EPCOT is one of Disney’s most adventurous parks and well worth the price of admission to experience all that both World Celebration and World Showcase have to offer. What many people are not aware of is that EPCOT offers FREE (well included with the price of admission) concerts throughout the year that you can attend on your park day.
Disney tries to theme the concerts after the festival that is taking place. There are four festivals throughout the year at EPCOT, so you can almost guarantee that you will have the opportunity to see an amazing performance while you are visiting.
Keep reading for our full list of the EPCOT concert schedule including lineup and performance times when available.
EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
The first EPCOT festival of the year is the International Festival of the Arts. The Festival is designed to celebrate visual, culinary, and performing arts. This year the festival took place from January 13- February 20, 2023.
The culinary arts are featured through specialty food at the different booths located around the World Showcase. These food choices are going to not only be tasty but have a focus on their visual design and appeal.
The visual art component is celebrated through different shops and artist feature stations throughout the World Showcase. You may even get to view a piece of art completed in front of you.
The performing arts are celebrated through live performances throughout the World Showcase. A part of these performances is the Disney on Broadway Concert Series.
All concerts take place at the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion. There are three separate showtimes for the concerts: 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM. Seating is first come and can fill up quickly depending on the performance.
Disney on Broadway Concert Series Lineup
The 2024 Concert Line-Up has not been released yet, but the 2023 Concert Line-Up included:
- Jan. 13, 15, 16, 19, 20 – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) & Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
- Jan. 14, 17, 18, 21, 22 – Arielle Jacobs (“Aladdin”) & Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
- Jan. 23, 25, 26, 29, 30, Feb. 2, 3 – Patti Murin (“Frozen”) & Robert Creighton (“Frozen”)
- Jan. 24, 27, 28, 31, Feb. 1, 4, 5– Mandy Gonzalez (“AIDA”) & L. Steven Taylor (“The Lion King”)
- Feb. 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19 – Kissy Simmons (“The Lion King”) & Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
- Feb. 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17 – Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) & Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)
- Feb. 20 – Special, extended finale performance featuring Brown, Scott, Simmons & Strickland
Dining Packages for reserved seating are available. Details for the dining packages can be found later in the article.
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EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival
The second festival EPCOT hosts during the year is the International Flower and Garden Festival. This year the festival took place from March 1st-July 5, 2023.
The International Flower and Garden Festival celebrates nature through gorgeous gardens, unique exhibits, and living sculptures of Disney characters. Outdoor booths are available throughout the showcase to offer unique food items related to the festival. Orange Bird is the festival’s mascot and you can find a ton of merchandise with him and other garden-related themes during this festival.
The Garden Rocks Concert Series is the featured performance during the festival. It takes place at the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion with showtimes at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM. Seating is first come and can fill up quickly depending on the performance.
Typically the concerts feature popular bands from the 80s, 90s, and the 2000s.
Garden Rocks Concert Series Lineup
The 2024 Concert Line-Up hasn’t been released. The 2023 Concert Line-Up Included:
- March 3 & 4: Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
- March 5 & 6: Daughtry
- March 10 & 11: Tommy DeCarlo
- March 12 & 13: Smash Mouth
- March 17 & 18: Mike DelGuidice
- March 19 & 20: Blue Oyster Cult
- March 24 & 25: Berlin
- March 26 & 27: The Pointer Sisters
- March 31: Luis Figueroa
- April 1 & 2: Piso 21
- April 3: Melina León
- April 7 & 8: STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
- April 9 & 10: Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
- April 14 & 15: Blue October
- April 16 & 17: Switchfoot
- April 21 & 22: A Flock of Seagulls
- April 23 & 24: Jo Dee Messina
- April 28 & 29: Ambrosia with Peter Beckett, The Voice Of Player:
- April 30 & May 1: Kool & The Gang
- May 5 to 8: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone:
- May 12 to 15: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
- May 19 & 20: A.J. Croce: Croce Plays Croce
- May 21 & 22: Casting Crowns
- May 26 & 27: Jason Scheff, longtime lead singer of Chicago
- May 28 & 29: Rick Springfield
- June 2 to 5: Plain White T’s
- June 9 & 10: The Spinners
- June 11 & 12: Commodores
- June 16 & 17: Vertical Horizon
- June 18 & 19: Tony Orlando
- June 23 to 26: Simple Plan
- June 30 & July 1: Living Colour
- July 2 & 3: Wang Chung
Additionally, local acts perform Tuesdays through Thursdays throughout the festival.
