2024 Garden Rocks Line Up at Epcot Flower and Garden

Moments before a concert at Epcot's Garden Rocks stage during the Flower and Garden Festival. The open-air theater, with its vacant wooden benches, invites guests to enjoy upcoming live performances. The stage, strewn with musical instruments, hints at the lively atmosphere that will soon fill the space as bands like "Funkafied" and "The Female Collective" take the spotlight.

Guess what’s blooming at Epcot this spring? If you’re thinking about the stunning flower displays and mouth-watering food booths, you’re half right. But there’s more! The Garden Rocks Concert Series is making a comeback, and it’s going to be music to your ears—literally!

What’s the Garden Rocks Concert Series?

Imagine swaying to live music under the stars, surrounded by the most beautiful gardens and topiaries. That’s the Garden Rocks Concert Series for you! It’s a part of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, where bands and artists from various genres come together to perform. From rock and roll to pop to country, there’s a beat for every music lover.

The Lineup

We’re continually shocked by the performers that turn up each year! From Simple Plan to The Plain White T’s, Rick Springfield, and more! Bands that many of us grew up with, and paid far too much money to see touring, just burning up the stage at Epcot. These world renown artists are scheduled during weekends (Friday through Monday), with local performers taking the floor the rest of the week (Tuesday through Thursday)

Noticeably absent from the lineup this year, however, are Boyz II Men and Joey Fatone and Friends (which usually includes Lance Bass among others). Fingers crossed it’s because they’re going on tour again.

A photograph captures a lively concert atmosphere with a crowd of spectators enjoying a performance. Below the photo is the name of a musical act, "The Vybe," along with specific dates listed for their performances, February 28 and 29.
  • The Vybe — February 28-29, 2024
The Garden Rocks concert series schedule during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. It shows a lineup of musical acts for the month of March with individual photos and the dates they are set to perform. Featured artists include Jason Scheff on March 1 and 2, Richard Marx on March 3 and 4, Evolution Motown from March 5 to 7, Berlin on March 8 and 9, Rick Springfield on March 10 and 11, Dian Diaz on March 12 to 14, Modern English marked as new on March 15 and 16, and the Commodores on March 17 and 18. This visual guide is designed to help festival-goers plan their entertainment schedule during their visit to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.
  • Jason Scheff — March 1-2, 2024
  • Richard Marx — March 3-4, 2024
  • Evolution Motown — March 5-7, 2025
  • Berlin — March 8-9, 2024
  • Rick Springfield — March 10-11, 2024
  • Dian Diaz — March 12-14, 2025
  • Modern English (NEW) — March 15-16, 2024
  • Commodores — March 17-18, 2024
  • Foreigners Journey — March 19-21, 2024
  • The Orchestra — March 22-25, 2024
  • Funkafied  — March 26-28, 2024
  • Mike DelGuidice — March 29-30, 2024
  • Pointer Sisters — March 31 and April 1, 2024
The Garden Rocks concert series at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, showcasing a variety of musical acts for the month of April. The lineup includes portraits and dates for each act: The Pointer Sisters on April 1, The Female Collective on April 2, 3, and 4, Blue October on April 5 and 6, Crowder marked as new on April 7 and 8, The Hooligans on April 9, 10, and 11, Jo Dee Messina on April 12 and 13, A Flock of Seagulls on April 14 and 15, M-80’s on April 16, 17, and 18, Plain White T's on April 19, 20, 21, and 22, The Champagne Orchestra on April 23, 24, and 25, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas on April 26 and 27, and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone on April 28 and 29. The image concludes with Southbound scheduled for April 30, providing festival attendees with a detailed guide to plan their visit.
  • The Female Collective — April 2-4, 2024
  • Blue October — April 5-6, 2024
  • Crowder (NEW) — April 7-8, 2024
  • Hooligans — April 9-11, 2024
  • Jo Dee Messina — April 12-13, 2024
  • A Flock of Seagulls — April 14-15, 2024
  • M-80’s — April 16-18, 2024
  • Plain White T’s — April 19-22, 2024
  • Champagne Orchestra — April 23-25, 2024
  • Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas — April 26-27, 2024
  • Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone — April 28-29, 2024
The May portion of the show schedule for the Garden Rocks concert series at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. It features a lineup of musical acts with their performance dates: Southbound on May 1 and 2, Monsieur Periné on May 3, Raul Acosta & Oro Sólido with Luisito Ayala and The Puerto Rican Power Band labeled as new on May 4, Raul Acosta & Oro Sólido with Magic Juan, also new, on May 5, Fonseca, marked as new, on May 6, Gilly & The Girl Band on May 7, 8, and 9, Simple Plan on May 10, 11, 12, and 13, Element on May 14, 15, and 16, The Spinners on May 17 and 18, Sister Hazel on May 19 and 20, Epic Live! on May 21, 22, and 23, Lit, noted as new, on May 24 and 25, and Casting Crowns on May 26 and 27. This schedule provides festival attendees with a comprehensive guide for the musical entertainment available during their visit to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.
  • Southbound — April 3o, May 1-2, 2024
  • Monsieur Perine — May 3, 2024
  • Rick Acosta and Oro Solido — May 4-5, 2024
  • Fonseca (New!) – May 6, 2024
  • Gilly and the Girl Band — May 7-9, 2024
  • Simple Plan — May 10-13, 2024
  • Element — May 14-16, 2024
  • The Spinners — May 17-18, 2024
  • Sister Hazel – May 19-20, 2024
  • Epic — May 21-23, 2024
  • Lit (New!) — May 24-25, 2024
  • Casting Crowns – May 26-27, 2024

