EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Garden Rocks Concert Series performer change

17 days ago in "Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival"

Posted: Tuesday May 10, 2022 8:35am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has made an adjustment to the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Garden Rocks Concert Series performer line-up for May 20 - 21 2022.

Flock of Seagulls will not be performing due to unforeseen circumstances. Tony Orlando will now be performing in place of Flock of Seagulls on May 20 and 21.

The remaining Garden Rocks Concert Series line-up is as follows:

  • The Vybe
    May 10 to 12

  • Ambrosia with Peter Beckett – NEW!
    May 13 & 14

  • MercyMe
    May 15 & 16

  • Finesse
    May 17 to 19

  • Tony Orlando
    May 20 & 21

  • Collin Raye – NEW!
    May 22 & 23

  • Country Airwaves
    May 24 to 26

  • Thelma Houston – NEW!
    May 27 & 28

  • Little River Band
    May 29 & 30

  • The Hooligans
    May 31 to June 2

  • Simple Plan
    June 3 to 6

  • Audio Exchange
    June 7 to 9

  • Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
    June 10 to 13

  • Latin Ambition
    June 14 to 16

  • Plain White T’s
    June 17 to 20

  • Element
    June 21 to 23

  • War
    June 24 & 25

  • Daughtry – NEW!
    June 26 & 27

  • Epic
    June 28 to 30

  • M-80's
    July 1 to 4

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tpoly8816 days ago

Thanks I didn’t know that. Still a shame to have that whole pavilion mothballed. Pre covid it was used for learning events for F&W and F&G festivals. I know the idea is for the park to be ever changing (at least that was originally the vision) but the park seems unfinished and it’s not just the construction going. Was there the other day and the odyssey was closed ( should remove it for another country) and even walking around it seemed disjointed. Maybe I’m just being critical.

ToTBellHop16 days ago

Oh, I was assuming they would just build new simulators. Not that expensive anymore. You are correct that the old ones are unusable.

Anteater16 days ago

Only issue with BW is they scavenged it for ST parts a while ago. Video I saw of BW were pits where the simulators used to be... But, yeah, that's the whole idea of using that ride system; it's easy enough to re-theme. There are scaled down versions in malls and carnivals now. So, it's not as "special" as it once was. But, I do love ST!

ToTBellHop16 days ago

They literally used the Star Tours ride system to make a Marvel ride in Asia recently. Anything is possible.

tpoly8817 days ago

i guess there is no way to make body wars into something else or make an updated version. that pavilion seems such a waste now and feel they could do much more with it. does anyone know if that pavillion is being knocked down? i seem to remember someone saying the roof leaked and they had structure issues thats why they cant use it.

DfromATX17 days ago

That's pretty funny. Just last night my husband had 80's music playing (while he was putting together a pergola and I was 'supervising') and the one Flock of Seagulls song came on and I said "ya know, they play at F&G" like trying to impress him. Maybe I jinxed it!! LOL

ToTBellHopMar 30, 2022

This spread began over a decade ago when they decided it was okay to close Wonders of Life to use it for festivals because (gasp) it rains in Florida. Just use an expansion pad in World Showcase to build one…that spot in front of Rat likely could house enough square footage and it would block Rat from view.

Simba’s MomMar 30, 2022

If you imagined it, we have the same imaginations. Actually, somewhere I have a picture of it. I think it was near the "junction" of WS and Future World.

dreday3Mar 30, 2022

I couldn't agree more about SUGAR. All the cocktails, even ones that are "spicy" have some kind of sugary juice or syrup in them. At the kiosks, resorts, restaurants. I can't stand it! :D I either order a cocktail not on the menu or wine. I will say one I had from Morocco - fig vodka cocktail - was good. It had a sweetness, but not overpowering. But I would only get one.

tpoly88Mar 30, 2022

Im with you, as a person that has been going to the F&W for 22 years and other festivals, i do believe the festival should be in the WS and not future world. It should be the reason you go to WS. I guess its changing as they put more and more attractions in WS but i agree. on a side note, i was just there this past Sunday and the F&G really looked great, the flowers were triple last year and everything looked how it should. Again i get a little frustrated at the kiosks, as again everything is sugar, sugar and sugar upon sugar. I cant have any of this and it was hard just to get a regular glass of wine outside the original wine tasting trail in Epcot or even a non-flavored beer. I know Disney's stats say this is what people want this but sheesh.. I hope the F&W actually has more wine this year but i can see the direction they are going.

TikibirdLandMar 30, 2022

Seems management sees epcot as Disney Springs II. Don't they already have a beer garden in Germany? I would have like them keep Future World free of alcohol. But, that ship has sailed. Does anyone have a vision for what the park should be anymore? Some factions want "old epcot without the old epcot" (i.e. SSE and front restoration) but without the edutainment. I'm not sure they know what that actually looks like. Others want to extend the festivals outside of World Showcase because the food kiosks are blocking the pathways making it very crowded. So, their solution is to build a festival space in place of Future World. It's greenlit because the numbers show that it will be a big profit center. Sounds like the same battle of 40 years ago when no one could decide between a World's Fair and a showcase of innovation and technology. This time, it's festivals and... ?

ToTBellHopMar 30, 2022

The structure of FoN had issues, so it definitely should have been rebuilt and a more modern fountain could have been even more impressive with a smaller footprint. I’m hoping they rethink their plans for the center of the park. It really needs something more dramatic than…a beer garden?

TikibirdLandMar 30, 2022

I never saw it as a bottle neck. The pin trading kiosk? Yeah. FoN? No. It did force crowds to decide whether to go left or right though. Seemed like a good way to break crowds up. Going left was always a good idea until Frozen was built.