Dining Packages are available for this concert series. More details to come later in the article.
EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is the most talked about and anticipated festival in the line-up because it focuses on unique and experimental food offerings in almost 30 different food booths throughout the World Showcase. The Festival takes place this year from July 27 – November 18, 2023.
The festival also features a concert series titled Eat to the Beat at the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion. There are three showtimes just like the other festival concert series’ at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM. Seating is first come and can fill up quickly depending on the performance.
Eat to the Beat EPCOT Concert Lineup
- July 28-29 – Orianthi (NEW)
- July 30-31 – FOR KING + COUNTRY (NEW)
- Aug. 4-5 – Southern Avenue
- Aug. 6-7 – Tiffany
- Aug. 11-12 – Ruben Studdard with Haley Reinhart
- Aug. 13-14 – The Bacon Brothers (NEW)
- Aug. 18-21 – Joey Fatone & Friends
- Aug. 25-26 – Ayron Jones (NEW)
- Aug. 27-28 – Phillip Phillips (NEW)
- Sept. 1-2 – Baha Men
- Sept. 3-4 – MercyMe
- Sept. 8-9 – Ray Parker Jr.
- Sept. 10-11 – TobyMac
- Sept. 15 – Celebrity Latin Talent
- Sept. 16 – Celebrity Latin Talent
- Sept. 17-18 – Raul Acosta and Oro Solido (NEW)
- Sept. 22-23 – Los Amigos Invisibles
- Sept. 24-25 – 98 °
- Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 – Boyz II Men
- Oct. 6-7 – Mark Wills
- Oct. 8-9 – Sugar Ray
- Oct. 13-14 – Hoobastank
- Oct. 15-16 – Air Supply
- Oct. 20-21 – Taylor Dayne
- Oct. 22-23 – Billy Ocean
- Oct. 27-30 – Hanson
- Nov. 3-4 – We The Kings (NEW)
- Nov. 5-6 – Sheila E.
- Nov. 10-11 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
- Nov. 12-13 – 38 Special
Additionally, local acts will be performing Tuesdays through Thursdays throughout the festival.
Dining Packages are available for this concert series. More details to come later in the article.
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
The last festival of the year in EPCOT is the International Festival of the Holidays. This year the festival will take place from November 23- December 30, 2023.
The festival features holiday eats and treats, a cookie stroll, holiday storytellers and performances, and decorations from different celebrations around the world.
The Festival of the Holidays is slightly different from the three other festivals in that there is not a band performing at a concert. Instead, the Candlelight Processional takes place at the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion.
The Candlelight Processional is a concert that celebrates the Christian tale of Jesus with a choir, an orchestra, and a celebrity narrator telling the story as favorite Christmas tunes are sung.
Typically, the processional lasts 40 minutes. Each evening you can enjoy one of the three shows at 5:15 PM, 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Seating is first come and will fill up quickly depending on the celebrity narrator. You can read our full review of this experience on securing a seat using a dining package.
The 2023 Celebrity Line-Up has not been released, though we anticipate it coming soon; however, the 2022 Line-Up included celebrities such as:
- 11/25 – 11/26: Simu Liu
- 11/27 – 11/29: Edward James Olmos
- 11/30 – 12/1: Raul Esparza
- 12/2 – 12/3: Whoopi Goldberg
- 12/4 – 12/6: Isabella Rossellini
- 12/7 – 12/9: Daymond John
- 12/10 – 12/12: Josh Gad
- 12/13 – 12/14: Gloria Estefan
- 12/15 – 12/18: Neil Patrick Harris
- 12/19 – 12/20: Mariska Hargitay
- 12/21 – 12/23: Cal Ripken Jr.
