2016 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Rocks Out After Dark

The 2016 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is not only a brilliant and beautiful glimpse into the art of gardening, but a showcase for the possibilities of outdoor fun and entertainment as well. Each weekend so far festival guest have been treated to the exciting Garden Rocks Concert Series at Epcot's American Gardens Theater. The annual concert series brings out an eclectic mix of musical talents that in 2016 has included The Orchestra starring former members of ELO, Starship starring Mickey Thomas, and the Little River Band.

The Legendary Village PeopleThe Legendary Village People

The Garden Rocks Concert Series offers performances starting at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Along with the beautiful lighted gardens on display this year, the concert series helps keep the atmosphere festive into the night. There's nothing quite as lovely as a day out in the fresh air, sampling treats from the outdoor kitchens, then wrapping it up with an open air concert, and the breathtaking IllumiNations fireworks.

The Gin Blossoms At Garden RocksThe Gin Blossoms At Garden Rocks

Yet To Come In The 2016 Concert Series:

  • March 25-27 Village People "Y.M.C.A."
  • April 1-3 Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone "I'm Henry the VIII, I Am"
  • April 8-10 The Guess Who "These Eyes"
  • April 15-17 NEW! Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice "Spinning Wheel"
  • April 22-24 NEW! Bad Company, former lead singer Brian Howe "Can't Get Enough"
  • April 29-May 1 NEW! Georgia Satellites "Keep Your Hands to Yourself"
  • May 6-8 Gin Blossoms "Hey Jealousy"
  • May 13-15 NEW! Darlene Love "Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home"
  • May 20-22 Night Ranger "Sister Christian"
  • May 27-30 The Spinners "Working My Way Back to You"

Blood, Sweat, and Tears Featuring Bo BiceBlood, Sweat, and Tears Featuring Bo Bice

Garden Rocks Concert Tips:

  • Each band brings in a different fan base in addition to the Flower & Garden Festival guests which lends its own flavor to the show. Some performers are more popular than others and it reflects in the crowd that they draw.

  • Garden Rocks Concerts are included in your Epcot Theme Park admission for the day, guests will need to queue before heading into the 1st come 1st choice seating.

  • If securing a seat out of the elements is important to you, be sure to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to showtime for spot under the covered portion of the theater.

  • Scope out the amphitheater and get an idea of where you would like to sit before the early show, this is a great time to find out how early folks start lining up for seats.

  • If you're coming from another Disney Park aim for the first show. That way if you're held up in transport and are running late you still have another set you can catch.

  • Drawn in by the music? The American Gardens stage is close enough to the World Showcase promenade that you can hear and sometimes see fairly well even if you are just strolling by. If you just want to listen to a song or two without taking in the whole concert experience, you'll have no problem.

Are you a fan of the Epcot Garden Rock Concert Series? Share your best tips in the comments below!

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. If you have a Gravatar account associated with the e-mail address you provide, it will be used to display your avatar.

More information about formatting options