Taking place on select nights starting Feb. 6 through April 16, guests can enjoy a family-friendly version of the famed celebration at Universal Studios Florida – featuring Cajun cuisine, a nighttime parade and 14 nights of concerts from some of the biggest names in music.
This year’s lineup features a diverse array of talent with something for everyone to enjoy. Check below for the full line-up:
|2016 MARDI GRAS TALENT LINE-UP|
|Mardi Gras Event Dates||Headliners||New Orleans Bands|
|(Music Plaza)||(French Quarter)|
|February 6||Hunter Hayes||Rockin’ Jake|
|February 13||Diana Ross||Mississippi Rail Company|
|February 14||Barenaked Ladies||Mississippi Rail Company|
|February 20||Nate Ruess||Naughty Professor|
|February 27||Fall Out Boy||Cha Wa|
|March 5||Kool & the Gang||Beth McKee & the Sliders|
|March 12||The Fray||Soul Project|
|March 13||Adam Lambert||Soul Project|
|March 19||Shawn Mendes||The Big Easy Playboys|
|March 20||3 Doors Down||The Big Easy Playboys|
|March 26||REO Speedwagon||Gravy|
|April 2||T-Pain||Dirty Bourbon River Show|
|April 9||Jessie J||Daddy Mack Blues Band|
|April 16||Yandel||Big Al and The Heavyweights|
During Mardi Gras, guests can get a taste of some authentic NOLA cuisine at the French Quarter Courtyard while enjoying performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.
This year’s parade features 12 floats, engineered by Blaine Kern Artists—the same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration – including four new additions that celebrate different cultures and festivals from around the world – Venetian Carnival, Oktoberfest, 4th of July and Rio de Janeiro Carnival.
Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information on vacation packages and Mardi Gras, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.