Epcot Eat to the Beat 2017 Lineup Announced

What’s better than enjoying the fabulous food and beverages available at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival?

Taking in a concert while you nosh, of course!

Night Ranger performs at the 2008 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Grab your snacks and enjoy the show!

Disney recently announced the lineup for the Eat to the Beat concert series, taking place in the America Gardens Theater each night of the festival. This year’s list includes a few big names making their Food & Wine debut, including The Hooters, 10,000 Maniacs, Squeeze, and Kenny G. Plus, fan favorites Fuel, Air Supply, Sugar Ray, Dennis DeYoung, Tiffany, Taylor Dayne and many more return to the Eat to the Beat stage.

Complete lineup is below. Grab a lobster roll and a beer and enjoy the show!

  • Delta Rae — August 31-September 1
  • The Hooters – September 2-3 (NEW this year)
  • Baha Men — September 4-5 (NEW this year)
  • Fuel — September 6-7
  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – September 8-10
  • Lauren Alaina – September 11-12 (NEW this year)
  • Plain White T’s — September 13-15
  • Sister Hazel – September 16-17
  • Air Supply — September 18-20
  • David Cook — September 21-22
  • Everclear — September 23-24
  • Sugar Ray — September 25-27
  • 38 Special – September 28-29
  • Mark Wills  — September 30-October 1  (NEW this year)
  • American Authors – October 2-3 (NEW this year)
  • Christopher Cross – October 4-5
  • Devon Allman – October 6-8 (NEW this year)
  • Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX — October 9-11
  • Taylor Dayne — October 12-13
  • Jeffrey Osbourne – October 14-15
  • Postmodern Jukebox — October 16-17 (NEW this year)
  • 10,000 Maniacs — October 18-20 (NEW this year)
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket — October 21-22
  • Kenny G — October 23-24 (NEW this year)
  • Billy Ocean – October 25-26
  • Tiffany – October 27-October 29
  • Hanson — October 30-November 1
  • Blue October — November 2-3 (NEW this year)
  • Living Colour — November 4-5
  • Boyz II Men — November 6-8
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — November 9-11
  • Squeeze — November 12-13 (NEW this year)

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Save the Dates! Magic Kingdom Halloween and Christmas Party Dates Announced

Mickey on a float in Boo to You Halloween Parade

It's April, so of course you're making Halloween plans, right? After all, there are costumes to make, decorations to put up, candy to buy...so much to do, so little time.

Wait - it's only Easter, you say? Sure, but since the Disney Parks Blog released the dates for the 2017 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, we here at MouseLife have visions of pumpkins and Christmas trees dancing in our heads.

This year the spooky fun kicks off sooner than ever, with a couple of late-August dates on the calendar. One tip from your friendly Florida MouseLifer: if you go to the Halloween party in August, wear a light costume.

Dates for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party:

  • August 25, 29
  • September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
  • October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
  • November 1

If you're planning a Disney Christmas, here are the dates for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party:

  • November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28
  • December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

Tickets for both events are set to go on sale in early May. Stay tuned to MouseLife for the latest!

Holiday ice lights on Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World

Brackets Busted? Play Along with MouseLife Madness!


So the top seed in that big basketball tournament has been bounced, and now your bracket is looking as sad as Eeyore.

We have the solution to your roundball woes. It’s MouseLife Madness!

On our next podcast, the MouseLifers will pit the most popular Walt Disney World dining spots in a head-to-head gastronomic bracket battle. When the dust settles, we’ll crown the king of Disney dining.

Print your MouseLife Madness bracket below, and play along as the crew debates and dissects the best of Disney food and fare. And be sure to follow the discussion at #MouseLifeMadness and let us know if we got it right or if our pick is a pass!

MouseLife Madness Bracket 2017