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Universal Orlando Celebrates Mardi Gras With Musical Lineup

King Gator Float Mardi Gras at UOR LR

Who says you have to go all the way to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras? Universal Orlando Resort is celebrating in a big way with their Mardi Gras 2014 celebration. The event will include a legendary Bayou bash and 20 days of concerts with some of the biggest names in music!

If you visit the resort from Feb. 8 through May 31, you’ll be able to experience a traditional “N’awlins”-inspired, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida.

Robin Thicke, The Wanted, Prince Royce, Nelly and Daughtry are just some of the musicians who will be partying along with you. The parade will include the traditional beads thrown by the handful during the parade of 12 floats that have been engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has been in charge of creating the floats for the New Orleans celebration since 1947. Authentic cuisine and live performances from New Orleans’ bands will take place in Universal Studios Florida’s very own French Quarter Courtyard.

The dates and headliners are as follows:

Mardi Gras Event Dates

Headliners

(performing in the Music Plaza)

New Orleans Bands

(performing in the French Quarter)

February 8 Daughtry Remedy Krewe
February 15 Barenaked Ladies Soul Project
February 16 Thomas Rhett Soul Project
February 22 Robin Thicke Rockin Jake
March 1 Collective Soul Big Al and The Heavyweights
March 8 Prince Royce Daddy Mac Blues Band
March 14 Cody Simpson Mississippi Rail Company
March 15 Foreigner Mississippi Rail Company
March 21 TBD The Big Easy Playboys
March 22 Gavin DeGraw The Big Easy Playboys
March 28 TBD Dirty Bourbon River Show
March 29 TBD Dirty Bourbon River Show
April 5 Skillet John Lisi and Delt Funk
April 12 Lynyrd Skynyrd Beth McKee & The Sliders
April 19 Kool & the Gang Gravy
May 3 Nelly Chris O’Leary
May 10 The Wanted T Bird & The Breaks
May 17 TBD Grady Champion
May 24 TBD Cha Wa
May 31 TBD Naughty Professor

Admission to Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida, but there is a special deal running right now for those who would like to stay and play. Receive on-site hotel accommodations, theme park admission, early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, complimentary on-site transportation and complimentary Universal Express Unlimited ride access at a discounted rate. The package is valid until May 22, 2014 and must be booked by March 31st with promo code UNIPLAY.

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