Three new acts join some of the world’s best tribute bands when the Sounds Like Summer 2016 concert series returns to Epcot® June 5-July 23, 2016.
Bands paying tribute to the music of Fleetwood Mac, Tina Turner and Bruce Springsteen are new in 2016. Here’s a look at the full lineup: (entertainment and times are subject to change).
- June 5-11: Don’t Look Back – A Tribute to Boston
- June 12-18: Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles
- June 19-24: Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
- June 25-July 1: Simply Tina – A Tribute to Tina Turner
- July 2-9: Stayin’ Alive – A Tribute to the Bee Gees
- July 10-16: Bruce in the USA – A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
- July 17-23: DSB – A Tribute to Journey
Performances are included with regular Epcot admission. The Sounds Like Summer 2016 Concert Series takes place at The American Gardens Theater in World Showcase at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily June 5-July 23, 2016.
What exactly is a tribute band?
A tribute band is a music group, singer, or musician who specifically plays the music of a well-known music act. This includes individual performers who mimic the songs and style of an artist, such as Elvis impersonators covering the works of Elvis Presley, or groups like The Iron Maidens, an all-female band that pays tribute to Iron Maiden. In my opinion, the very best tribute acts are those “endorsed” by the bands or performers they are paying tribute to! (When the original says that the copy is awesome, most of the time it is! ) These groups attempt to emulate the vocal styles and overall appearance of that group, to make as close an approximation as possible. If you want to know what it felt like to see the Bee Gees perform live in their heyday, watching Stayin’ Alive perform is the closest you’re going to get!
If you’re in Epcot for a Sounds Like Summer 2016 Concert Series performance, make sure you get there at least 40-45 minutes early! The seats fill up very quickly!