Am I alone in hoping that Aretha Franklin gets to the park early and does her role from the Blues Brother Movie in park at the Blues Brother show? Or how epic would it be if Jake and Elwood jump up on stage during her performance of Think? Maybe I’m just too much of a geek.
THE ONE AND ONLY “QUEEN OF SOUL” WILL GRACE THE STAGE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S
MARDI GRAS EVENT THIS WEEKEND
The Party Continues Saturday, March 13
WHAT: On March 13, Aretha Franklin – one of the best singers of all time – will showcase her amazing vocal talent as she performs live in concert at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras. Since emerging on the music scene in the 1950s, Franklin has become one of the most successful musical artists ever. She has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards throughout her career, including the “Living Legend Award” and the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin No. 1 on its list of “The Greatest Singers of All Time.” Some of Aretha’s most recognizable songs include, “Respect,” “Chain of Fools,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “Freeway of Love” and “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me).”
|MARDI GRAS 2010 TALENT LINEUP|
(Performances at The Music Plaza)
|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 13, 2010
WHERE: Universal Studios Florida
MARDI GRAS Saturday, March 13, 2010
SCHEDULE: 5 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Big Red & The Zydeco Playmakers (New Orleans Band)
8:00 p.m.: Mardi Gras Parade Starts
8:30 p.m.: Aretha Franklin