We’re still a few months off from the start of the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, but Walt Disney World has released the line-up for this year’s Eat to the Beat concert series.
The line-up is a great mix of 80s, 90s, and early 2000’s superstars. There are a lot of returning favorites, but there are also ten new ones playing the fest this year: The Hooters, Baha Men, Lauren Alaina, American Authors, Devon Allman, Postmodern Jukebox, 10,000 Maniacs, Kenny G, Blue October, and Squeeze.
Here is the complete line-up of artists scheduled to play the 2017 edition of the Eat to the Beat concert series:
Every month, except November and December, the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando hosts a live concert called Velvet Sessions. It’s a 21 and over event that features classic rock and pop artists performing in an intimate club-like atmosphere.
This month, Eddie Money will be performing on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will performs at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on April 29, 2017, as part of the Morgan Stanley Moments at Dr. Phillips Center series.
Crow first broke big in 1994 with her first hit, “All I Wanna Do.” Since then she has released eight studio albums, two compilations, a live album and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. She has received 32 Grammy nominations, of which she has won nine.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on their 2017 North American Tour, and it includes April dates in Orlando and Tampa.
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, comprised of singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and are six-time Grammy Award winners. The band was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012.
Legendary musician Edgar Winter returns to Central Florida with a show at Plaza Live! Orlando on March 15, 2017.
Winter is best known for his hit singles “Frankenstein,” and “Free Ride,” and his music has encompassed many genres of music, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop.
The iconic Stevie Nicks brings her 24 Karat Gold Tour with special guests Pretenders to the Amway Center in Orlando on March 21, 2017.
Nicks is a multi-platinum selling artist who has been dubbed “the reigning queen of rock and roll” by Rolling Stone Magazine. She became a household name as a member of Fleetwood Mac in the 70s, her vocals gracing hits such as “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” and “Dreams.”
Fun for the whole family, the annual Central Florida Fair returns to the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando from March 2-19, 2017.
Every Wednesday through Sunday during the run, enjoy a midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live music and entertainment, animals, STEM competitions and events, culinary competitions, and so much more.
The ninth annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest will take place in downtown Orlando at Lake Eola Park the weekend of February 25 and 26, 2017.
The two-day fest features mouth-watering dishes from some of Orlando’s premier restaurants, as well as domestic and international wines to sample.
One of the highlights of the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is the Garden Rocks Concert Series, and we have the list of acts that will be appearing.
The festival will run March 1 through May 29, but the concerts will only be held Friday through Monday (which is one day more each week than previous years).
There are several new acts making their first appearance at the Garden Rocks concerts, including pop punk rockers Simple Plan, and 80s hitmaker Berlin featuring Terri Nunn. Mark your calendars, because here is the full schedule:
SeaWorld Orlando is debuting the Seven Seas Food Festival, combining culinary delights with headliner concerts, Saturdays from Feb 11 to May 13, 2017.
Each week guests can sip and sample their way around the world of international coastal cuisine, with more than 60 unique Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian and North Atlantic dishes throughout the park, while enjoying craft beers, paired wines and specialty entertainment.
Universal Orlando gets ready to kick off their annual Mardi Gras celebration featuring headliner concerts on February 4. It will run daily through March 25, 2017.
Enjoy Cajun cuisine and drinks, music, and a parade through the park with floats of bead throwers. During this time period, Universal Studios Florida brings the Mardi Gras celebration to Orlando.
Hot country duo Florida Georgia Line will be bringing their Dig Your Roots Tour to the Amway Center on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
The country duo, consisting of vocalists Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Georgia), hit it big in 2012 with the smash single, “Cruise.” Their first two albums – 2012’s Here’s to the Good Times and 2014’s Anything Goes – are both multi-platinum releases.
Legendary rocker Billy Joel returns for a show at the Amway Center in Orlando on January 27, 2017. He last played Orlando on December 31, 2014.
“I’m excited to announce the return of Billy Joel, one of music’s most-revered musicians,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “As a leading destination for world-class entertainment, the Amway Center continues to attract some of the world’s most renowned artists and we are honored to have him in Orlando again.”
The Joe Marcinek Band is on tour and will be making a stop at The Social in downtown Orlando on January 5, 2017.
The music is described as “a blend of jazz and funk with a cerebral emphasis on groove and improvisation,” and each show features a slightly different line-up, depending who is available.
The legendary Stevie Nicks brings her hit 24 Karat Gold Tour with special guests Pretenders to the Amway Center in Orlando on March 21, 2017.
Nicks is a multi-platinum selling artist who has been dubbed “the reigning queen of rock and roll” by Rolling Stone Magazine. She rose to prominence as a member of Fleetwood Mac, her vocals gracing hits such as “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” and “Dreams.”