Headlining Acts Announced for 2017 Garden Rocks Concert Series at Epcot

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One of the highlights of the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is the Garden Rocks Concert Series, and we have the list of acts that will be appearing.

The festival will run March 1 through May 29, but the concerts will only be held Friday through Monday (which is one day more each week than previous years).

There are several new acts making their first appearance at the Garden Rocks concerts, including pop punk rockers Simple Plan, and 80s hitmaker Berlin featuring Terri Nunn. Mark your calendars, because here is the full schedule:

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Garden Rocks Concerts Line-Up Announced for 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

The full Garden Rocks Concerts line-up has just been announced by Walt Disney World for the 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

Jack Blades of Night Ranger - photo by M.Snow

The expanded fest, now 90 days, runs from March 2 through May 30, and every weekend will feature free concerts by music legends from the 1960s through 1990s.
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Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Offers Flora, Food, and Fun through May 17, 2015

Today is the start of the 22nd Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, an annual event that brings together horticulture, food, and Disney to celebrate spring in Florida.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - Anna and Elsa Topiary

Those with a green thumb (or wannabe green thumb) will enjoy all of the specially designed topiaries that celebrate Disney characters and films. The highlight this year are Disney’s first Anna and Elsa topiaries, appearing in a vignette from the Oscar-winning film, Frozen.

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Garden Rocks Concert Line-Up Announced for Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2015

Garden Rocks Concert Line-Up Announced for Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2015

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is only a few weeks away, and Walt Disney World has announced the line-up of artists for the festival’s Garden Rocks Concert Series.

This year’s line-up has a variety of artists who were hitmakers in the 80s and 90s, and most have played Epcot before, but during the fall International Food and Wine Festival.

Here is the complete list of artists scheduled for the fest, which runs March 4 through May 17:

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21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Returns March 5 to May 18, 2014

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Lovers of horticulture and food will enjoy the 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, which returns March 5 – May 18, 2014, at Walt Disney World.

More than 100 topiaries, 220 floating mini-gardens, dozens of flower towers, and sweeping beds of multi-colored blooms will add floral splendor to the park landscape. Whimsical topiaries of Mickey Mouse and dozens of other Disney characters will decorate Epcot, from the entrance to the World Showcase.

New this year will be topiaries of Miss Piggy, and Kermit the Frog.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - Miss Piggy and Kermit

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Walt Disney World Announces Flower Power Concert Line-Up for 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

One of the highlights of the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is the Flower Power Concert Series, and Walt Disney World has released the line-up for the 2014 edition.

In keeping with the “Flower Power” theme, the musical acts booked have had many hits during the 60s and/or 70s. Here are the artists that will be performing this year:

  • Village PeopleMarch 7-9: The Guess Who
  • March 14-16: Gary Lewis and The Playboys
  • March 21-23: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • March 28-30: The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • April 4-6: Paul Revere & The Raiders
  • April 11-13: The Village People
  • April 18-20: The Grass Roots
  • April 25-27: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • May 2-4: Starship starring Mickey Thomas
  • May 9-11: Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
  • May 16-18: Alan Parsons Live Project

Flower Power Concert occur at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, and are included with park admission.

For additional information about the festival, visit epcotinspring.com.

20th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Runs March 06 through May 19, 2013

The 2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary from March 06 through May 19, 2013.

Presented by HGTV, the popular annual event celebrates flowers and plants, with displays and whimsical topiaries designed to replicate favorite Disney characters and scenes.

2011-epcotflowerfest-woodyNew this year are a Garden Marketplace, featuring mini-kiosks selling specialty food and beverages (similar to the Epcot Food & Wine Fest), and Illuminated Gardens, where the Disney gardens and topiaries will twinkle and glow each evening.

Also new will be the Land of Oz, a circus-like play area based on the new Disney film, Oz: The Great and Powerful, due in theaters March 8 (opening weekend of the festival).

Returning to the fest are the Flower Power concert series, happening each weekend, and appearances by stars from the HGTV and DIY networks.

Throughout the 75-day garden party, guests will discover festival surprises around every corner including new topiaries, a butterfly house, daily hands-on gardening seminars and a Festival Center packed with events that offer innovative ideas, gardening know-how and design tips.

In all, more than 100 topiaries, 240 floating mini-gardens, dozens of flower towers and sweeping beds of multi-colored blooms will add floral splendor to the park landscape.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival events are included with regular admission to the theme park.

For more information, visit EpcotinSpring.com.

[Photo courtesy Walt Disney World]

20th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Will Introduce Guests to the Land of Oz in 2013

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As a tie-in between the theme parks and its movies, Disney will introduce guests to the Land of Oz, during the 20th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in 2013.

The upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful tells the story of a young man who became the Wizard of Oz. It is due in theaters March 8, the first weekend of the festival, which runs March 06 through May 19, 2013.

To bring the film to life at Epcot, Disney will create an original interactive play area to be set up along Imagination Walkway.

Here, there will be a circus-themed area with Midway-style games, play equipment adorned with giant flowers, and even the “great and powerful Oz’s” crashed hot-air balloon. There will also be an “Oz Movie Garden” that will capture the spirit of the film, with lush, unusual plants. There will be plenty of fun photo opportunities in this area.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival events are included with regular admission to the theme park.

For more information, visit EpcotinSpring.com.

[Photo courtesy Disney]

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