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Universal Orlando announces concert lineup for Mardi Gras 2015

by Banks Lee

Barenaked Ladies at UOR (980x576)

Several hit performers are scheduled to play at this year’s Mardi Gras in Universal Studios Florida, including Barenaked Ladies (pictured above) and Kelly Clarkson.

Running select nights from Feb. 7 through April 18, guests will enjoy a family-friendly version of the iconic “N’awlins” street party featuring a colorful parade, Cajun cuisine and live performances by some of the biggest names in music today.

Performers scheduled to appear this year:
• Feb. 7 – Olivia Newton-John
• Feb. 14 – Jessie J
• Feb. 15 – Barenaked Ladies
• Feb. 21 – Kelly Clarkson
• Feb. 28 – Heart
• March 7 – Trace Adkins
• March 13 – MKTO
• March 14 – Styx
• March 15 – American Authors
• March 20 – Becky G
• March 21 – Yandel
• March 22 – The B-52s
• March 28 – Phillip Phillips
• April 4 – The All-American Rejects
• April 11 – The Band Perry
• April 18 – Trey Songz

In addition to the top-name performers, New Orleans’ most popular bands will be performing authentic blues, zydeco and more. Here’s the lineup:
• Feb. 7 – Rockin’ Jake
• Feb. 14 – The Big Easy Playboys
• Feb. 15 – The Big Easy Playboys
• Feb. 21 – Grady Champion
• Feb. 28 – Cha Wa
• March 7 – Beth Mckee & The Sliders
• March 13 – Mississippi Rail Company
• March 14 – Mississippi Rail Company
• March 15 – Mississippi Rail Company
• March 20 – Soul Project
• March 21 – Soul Project
• March 22 – Soul Project
• March 28 – Naughty Professor
• April 4 – Daddy Mac Blues Band
• April 11 – Big Al and the Heavyweights
• April 18 – Gravy

All concerts and Mardi Gras activities are included with regular admission to Universal Orlando. More information can be found on the Mardi Gras Website.

Take a look at highlights from the 2014 Universal Mardi Gras event below:

Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras Grand Celebration

See what it’s like to ride a float in the Mardi Gras parade as King & Queen:

Riding a float in the Mardi Gras parade at Universal Orlando

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