Universal Orlando announces Mardi Gras 2019 concert headliners with Macklemore, Pitbull, and more

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Mardi Gras 2019

In just a few weeks, the good times will roll at Universal Orlando Resort for Mardi Gras 2019 celebrations, and we’ve got the lineup of concert headliners heading to the party.

Universal’s Mardi Gras 2019 takes place daily from February 9 – April 4. On 13 select nights during the event, guests can enjoy performances from artists like Macklemore, Pitbull, Dan + Shay, and more. Here’s the concert lineup so far:

Mardi Gras Headliners

  • February 9: BUSH
  • February 16: Gavin DeGraw
  • February 17: Dan + Shay
  • February 23: Macklemore
  • March 2: TBA
  • March 9: Becky G
  • March 10: Sean Paul
  • March 16: Steve Miller Band
  • March 17: Ziggy Marley
  • March 23: NF
  • March 24: Pitbull
  • March 30: TBA
  • March 31: TBA

Mardi Gras New Orleans Bands

  • February 9 – 17: Dirty Bourbon River Show
  • February 18 – 27: Naughty Professor Brass Band
  • February 28 – March 18: Free Agents Brass Band featuring Honey Bannister
  • March 19 – April 4: New Breed Brass Band

It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without a parade, and this year, six new floats debut during the party animal-themed Mardis Gras parade. The procession runs nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida and features detailed floats, energetic stilt performers and dancers, and of course, beads. New floats this year feature animals from the artic, jungle, ocean, and more, for a total of 12 floats engineered by Kern Studios, the company that has created floats for the infamous New Orlean celebration since 1947.

A half eaten piece of food
Credit: Universal Orlando

Mardi Gras also brings a delicious assortment of Cajun cuisine to Universal Orlando Resort. New this year, all food and beverage items are tasting size, offering the chance to experience a wider sample of dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, po boys, and more. This year, new menu items include frog legs, crab etouffee, and craft beer flights featuring regional brews from Louisiana.

If you’re a Florida resident, you can take advantage of a limited-time offer to experience Mardi Gras and the spring season with a 2-Park, 3-Day Base Ticket for $159.99. This offer can be used at one park per day and it’s available for purchase with a valid promo code from Coca-Cola or Coke Zero Sugar. Florida residents must purchase by April 4 and can visit any three days now through June 30, 2019. Click here for complete details and additional ticket options.

Get ready to party New Orleans-style during the Mardi Gras 2019 celebrations at Universal Orlando Resort! For more information on this year’s event, head over to the Universal Orlando website.

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