Each year as part of the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, there are a series of live concerts on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays each week. The concerts take place at the open-air American Gardens Theatre next to the American Adventure in the World Showcase at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm and 8:00 pm each evening.
Admission is included in the standard Epcot admission ticket and seating is on a “first-come first-served” basis. If you want a guaranteed seat then you can purchase a Garden Rocks Concert Series Dining Package
In 2018, the first concert is on March 2 and they run until May 28. Some performers return each year but in 2018 new artists include Foghat, Survivor, Smash Mouth, Rick Springfield , Jo Dee Messina, Lonestar and Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles.
Garden Rocks Concert Series Line Up
Formerly known as the Flower Power Concerts, from 2015 they have been rebranded as the Garden Rocks Concert Series.
In the past the theme was very much music from the 60s and 70s but in recent years that range has been extended. Each “weekend” concert runs for four days, sometimes with one artist and sometimes with two, split across the four days
The provisional line-up for 2018 is as follows:
- March 2 to March 5, 2018 - Night Ranger
- March 9 to March 12, 2018 - Starship starring Mickey Thomas
- March 16 to March 19, 2018 - Simple Plan
- March 23 to March 26, 2018 - Little River Band
- March 30 to April 2, 2018 - The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
- April 6 to April 7, 2018 - Foghat
- April 8 to April 9, 2018 - Survivor
- April 13 to April 14, 2018 - Smash Mouth
- April 15 to April 16, 2018 - Rick Springfield
- April 20 to April 21, 2018 - Jo Dee Messina
- April 22 to April 23, 2018 - Lonestar
- April 27 to April 30, 2018 - Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice
- May 4 to May 7, 2018 - Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
- May 11 to May 12, 2018 - Village People
- May 13 to May 14, 2018 - Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles
- May 18 to May 21, 2018 - The Guess Who
- May 25 to May 28, 2018 - The Spinners