Universal Orlando: Mardi Gras Kicks Off Saturday


Universal Orlando is pushing big time for Mardi Gras this year. It’s the 15th year and they seem to be pulling out a lot of stops, with the theme being “Heritage”. Here’s a press release from Universal.


“Do a Little Dance” with Disco Phenomenon KC and the Sunshine Band as They Perform Live in Concert

Event Starts February 6 and Runs Every Saturday and Other Select Nights through April 17

WHAT: On February 6, Universal Orlando is kicking off its 15th year of Mardi Gras – the biggest and most authentic Mardi Gras celebration outside of The Big Easy.  Guests will experience the spirit of Bourbon St. in the heart of Universal Studios with authentic Cajun cuisine, a spectacular parade, hundreds of costumed characters, tons of beads and live performances by some of music’s biggest names.
This Saturday, guests will get down to the funky sounds of Mardi Gras fan favorite KC and the Sunshine Band as they perform live in concert during the celebration. One of the most popular names in music, KC and the Sunshine Band is responsible for some of the most recognizable dance songs in music history.  The group has had a profound influence on pop culture with some of their songs being featured on video games, TV commercials and movies.  Some of their biggest hits include, “Boogie Shoes,” “Get Down Tonight,” “Shake Your Booty” and “That’s the Way (I Like It).”

With a combined total of more than half a billion records sold worldwide, this year’s Mardi Gras lineup features an eclectic mix of 13 of the biggest names in music.  From hip-hop to pop, country to rock, and R&B to disco, there is something for everyone.

Mardi Gras
Event Dates
(Performances at The Music Plaza)
Saturday, February 6 KC and the Sunshine Band
Saturday, February 13 Heart
Sunday, February 14 Kool & the Gang
Saturday, February 20 Blondie
Saturday, February 27 Dierks Bentley
Saturday, March 6 Akon
Saturday, March 13 Aretha Franklin
Saturday, March 20 Miranda Lambert
Saturday, March 27 3 Doors Down
Saturday, April 3 Beach Boys
Friday, April 9 Sheryl Crow
Saturday, April 10 Flo Rida
Saturday, April 17 Chicago

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included in admission to Universal Studios Florida.  For more information, visit

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