The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival takes place from March 4 to June 1, 2020, and Disney has just announced the Garden Rocks Concert Series lineup and additional details of what guests can expect in 2020.
The Garden Rocks Concert Series is performed on the America Gardens Theatre stage and new this year are Daughtry, Don McLean, and other notable artists from various musical genres – take a look!
- March 4-5 – Peabo Bryson NEW
- March 13-16 – Simple Plan
- March 17-19 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
- March 20-23 – Mark Wills NEW to Garden Rocks
- March 24-26 – The Spinners
- March 27-28 – Sister Hazel
- March 29-30 – The Pointer Sisters
- March 31-April 2 – Former Journey Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
- April 3-4 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
- April 5-6 – Exposé
- April 7-9 – Berlin
- April 19-20 – Rick Springfield
- April 24-27 – Plain White T’s
- April 28-30 – Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles
- May 1-2 – Don McLean NEW
- May 5-7 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett NEW
- May 8-9 – Thelma Houston NEW
- May 10-11 – The Allman Betts Band NEW to Garden Rocks
- May 12-14 – Air Supply
- May 15-18 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
- May 19-21 – Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot NEW to Garden Rocks
- May 24-25 – Daughtry NEW
- May 26-28 – Marshall Tucker Band
- May 31-June 1 – Survivor
One of the best ways to ensure that you don’t miss your favorite band is to book a Garden Rocks Concert Series Dining Package for one of the shows at 5:30, 6:45, or 8 p.m. This special Dining Package includes breakfast, lunch, or dinner at select Epcot restaurants with guaranteed concert seating for one of the shows that evening. Dining Reservations are set to open for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members on December 18 and to the general public on December 19.
New topiaries are headed to the Festival for 2020 as well. A brand-new Remy topiary will be the centerpiece of a Ratatouille Garden in the France pavilion, where the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction will open in the summer of 2020. Surrounding the Remy topiary will be the vegetables that are used in a recipe for ratatouille.
17 Outdoor Kitchens and other food-and-beverage stops are coming to the 2020 Festival. Fans of Florida flavors can enjoy some of the state’s namesake flavors at three different kitchens: honey-laced treats at The Honey Bee-stro, citrus-based goodies at The Citrus Blossom, and sweet and savory pleasures at Florida Fresh.
All across Epcot, bright blossoms, floating gardens, flower towers, and whimsical topiaries brighten the landscaping. Visitors will find some of the most celebrated heroines depicted in topiary form such as Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen, Toy Story hero Buzz Lightyear, beloved Muppets Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, along with fairy-tale favorites like Tinker Bell, Snow White, and Bambi.
Hundreds of butterflies make the Goodness Garden Butterfly House a favorite destination during the Festival and the Play Full Garden nearby is a great spot for families to enjoy a unique playground experience.
There are some special behind-the-scenes tours that are available during the Flower & Garden Festival as well – Gardens of the World Tour – Spring Edition; an English Tea Garden Tour at the United Kingdom pavilion; and a Behind the Seeds! guided walk through The Land pavilion’s fish farm and four greenhouses.
FUN FACT: The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival began back in 1994 as a 38-day celebration of Disney-style gardens and topiaries. The event now flourishes as a 90-day celebration of spring with something for everyone in the family.
Source: Disney Parks Blog