Laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll)!
Universal Orlando Resort has announced the concert headliners performing at the 2019 Mardi Gras celebration – a family friendly version of the renowned Big Easy bash that features authentic Cajun-style cuisine, a nightly parade and – on select nights – live concerts from some of the biggest names in music.
Universal’s Mardi Gras 2019 will run daily from Feb. 9 through April 4. For 13 select nights, visitors can enjoy performances by some of the biggest names in music, including Grammy award-winning rapper, Macklemore, globally renowned superstar, Pitbull, chart-topping country music duo Dan + Shay, Latin superstar Becky G, the Steve Miller Band and Ziggy Marley.
But the jamboree won’t stop there as a party animal-themed Mardi Gras parade will run nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida featuring intricately detailed floats, vivacious dancers and stilt performers, and countless beads. This year, the party animal-themed parade will debut six new floats featuring animals from the arctic, jungle, ocean and more – rounding out the lineup of 12 hand-crafted floats engineered by Kern Studios, the same company that has created floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947.
Plus, guests can also enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard and performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street. New to this year’s event, all food and beverage items will be served as a tasting size, allowing visitors to experience a variety of classic New Orleans dishes throughout their visit, including gumbo, jambalaya, po boys and more.