Night Ranger, Boyz II Men and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy coming to Disney

Night Ranger Coming to Epcot (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Night Ranger Coming to Epcot (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Disney News: Musical entertainment for International Food & Wine Festival 2012 announced

While you’re eating your way around the world during the Food and Wine festival, you can take a break between your nibbling and sipping to catch performances by pop icons. From September 28th till November 12th, pop icons rock Epcot during the nightly Eat To The Beat! musical performances at at America Gardens Theatre. Part of the International Food & Wine Festival, Night Ranger kicks off the concert series playing for three nights.

The concerts

The concerts are held daily at three different times: 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.  From pop and rock to soul and funk, 18 different bands are taking to the stage at Epcot:

September lineup

  • 28-30          Night Ranger

October lineup

  •  1-3               Sugar Ray
  •  4-7               STARSHIP (including Mickey Thomas)
  •  8-10             Boyz II Men
  • 11-12            Smash Mouth
  • 13-14            Javier Colon
  • 15-17            Air Supply
  • 18-19            Gin Blossoms
  • 20-21            Survivor
  • 22-23            Hanson
  • 24-25            The Pointer Sisters
  • 26-28            Sister Hazel
  • 29-31            Billy Ocean

November lineup

  •  1-2               38 Special
  • 3-4               Howard Jones
  • 5-6               Blues Traveler
  • 7-8               Dennis DeYoung (original band member of STYX)
  • 9-12             Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

World Showcase Entertainment

Along with these pop bands, the World Showcase has its own performances, from dance and acrobatics to a musical fireworks show. There’s a wide variety of cultural performers depending on which pavilion you’re visiting – here are some of our favorites:

  • Canada: you can’t help but kick up your heels when Off Kilter plays their Celtic music
  • China: peel your jaw off the floor when you see the Jeweled Dragon Acrobats stunts
  • United Kingdom: be prepared to chuckle and laugh out loud with comedic acts of the World Showcase players

For the perfect finale to your evening, don’t forget to watch the laser and fireworks show, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” as it lights up the sky and waters at Epcot.

Tell us…

Who is your favorite  band?