterest!

Let me know who you look forward to seeing the most at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival concerts this year in the comments section below…

Read the articles below for more Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tips:

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

NikkyJ

Planning a trip soon? If so, read the Disney Vacation Planning Guide for your next dream trip!

(Original Article written in 2017/Updated July 9, 2022)

Share this article!

Leave a Comment