This Saturday, GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop/neo-soul band The Roots, house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and best known for their singles, The Next Movement, The Seed and You Got Me, will shake up Universal Orlandos Mardi Gras celebration with a live concert on the Music Plaza stage. Before the concert, guests can catch colorful beads by the handful during the festive Mardi Gras parade, which features 12 vibrant floats, including three new additions celebrating Jules Vernes novel, Around the World in 80 Days. Guests can also visit Universal Studios Floridas very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine and see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.
Universal Orlandos Nawlins-inspired, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras runs select nights through June 7. The excitement of Universal Orlandos Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information, visitwww.universalorlando.com/mardigras.
|2014 Mardi Gras Talent Line-Up|
|Mardi Gras Event Dates||Headliners
(performing in the Music Plaza)
|May 17||The Roots|
|May 24||Cher Lloyd|
|May 31||Huey Lewis and the News|
|June 7||Robin Thicke|
Schedule of Events for Saturday, May 17:
- 4:00 p.m. French Quarter Courtyard Opens
- 8:15 p.m. Mardi Gras Parade Starts
- 9:00 p.m. Live Concert Begins