18 days until the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. 18 musical acts will play the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. Let’s begin…
A study at M.I.T. has discovered that people found food more enjoyable when accompanied by Sugar Ray performing in the background. For those of you who clicked a new tab to Google that study – I’m sorry. I made it up to introduce the 2012 Eat to the Beat Concert Series, part of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
The 2012 edition boasts a stellar line-up of artists *deep breath* – Night Ranger, Sugar Ray, STARSHIP feat. Mickey Thomas, Boyz II Men, Smash Mouth (new this year), Javier Colon (the winner of The Voice, and new this year), Air Supply, Gin Blossoms, Survivor, The Pointer Sisters, Sister Hazel, Billy Ocean, *38 Special, Howard Jones, Blues Traveler ( could not be more excited), Dennis DeYoung of Styx ( new this year), Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Oh, yeah – and three brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma – Hanson.
All shows are included with admission to Epcot. Once again, the venue is the American Gardens Theater outside the American Adventure pavilion.
Dim the lights and give it up for Act 1, the classic-rockers, NIGHT RANGER.
- (You can still) Rock in America…
September 28, 29, 30; 3 shows daily at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The band was founded in 1979 – known then as Stereo – by Jack Blades, Kelly Keagy, and ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarists Brad Gillis. The band began it’s rise to stardom in 1982 after changing their name to Night Ranger. In the last 3 decades Night Ranger has sold more than 10 million albums, perhaps none as iconic as the 1984 uber-power ballad, Sister Christian. A revolving door of talent has joined the original three since the bands inception. Somewhere in California, the groups most recent album, was released in 2011.
Night Ranger, a returning act, will open the Eat to The Beat Concert Series on September 28, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.