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February 15, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT DEBUTS ADD-ON EXPERIENCES AT THIS YEAR’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION


ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2019) – All-new experiences are coming to Universal Orlando Resort’s 2019 Mardi Gras celebration. As part of this family-friendly version of the renowned Big Easy bash, guests can purchase new add-on experiences including an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil and a special dessert and Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration party with an exclusive parade viewing area.

Universal Orlando’s 2019 Mardi Gras celebration will include the following new add-on experiences:

February 6, 2019

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND


Florida’s Biggest Party To Feature Live Concerts on Select Nights, New Cajun Dishes and a Nightly Party Animal-Themed Parade

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2019) – Universal Orlando’s 2019 Mardi Gras Celebration kicks off this Saturday, February 9, with a live performance by English rock band, BUSH. Other top acts performing in February include multi-platinum singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw (Feb. 16), chart-topping country music duo Dan + Shay (Feb. 17) and GRAMMY award-winning rapper, Macklemore (Feb. 23). See below for the complete concert schedule.

As part of this family-friendly version of the renowned New Orleans celebration, guests can enjoy a party animal-themed parade that will run nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida, as well as sample new and returning authentic Cajun cuisine available as a tasting size at the French Quarter Courtyard.

January 10, 2019

MACKLEMORE, PITBULL, DAN + SHAY, BECKY G AND MORE TO PERFORM LIVE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S 2019 MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION


Florida’s Biggest Party to Feature New Mouthwatering Cajun Cuisine, a Nightly Mardi Gras Parade and Entertainment; Plus Live Concerts on Select Nights from Feb. 9 – April 4

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 10, 2019) – Laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll)! Universal Orlando Resort today announced the concert headliners performing at 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 Feb. 9 through April 4.  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. For the complete line-up and performance schedule, see below. 

March 20, 2018

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS CONCERT SERIES CONCLUDES THIS WEEKEND WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES BY JESSIE J AND BUSH


Guests can Enjoy All Other Mardi Gras Festivities, including the Dazzling Mardi Gras Parade, 
Daily at Universal Studios Florida through April 7

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 20, 2018) – While the good times keep rolling through April 7 for Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras, the celebration’s live concert series tops off this weekend with performances by Jessie J on Saturday, March 24, and BUSH on Sunday, March 25.

Top-selling U.K. vocalist and songwriter, Jessie J, is known for chart-toppers such as “Domino,” “Price Tag,” and the multiplatinum worldwide smash, “Bang Bang,” which alone has nearly 500 million streams on Spotify and 1 billion views on YouTube. She has sold more than 20 million singles and 3 million albums worldwide. Her new album, “R.O.S.E.,” will be released later this year featuring the powerful anthem, “Queen.”

March 14, 2018

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY FOREIGNER AND FIFTH HARMONY HEADLINE THIS WEEKEND’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 13, 2018) – This weekend, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras will feature live performances by  Foreigner on Saturday, March 17, and Fifth Harmony on Sunday, March 18.

Named one of the “Top 40 Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time” by Business Insider, Foreigner is one of the most popular rock acts in the world. Among their 10 multiplatinum albums and 16 top 30 hits, the band’s enduring anthems include, “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice” and the worldwide, No. 1 hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

Award-winning, multiplatinum selling group, Fifth Harmony, is widely recognized for the hit singles, “Worth It” and “Work from Home.” Fifth Harmony’s self-titled third album blasted to the top of the 2017 charts as the No. 1 pop album and No. 2 overall. The album’s gold-certified lead single “Down (feat. Gucci Mane)” is the group’s fastest-rising single ever on iTunes. 

March 6, 2018

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS FEATURES LIVE PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND BY JASON DERULO AND FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 6, 2018) – Guests attending Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras this weekend will enjoy performances by Jason Derulo on Saturday, March 10, and Fitz and the Tantrums on Sunday, March 11.

