Universal Orlando Resort has announced the complete lineup of acts taking Universal Studios Florida’s Music Plaza stage for their 2017 Mardi Gras concerts, from Trace Adkins on February 4, to The All-American Rejects on March 25.
Universal’s annual Mardi Gras is a family-friendly version of the famed New Orleans bash that features Cajun-style cuisine, authentic New Orleans flare, a spectacular parade, and – on select nights – live concerts by a lineup of musical artists covering everything from pop and R&B to rock and disco.
Universal’s 2017 Mardi Gras celebration will run daily from February 4 through March 25 – giving guests 50 nights to join the celebration. For 12 select nights during the event, guests can enjoy performances by nationally-recognized musical acts including award winning multi-platinum selling Fifth Harmony, three-time Grammy Award winner NE-YO, superstar singer-songwriter Toby Keith and rock band Collective Soul.
Here is Universal’s complete 2017 Mardi Gras concertline-up and performance schedule:
2017 Mardi Gras Headliners (performing in the Music Plaza)
Feb. 4: Trace Adkins
Feb. 11: NE-YO
Feb. 18: Collective Soul
Feb. 19: X Ambassadors
Feb. 25: Fifth Harmony
March 4: Kool & the Gang
March 5: Olivia Newton-John
March 11: UB40
March 12: Toby Keith
March 18: Jason Derulo
March 19: Earth, Wind & Fire
March 25: The All – American Rejects
2017 Mardi Gras New Orleans Bands (performing in the French Quarter)
Feb. 4 – Feb. 14 : Young Pipeline Brass Band
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: New Breed Brass Band
Feb. 22 – March 5: Free Agents Brass Band
March 6 – March 15: Naughty Professor Brass Band
March 16 – March 25: Dirty Bourbon River Show
The celebration also includes a uniquely themed nightly parade featuring festive Mardi Gras floats – complete with New Orleans-inspired music, dozens of colorful dancers and stilt performers, and more than one million beads. This year’s parade will feature six all-new Mythical Creatures Themed floats including, The Dance of the Dragon, The Flight of the Pegasus, and The Rise of the Garuda. All of the exquisitely detailed Mardi Gras floats are engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has hand crafted floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947.
Guests can also enjoy authentic New Orleans-style cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard and performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.
Universal Orlando’s 2017 Mardi Gras concerts and celebrations are included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an Annual Pass. Florida Residents can get up to three months free on Power, Preferred and Premier Annual Passes with a Coca-Cola and Coke Zero UPC code or promo code on special marked packages. For more information on Mardi Gras, visit universalorlando.com/Events/Mardi-Gras/Overview, and watch these highlights from Kelly Clarkson’s concert at the 2015 Mardi Gras: