Universal Orlando Resort announces star-studded concert lineup for 2016 Mardi Gras celebration
ORLANDO, Fla. (January 5, 2016) – Let the good times roll at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2016 Mardi Gras celebration. On select nights Feb. 6 through April 16, guests can top off their day in the theme parks with a family-friendly version of the famed “N’awlins” celebration at Universal Studios Florida – featuring delicious Cajun cuisine, a dazzling parade and 14 nights of exhilarating concerts from some of the biggest names in music.
This year’s star-studded concert lineup features a diverse array of talent with something for everyone to enjoy. Headliners include rock band Fall Out Boy, teen pop sensation Shawn Mendes, GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Adam Lambert, country singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes and legendary entertainer Diana Ross. For the complete line-up, see below.
This year’s Mardi Gras parade features 12 vibrant floats, including four new additions that celebrate different cultures and festivals from around the world – Venetian Carnival, Oktoberfest, 4th of July and Rio de Janeiro Carnival. All of the exquisitely detailed Mardi Gras floats are engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947. Plus, guests can visit Universal Studios Florida’s very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine and see 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. Guests can take advantage of a vacation package including the all-new Cabana Bay Beach Resort starting from $149 per adult, per night, tax inclusive. The package includes 3-night on-site hotel accommodations, a 2-day Park-to-Park ticket, Early Park Admission and more. For more information on this vacation package and Mardi Gras, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.
|2016 MARDI GRAS TALENT LINE-UP|
|Mardi Gras Event Dates||Headliners
(performing in the Music Plaza)
|New Orleans Bands
(performing in the French Quarter)
|February 6||Hunter Hayes||Rockin’ Jake|
|February 13||Diana Ross||Mississippi Rail Company|
|February 14||Barenaked Ladies||Mississippi Rail Company|
|February 20||Nate Ruess||Naughty Professor|
|February 27||Fall Out Boy||Cha Wa|
|March 5||Kool & the Gang||Beth McKee & the Sliders|
|March 12||The Fray||Soul Project|
|March 13||Adam Lambert||Soul Project|
|March 19||Shawn Mendes||The Big Easy Playboys|
|March 20||3 Doors Down||The Big Easy Playboys|
|March 26||REO Speedwagon||Gravy|
|April 2||T-Pain||Dirty Bourbon River Show|
|April 9||Jessie J||Daddy Mack Blues Band|
|April 16||Yandel||Big Al and The Heavyweights|