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Concert Line-Up Announced For Mardi Gras 2016

The famed “N’awlins” celebration is back and better than ever at Universal Orlando Resort on select nights starting Feb. 6 through April 16. Our family-friendly version of the legendary Bayou bash will bring everything you love about the Big Easy to Universal Studios Florida. Get your fill of authentic Cajun cuisine, a dazzling parade and exhilarating concerts from some of the biggest names in music. And this year’s concert line-up is a must-see with something for everyone to enjoy.


Headliners include one of rock music’s best-selling bands, Fall Out Boy, teen pop sensation Shawn Mendes, legendary singer Diana Ross, GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Jessie J and country singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes. For the complete line-up, see below.

  • February 6: Hunter Hayes
  • February 13: Diana Ross
  • February 14: Barenaked Ladies
  • February 20: Nate Ruess
  • February 27: Fall Out Boy
  • March 5: Kool & the Gang
  • March 12: The Fray
  • March 13: Adam Lambert
  • March 19: Shawn Mendes
  • March 20: 3 Doors Down
  • March 26: REO Speedwagon
  • April 2: T-Pain
  • April 9: Jessie J
  • April 16: Yandel


What could be better this time of year than eating some mouthwatering gumbo and listening to some jazz music from the Big Easy? During our Mardi Gras celebration, you can get a taste of some authentic NOLA cuisine at our French Quarter Courtyard. Plus, you’ll get performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.


Along with the authentic food & music, you’ll enjoy a rockin’ parade with floats engineered by Blaine Kern Artists—the same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947. This year’s parade features four new floats that celebrate different cultures and festivals from around the world—Venetian Carnival, Oktoberfest, 4th of July and Rio de Janeiro Carnival.


And did we mention there will be more than 1.7 million beads? You’ll be catching beads by the handful all night!

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