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Who’s ready to rock?! Music echoes around Epcot’s World Showcase pavilions, drawing you to each pavilion. FOMO usually gets the best of us most of the time, and we’re drawn in to the shows. This summer the World Showcase will get a little louder, when the Guardians of the Galaxy join in with their Awesome Mix Live! show. Last week Walt Disney World announced the return of the popular show for the summer of 2019. As we prepare for the galaxies most famous rockstar heroes, let’s review the DVC Duo’s top 3 music acts around the Epcot’s World Showcase.

Star-Lord and Gamora lead Awesome Mix Live
Gamora and Star-Lord

What’s Awesome Mix Live!?  

Kicking off on June 14th and running through August 18th, Awesome Mix Live! is a stage show centered highlighting the music from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. A rock group led by Star-Lord and Gamora, take you on a musical adventure with a few “special” guests along the way. “I am, Groot.” That’s right Groot, Star-Lord’s infamous mixtape takes center stage.

The event takes place in the American pavilion at the America Gardens Theatre. Last year the show was performed 5 times a day, from early afternoon to night. Check out the My Disney Experience App for show times.

Morocco Pavilion - Musique Aramenco - Awesome Mix Live
Musique Aramenco

Musique Aramenco – Morocco  

Our favorite music act around the World Showcase is in the Morocco pavilion. Performing at various times you’ll find Musique Aramenco. They perform a modern take of the traditional North African rhythms and melodies. The performance is high energy entertainment from start to finish, from the blindfolded drum solos to hand clapping rhythms, and the superbly talented belly dancer. Every time we walk through the pavilion we have to stop and watch if they’re performing. Definitely worth setting aside a few minutes to catch their show.

Passholder Insights: If you’re looking for a showtime snack we recommend the quick serve gyro platter from the Tangierine Cafe. Great for sharing. It’s one of our personal favorites!

UK Pavilion - British Revolution - Awesome Mix Live
British Revolution

The British Revolution  

If you enjoyed the music from Awesome Mix Live! we recommend checking out the British Revolution in the UK pavilion. Flashback to the 60’s and 70’s with the rock tunes that defined a generation. The show is pure rock in all its glory, whether you’re a fan of Queen or The Rolling Stones, there’s something for everyone. Performances will vary from day to day, we recommend double-checking the My Disney Experience App for daily times.

Passholder Insights: The UK and France area is a great area to watch Illuminations. If you’re in the World Showcase area at the end of the day check out one of these great locations to watch the nighttime spectacular.

Mexico Pavilion - Mariachi Cobre - Awesome Mix Live
Mariachi Cobre

Mariachi Cobre

On the opposite side of the spectrum to Awesome Mix Live! is Mariachi Cobre in the pavilion. One of the best mariachi bands we’ve seen. They travel throughout the Mexico pavilion playing traditional music, but the majority of the time you’ll find them located across from the Donald Duck meet and greet. Grab your favorite drink, we recommend the margaritas from La Cava del Tequila, and enjoy the music. The performances typically take place during daylight hours, we definitely recommend checking them out earlier in your World Showcase tour.

Passholder Insights: If your little ones like participation activities, we recommend sitting towards the front as they may be called upon to shake a maraca!

You can’t go wrong with any of the music around the World Showcase. All the performers are extremely talented and each pavilion is unique. The addition of the Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live! to the options is perfect for the summer. How can you not love the pop music of the 70’s? I am Groot! See, even Groot is a fan!