Disney World has unveiled more of its live music lineup for the 2019 edition of Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival, including several acts new to the Garden Rocks concert series.
In December, Disney announced a total of 270 concerts would take place over the 90-day event, a significant expansion over previous years. Each act will perform three times daily, at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m., from March 7 through June 3 at the America Gardens Theatre along World Showcase Lagoon.
“Returning favorites like The Spinners and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will be joined by brand new artists like TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman and Colin Hay of Men at Work for what is sure to be the best year of Garden Rocks concerts yet,” Jennifer Fickley-Baker, editorial content manager for the Walt Disney World Resort, wrote on the Disney Parks Blog.
Disney had announced a partial lineup last month. The newly added acts include ‘70s funk band War (“Low Rider,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”), yacht rock legend Christopher Cross (“Sailing,” “Ride Like the Wind”) and ‘90s alt-rockers Sister Hazel (“All for You”).
There are still a few gaps left to fill on the schedule for March 15-16, May 12-13, and the fest’s final dates of June 2 and 3. Here’s the lineup announced so far:
- March 6-8: Steve Augeri, former lead vocalist of Journey
- March 9-10: Glass Tiger
- March 11-12: Jon Anderson of Yes
- March 13-14: Tony Orlando
- March 17-20: Simple Plan
- March 21-22: Ambrosia
- March 23-24: Magic Giant
- March 25-27: Air Supply
- March 28-29: Berlin featuring Terri Nunn
- March 30-31: The Smithereens
- April 1-2: Rick Springfield
- April 3-4: Christopher Cross
- April 5-7: The Spinners
- April 8-9: Dennis DeYoung of Styx
- April 10-11: John Michael Montgomery
- April 12-13: Sister Sledge
- April 14-16: Night Ranger
- April 17-19: Sister Hazel
- April 20-21: Steven Curtis Chapman
- April 22-23: TobyMac
- April 24-26: Lonestar
- April 27-30: The Orchestra (former members of ELO)
- May 1-4: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
- May 5-7: Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles)
- May 8-9: A Flock of Seagulls
- May 10-11: Marshall Tucker Band
- May 14-15: Richard Marx
- May 16-19: Starship starring Mickey Thomas
- May 20-21: Colin Hay of Men at Work
- May 22-23: War
- May 24-27: The Guess Who
- May 28-29: Jon Secada
- May 30-June 1: Blood, Sweat and Tears
All concerts are included with regular admission to Epcot.
The park has continued to expand its festival schedule at Epcot comes as it prepares for a major overhaul. While long-shuttered Epcot attractions have been left to decay behind closed doors — becoming the target of thieves and urban explorers — Disney has begun construction on major new additions like the “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster and an imported Disneyland Paris ride themed after the Pixar film “Ratatouille.”