16 January 2015

Universal #Orlando Announces All-Star Concert Lineup for 2015 Mardi Gras

Florida’s Biggest Party to Also Feature Authentic Cajun Cuisine, a Dazzling Mardi Gras Parade
and More Than 1.8 Million Beads

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 12, 2015) – Let the good times roll this spring at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2015 Mardi Gras celebration - featuring 16 nights of thrilling concerts from some of the biggest names in music, coupled with the essence of the legendary Bayou bash. 

On select nights Feb. 7 through April 18, guests will experience a family-friendly version of the “N’awlins”-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.
Photo courtesy of Universal 

This year’s exhilarating concert lineup features an array of talent with something for everyone to enjoy. Headliners include English pop sensation Jessie J, who’s 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 Billboard’s 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 year’s 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 Florida’s 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 Orlando’s 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 Wendy’s. 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

About Universal Orlando Resort-Vacation like you mean it at Universal Orlando Resort – where every heart pounding, jaw-dropping, goose-bumping second counts.  It is the only place where you can turn spending time with your family into spending time as a family.  Together, you can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, become a Minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, and join Optimus Prime in the fight to save mankind on the new mega-attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D.  And now, you can step into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Universal Orlando Resort is home to two incredible theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure; four magnificently themed on-site hotels:  Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the newest addition, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort; and Universal CityWalk – enjoy the best in restaurants, live music, shopping, movies and more.  And located just minutes from Universal Orlando Resort is Wet n’ Wild, Orlando’s premier waterpark.

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Mardi Gras Event Dates
(performing in the Music Plaza)
New Orleans Bands
(performing in the French Quarter)
February 7
Olivia Newton-John
Rockin’ Jake
February 14
Jessie J
The Big Easy Playboys
February 15
Barenaked Ladies
The Big Easy Playboys
February 21
Kelly Clarkson
Grady Champion
February 28
Cha Wa
March 7
Trace Adkins
Beth McKee & The Sliders
March 13
Mississippi Rail Company
March 14
Mississippi Rail Company
March 15
American Authors
Mississippi Rail Company
March 20
Becky G
Soul Project 
March 21
Soul Project
March 22
The B-52s
Soul Project
March 28
Naughty Professor 
April 4
The All-American Rejects
Daddy Mack Blues Band
April 11
The Band Perry
Big Al and The Heavyweights
April 18
Trey Songz 

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