Universal Orlando Unveils Star-Studded Musical Lineup for 2014 Mardi Gras Celebration
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT UNVEILS STAR-STUDDED MUSICAL LINEUP
FOR 2014 MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
This Year’s Mardi Gras Celebration Delivers More Excitement Than Ever Before With an Extended Concert Series Featuring Robin Thicke, Nelly, The Wanted and More
Universal Orlando Resort comes alive this spring with its Mardi Gras 2014 celebration, featuring 20 nights of electrifying concerts from the biggest names in music, coupled with the essence of the legendary Bayou bash.
On select nights Feb. 8 through May 31, guests will experience a “N’awlins”-inspired, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida. The celebration combines unmatched theme park entertainment with delectable Cajun cuisine, authentic New Orleans bands, an awe-inspiring parade and live concerts by some of today’s hottest artists.
This year’s powerhouse musical lineup features a diverse array of talent, from R&B superstar Robin Thicke, whose hit single “Blurred Lines” topped the Billboard chart for a near-record 12 weeks, to UK pop sensation The Wanted, who has sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide, to Latin idol Prince Royce, who reached number one on the U.S. Hot Latin Songs chart with “Corazón Sin Cara.” Also performing is rock band Daughtry, Grammy award-winning Hip Hop artistNelly, and the classic rock group Foreigner, one of the best-selling bands of all time. For the complete line-up, see below.
Guests can also catch colorful beads by the handful during this year’s parade, which will feature 12 vibrant floats, including three new additions celebrating Jules Verne’s novel, “Around the World in Eighty Days.” 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, where partygoers can also join Optimus Prime in the fight to save Earth on TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D or visit Springfield, home to The Simpsons, to take an intergalactic spin on Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl. With an upgraded park-to-park ticket, guests will have the opportunity to visit Universal Orlando’s second theme park, Islands of Adventure, and enjoy award-winning attractions like: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and more.
In addition to two theme parks, Universal Orlando Resort is home to three on-site hotels: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and a fourth on-site hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, opening March 31, 2014. And its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers some of the hottest, most recognizable entertainment experiences in the world.
2014 MARDI GRAS TALENT LINE-UP
Mardi Gras Event Dates
(performing in the Music Plaza)
New Orleans Bands
(performing in the French Quarter)
|February 8||Daughtry||Remedy Krewe|
|February 15||Barenaked Ladies||Soul Project|
|February 16||Thomas Rhett||Soul Project|
|February 22||Robin Thicke||Rockin Jake|
|March 1||Collective Soul||Big Al and The Heavyweights|
|March 8||Prince Royce||Daddy Mac Blues Band|
|March 14||Cody Simpson||Mississippi Rail Company|
|March 15||Foreigner||Mississippi Rail Company|
|March 21||TBD||The Big Easy Playboys|
|March 22||Gavin DeGraw||The Big Easy Playboys|
|March 28||TBD||Dirty Bourbon River Show|
|March 29||TBD||Dirty Bourbon River Show|
|April 5||Skillet||John Lisi and Delt Funk|
|April 12||Lynyrd Skynyrd||Beth McKee & The Sliders|
|April 19||Kool & the Gang||Gravy|
|May 3||Nelly||Chris O’Leary|
|May 10||The Wanted||T Bird & The Breaks|
|May 17||TBD||Grady Champion|
|May 24||TBD||Cha Wa|
|May 31||TBD||Naughty Professor|
Guests can take advantage of this current special offer:
SAVE & Play Vacation Package
|SAVE up to $500* with an On-Site Vacation Package||
For more information and a full concert listing, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.