The lineup for the 2017 Garden Rocks series has been announced. Taking place every weekend during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, the concert series is always a huge draw to the American Pavilion area. There are a few new acts, as well as some old standards, to liven things up while guests tour and taste their way through the countries. See below for times and full schedule.
Per Disney PR: Sixteen music acts of multiple genres with hits spanning the past five decades will play the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the 24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Running 90 days and kicking off March 1, this year’s festival launches the concert series March 3 to showcase performers every Friday through Monday until Memorial Day, May 29. It’s the first year the Garden Rocks acts will appear every festival Monday.
Simple Plan, Exposé and Berlin featuring Terri Nunn will rock Epcot audiences for the first time. Jon Secada, who first played the Garden Rocks stage in 2015, will kick off the concert series March 3.
Guests can dance in their seats each festival weekend to classic tunes at the park’s outdoor America Gardens Theatre overlooking the World Showcase Lagoon. An eclectic mix of Flower & Garden Festival fan favorites includes 1960s icons Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, ’70s-’80s chart-toppers The Pointer Sisters and ’90s hit-makers Gin Blossoms. On Memorial Day, The Spinners will close the 90-day festival with their R&B repertoire of Billboard top hits.
Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and are included with Epcot admission. Here is this year’s lineup (subject to change without notice):
March 3-4 Jon Secada “Just Another Day”
March 5-6 Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX “Grand Illusion”
March 10-13 The Pointer Sisters “I’m So Excited”
March 17-18 Simple Plan (NEW!) “Welcome to My Life”
March 19-20 Plain White T’s (NEW to Garden Rocks series)“Hey There Delilah”
March 24-27 Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
March 31-April 3 Little River Band “Reminiscing”
April 7-10 Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
April 14-17 Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”
April 21-24 The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
April 28-29 Exposé (NEW!) “Point of No Return”
April 30-May 1 Berlin featuring Terri Nunn (NEW!) “Take My Breath Away”
May 5-8 STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
May 12-15 The Guess Who “American Woman”
May 19-22 Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry VIII I Am”
May 26-29 The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”