Whoa Kelly Clarkson! Multi-Platinum Clarkson to make stop at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras this Saturday!


The party continues this Saturday night with the original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson has come a long, long way since making her debut with American Idol, including winning several Grammy’s, American Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. She’s coming back to Universal Orlando this Saturday, and she’s bringing the party back once again, and is just one piece to the whole Mardi Gras puzzle, with food, good times and a huge parade.

Kelly Clarkson Coming to Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras



Kelly Clarkson kicks off the party Saturday for the third time at Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida. Her latest studio album, “Piece by Piece” hits on Marc 3rd, and includes the hit song “Heartbeat Song”. Kelly has a habit of making Universal her good luck charm, playing either just before she releases an album or just after.

The concert is free with paid theme park admission, and takes place at the main Universal music plaza stage, right under Rockit! The concerts are standing room only, and takes place right after the Mardi Gras parade. Those wanting to get up close to the stage can do so, but there’s a good chance you’ll miss the parade. The stage area usually opens around 4, for those who want to get closer.

Here’s the schedule for the weekend’s events:

Schedule of Events for the Weekend:

·         4:00 P.M. – French Quarter Courtyard Opens

·         7:15 P.M. – Mardi Gras Parade Starts

·         8:00 P.M. – Live Concert Begins

While Mardi Gras was officially Tuesday, the party keeps going until April 18th with all beads and bands you can grab. Here’s the line up for the remaining Mardi Gras concerts:


Event Dates


(performing in the Music Plaza)

February 21

Kelly Clarkson

February 28


March 7

Trace Adkins

March 13


March 14


March 15

American Authors

March 20

Becky G

March 21


March 22

The B-52s

March 28

Phillip Phillips

April 4

The All-American Rejects

April 11

The Band Perry

April 18

Trey Songz


This year Mardi Gras celebrates 20 years with 12 huge floats, more beads than ever before, and a complete revamp of some of their classic floats, like the huge Riverboat and King Gator.

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For more information about Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando, including tickets, visit the official website by clicking here!