Pop Icons Rock the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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Pop Icons Rock the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Live sounds of pop, rock, soul and funk will fill the night when top musical acts perform their greatest hits during the the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 28-Nov. 12,  2012 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Four new Eat to the Beat! acts -Smash Mouth, “The Voice” winner Javier Colon, Blues Traveler and Dennis DeYoung, original member of STYX — and 14 returning bands take their turn on the America Gardens Theatre stage during concerts at 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. daily.  The lineup (subject to change and included in Epcot admission) includes:

Sept. 28-30          Night Ranger “Sister Christian”

Oct. 1-3               Sugar Ray “Fly”

Oct. 4-7                STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”

Oct. 8-10              Boyz II Men “End of the Road”

Oct. 11-12            NEW! Smash Mouth “Walking On the Sun”

Oct. 13-14            NEW! Javier Colon, winner of “The Voice” “A Drop in the Ocean”

Oct. 15-17            Air Supply “Lost in Love”

Oct. 18-19            Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”

Oct. 20-21            Survivor “Eye of the Tiger”

Oct. 22-23            Hanson “Give a Little”

Oct. 24-25            The Pointer Sisters “He’s So Shy”

Oct. 26-28            Sister Hazel “All for You”

Oct. 29-31            Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”

Nov. 1-2               38 Special “Hold on Loosely”

Nov. 3-4               Howard Jones LIVE “No One Is to Blame”

Nov. 5-6               NEW! Blues Traveler “Run-Around”

Nov. 7-8               NEW! Dennis DeYoung, original member of the group STYX “Come Sail Away”

Nov. 9-12             Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”

(Songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list)

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 The Jeweled Dragon Acrobats (China)
  • Hilarious antics of World Showcase Players (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.  Visit EpcotFoodfestival.com and watch for festival updates.

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Pop Icons Rock the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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