Jason Derulo is a multiplatinum powerhouse whose current hit "Swalla" has over 1 billion views on YouTube. With 115 million-plus single equivalent sales worldwide, both his introductory breakout "Whatcha Say" and "Talk Dirty" [feat. 2 Chainz] reached quadruple-platinum status, while "Want To Want Me" and "Ridin' Solo" went triple-platinum, and "Trumpets," "Wiggle" [feat. Snoop Dogg], and "In My Head" earned double-platinum certifications. Platinum singles include "Marry Me," "The Other Side," and "It Girl," while "Get Ugly" and "Don't Wanna Go Home" went gold. Derulo’s cumulative streams continue to soar, exceeding 7 billion, with YouTube views surpassing 4.6 billion. At radio, his music impacted a total audience of 20 billion-plus listeners with a staggering 3.5 billion spins.

Multi-platinum group, Fitz and the Tantrums, scored one of the biggest songs of the year with their platinum-certified smash hit, “HandClap,” off their most recent album, “Fitz and the Tantrums.”  Known for their energetic, live performances, the Los Angeles-based band enjoyed breakout success with their 2013 major label debut, “More Than Just A Dream,” which was highlighted by back-to-back, chart-topping, platinum-certified singles, “The Walker” and “Out of My League.”

February 27, 2018

311 AND PHILLIP PHILLIPS ROCK THE STAGE THIS WEEKEND AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS


ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2018) – Mardi Gras continues this weekend at Universal Orlando Resort, featuring live performances by 311 on Saturday, March 3, and Phillip Phillips on Sunday, March 4.
Formed in Omaha, Nebraska, by Nick Hexum, S.A. Martinez, Tim Mahoney, Chad Sexton and P-Nut, 311 mixes rock, rap, reggae and funk to create a unique hybrid sound. The band recently released its 12th studio album, “MOSAIC,” which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, marking 311’s 10th consecutive top 10 album. It features “Too Much to Think,” “Too Late” and “Perfect Mistake.”

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).”

February 15, 2018

THE GOOD TIMES CONTINUE TO ROLL THIS WEEKEND AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS WITH LIVE CONCERTS BY KELSEA BALLERINI AND ANDY GRAMMER


ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2018) – Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras celebration will keep the good times rolling this weekend with live performances by Kelsea Ballerini on Saturday, February 17, and Andy Grammer on Sunday, February 18.

February 8, 2018

JASON DERULO AND JESSIE J COMPLETE UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S 2018 MARDI GRAS CONCERT LINEUP


ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Powerhouse singer-songwriters, Jason Derulo and Jessie J, are joining the exciting concert lineup for Universal Orlando Resort’s annual Mardi Gras celebration – one of the most authentic Mardi Gras events outside New Orleans.

Multiplatinum selling artist and dancer, Jason Derulo, will take the stage on Saturday, March 10.  With more than 100 million single sales worldwide, the international superstar is known for his breakout hits, “Whatcha Say” and “Talk Dirty,” and his most recent hit, “Swalla,” which has amassed over 980 million views on YouTube.

February 7, 2018

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMERS THE BEACH BOYS PERFORM LIVE THIS WEEKEND AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS


ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2018) – This Saturday, February 10, Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras celebration continues with a live performance by Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, The Beach Boys.

Recognized for easy-going, California-style soundtracks, such as “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “I Get Around” and “Fun, Fun, Fun,” The Beach Boys have remained global music icons for more than 50 years.  This legendary group is among 12 remaining acts performing live on select nights during Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras.  See below for the full lineup.

January 30, 2018

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE BY SEAN PAUL


ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2018) – Universal Orlando’s 2018 Mardi Gras kicks off this weekend with a live performance by international superstar and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Sean Paul, on Saturday, February 3.

Sean Paul rose to fame in 2002 with the success of his album “Dutty Rock,” featuring Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers “Gimmie the Light” and “Get Busy.”  His most recent hits include “Cheap Thrills,” “Rockabye,” “No Lie” and “Body.”

