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.


Michelle Snow is a huge fan of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars in films and TV, as well as the Disney parks. She's also an award-winning writer who has written several guidebooks on Orlando. Follow her on Twitter @zengrrl. Her blog, CitySurfing Orlando covers Orlando and the theme parks. Her favorite rides at the Disney parks are Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain, and Indiana Jones Adventure, and she is anxiously awaiting Star Wars Land to become real. She collects anything to do with Snow White, Grumpy, Tinkerbell, and Stitch. She also has an unhealthy obsession with Jedi and Iron Man.