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Celebrate Mardi Gras Big Easy Style at Universal Orlando Resort

Ready to celebrate Mardi Gras in a big way?  Universal Orlando Theme Park is hosting an authentic Mardi Gras celebration that transforms Universal Orlando into a family-friendly, Orlando version of The Big Easy.

On Saturdays and select nights starting February 11 through April 14, Mardi Gras at Universal features a colorful Mardi Gras parade, signature New Orleans bands, delicious Cajun cuisine and live performances by some of music’s biggest stars. 
This year’s music line-up features pop superstar Kelly Clarkson, cross over star B.o.B, newcomers Hot Chelle Rae, and R&B; diva Diana Ross, among others, who will have Mardi Gras goers dancing in the streets. 
The complete line-up of Universal Orlando Mardi Gras performers:
Saturday, Feb. 11: The B-52s
Saturday, Feb. 18: Kelly Clarkson
Sunday, Feb. 19: Boyz II Men
Saturday, Feb. 25: Diana Ross
Saturday, March 3: To Be Announced
Saturday, March 10: Big Time Rush
Friday, March 16: J. Cole
Saturday, March 17: Jill Scott
Friday, March 23: Hot Chelle Rae
Saturday, March 24: B.o.B.
Friday, March 30: Plain White T’s
Saturday, March 31: Prince Royce
Saturday, April 7: Cyndi Lauper
Saturday, April 14: KC & The Sunshine Band
All musical performances are included with Universal Orlando tickets.

Universal is the perfect place to celebrate Mardi Gras in Orlando, Florida as it is home to Universal Studios’ French Quarter Courtyard, where guests can groove to New Orleans Bands before taking in the headlining concerts at Music Plaza.

The New Orleans Bands performing include:
Saturday, Feb. 11: The Daddy Mack Blues Band
Saturday, Feb. 18: Lil Malcolm and the House Rockers
Sunday, Feb. 19: Lil Malcolm and the House Rockers
Saturday, Feb. 25: John Lisi & Delta Funk
Saturday, March 3: Beth McKee & The Sliders
Saturday, March 10: Gravy
Friday, March 16: Lil’ Brian & The Zydeco Travelers
Saturday, March 17:  Lil’ Brian & The Zydeco Travelers
Friday, March 23: J.J. Caillier & The Zydeco Knockouts
Saturday, March 24: J.J. Caillier & The Zydeco Knockouts
Friday, March 30: Soul Project
Saturday, March 31: Soul Project
Saturday, April 7: Rockin’ Jake
Saturday, April 14: Big Al & The Heavyweights
The Mardi Gras Parade is a highlight of the festivities.  The elaborate parade will takes guests on a journey through the earth’s different ecosystems with themed floats paying tribute to the bayous, swamps, rainforests, coral reefs, ocean and polar regions.  Street performers, dancing and plenty of beads add to the excitement.  The parade floats are designed by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that designs floats for the Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans. 
Get tickets to Universal Orlando for an authentic Mardi Gras Celebration unlike any other!

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