Mardi Gras Concerts at Universal Studios

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Fabulous Mardi Gras Floats

If you can’t be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras the next best place to be is at Universal Studios in Orlando on Saturday nights (and a few select Fridays) from February 12 to April 23.

Featuring top name national music talent, authentic Mardi Gras parades and cuisine straight from The Big Easy, this is one party you’re sure to enjoy. It all takes place inside Universal Studios theme park and it’s included with your admission to the park.

Top Notch Entertainment

“We bring all of what makes Mardi Gras great together with national level musical artists to create a family friendly celebration that fills the entire theme park,” brags Jim Timon, senior vice president of entertainment for Universal Orlando Resort.

In addition to musicians who have a combined 100+ songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart and more than 20 Grammy nominations, there’s a dozen elaborate, hand crafted floats designed and built by Blaine Kern Artists (with PLENTY of beads!) The parade has a fire, air, water and earth theme and features a nightly King and Queen of Mardi Gras.

All this and authentic New Orleans inspired food creations including jambalaya, Po Boy sandwiches and more.

Here’s the nightly schedule of musical entertainment. For more information: click here.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ MARDI GRAS CONCERT SERIES

2011 MARDI GRAS TALENT LINE-UP
Mardi Gras Event Dates  Headliners (performing in the Music Plaza)  New Orleans Bands (performing in the French Quarter) 
Saturday, February 12  Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons  Big Al & The Heavyweights 
Saturday, February 19  The B-52s  Lil Malcolm & the House Rockers 
Sunday, February 20  KC & The Sunshine Band  Lil Malcolm & the House Rockers 
Saturday, February 26  Pitbull  John Lisi & Delta Funk 
Saturday, March 5  Lynyrd Skynyrd  Grady Champion 
Saturday, March 12  Foreigner  Honey Island Swamp Band 
Friday, March 18  Neon Trees  J.J. Caillier & The Zydeco Knockouts 
Saturday, March 19  Thirty Seconds To Mars  J.J. Caillier & The Zydeco Knockouts 
Friday, March 25  OneRepublic  Soul Project 
Saturday, March 26  Blake Shelton  Soul Project 
Friday, April 1  Sean Kingston  Lil Brian & The Zydeco Travelers 
Saturday, April 2  Ne-Yo  Lil Brian & The Zydeco Travelers 
Saturday, April 9  Lifehouse  Rockin’ Jake 
Saturday, April 16  The Beach Boys  Beth McKee & the Sliders 
Saturday, April 23  To Be Announced  Daddy Mack Blues Band 
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