- 12/24 – 12/26: Marie Osmond
- 12/27 – 12/28: Courtney Vance
- 12/29 – 12/30: Angela Bassett
Dining packages are also available for the candlelight processional and are highly recommended. They will be discussed in the next section.
EPCOT Concert Dining Packages
For each concert series, guests can choose to purchase the dining package. The dining package is not just a meal, but it is a meal that guarantees you a seat at the specific time chosen.
These dining packages can be booked 60 days in advance of the date. There is one restaurant that can be booked the day off for the concert dining packages.
What is included at the participating restaurants?
Spice Road Table
- 2 small plates
- a shared dessert platter
- nonalcoholic beverage
All other participating restaurants
- an appetizer, entrée and dessert
- one full buffet/family-style meal (where applicable)—as well as a nonalcoholic beverage
There are 8 different restaurants that typically participate in the Concert Series Dining Packages. These restaurants are subject to change at any given time, so always check My Disney Experience for the most up-to-date information on dining packages.
The 8 restaurants that are available to book include Akershus Royal Banquet, Biergarten, Coral Reef, Garden Grill, LeCellier, Regal Eagle Smokehouse, Rose and Crown Dining Room, and Spice Road Table.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall- Norway Pavilion
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is located in the Norway Pavilion and features the Princess Storybook Dining in a medieval castle.
For breakfast reservations, guests can choose from food options like pastries, scrambled eggs, potato casserole and Norwegian waffles. For lunch and dinner reservations, guests can dine on Norwegian Meatballs, Salmon, Norwegian Chicken and Dumplings, Macaroni and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and More.
The Breakfast price is $64.00 per Adult and $41.00 per Child. The Lunch/Dinner price is $74.00 per Adult/ $48.00 per Child. This is a great price for a character breakfast where you can meet up to 5 different princesses!
Biergarten Restaurant- Germany Pavilion
The Biergarten Restaurant is located in the Germany Pavilion. Guests enjoy a true German feast sitting at the biergarten-style tables.
Diners will enjoy such selections including bratwurst, rotisserie chicken, pork schnitzel and a variety of salads.
Pricing for this restaurant is $60.00 per Adult and $34.00 per Child.
Coral Reef Restaurant- The Living Seas
The Coral Reef Restaurant is not located in the World Showcase, but still gives you the ability to have specialty seating at the concert. This dining location is special because you can dine with the fishes, sharks, and scuba divers. Panoramic windows give every table an insider view.
The seasonal menu includes seafood, pasta, steak, and more for guests to take a bite out of. There are also many kid friendly options on the menu (grilled chicken, grilled fish, jr. prime rib) as well if your littles want to dine with the fishes.
The pricing is $69.00 per Adult and $27.00 per Child.
Garden Grill Restaurant – The Land Pavilion
The Garden Grill Restaurant is also located outside of the World Showcase in the Land Pavilion. This is another great option for families for the price because it is a character meal where your family can meet Chip and Dale and friends! This restaurant also slowly spins and allows you to get a great view of the Living with the Land ride.
At this family-style meal, breakfast options are there to delight all appetites with eggs, waffles, fresh fruit, cheesy potato casserole, and more.
Lunch and dinner are also family style. For this meal, guests can enjoy a table full of chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, seasonal vegetables, and desserts.
The breakfast price is $53.00 for Adults and $34.00 per Child. For Lunch/Dinner the price is $66.00 per Adult and $43.00 for a Child.
Le Cellier Steakhouse -Canada Pavilion
The Le Cellier Steakhouse located in the Canada Pavilion is a popular option for good reason: delicious food. Guests get to dine in a replica of an authentic Canadian chateau.