How to Catch the Concerts

Performances take place three times per night at the America Gardens Theater, near the American Adventure pavilion in World Showcase. You can usually catch performances at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. Be sure to check the times guide on the day you are visiting though.

A vibrant display of flowers at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, with a focus on a hanging basket filled with bright red geraniums and trailing greenery attached to an ornate, black lamppost. In the foreground, purple petunias add a splash of color against the park's architecture. In the background, the iconic geodesic sphere of Spaceship Earth can be seen under a blue sky with fluffy clouds, setting a picturesque scene that embodies the spirit of the festival.

During the week, for regional performances, guest may begin lining up about an hour before each performance. That’s normally earlier enough to beat the weekday crowds that tend to be lighter in the Spring. But when a big name is scheduled during the weekend, there will also be big crowds and big competition to get a seat.

Garden Rocks Dining Package

Returning for the 2024, the Garden Rocks Dining Package! Available at popular eateries around Epcot, book the Dining Package to enjoy a meal and guarantee yourself a seat for a performance on the same day.

  • Each dining package includes: appetizer, entrée and dessert OR a full buffet (where applicable), as well as one nonalcoholic beverage
  • Spice Road Table Package Includes: 2 small plates, a shared tagine, a shared dessert platter and a nonalcoholic beverage
A dish from Spice Road Table. It features fried hummus, presented as golden-brown slices topped with a fresh salad of arugula and citrus slices offering a zesty flavor. Accompanied by a side of creamy sauce, the dish is plated on an earth-toned ceramic plate that complements the warm colors of the food.

Show times can be selected while booking your reservations. Upon arrival to your meal a Garden Rocks seating badge will be provided to each guest who purchased the Dining Package. One seat per meal purchased.

While you will be guaranteed a chair, seating is still provided on a first come first serve basis. Meaning, you will still need to join a queue and your choice of seating will be impacted by your place in line. If you want to be in the front row, you’ll want to be in the front of the line.

Participating Dining Package Location

Adults (10+)Kids (3-9)
Ankerhus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway pavilion)$78$50
Biergarten Restaurant (Germany pavilion)$60$34
Coral Reef Restaurant (The Living Seas)$73$29
The Garden Grill (The Land Pavilion)$73$47
Le Cellier Steakhouse (Canada pavilion)$99$39
**Regal Eagle Smoehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (American Adventure Pavilion)$36$36
Rose & Crown Dining Room (UK pavilion)$61$26
Spice Road Table (Morocco pavilion)$50$21
**same day only packages available, no advance reservations.
The Regal Eagle Smokehouse at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, a dining establishment offering craft drafts and barbecue. Adorned with patriotic red, white, and blue bunting, the restaurant presents an inviting American colonial-style façade. In front, a signboard advertises the America Gardens Theatre Rocks Concert Series, indicating show times, which are a part of the festival's attractions.

Making the Most of Your Visit

To make your day extra special, here are a few tips:

  • Arrive Early: Epcot is a treasure trove of beauty during the festival. Give yourself plenty of time to explore the gardens, try the food, and find your concert spot.
  • Explore Everything: The butterfly garden and the outdoor kitchens, there’s so much to see and do. Make a day of it!
  • Pick a Good Spot: If you’re going the standby route, find a spot where you can enjoy the music and maybe even catch a glimpse of the fireworks later.

Why You Can’t Miss It

There’s something truly magical about listening to live music in the heart of Epcot. The energy, the people, and the sheer beauty of it all make for an unforgettable experience. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to create special memories with your friends and family.

The Garden Rocks Concert Series is a highlight of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, and this year’s lineup is shaping up to be spectacular. I can’t wait to share more details with you!

Who’s excited? Drop a comment below and let me know which act you’re most looking forward to!

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