• Macklemore, Fifth Harmony among headliners for Universal's Mardi Gras celebration

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    Universal Orlando Resort today announced the headlining acts of its 2018 Mardi Gras celebration – the most authentic Mardi Gras event outside New Orleans, complete with Cajun-style cuisine, dazzling costumed performers and a stunning parade with countless beads.
      
    From February 3rd through April 7th, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2018 will offer more opportunities than ever before for guests to experience Florida’s Biggest Party.  On 13 select nights, fans can sing along to popular hits as some of the biggest names in music take the stage, including GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, Macklemore, international superstar and recording artist, Sean Paul and award-winning, multiplatinum chart-toppers, Fifth Harmony.  See below for the complete lineup.

    Music Lineup

    Feb. 3 - Sean Paul
    Feb. 10 - The Beach Boys
    Feb. 17 - Kelsea Ballerini
    Feb. 18 - Andy Grammer
    Feb. 24 - Macklemore
    March 3 - 311
    March 4 - Phillip Phillips
    March 10 - To be announced
    March 11 - Fitz and the Tantrums
    March 17 - Foreigner
    March 18 - Fifth Harmony
    March 24 - To be announced
    March 25 - BUSH

    The musical stars won’t be the only ones on display as a constellation-themed Mardi Gras parade will keep the good times rolling every night throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida with breathtakingly detailed floats, festive krewes of colorful dancers and stilt performers, and countless beads.  Six new celestial floats – including Taurus, Virgo and Serpentarius – complete a lineup of 12 intricately hand-crafted floats engineered by Kern Studios, designer of the original New Orleans Mardi Gras floats for more than 50 years.
      
    Guests will also enjoy mouthwatering shrimp po’boys, jambalaya, beignets and more at the French Quarter Courtyard while listening to authentic sounds of New Orleans straight from Bourbon Street. 

    The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an annual pass.  Florida Residents can get three months free on Power, Preferred and Premier Annual Passes with a UPC code from select Coca-Cola products.

    For more information on Mardi Gras, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.

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