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Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2020 Concert Lineup and Details Revealed

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Universal Orlando Resort (Universal Orlando) has revealed the details (including the concert headliners) for this year’s Mardi Gras event.  

Celebrating its 25th year, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras features a spectacular nightly parade, authentic Cajun-style cuisine and (on select nights) live concerts by a star-studded lineup of artists.

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2020 will run daily from the 1st February through 2nd April, 2020. For 16 select nights during this event, guests can enjoy performances by some of the biggest names in music. This year’s lineup includes:

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2020 Headliners Lineup

Event Date Headliners (Performing on Music Plaza Stage)
1st February, 2020 The Roots
8th February, 2020 Karol G
15th February, 2020 Bell Biv DeVoe
16th February, 2020 +Live+
22nd February, 2020 Kool & the Gang
29th February, 2020 TLC
7th March, 2020 REO Speedwagon
8th March, 2020 Dustin Lynch
13th March, 2020 Luis Fonsi
14th March, 2020 The All-American Rejects
15th March, 2020 Diana Ross
20th March, 2020 Chris Young
21st March, 2020 Earth, Wind & Fire
22nd March, 2020 Marshmello
28th March, 2020 Why Don’t We
29th March, 2020 Gavin DeGraw

This year’s parade features an all-new Treasures of the Deep theme with the debut of six new floats inspired by mystical creatures of the deep, the sunken city of Atlantis and more.

The nightly parade runs throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida featuring intricately detailed floats, vivacious dancers and stilt performers with extraordinary costumes! Not forgetting the beads.

Fan-favourite floats, including the Riverboat and King Gator, will return with all-new décor celebrating 25 years of the party. All 12 hand-crafted floats are produced by Kern Studios, the same company that has created floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947.

Guests can also enjoy performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street. This year’s lineup of bands include:

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2020 Bands Lineup

Event Date New Orleans Bands (Performing in the French Quarter)
1st February – 13th February, 2020 Dirty Bourbon River Show
14th February – 5th March, 2020 Free Agents Brass Bands
6th March – 21st March, 2020 New Breed Brass Band
22nd March – 2nd April, 2020 Naughty Professor Brass Band

Also, guests can also enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard. New to this year’s event, guests can enjoy all-new food and beverage offerings at the Carnival Around the Universe tasting tent that will feature dishes inspired by carnivals worldwide and new menu items debuting bi-weekly throughout the event.

Returning to this year’s event are fan-favourite add-on experiences, including the Bayou Boil, bringing guests an authentic New Orleans Crawfish boil experience, as well as the Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard, which gives guests the chance to try a variety of classic New Orleans dishes throughout their visit.

For more information on Mardi Gras, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.

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