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Epcot Eat to the Beat Concert Line Up for 2017

Night Ranger at Eat to the Beat [© Walt Disney World]

Each year as part of the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, there are a series of live Eat to the Beat concerts each evening.

The concerts take place at the open-air American Gardens Theatre at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm and 8:00 pm.

Admission is included in the standard Epcot admission ticket.

The first concert is on August 31 and they run every night until November 13, 2017, a record breaking 75 nights and 32 artists.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2017

Ocean Spray® Cranberry Bog Display [© Walt Disney World]

The 22nd Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival presented by Chase offers a range of activities for the whole family and runs for a record breaking 75 days from August 31 to November 13, 2017, up from 62 in 2016 and 53 days in 2015.

Admission is included in the standard Epcot admission ticket.

There are around 34 international food and wine marketplaces plus special exhibits featuring fabulous cuisine and wine, culinary demonstrations and gourmet dining experiences, book signings, seminars and shops selling everything to do with food and cooking.

Each year this event attracts over 1 million visitors and is reputedly the largest wine and food festival in the world.

Epcot Garden Rocks Concert Line Up for 2017

Jose Feliciano [Bart Cabanier,  http://www.flickr.com/photos/djbuck]

Each year as part of the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, there are a series of live concerts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays each week. The concerts take place at the open-air American Gardens Theatre next to the American Adventure in the World Showcase at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm and 8:00 pm each evening.

Admission is included in the standard Epcot admission ticket.

In 2017, the first concert is on March 3 and they run until May 29.

Universal Studios Mardi Gras 2017

Voodoo float at Universal Mardi Gras

In 2017, Universal Studios Florida are celebrating their 22nd annual Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) with a nighttime New Orleans style Mardi Gras parade, live music, authentic Cajun cuisine and lots of beads (over 1.8 million!!) spread over a much longer period.

This year, Mardi Gras celebrations run daily over 50 consecutive nights from February 4 to March 25. On select nights there are concerts at the Music Plaza stage mostly on a Saturday with the occasional Sunday.

A range of New Orleans bands also perform daily in the French Quarter.

Admission is included in the standard single day ticket or annual pass to Universal Studios Florida.

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