Mardi Gras will be back soon at Universal Orlando and that can only mean one thing! Great music!!! Well Universal has reciently announced the line up for the 2015 Mardi Gras artists. For 16 nights some of the hottest bands will take stage for a free concert to all the guests of Universal Orlando! 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.
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.
Here is the line up as it standss right now:
2015 MARDI GRAS TALENT LINE-UP
|Mardi Gras Event Dates||Headliners
(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||Heart||Cha Wa|
|March 7||Trace Adkins||Beth McKee & The Sliders|
|March 13||TBD||Mississippi Rail Company|
|March 14||Styx||Mississippi Rail Company|
|March 15||American Authors||Mississippi Rail Company|
|March 20||Becky G||Soul Project|
|March 21||Yandel||Soul Project|
|March 22||The B-52s||Soul Project|
|March 28||TBD||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||Gravy|