This week Mardi Gras continues at Universal Orlando with Akon.
HIP-HOP/R&B PHENOMENON AKON TO TAKE THE STAGE THIS SATURDAY AT
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS 2010 CELEBRATION
The Party Continues Saturday, March 6
WHAT: On March 6, Universal Orlando Mardi Gras guests can top off a day of New Orleans-style festivities with a live concert by hip-hop superstar Akon. Known as one of the most successful and versatile R&B artists of the 21st century, Akon is responsible for some of today’s hottest songs. In addition to performing hits such as, “Lonely,” “Smack That” and “Beautiful,” he is accredited with more than 300 guest appearances on songs by other artists, including Lady Gaga, T-Pain and Gwen Stefani. Akon has been nominated for six Grammy Awards during the course of his career and he earned an American Music Award in 2007 for “Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.”
|MARDI GRAS 2010 TALENT LINEUP|
(Performances at The Music Plaza)
|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 is celebrating 15 years of beads, bands and good times with its Mardi Gras 2010 celebration. Guests will experience the spirit of Bourbon St. in the heart of Universal Studios, with festivities including an elaborate parade, hundreds of costumed characters, tons of souvenir beads, Cajun cuisine and live performances by mega-talented artists.
Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration runs Saturday and other select nights through April 17 and is included in admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.
WHEN: Saturday, March 6, 2010
WHERE: Universal Studios Florida
MARDI GRAS Saturday, March 6, 2010
SCHEDULE: 5 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Honey Island Swamp Band (New Orleans Band)
8:00 p.m.: Mardi Gras Parade Starts
8:30 p.m.: Akon
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