Food options on the menu for your tasting are tender steaks, fresh seafood, cheesy poutine fries and other regional cuisine inspired by the provinces of Canada.
Slightly pricier than the other options, Le Cellier costs $95.00 for Adults and $36.00 for children.
Rose and Crown Dining Room -United Kingdom Pavilion
The Rose and Crown Dining Room is a family-friendly, waterfront restaurant located in the United Kingdom Pavilion.
The adult entrees include traditional British selections like fish and chips and bangers and mash. The children’s menu is a prix fixe of house salad, choice of fish and chips or grilled chicken and a choice of seasonal gelato or fruit salad for dessert.
The cost to dine is $59.00 per Adult and $25.00 per Child.
Spice Road Table – Morocco Pavilion
The Spice Road Table Restaurant is located in the Morocco Pavilion and features a selection of small plates instead of large entree options.
There are 11 different Mediterranean small plate options on the menu to choose from. With the dining package, guests can choose 2 of the small plates and 1 dessert plate. There really are options for everyone in your party with Hummus Fries, Spiced Chicken, Dolmas, and Naan spreads, just to name a few.
The price $47.00 for Adults and $20.00 for Children.
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (same-day dining packages only) – American Adventure Pavilion
Regal Eagle Smokehouse is a newer restaurant located in the American Adventure Pavilion and serves up American Barbecue classics from all over the Southeast.
While the burgers, brisket, and chicken are all delicious, the sides are almost as good as the entrees. To choose between onion rings, beans, house-made pickles, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, or seasoned french fries is almost impossible.
The cheapest option on the dining package list, Regal Eagle only costs $35.00. It is also the only restaurant where you can choose same day dining packages.
EPCOT Dining Package Basics
Guests will receive seating badges at the restaurant after their meal. The badge will specify the date and show time they have reserved.
Guests with dining packages will enter America Gardens Theatre in a separate queue and will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is guaranteed.
Dining packages are only available on the days when there are featured concerts, not when the local artists perform.
To enter EPCOT, both a theme park reservation and valid theme park admission are required. EPCOT admission is not included in the price of the dining package.
EPCOT Concert Series Tips
Popular bands tend to have extremely long lines at the EPCOT concerts waiting to grab the best seats between each show. The outdoor theater seats roughly 1,000 people on benches. Get there at least 30 minutes early to line up.
Don’t worry if you don’t get in the theater. You can still view and hear the artists from the American Pavilion pathway or courtyard.
Bands will sometimes change their set for each showing, so you can see the same performer multiple times and get a new experience each time.
No matter which EPCOT concert you attend, you are sure to have a great time! We recommend grabbing a dining package to get the best seats and choose a later concert time when the band is really warmed up, excited, and pumped with the crowd.
EPCOT Concerts FAQ
There are typically three separate showtimes where guests can attend an EPCOT concert. The showings are typically going to be 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00 PM for the “big name” concerts showing at the American Adventure Pavilion. The showtimes can vary due to unforeseen circumstances, so it is always best to check the My Disney Experience App for specific times.
The EPCOT concerts that take place during the festivals are going to be performed at the American Adventure Pavilion in the America Pavilion. This is located across from Regal Eagle Smokehouse in the World Showcase. All local bands and smaller stage shows will take place in their countries.
The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival began on July 27, 2023 and will continue through November 18, 2023. There are a total of 115 days that guests can enjoy the food and entertainment of the festival. This run-time is shorter than it has been in years past, so make sure if you want to go, you book a trip soon!
EPCOT performances are held three times each night. The first showing is at 5:30 p.m., the second at 6:45 p.m. and the third at 8 p.m. All showings take place at the America Gardens Theatre. Local bands will take the stage Tuesdays through Thursdays. The concerts are included with park admission. If you have not booked a Concert Dining Package, make sure you are there 30-40 minutes before the show begins.
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