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2006 Flower Power Concerts Rock Epcot with Pop Royalty of 1960s and '70s
15 Musical Acts Strike Groovy Chord at Epcot April 21-June 11
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. --The Guess Who, Davy Jones, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone and other pop hit makers of the past reign over the Flower Power concert series April 21-June 11 at the 13th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in Walt Disney World Resort.
The spring shower of hit songs from the 1960s and '70s begins with opening-weekend performances by Nelson, known for their hit, "After the Rain," and covers of their father Ricky Nelson's music, including "Garden Party." Other oldie chart-toppers featured by some of the festival's 15 musical acts include "Happy Together," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter." The Guess Who, The Association, The Tokens and Tony Orlando of "Tony Orlando and Dawn" fame, are new to the concert this year. Arlo Guthrie, B.J. Thomas and The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie are among returning acts in the musical series for the seven-week Flower Power concerts. Davy Jones, who has opened the festival during previous years, will perform this year during the popular Mother's Day Weekend.
Flower Power concerts strike a lively, nostalgic chord daily at America Gardens Theatre at 5:45, 7 and 8:15 p.m. and are included with regular Epcot admission. Here's the lineup*:
21-24 -- Nelson
April 25-27 -- The Buckinghams
April 28-May 1 -- Gary Puckett
May 2-4 -- Grass Roots featuring Rob Grill
May 5-8 -- Paul Revere and the Raiders
May 9-11 -- The Association
May 12-15 -- Davy Jones
May 16-18 -- The Tokens
May 19-22 -- B.J. Thomas
May 23-25 -- Felix Cavaliere's Rascals
May 26-29 -- The Guess Who
May 30-June 1 -- Tony Orlando in Concert
June 2-5 -- Arlo Guthrie
June 6-7 -- The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie
June 8-11 -- Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
*Entertainment is subject to change without notice.
Guest information is available at disneyworld.com. Or call 407/824-4321.