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Get Ready For EPCOT’s Garden Rocks Concert Series

Fans of EPCOT Festivals, rejoice! The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is officially on its way back, with Cast Members already preparing topiaries and designing landscapes for the event, and the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is starting on January 14. Although we still have a ways to go before the Flower and Garden Festival, the Disney Parks Blog has already shared the details for one of the Festival’s biggest highlights: the Garden Rocks Concert Series!

Joey McElroy, a Communications Manager for Disney Live Entertainment, said in the blog post that the upcoming concert series “features something for everyone – from returning favorites like The Guess Who, Rick Springfield and Simple Plan to Latin hitmakers Melina León and Claudia Leitte, Christian music superstar TobyMac and groovin’ legends Kool & The Gang”.

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There will also be some new “internationally recognized artists” joining in the fun on the America Gardens Theater stage. These international talents will be featured on Fridays through Mondays, and “local Orlando bands [will] step into the spotlight” on Tuesdays through Thursdays. If you’re planning on attending this Festival’s Garden Rocks Concert series, keep checking FreshEPCOT.com for new acts. For now, Disney has released the current schedule for bands and performers!

In March, The Guess Who, Rick Springfield, Melina Leon, Mike DelGuidice (from a tour with Billy Joel), Kool & The Gang, and The Orchestra. In April, Disney Guests and EPCOT Guests can look forward to The Spinners, The Pointer Sisters, Blue October, Tommy DeCarlo (from the band Boston), Don Felder from The Eagles, STARSHIP (featuring Mickey Thomas), Claudia Leitte, and Berlin!

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As the weather warms up in May, TobyMac, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Commodores, Ambrosia (featuring Peter Beckett), A Flock of Seagulls, Collin Raye, Thelma Houston, and the Little River Band will be performing. Disney’s summer and floral-filled concert will then end on a high note in June with Herman’s Hermits (starring Peter Noone), and two bigger names in the music industry: Simple Plan and the Plain White T’s!

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Simple Plan Credit: ici.radio-canada.ca

Guests interested in the Garden Rocks Concert series can book a Garden Rocks Dining Package starting on January 19. Remember, all Guests must have “both valid admission and a Park reservation for EPCOT on the same date” in order to enjoy the entire EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival!

Graphic for the Garden Rocks Concert Series during the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Credit: Disney Parks Blog

You can see the concert dates below:

  • March 4-5 – The Guess Who
  • March 6-7 – Rick Springfield
  • March 11-12 – Melina Leon – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • March 18-19 – Mike DelGuidice, currently on tour with Billy Joel – NEW
  • March 20-21 – Kool & The Gang – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • March 25-28 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • April 1-2 – The Spinners
  • April 3-4 – The Pointer Sisters
  • April 8-9 – Blue October – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • April 15-16 – Tommy DeCarlo, singer of the band Boston – NEW
  • April 17-18 – Don Felder, Formerly of The Eagles
  • April 22-23 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 24-25 – Claudia Leitte – NEW
  • April 29-30 – Berlin
  • May 1-2 – TobyMac
  • May 6-7 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • May 8-9 – The Commodores – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • May 13-14 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett – NEW
  • May 20-21 – A Flock Of Seagulls
  • May 22-23 – Collin Raye – NEW
  • May 27-28 – Thelma Houston – NEW
  • May 29-30 – Little River Band
  • June 3-6 – Simple Plan
  • June 10-13 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • June 17-20 – Plain White T’s

Are you going to attend this EPCOT Festival? Which EPCOT event is your favorite?

About Sharon

Sharon is from New England. She's a writer, animal lover, and, of course, a Disney Fanatic! Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures.