Epcot Garden Rocks Concert Line Up for 2023

By James | Last updated August 23, 2023

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Each year as part of the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, there are a series of 72 live Garden Rocks Concerts featuring award winning musicians.

In the past the theme was very much music from the 60s and 70s but in recent years that range has been extended from classic rock n’ roll, country and pop to up and coming indie acts.

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Concerts take place at the open-air American Gardens Theatre next to the American Adventure Pavilion in the World Showcase at the far side of the lagoon.

Concerts start at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the evening and typically run for around 45 minutes.

Admission to the festival is included in the standard Epcot admission ticket and concert seating is on a “first-come first-served” basis. Some of the more popular performers draw a large crowd so you need to get in line early.

If you want a guaranteed seat then you can purchase a Garden Rocks Concert Series Dining Package which includes a meal at one of several Epcot restaurants plus a guaranteed seat towards the front of the theatre.

You still have to wait in line in a separate queue to enter the theatre but you are seated ahead of everyone else.

Epcot Garden Rocks 2023 Lineup

In 2023, the Garden Rocks concerts run for four days (Friday to Monday) each week with most artists performing for two days, a couple for just one day and others like Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and The Orchestra starring former members of ELO headlining for the full four days.

On the other days of the week (Tuesday to Thursday) local bands perform.

The provisional line-up of performers playing in 2023 is as follows:

  • March 3 to March 4, 2023 – Steve Augeri, formerly of Journey
  • March 5 to March 6, 2023 – Daughtry
  • March 10 to March 11, 2023 – Tommy DeCarlo
  • March 12 to March 13, 2023 – Smash Mouth
  • March 17 to March 18, 2023 – Mike DelGuidice
  • March 19 to March 20, 2023 – Blue Oyster Cult
  • March 24 to March 25, 2023 – Berlin
  • March 26 to March 27, 2023 – The Pointer Sisters
  • March 31 to March 31, 2023 – Luis Figueroa
  • April 1 to April 2, 2023 – Piso 21
  • April 3 to April 3, 2023 – Melina León
  • April 7 to April 8, 2023 – Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 9 to April 10, 2023 – Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
  • April 14 to April 15, 2023 – Blue October
  • April 16 to April 17, 2023 – Switchfoot
  • April 21 to April 22, 2023 – A Flock of Seagulls
  • April 23 to April 24, 2023 – Jo Dee Messina
  • April 28 to April 29, 2023 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett, the voice of Player
  • April 30 to May 1, 2023 – Kool and the Gang
  • May 5 to May 8, 2023 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • May 12 to May 15, 2023 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • May 19 to May 20, 2023 – A.J. Croce: Croce Plays Croce
  • May 21 to May 22, 2023 – Casting Crowns
  • May 26 to May 27, 2023 – Jason Schema, lead singer of Chicago
  • May 28 to May 29, 2023 – Rick Springfield
  • June 2 to June 5, 2023 – Plain White T’s
  • June 9 to June 10, 2023 – The Spinners
  • June 11 to June 12, 2023 – The Commodores
  • June 16 to June 17, 2023 – Vertical Horizon
  • June 18 to June 19, 2023 – Tony Orlando
  • June 23 to June 26, 2023 – Simple Plan
  • June 30 to July 1, 2023 – Living Colour
  • July 2 to July 3, 2023 – Wang Chung

As well as many returning favourites, new performers in 2023 include Blue Oyster Cult, Luis Figueroa, Piso 21, Switchfoot, A.J. Croce and Casting Crowns.

Previous Years

Formerly known as the Flower Power Concerts, from 2015 they were rebranded as the Garden Rocks Concert Series.

Up until 2018, each “weekend” concert ran for four nights, sometimes with one artist and sometimes with two, split across the four days.

In 2019 there was a concert every day of the week with each artist performing for between two and four days. This resulted in a number of new performers to the Garden Rocks Concert Series.

In 2020 everything was 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 were featured as part of the “A Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival” which started on July 15 when Epcot re-opened but did not include the live concerts.

In 2021, the Garden Rock concerts were cancelled again and replaced by local Orlando bands for four nights each week. The Garden Rock concerts returned in 2022 but stayed at just four nights a week.

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