Thursday, May 13, 2010

Summer Concerts at EPCOT

Disney recently announced their Sounds Like Summer Concert Series taking place at EPCOT this summer. Here is the lineup:
  • June 12 - June 19: Stayin' Alive - A Tribute to The Bee Gees
  • June 20 - June 26: Hotel California - A Salute to the Eagles
  • June 27 - July 3: Karin Lawson - A Tribute to Janet Jackson
  • July 4 - July 10: Satisfaction - A Tribute to The Rolling Stones
  • July 11 - July 17: Slippery When Wet - The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute
  • July 18 - July 24: 2U - A Tribute to U2
  • July 25 - July 31: Beginnings - A Tribute to CHICAGO
What I find curious is that Universal brings actual known bands and recording artists but Disney brings tribute bands that play the music of known bands and recording artists. For instance, the band Chicago recently played Universal Studios whereas EPCOT will have a band called Beginnings that will play Chicago's music. On the other hand, Chicago played one concert but these tribute bands will play 3 concerts each night for a week. Concert times are 5:45pm, 7:00pm & 8:15pm (except July 4th: 5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm, 9:00pm) 8TRAX fans should enjoy the Salute to the Bee Gees!


Anonymous said...

Wow, what happened to getting orignal bands? I have seen some great preformers at Epcot in the past years. Would I go to see a tribute band, probably not....Hey maybe we can get them to do a tribute to PI club since that seems to be all the

The Legend said...

Yes during the summer it is tribute bands, but in the fall they go back to having real bands. The lineup for Eat To The Beat this year:

Oct. 1-3: Taylor Dayne - "Tell It To My Heart"
Oct. 4-5: Kool & The Gang - “Celebration”
Oct. 6-8: Sugar Ray (NEW! this year) - “Fly”
Oct. 9-10: Taylor Hicks - "Do I Make You Proud"
Oct. 11-12: Air Supply (NEW! this year) - "Lost in Love"
Oct. 13-15: Sister Hazel - “All For You”
Oct. 16-17: Howard Jones (NEW! this year) - "No One Is To Blame"
Oct. 18-19: Exposé - “Seasons Change”
Oct. 20-21: 38 Special (NEW! this year) - "Hold on Loosely"
Oct. 22-24: Night Ranger - "Sister Christian"
Oct. 25-27: Billy Ocean - “Caribbean Queen”
Oct. 28-31: Starship starring Mickey Thomas - "We Built This City"
Nov. 1-3: Boyz II Men - “End of the Road”
Nov. 4-5: Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp (NEW! this year) - "Give A Little Bit"
Nov. 6-7: Jon Secada - “Just Another Day”
Nov. 8-9: Hanson (NEW! this year) - "MMMBop"
Nov. 10-11: Rick Springfield (NEW! this year) - "Jessie's Girl"
Nov. 12-14: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - “Go Daddy-O”

KingBob said...

Thanks, Legend. Appreciate the information. I'll republish this sometime in September. Would love to see Expose!

Anonymous said...

I got to see Expose at Parliment House a few years back...which we of course recently had confirmed is NOT a place you would necessarily find yourself Anyways though if you had the chance to see them at Epcot I would highly recommend it---they are as beautiful and talented as they were ...TWENTY!!!..years ago.

KingBob said...

Yeah, you're not likely to find me in P-HOUSE but I've promised a friend a visit & report for the Blog on PULSE. One of these days.

zulemara said...

darn right! and I'm not gonna let you back out! haha I don't get back to orlando till the 27th so sometime after that

Walter Tully said...

I agree that tribute bands are quite common during summer. It's a great thing that the real bands will be performing by fall. Similar to EPCOT, we do have interesting set of solo and group acts at the summer concerts in Denver. Summer concerts are one of the most awaited summer events in Denver. My friends and I are looking forward to that event every year.

I also like the future performances at EPCOT in fall. I'd probably go there to see a couple of shows. Thanks!