2011 Flower Power Concert Series Returns with Favorite Pop, Rock & Roll, R&B Hit-Makers
The Flower Power Concert Series is back at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this spring. Which means artists involved with hit songs of the 1960s through the ’90s will be on stage each Friday-Sunday from March 4 through May 15, 2011.
Collectively, the 11 artists performing this spring at Walt Disney World Resort were involved in 133 Billboard Top 40 hits — 58 Top 10s including 16 No. 1 chart-toppers.
Biggest hit-makers in the lineup: Chubby Checker (22 Top 40s) and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (18). Newcomers Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., a husband-wife duo, were founding members of the ’60s-’70s group The 5th Dimension that produced 20 Top 40 hits.
This year’s lineup includes one other newcomer: Melissa Manchester.
Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the 18th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Here’s the lineup (subject to change without notice):
March 4-6 — Jose Feliciano
March 11-13 — The Guess Who
March 18-20 — Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
March 25-27 — Melissa Manchester
April 1-3 — Starship starring Mickey Thomas
April 8-10 — Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
April 15-17 – Juice Newton
April 22-24 – Ricky Nelson Remembered featuring The Nelsons
April 29-30, May 1 – Paul Revere & The Raiders
May 6-8 – Davy Jones
May 13-15 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Flower Power performances are included with Epcot admission. For additional information about the festival, visit disneyworld.com/flower.