Universal Orlando Mardi Gras – It’s Florida’s Biggest Party
Every Night From Feb. 3–Apr. 7, 2018
Experience an authentic New Orleans celebration filled with dazzling entertainment at Universal Studios Florida™. Enjoy parades each night with outrageous street performers, colorful costumes and countless beads flying through the air. Hear tunes from authentic New Orleans bands and chow down on mouthwatering Cajun food available for purchase. Plus, on select nights you can catch some of the biggest names in music live in concert. It’s unforgettable springtime fun for everyone.
The Sound Of The Big Easy
You can’t have a great party without great music. On select nights of Universal Orlando Mardi Gras, catch performances from some of the biggest names in pop, rock, country, R&B and more at the Music Plaza stage. Check back for more talent announcements.
Saturday, Feb. 3 – Sean Paul
Sean Paul’s distinct voice, catchy rhythms and first class production are the perfect blend for the success of this Grammy-winning international superstar. His musical career took off in 2002 with the success of his album Dutty Rock, with Billboard Hot 100 chart toppers “Gimmie the Light” and “Get Busy.” His recent hits include “Cheap Thrills,” “Rockabye,” “No Lie” and “Body.”
Saturday, Feb. 10 – The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who alongside Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten, continue the band’s legacy. Averaging 150 sold-out shows a year, they recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of “Good Vibrations,” which is widely considered one of the greatest masterpieces in rock and roll history. Currently, the band is on the Wild Honey World Tour.
Saturday, Feb. 17 – Kelsea Ballerini
Kelsea Ballerini skyrocketed to stardom after releasing her critically acclaimed, Gold debut album The First Time. The album features three Platinum-certified, #1 smashes—“Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan,” and “Dibs”—making her the only female artist in country music history with this accolade. Her much-anticipated sophomore album Unapologetically spotlights 12 songs written or co-written by Kelsea, including the hit single “Legends.”
Sunday, Feb. 18 – Andy Grammer
Multi-Platinum selling artist Andy Grammer has taken the world by storm with a series of anthemic pop hits, six of which are Gold-certified or better. Hits include the Platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up,” and “Fine By Me,” the triple-Platinum “Honey, I’m Good,” and the Gold-certified “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah).” He recently released his third album The Good Parts, featuring the Platinum-certified “Fresh Eyes” and new single “Smoke Clears.”
Saturday, Feb. 24 – Macklemore
Collectively Macklemore’s music videos have been viewed over 2 billion times and he is one of only two rappers to have a Diamond-certified single. The Seattle rapper has performed on Ellen and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, was in an MTV special with President Obama and was the first US citizen to participate in the Presidential Weekly Address. In 2017, Macklemore released Gemini, his first solo effort in 12 years.
Saturday, Mar. 3 – 311
311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by Nick Hexum, S.A. Martinez, Tim Mahoney, Chad Sexton and P-Nut. The band mixes rock, rap, reggae and funk into their own unique hybrid sound. 311 recently released their 12th studio album MOSAIC in advance of their 2017 Summer Tour. The album debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the band’s 10th consecutive Top 10 album.
Sunday, Mar. 4 – Phillip Phillips
Since releasing his five-times-platinum debut single “Home,” Phillip Phillips has taken his brand of earthy, guitar-fueled rock across the globe. The Georgia-bred 26-year-old saw The World from the Side of the Moon go platinum. His second album Behind the Light features the folk-rock hit “Raging Fire.” Phillips is currently headlining a tour, performing tracks from his new album Collateral including “Magnetic” and “Miles.”
Saturday, Mar. 10 – Talent To Be Announced
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Sunday, Mar. 11 – Fitz and the Tantrums
LA-based Fitz and the Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hit-makers. Their 2016 album Fitz and the Tantrums features their biggest hit yet, the Platinum-certified “HandClap,” Top 5 on both the Hot AC and Alternative Radio charts. Their eponymous album follows their breakout debut More Than Just A Dream featuring #1 Alternative Radio, Platinum-certified singles “The Walker” and “Out Of My League.”
Saturday, Mar. 17 – Foreigner
In 2017, Foreigner was celebrated in Business Insider magazine as one of the Top 40 Best Selling Music Artists of All Time. With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, they are one of the most popular rock acts in the world. With some of rock’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts.
Sunday, Mar. 18 – Fifth Harmony
Award-winning, multi-platinum selling group Fifth Harmony’s self-titled third album blasted to the top of the 2017 charts as the #1 pop and #2 overall. The album’s gold-certified lead single “Down” featuring Gucci Mane is the group’s fastest rising single ever on iTunes. Other recent accomplishments include wins at the American Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Kids Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
Saturday, Mar. 24 – Talent To Be Announced
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Sunday, Mar. 25 – BUSH
BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone with 18 consecutive Top 40 hits. Eleven were Top 5, six #1: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” In 2011, BUSH released The Sea of Memories featuring the lead single “The Sound of Winter,” the first self-released song ever to hit #1 at Alternative Rock Radio.