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.