On March 31, Walt Disney World Resort released the lineup for Epcot’s 2014 Sounds Like Summer concert series. The summer music festival features tribute bands that perform concerts at American Gardens Theatre in Epcot World Showcase.
Each year, Sounds Like Summer concerts offers Disney guests short, free concerts by popular artists from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Seven different tribute bands perform throughout the series, and Disney guests will be able to enjoy performances that celebrate the music of such artists as U2, Journey and Boston.
2014 Epcot Sounds Like Summer concert series
(schedule subject to change)
Walt Disney World’s Epcot summer concert series runs from June 8 through the July 26, with acts performing several short concerts during each night of their run. All the 2012 Summer Like Summer acts return for this year’s series.
- June 8 – 14: Hotel California ~ A Salute to the Eagles
- June 15 – 21: Don’t Stop Believin’ ~ a Journey Tribute Band
- June 22 – 28: Good Vibrations ~ A Tribute to The Beach Boys
- June 29 – July 5: Don’t Look Back ~ The Boston Experience
- July 6 –12: Stayin’ Alive ~ A Tribute to the Bee Gees
- July 13 –19: Slippery When Wet ~ The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute
- July 20 – 26: 2U ~ A Tribute to U2
Concerts take place three times each night, at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. except for July 4. On Independence Day, Don’t Look Back ~ The Boston Experience will perform four times: 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Epcot’s Sounds Like Summer concerts can be very popular. Not only do the shows take place during WDW’s busy summer season, but some returning acts build a following of local fans while new performers attract regulars in search of variety. Later shows, especially on the weekend, may be particularly crowded.
For these reasons, guests who are interested in seeing a particularly tribute band may wish to plan to see a performance earlier in the day. Also plan on arriving at American Gardens Theatre well before a show’s start, as seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Epcot’s Sounds Like Summer concert series are free, included with park admission to Epcot.