Mardi Gras may be over in the Big Easy, but it’s just getting cooking at Universal Studios Florida. The park will be having the first of several double feature line ups this weekend as the event rolls both Saturday and Sunday night. The park will feature the parade, performers, special New Orleans food and a different act each night. This week will feature a mix of old and new as two eras take the stage at Universal’s festival of food, fun and music.
This week will see two huge bands, Steve Miller Band and Boys Like Girls.
On Saturday February 16th guests will get the chance to check out Steve Miller Band who’s hits include Fly Like An Eagle, The Joker, RocknMe, and of course Jet Airliner
Then on Sunday the 17th the fun continues into the long weekend as Boys Like Girls hit the stage
Before hand be sure to check out all the food in the French Quarter, the huge parade and of course all the beads you can handle.
Here’s a run down of the event:
· 4 p.m. – French Quarter Courtyard Opens
· 7:45 p.m. – Mardi Gras Parade Starts
· 8:30 p.m. – Live Concert Begins-
o Saturday, Feb. 16 – Steve Miller Band
o Sunday, Feb. 17 – Boys Like Girls
The concerts are located in Music Plaza right under Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and are included with park admission. The concerts are standing room only, so be sure to get your spot early.
Here are the remaining concerts for this year’s Mardi Gras which ends on April 20th:
|MAR 2||DEMI LOVATO||APR 6||KOOL & THE GANG|
|FEB 16||STEVE MILLER BAND||MAR 9||MONTGOMERY GENTRY||APR 13||PITBULL|
|FEB 17||BOYS LIKE GIRLS||MAR 15||SEAN KINGSTON||APR 20||THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS|
|FEB 23||TREY SONGZ||MAR 16||MATCHBOX TWENTY|
|MAR 22||AUSTIN MAHONE|
|MAR 23||PHILLIP PHILLIPS|
|MAR 30||PAT BENATAR
& NEIL GIRALDO
This year’s event is themed to “Colorful Cultures Around the World” and features four amazing new floats representing a different culture and country.
Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida is included in regular day admission and happens only on selected nights.