I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is the Garden Rocks concert series.
Walt Disney World has released an initial line-up of performers for this year’s Garden Rocks, and the first good news is that the concerts are returning to a 7-day a week schedule instead of just weekends.
The second good news is the line-up features a great mixture of new to Garden Rocks acts, and returning favorites, all covering a wide variety of musical styles.
Want to plan your schedule? Here are the performers and dates we have so far:
March 6-8: Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri (NEW)
March 9-10: Glass Tiger (New to Garden Rocks)
March 17-20: Simple Plan
March 25-27: Air Supply (New to Garden Rocks)
March 28-29: Berlin featuring Terri Nunn
March 30-31: The Smithereens (NEW to Garden Rocks)
April 1-2: Rick Springfield
April 3-4: Christopher Cross (NEW to Garden Rocks)
April 5-7: The Spinners
April 12-13: Sister Sledge (NEW to Garden Rocks)
April 17-19: Sister Hazel (NEW to Garden Rocks)
April 20-21: Steven Curtis Chapman (NEW)
April 22-23: TobyMac (NEW)
April 24-26: Lonestar
April 27-30: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
May 1-4: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
May 5-7: Don Felder, Formerly of The Eagles
May 8-9: A Flock of Seagulls (NEW)
May 14-15: Richard Marx (New to Garden Rocks)
May 16- 19: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
May 20-21: Colin Hay of Men at Work (NEW)
May 28-29: Jon Secada
May 30- June 1: Blood, Sweat and Tears
There are still quite a few empty spots, so even more great performers will be announced as we get closer to the festival, which runs from March 6 through June 3.
Garden Rocks concert performances take place at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8 p.m. each night of the festival, and are included in regular park admission. Guests can enjoy guaranteed concert seating by reserving a Garden Rocks Dining Package, and enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner at select Epcot restaurants.
Any acts you’re excited to see? Or hope make the line-up? I’m excited for Glass Tiger, Berlin, and Rick Springfield. Still hoping Night Ranger (a Garden Rocks fave) gets scheduled in one of the empty slots.