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February 22, 2018

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER MACKLEMORE TO HEADLINE UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2018) – Universal Orlando Resort’s 2018 Mardi Gras celebration continues this weekend featuring a live performance by four-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, Macklemore, on Saturday, February 24.

One of only two rappers with a diamond-certified single, Macklemore’s music videos have collectively garnered more than 2.7 billion views. Featured on the chart-topping album, The Heist, in collaboration with Ryan Lewis, Macklemore skyrocketed to fame with the release of top tracks, “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.” In 2017, Macklemore released Gemini, the Seattle native’s first solo effort in 12 years, which features PLATINUM single “Glorious” and “Good Old Days (featuring Kesha).”

Before the concert, guests can enjoy a constellation-themed parade with six new colorful Mardi Gras floats, Cajun-style cuisine, live performances by bands from the Big Easy and more.

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration runs daily through April 7 and features live concerts by some of the biggest names in music on select nights. The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an Annual Pass. Click here for event information and details about special ticket offers.

2018 MARDI GRAS HEADLINERS LINE-UP
Mardi Gras Event Dates
Headliners
(Performing in the Music Plaza)
Feb. 24Macklemore
March 3311
March 4Phillip Phillips
March 10Jason Derulo
March 11Fitz and the Tantrums
March 17Foreigner
March 18Fifth Harmony
March 24Jessie J
March 25BUSH

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