EPCOT’s Impressive Eat to the Beat 2023 Lineup is "Flawless"

EPCOT has kept guests well-fed and entertained since 1995 with its International Food and Wine Festival.  

Epcot Ball Entrance For International Food and Wine Festival

The event presents over 25 food booths each featuring global cuisines from a particular country or region. Not only that, a killer lineup of artists each year perform at EPCOT’s American Gardens Theatre. The 2023 roster is especially jam-packed. 


What is Eat to the Beat? 

Though Food and Wine has been a staple Disney event since the mid 90s, the festival we know today is vastly different now than it was when it first began.  


The concept of “entertainment” didn’t always entail big headlining musical acts. In fact, EPCOT mostly utilized their own cast members to amuse and delight guests while they ate. So, what changed? 


The initial idea of the Food and Wine festival was an attempt to bring attendance back up during the slower tourism season in Orlando. This worked for quite some time, but as turnout dwindled once again, Disney had to get even more creative. They started drafting up ideas of things that could potentially bring in a bigger crowd.  


What they landed on was the idea of expanding the pre-existing Eat to the Beat to where it would feature more well-known artists. 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performing for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series at EPCOT's International Food and Wine Festival

Eat to the Beat – Complete Lineup 2023 

Fast-forward to 2023, the festival is at its peak and has dozens of big artists on board; Air Supply, Hanson, and Phillip Phillips to name a few.  


Here is the complete schedule for this year: 

  • Orianthi July 28 and 29 

  • for King & Country July 30 and 31 

  • Southern Avenue August 4 and 5 

  • Tiffany August 6 and 7 

  • Ruben Studdard with Haley Reinhart August 11 and 12 

  • The Bacon Brothers August 13 and 14 

  • Joey Fatone & Friends August 18 through 21 

  • Ayron Jones August 25 and 26 

  • Phillip Phillips August 27 and 28 

  • Baha Men September 1 and 2 

  • MercyMe September 3 and 4 

  • Ray Parker Jr. September 8 and 9 

  • Tobymac September 10 and 11 

  • To Be Announced September 15 and 16 

  • Raul Acosta & Oro Solido September 17 and 18 

  • Los Amigos Invisibles September 22 and 23 

  • 98° September 24 and 25 

  • Boyz II Men September 29 and 30 

  • Boyz II Men October 1 and 2 

  • Mark Wills October 6 and 7 

  • Sugar Ray October 8 and 9 

  • Hoobastank October 13 and 14 

  • Air Supply October 15 and 16 

  • Taylor Dayne October 20 and 21 

  • Billy Ocean October 22 and 23 

  • Hanson October 27 through 30 

  • We the Kings November 3 and 4 

  • Shelia E. November 5 and 6 

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy November 10 and 11 

  • 38 Special November 12 and 13 


Elevate Your Experience with Dining Package Upgrades 

The Eat to the Beat dining package includes one meal at any select EPCOT restaurant and guaranteed seating in the first few rows of the Eat to the Beat concert of that specific day. Tickets for this are on sale now.

Montreal booth at EPCOT's International Food and Wine Festival

Here is a glimpse at last year’s participating restaurants:

  • Biergarten Restaurant - $57 for adults, $32 for children 

  • Coral Reef Restaurant - $69 for adults, $22 for children 

  • The Garden Grill Restaurant - $66 for adults, $43 for children 

  • Le Cellier - $79 for adults, $28 for children 

  • Regal Eagle - $34.99 for adults, $16.99 for children  

  • Spice Road Table - $44 for adults, $16 for children 


EPCOT’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind 

Before heading over to the Food and Wine Festival, be sure to check out EPCOT’s newest experience “Cosmic Rewind”!  

NEW RIDE Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Entrance at Disney's EPCOT

This high-speed, indoor roller coaster takes you on a journey through space with everyone’s favorite dysfunctional family, the Guardians of the Galaxy. Not only is it making its Disney debut as the first coaster with a reverse-launch ever, it’s also Disney’s first OmniCoaster. This means that the ride vehicle spins 360 degrees while in motion!  


We recommend stopping by to ride this before you embark on your Food and Wine journey- for obvious reasons.   

Hitch a Ride to EPCOT With Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista  

After exhilarating roller coasters, Food and Wine, and a concert to wrap it all up, we know you’ll be exhausted.  


Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista is here for your relaxation needs. Aside from just comfortability and convenience, Rosen Inn offers a myriad of amenities to our guests. Enjoy an arcade room, two swimming pools, and a delicious buffet while you’re here. 


As a good neighbor hotel partner with Disney World Resorts, our hotel also offers complimentary shuttles to the Disney theme parks. That way, transportation is one less thing you must worry about during your stay with us. All Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotels are required to uphold specific standards to ensure that you have a magical time. We look forward to seeing you soon!