Universal Orlando has announced the headlining acts for this year’s 2019 Mardi Gras celebration, which runs from February 9th through April 4th.

On select nights of Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras, guests can enjoy performances from some of the biggest names in pop, rock, country, R&B and more at the Music Plaza stage. This year’s line-up includes:

Feb. 9
Feb. 16
Gavin DeGraw
Feb. 17
Dan + Shay
Feb. 23
March 2 Sabrina Carpenter
March 9
Becky G
March 10
Sean Paul
March 16
Steve Miller Band
March 17
Ziggy Marley
March 23
March 24
March 30
March 31


This year’s Mardi Gras parade will feature 6 new floats again, themed to “party animals” -featuring animals from the arctic, jungle, ocean and more – rounding out the lineup of 12 hand-crafted floats engineered by Kern Studios, the same company that has created floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947. The parade will run nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida.

Guests can also enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard and performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street. New to this year’s event, all food and beverage items will be served as a tasting size, allowing guests to experience a variety of classic New Orleans dishes throughout their visit including gumbo, jambalaya, po boys and more. In addition, the event will feature new menu items including frog legs, crab etouffee and craft beer flights featuring regional brews from Louisiana.

Catch these authentic New Orleans bands performing daily in the French Quarter.

  • February 9 – 17: Dirty Bourbon River Show
  • February 18 – 27: Naughty Professor Brass Band
  • February 28 – March 18: Free Agents Brass Band featuring Honey Bannister
  • March 19 – April 4: New Breed Brass Band 

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an annual pass.

Stay tuned to Inside Universal for more on Mardi Gras and the Universal Parks & Resorts.

Jan 28, 2019 Update: Sabrina Carpenter and Bazzi have been added to the Mardi Gras concert line-up. 

Pop sensation Sabrina Carpenter will take the stage on Saturday, March 2. Carpenter recently released her newest album, Singular: Act 1 with hits “Sue Me” and “Paris.” And on Saturday, March 30, emerging singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Bazzi will perform live with top tracks “Mine” and “Beautiful.”