Mardi Gras 2017 Concert Line-Up Announced

Mardi Gras 2017 Concert Line-Up Announced

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It’s almost that time of year again! In just a few weeks, the streets of Universal Studios Florida will be filled with all of the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras. Beads will fly, smells of Cajun cuisine will fill the air, and some of the biggest names in music will take the stage from Feb. 4–March 25.

Catch tons of beads during Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras parade.

Headliners performing at this year’s event include girl group Fifth Harmony, multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo, country singer-songwriter Toby Keith and the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire. Check out the complete line up below:

  • February 4: Trace Adkins
  • February 11: Ne-Yo
  • February 18: Collective Soul
  • February 19: X Ambassadors
  • February 25: Fifth Harmony
  • March 4: Yandel
  • 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

Dance along to the music of The Big Easy during Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras celebration.

The family-friendly Mardi Gras parade brings you the sweet sounds of the bayou, dozens of vibrant dancers, stilt performers and floats straight from N’awlins. This year’s parade will feature SIX all-new floats themed to mythical creatures including:

  • Manticore’s Majesty
  • The Rise of the Garuda
  • The Dance of the Dragon
  • Phoenix from the Flames
  • Garden Sprites
  • The Flight of the Pegasus

Enjoy savory and sweet Cajun cuisine in The French Quarter Courtyard during Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras.

As previously announced, for the first time ever, Mardi Gras will run 50 consecutive nights with more opportunities to see the glittering Mardi Gras parade, hear the sweet sounds of The Big Easy with live bands straight from Bourbon Street and enjoy flavorful Cajun cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard.

Mardi Gras festivities are included with your Annual Pass or Universal Studios Florida admission. So, grab your tickets and head on out to Florida’s biggest party.

*Blockout dates apply  for Seasonal Passholders on all concert event nights at Universal Studios Florida. You will still receive access to Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

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14 comments

  1. Jean Cintron

    No Hispanic singer this year? That’s sad ? I always looked forward to the Spanish music!

  2. Ray Stone

    No classic rock band either. The lineup this year is a total flop and not worth going. Universals staff to arrange lineups has been going downhill the past 4 years and they need to hire people who can bring in real concert talent. I have been a passholder for more than 18 years and this lineup is the worst I have seen, EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!

  3. liz

    What happened to Prince Royce 🙁 Bring him Back !

  4. Jennifer Baker

    What time do the concerts begin?

    • amanda

      They usually start around 7 PM! Ne-Yo was at 7:30.

  5. Margie Shenberg

    We are annual pass holders…. We are actually going the weekend of the 24th….. we will be there obviously on the 25th and my daughter looooves fifth harmony so it’s perfect! I just want to know exactly where they’ll be so she can see them. Is it inside Universal or at City walk? We want to be prepared?

    • amanda

      It is inside Universal! Be there by 6:30PM.

  6. Michael Price

    It seems to me that you would want to please all the different age groups, but not the case this year at Madi Gras Universal. It’s okay, I’ll be there on the 5th of March to see Olivia Newton-John and to collect some BEADS!!! Lol!

  7. Stephanie

    Cant believe the concert start times are no posted anywhere!!