Double Header Weekend at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras-Neon Trees&The Roots


Universal Orlando continues it’s Mardi Gras festivities with a double header this weekend. Straying from the normal Saturday night routine the park is letting the good times roll Friday night with Neon Trees and Saturday Night with the Roots. Two different sounds, sure to bring in the crowds.

The official release from Universal:

While Fat Tuesday may have come and gone in New Orleans, the biggest, best Mardi Gras party outside of The Big Easy continues at Universal Orlando Resort.

This Friday, guests can rock out to the new wave/punk sounds of Neon Trees, a U.S.-based band that burst onto the scene in 2010 with its hit single, “Animal,” which reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Rock chart. Interestingly, the band, which started out in California and Utah, found inspiration for its name from the lighted trees on the In-N-Out Burger signs.

On Saturday, The Roots will take center stage, adding even more excitement to the weekend. Known for their smooth jazz sounds, the band’s top hits include “The Seed 2.0,” “Here I Come,” and “You Got Me.” In 2003, The Roots was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “twenty greatest live acts in the world,” and the group is currently the official house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.


This year’s Mardi Gras concert line-up features some of the biggest names in Rock, Country, Pop and R&B. Together, the headliners have had more than 100 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart and more than 20 Grammy nominations.


The next two weekends sees more double line ups as the Spring Break rush gets hard and heavy.

For more information including a full concert line up and tickets, visit the official Universal Orlando website.