Sean Paul is one of 13 nationally recognized musical acts performing live on select nights during Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration, which begins Feb. 3 and continues daily through April 7 – marking the longest Mardi Gras celebration in Universal Orlando’s history.  See below for the complete concert schedule.

January 9, 2018

MACKLEMORE, SEAN PAUL AND FIFTH HARMONY AMONG STARS PERFORMING LIVE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S 2018 MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION


Live Concerts, Cajun Cuisine, Nightly Mardi Gras Parade and More Bring the Spirit of The Big Easy to
Florida’s Biggest Party Feb. 3 – April 7
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2018) – 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 Feb. 3 through April 7, 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.

March 21, 2017

March 4, 2017

MUSIC SUPERSTARS YANDEL AND OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN PERFORM THIS WEEKEND AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO'S 2017 MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION

Universal Orlando's 2017 Mardi Gras celebration continues this weekend with a performance by Latin pop singer Yandel on Saturday, March 4th and international icon Olivia Newton-John on Sunday, March 5th.
Yandel started his musical career in 1995 and has been the recipient of numerous awards including two Latin Grammy Awards. Some of his most recent hits include "Nunca me Olvides" and "Encantadora", from his latest album Dangerous.

With a career spanning over five decades with more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia's successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People's Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten no.1 hits and more than 15 top 10 singles. Olivia was also ranked no.20 on Billboard's Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists.

Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras celebration continues daily through March 25. The celebration includes a uniquely themed nightly parade featuring festive Mardi Gras floats - complete with New Orleans-inspired music, dozens of colorful dancers and stilt performers, and more than one million beads. Guests can also enjoy authentic New Orleans-style cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard and performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street. And for select nights during the event, guests can enjoy performances by nationally-recognized musical acts.

February 21, 2017

FIFTH HARMONY PERFORMS LIVE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO'S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND


This Saturday, February 25th, pop powerhouse Fifth Harmony will perform live in concert as part of Universal Orlando's 2017 Mardi Gras celebration.

Fifth Harmony have been taking the world by storm since 2012 and have since released two highly successful studio albums, Reflection in 2015 and 7/27 in 2016. Fifth Harmony's most popular hits include the platinum-certified Bo$$ & Sledgehammer as well as Work from Home, which was just certified quadruple platinum in January.

Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras celebration continues daily through March 25. The celebration includes a uniquely themed nightly parade featuring festive Mardi Gras floats - complete with New Orleans-inspired music, dozens of colorful dancers and stilt performers, and more than one million beads. Guests can also enjoy authentic New Orleans-style cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard and performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street. And for 12 select nights during the event, guests can enjoy performances by nationally-recognized musical acts.

Mardi Gras is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information and details about special ticket offers, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras.


2017 MARDI GRAS HEADLINERS LINE-UP
Mardi Gras Event Dates
Headliners
(performing in the Music Plaza)
Feb. 25
Fifth Harmony
March 4
Yandel
March 5
Olivia Newton-John
March 11
UB40
March 12
Toby Keith
March 18
Jason Derulo
March 19
Earth, Wind & Fire
March 25
The All – American Rejects

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February 7, 2017

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER NE-YO PERFORMING LIVE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO'S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND

This Saturday, February 11thNE-YO will be performing live at Universal Orlando's 2017 Mardi Gras celebration.

The R&B, pop, and hip-hop singer's debut album, In My Own Words was released in 2006 and reached the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200. NE-YO's most popular hits include "Closer," "Miss Independent", and "One in a Million". In 2015, the artist released his latest album Non-Fiction and recently, he serves as judge on the new ultimate dance competition show World of Dance coming to NBC this summer.

Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras celebration continues daily through March 25. The celebration includes a uniquely themed nightly parade featuring festive Mardi Gras floats; complete with New Orleans-inspired music, dozens of colorful dancers and stilt performers, and more than one million beads. Guests can also enjoy authentic New Orleans-style cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard and performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street. And for 12 select nights during the event, guests can enjoy performances by nationally-recognized musical acts.

