The Garden Rocks at the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Due to my March Madness, this feature is being posted a bit later than planned, but it’s still relevant!

While much of Disney Parks entertainment has been in a freefall of losses lately, happily, EPCOT’s events team still sees the value in a live music component to their Festivals.

During EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival, the stars shine at the Eat to the Beat concert series.  While cover bands take over in the Sounds Like Summer concert series. But during the Flower & Garden Festival (in 2016, scheduled from March 2-May 30th), the Garden Rocks concert series once again brings original bands and performers to the America Gardens Theatre every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Festival with three performances nightly – 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8pm (schedule as always subject to change – check the location or the My Disney Experience app for details). Note: FastPass+ is not offered for this series, however, all shows are included free as part of your paid park admission.

This year’s scheduled lineup includes: 

  • The Orchestra starring former members of ELO – March 4 – 6, 2016
  • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas – March 11 – 13, 2016
  • Little River Band – March 18 – 20, 2016
  • Village People – March 25 – 27, 2016
  • Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone – April 1 – 3, 2016
  • The Guess Who – April 8 – 10, 2016
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice – April 15 – 17, 2016
  • Bad Company starring Brian Howe – April 22 – 24, 2016
  • Georgia Satellites – April 29 – May 1, 2016
  • Gin Blossoms – May 6 – 8, 2016
  • Darlene Love – May 13 – 15, 2016
  • Night Ranger – May 20 – 22, 2016
  • The Spinners – May 27 – 30, 2016

If I was local, I’d likely go every weekend to enjoy the musical offerings (and support live musical entertainment), but I think I’d probably be most excited about The Orchestra, STARSHIP, and Night Ranger!

Who do you plan/would you like to see at Garden Rocks?

Update 2/5/17: The lineup for the 2017 performers has just been announced!

  • Jon Secada – March 3 – 4, 2017
  •  Dennis DeYoung – The Music of STYX – March 5 – 6, 2017
  •  The Pointer Sisters – March 10 – 13, 2017
  •  Simple Plan – March 17 – 18, 2017
  •  Plain White T’s – March 19 – 20, 2017
  •  Night Ranger – March 24 – 27, 2017
  •  Little River Band – March 31 – April 3, 2017
  •  Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice – April 7 – 10, 2017
  •  Gin Blossoms – April 14 – 17, 2017
  •  The Orchestra starring former members of ELO – April 21 – 24, 2017
  •  Exposé – April 28 – 29, 2017
  •  Berlin featuring Terri Nunn – April 30 – May 1, 2017
  •  STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas – May 5 – 8, 2017
  •  The Guess Who – May 12 – 15, 2017
  •  Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone – May 19 – 22, 2017
  •  The Spinners – May 26 – 29, 2017

 

 

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