ORLANDO, Fla. - The Universal Orlando Resort has announced the concert headliners performing and more for the 2019 Mardi Gras celebration – a family-friendly version of the renowned Big Easy bash that features authentic Cajun-style cuisine, an incredible nightly parade and – on select nights – live concerts from some of the biggest names in music.
Universal’s Mardi Gras 2019 will run daily from February 9 through April 4, and for 13 select nights during the event, guests can enjoy performances by some of the biggest names in music, including GRAMMY award-winning rapper, Macklemore, globally renowned superstar, Pitbull, chart-topping country music duo Dan + Shay, and Latin superstar Becky G to name a few.
Mardi Gras Headliners (performing in the Music Plaza)
February 9: BUSH
February 16: Gavin DeGraw
February 17: Dan + Shay
February 23: Macklemore
March 2: Sabrina Carpenter
March 9: Becky G
March 10: Sean Paul
March 16: Steve Miller Band
March 17: Ziggy Marley
March 23: NF
March 24: Pitbull
March 30: Bazzi
March 31: To be announced
But the jamboree won’t stop there as a party animal-themed Mardi Gras parade will run nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida featuring intricately detailed floats, vivacious dancers and stilt performers, and countless beads. This year, the party animal-themed parade will debut six new floats 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.
Plus, 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.
2019 Mardi Gras New Orleans Bands Lineup (Performing in the French Quarter Courtyard)
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
Florida residents can experience this year’s Mardi Gras celebration and the spring season with an exclusive 2-Park, 3-Day Base ticket offer for $159.99 – that’s three days for less than $54 per day. This limited-time offer can be used at one park per day and is available for purchase with a valid promo code from Coca-Cola or Coke Zero Sugar. Florida residents must purchase by April 4 and can visit any three days now through June 30, 2019. Click here for complete details and additional ticket options.
The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is also included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an Annual Pass. And now through April 4, guests can take advantage of an unprecedented offer featuring up to six months FREE on any Universal Orlando Annual Pass. CLICK HERE for more details about Annual and Seasonal Pass options.
For more information on Mardi Gras, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.
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