The 2023 Garden Rocks Concert Series Lineup is Here!

by | Feb 1, 2023 | EPCOT, Walt Disney World News, WDW Blog

Check out which musical acts will take to the stage during this year’s EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival with a look at the lineup.

Year after year, the annual EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival welcomes a whole host of exciting entertainment, activities, and (of course) outdoor kitchens. One of the standouts of the festival? The Garden Rocks Concert Series! From famous bands to GRAMMY Award-winning artists, you can catch some seriously impressive acts while you’re tasting delicious dishes and exploring all of the outdoor scenery this festival has to offer.

Who can you expect to catch at the 2023 Garden Rocks Concert Series? Here’s the lineup of the acts coming to this year’s EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

What is the Garden Rocks Concert Series?

This much-beloved Walt Disney World entertainment occurs only during the Flower & Garden Festival at EPCOT each year. Starting in March, the concert series runs throughout the duration of the festival from March to July.

Concerts take place every day of the week at the America Gardens Theater. However, the acts you’ll be able to see for free (with your valid theme park admission and park reservation) do vary depending on the day you’re headed to EPCOT. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, you’ll be able to catch performances that showcase local Orlando talent. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, you can tune into concerts by internationally recognized artists. 

This year, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival will offer a concert lineup that includes incredible returning talent – like The Pointer Sisters, Simple Plan, and the Plain White T’s – along with newcomers who are visiting the festival for the first time. These newcomers include legacy guitarist AJ Croce and GRAMMY Award-winning band Switchfoot. 

Which artists will be playing a concert when you’re headed to the festival? Click the links below to jump to a specific month:

Garden Rocks Concert Series: March

  • March 3-4: Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri
  • March 5-6: Daughtry
  • March 10-11: Tommy DeCarlo
  • March 12-13: Smash Mouth
  • March 17-18: Mike DelGuidice
  • March 19-20: Blue Oyster Cult (NEW for 2023!)
  • March 24-25: Berlin
  • March 26-27: The Pointer Sisters
  • March 31: Luis Figueroa (NEW for 2023!)

Garden Rocks Concert Series: April

  • April 1-2: Piso 21 (NEW for 2023!)
  • April 3: TBD
  • April 7-8: STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 9-10: Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
  • April 16-17: Switchfoot (NEW for 2023!)
  • April 21-22: A Flock of Seagulls
  • April 23-24: Jo Dee Messina
  • April 28-29: Ambrosia with Peter Beckett, The Voice Of Player
  • April 30: Kool and the Gang

Garden Rocks Concert Series: May

  • May 1: Kool and the Gang
  • May 5-8: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • May 12-15: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • May 19-20: A.J. Croce: Croce Plays Croce (NEW for 2023!)
  • May 21-22: Casting Crowns (NEW for 2023!)
  • May 26-27: Jason Scheff, longtime lead singer of Chicago (NEW for 2023!)
  • May 28-29: Rick Springfield

Garden Rocks Concert Series: June

  • June 2-5: Plain White T’s
  • June 9-10: The Spinners
  • June 11-12: The Commodores
  • June 16-17: Vertical Horizon
  • June 18-19: Tony Orlando
  • June 23-26: Simple Plan
  • June 30: Living Colour

Garden Rocks Concert Series: July

  • July 1: Living Colour
  • July 2-3: Wang Chung

Book a Dining Package to Snag a Seat

Want to beat the crowds and make sure you have a prime spot for your favorite performances? Starting February 9, 2023, Guests can book a Garden Rocks Dining Package. Just visit FreshEPCOT.com to book!

Remember, to experience the Garden Rocks Concert Series or any other special festival happenings, you’ll need to have both a valid admission ticket and a park reservation for EPCOT on the same date. Make your park reservations now so you don’t miss a minute of the Flower & Garden Festival fun!

For more information on the 2023 festival, keep reading:

The 2023 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival Dates Are Here!

Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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