Mardi Gras is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information and details about special ticket offers, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras.

2017 MARDI GRAS HEADLINERS LINE-UP
Mardi Gras Event Dates
Headliners
(performing in the Music Plaza)
Feb. 11
NE-YO
Feb. 18
Collective Soul
Feb. 19
X Ambassadors 
Feb. 25
Fifth Harmony
March 4
Yandel
March 5
Olivia Newton-John
March 11
UB40
March 12
Toby Keith
March 18
Jason Derulo
March 19
Earth, Wind & Fire
March 25
The All – American Rejects

Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.  Follow Universal Orlando Resort on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

January 14, 2017

NE-YO, FIFTH HARMONY, TOBY KEITH, COLLECTIVE SOUL AND MORE TO PERFORM LIVE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO'S 2017 MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION

Florida's Biggest Party Returns this February with a Spectacular Nightly Mardi Gras Parade; Plus Live Concerts on Select Nights


ORLANDO, Fla. (January 12, 2017) - Universal Orlando Resort today announced the headliners taking the stage for the 2017 Mardi Gras celebration - a family-friendly version of the famed New Orleans bash that features Cajun-style cuisine, authentic New Orleans flare, a spectacular parade, and - on select nights - live concerts by a star-studded lineup of musical artists covering everything from pop and R&B to rock and disco.

Universal's Mardi Gras 2017 will run daily from Feb. 4 through March 25 - giving guests 50 nights to join the celebration. For 12 select nights during the event, guests can enjoy performances by nationally-recognized musical acts including award winning-multiplatinum selling Fifth Harmony, three-time GRAMMY Award winner NE-YO, superstar singer-songwriter Toby Keith and rock band Collective Soul. For the complete line-up and performance schedule, see below.

The celebration also includes a uniquely themed nightly parade featuring festive Mardi Gras floats complete with New Orleans-inspired music, dozens of colorful dancers and stilt performers, and more than one million beads. This year's parade will feature six all-new Mythical Creatures Themed floats including, The Dance of the Dragon, The Flight of the Pegasus, and The Rise of the Garuda. All of the exquisitely detailed Mardi Gras floats are engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has hand crafted floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947.

Guests can also enjoy authentic New Orleans-style cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard and performances by bands pulled 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 up to three months free on Power, Preferred and Premier Annual Passes with a Coca-Cola and Coke Zero UPC code or promo code on special marked packages. For more information on Mardi Gras, visit https://www.universalorlando.com/Events/Mardi-Gras/Overview.


2017 MARDI GRAS HEADLINERS LINE-UP
Mardi Gras Event Dates
Headliners
(performing in the Music Plaza)
Feb. 4
Trace Adkins
Feb. 11
NE-YO
Feb. 18
Collective Soul
Feb. 19
X Ambassadors 
Feb. 25
Fifth Harmony
March 4
Kool & the Gang
March 5
Olivia Newton-John
March 11
UB40
March 12
Toby Keith
March 18
Jason Derulo
March 19
Earth, Wind & Fire
March 25
The All – American Rejects

2017 MARDI GRAS NEW ORLEANS BANDS LINE-UP
Mardi Gras Event Dates
New Orleans Bands
(performing in the French Quarter)
Feb. 4 – Feb. 14
Young Pipeline Brass Band
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21
New Breed Brass Band
Feb. 22 – March 5
Free Agents Brass Band
March 6 –  March 15
Naughty Professor Brass Band
March 16 – March 25
Dirty Bourbon River Show


About Universal Orlando Resort 
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Universal Orlando's theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world's most exciting and innovative theme park experiences - including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. And in early summer 2017, Universal Orlando will open its third park, Universal's Volcano Bay - an entirely new water theme park experience.  Universal's on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort and the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, are destinations unto themselves.  Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled more than 20 new guest experiences since 2010 - powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Now open is Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk's newest, unique dining experience, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen. 

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