Each year as part of the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, there are a series of live concerts. In previous years they were only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays each week but for 2020 they are on every evening of the 90 day festival.
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 at the far side of the lagoon.
The 2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival including the Garden Rocks concerts and dining packages were cut short due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the closing of the Walt Disney World Resort on March 16. Elements of the festival will be featured as part of the “A Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival” which is due to start on July 15 when Epcot re-opens but will not include the live concerts
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
For 2020 the Garden Rocks concerts are on every evening of the festival
In 2020, the first concert is on March 4 and then every day until June 1. Some performers return each year and in 2020 new artists include Peabo Bryson, Don McLean, Ambrosia, Thelma Houston and Daughtry.
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. Up until 2018, each “weekend” concert ran for four days, sometimes with one artist and sometimes with two, split across the four days.
From 2019 there is a concert every day of the week with each artist performing for between two and four days. This has resulted in a number of new performers to the Garden Rocks Concert Series this year.
The provisional line-up for 2020 is as follows:
- March 4 to March 5, 2020 - Peabo Bryson
- March 6 to March 9, 2020 - The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
- March 10 to March 12, 2020 - The Guess Who
- March 13 to March 16, 2020 - Simple Plan
- March 17 to March 19, 2020 - Starship, starring Mickey Thomas
- March 20 to March 23, 2020 - Mark Wills
- March 24 to March 26, 2020 - The Spinners
- March 27 to March 28, 2020 - Sister Hazel
- March 29 to March 30, 2020 - The Pointer Sisters
- March 31 to April 2, 2020 - Steve Augeri, formerly of Journey
- April 3 to April 4, 2020 - Blood, Sweat and Tears
- April 5 to April 6, 2020 - Exposé
- April 7 to April 9, 2020 - Berlin
- April 10 to April 11, 2020 - A Flock of Seagulls
- April 12 to April 13, 2020 - Atlantic Starr
- April 14 to April 16, 2020 - Tony Orlando
- April 17 to April 18, 2020 - High Valley
- April 19 to April 20, 2020 - Rick Springfield
- April 21 to April 23, 2020 - Christopher Cross
- April 24 to April 27, 2020 - Plain White T’s
- April 28 to April 30, 2020 - Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
- May 1 to May 2, 2020 - Don McLean
- May 3 to May 4, 2020 - Casting Crowns
- May 5 to May 7, 2020 - Ambrosia with Peter Beckett
- May 8 to May 9, 2020 - Thelma Houston
- May 10 to May 11, 2020 - The Allman Betts Band
- May 12 to May 14, 2020 - Air Supply
- May 15 to May 18, 2020 - Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
- May 19 to May 21, 2020 - Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot
- May 22 to May 23, 2020 - Claudia Leitte
- May 24 to May 25, 2020 - Daughtry
- May 26 to May 28, 2020 - Marshall Tucker Band
- May 29 to May 30, 2020 - Crowder
- May 31 to June 1, 2020 - Survivor