Epcot sounds like summer concert series 2017

Epcot sounds like summer concert series 2017

by Jennifer Detweiler
(Durham NC )


From Jennifer in Durham, North Carolina. I've heard that the Epcot Sounds Like Summer Concert Series has been discontinued. Is this true? Are they coming up with something new to fill the American Gardens Theater in the summer months?"

The sign outside the American Gardens Theater announcing Sounds Like Summer

Here's your sign - Photo by Laurie Sapp

Jennifer, I don't know where you heard that. I haven't heard that. I would be shocked if that that happened.

The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series, one of the most popular things Disney does in the summer. Last year, just to let you know, last year the Sounds Like Summer Series was not announced. There was nothing about it on Disney's website. No news, no nothing until around April 1st.

Dad's Sounds Like Summer page

Somewhere around that time, I think it was the end of March, one of the Disney websites posted that a certain group had on their page that they were doing a concert at the American Gardens Theater and had the dates.

Guess what happened the next day? Disney announced the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series.

The American Gardens Theater right before the Sounds Like Summer show starts

It's about to start - Photo by Laurie Sapp

I wouldn't worry about it too much at this point. If we haven't heard anything by mid-April, yeah, there's probably something going on. Just give it a little while.

We haven't heard that it's being discontinued. If you've heard that, if you've got a source for that, send me a message on my Contact Dad page and let me know.

Dad's Contact Dad page

I don't see that. I went looking this morning. Most of the Disney websites that have information like that are projecting, had their pages already up for the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series for 2017 and To Be Announced type things. I certainly haven't heard anything along those lines.

Dad's Bottom Line

The bottom line, no, I haven't heard that. I don't expect that.



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Apr 22, 2017
SLS 2017
by: Tracy

This was one of the only reasons I continued to go back to Disney/Epcot every year or so. The tribute bands of my favorite musical groups, U2 and then Fleetwood, made it a worthwhile trip. Unfortunately, it looks like I won't need to be going back anymore. It was a huge added perk.

Apr 21, 2017
Sounds Like Summer Concerts
by: Anonymous

Extremely disappointed that it looks like the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series is being discontinued. Really don't understand the rational for this. It was usually very well attended and was one of the few reasons my wife and I would go to Epcot (and DW in general) during the sweltering summer months. We would usually go in the late afternoon, get an early dinner and see the bands. Probably will be going a lot less this summer.

Mar 27, 2017
by: Anonymous

I have heard from a cast member it's been cancelled, also British Revolution may also be cancelled

Mar 11, 2017
Looks cancelled.
by: CJ Brandesky

One of the performers from years past is confirming that Sounds Like Summer has been canceled.

Staying Alive Canada's post

Mar 06, 2017
Sounds like Summer 2017
by: Anonymous

Thanks Melissa! Sounds like Summer always starts in June & ends at the end of July. We are curious to know what's going to fill that time period. Several of the Tribute Bands that are regulars at this event every year haven't been contacted or have been told that it's being discontinued.

Mar 05, 2017
concert 2017
by: Melissa

We were just there tonight for the Styxx concert. They had it up on stage that the concerts were going to be in Aug2017. They did not show who but it did show they would be hosting this concert series. If this helps.. !

Feb 02, 2017
Sounds Like Summer
by: Anonymous

I saw on the Stayin Alive Facebook page that Disney has cancelled the Sounds Like Summer concert series. They are 1 of the tops draws for the series and have been performing for at least 10 or 11 summers.

Jan 23, 2017
Sounds Like Summer
by: Gina


I have personally asked Mike DelGuidice of Big Shot. His answer was that he has heard the rumor of it being discontinued.

I hope not. It is one of the best series that Disney does.

Please let us know if it is true.

Thanks, Gina

Jan 17, 2017

by: Carl

Jennifer contacted me with some evidence that the Sounds Like Summer may indeed be canceled. MMmmm. Interesting. We'll see.

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