Epcot's
2006 International
Food & Wine Festival

2006 Dates:
September 29 through November 12, 2006

Disney Rocks with Live Entertainment During Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Survivor Launches Eat to the Beat! Concert Series Sept. 29-30
15 Acts Perform Sept. 29-Nov. 12


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A blend of classic rock, oldies, jazz and funk pumps up the entertainment factor during the 11th annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, Sept. 29-Nov. 12, at Walt Disney World Resort. The evenings will sizzle with the Eat to the Beat! concerts scheduled daily at 5:45, 7 and 8:15 p.m. on the America Gardens Theatre stage. Here's the tentative lineup:

* Sept. 29-30 - Survivor ("Eye of the Tiger")
* Oct. 1-3 - FamilyStoneExperience ("Everyday People")
* Oct. 4-7 - Starship featuring Mickey Thomas ("We Built This City")
* Oct. 8-11 - Loverboy ("Working for the Weekend")
* Oct. 12-14 - David Sanborn ("Lesley Ann")
* Oct. 15-16 - The Beach Boys ("Good Vibrations")
* Oct. 17-18 - Little Richard ("Tutti Frutti")
* Oct. 19-21 - Three Dog Night ("Joy to the World")
* Oct. 22-25 - The Four Tops ("Baby I Need Your Loving")
* Oct. 26-28 - Gloria Gaynor ("I Will Survive")
* Oct. 29-Nov. 1 - The S.O.S. Band ("Just Be Good to Me")
* Nov. 2-4 - The Contours ("Do You Love Me")
* Nov. 5-6 - Chubby Checker & The Wildcats ("The Twist")
* Nov. 7-8 - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes ("Havin' a Party")
* Nov. 9-12 - Jon Secada ("Just Another Day")

There's additional entertainment throughout World Showcase, where food and wine marketplaces serve up appetizer-size portions and wine samplings ($1.50-$4.50) while performers from many countries weave music, dance, acrobatics and other acts into the festivities. Entertainment slated for the event includes:

* The 1960s British rock 'n' roll revival sound of The British Invasion (United Kingdom)
* The gravity-defying Dragon Legend Acrobats (China)
* OrisiRisi interactive drum circle and African folklore (Outpost)
* The daring Chair Balancing act (France)
* High-energy Celtic music of Off Kilter (Canada)
* The Arabic rhythms of Mo'Rockin (Morocco)
* Matsuriza traditional Taiko drummers (Japan)
* Voices of Liberty (The American Adventure rotunda)
* Rhythms and harmonies of internationally acclaimed Mariachi Cobre (Mexico)
* Norwegian folk music of Spelmanns Gledje (Norway)
* Oktoberfest Musikanten dinner show (Germany)

The laser and musical fireworks finale, "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth," will cap each festival evening.