Universal Orlando Resorts is getting ready to kick Mardi Gras off in style with a series 16 concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music and their legendary Bayou bash!
On select nights Feb. 7 through April 18, guests will experience a family-friendly version of the Nawlins-inspired festival at Universal Studios Florida. Guests can top off their day in the theme parks with delicious Cajun cuisine, an awe-inspiring parade and a live concert.
This years exhilarating concert lineup features an array of talent with something for everyone to enjoy. Headliners include English pop sensation Jessie J, whos known for her hits Price Tag and Bang Bang, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, and reggaeton superstar Yandel, who has had three songs reach the Top 10 Billboards Hot Latin Songs Chart and a No. 1 album on the Top Latin Albums chart. Also performing is R&B artist Trey Songz, award-winning American country group The Band Perry, and the rock group American Authors, whose single Best Day of My Life was named the No.1 most played song in 2014 on Adult Pop Radio. For the complete line-up, see below.
Guests will also have the opportunity to catch handfuls of colorful beads during this years rockin parade. The 12 exquisitely detailed Mardi Gras floats were engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947. Plus, guests can visit Universal Studios Floridas very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine including Gumbo and New Orleans infamous Beignets, prepared fresh and hot. Guests will also get a chance to see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.
The excitement of Universal Orlandos Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. Florida Residents get up to three months free on any 2-park Annual Pass with a Coca-Cola UPC code or promo code on specially marked packages of Coca-Cola or cups from participating Wendys. Floridians can also book a special vacation package including the all-new Cabana Bay Beach Resort starting at $135 per adult, per night, tax inclusive that includes 2-night on-site hotel accommodations, Florida Resident 2-day Park-to-Park ticket, Early Park Admission and more. For more information on these special offers and Mardi Gras, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.