The Biggest Mardi Gras Celebration Outside of The Big Easy Kicks off Feb. 9 | Eye on Orlando

The Biggest Mardi Gras Celebration Outside of The Big Easy Kicks off Feb. 9


Universal Orlando Resort has completed this year’s stellar Mardi Gras concert lineup, adding performances by The All-American Rejects and Kool & The Gang.

With more than 10 million albums sold worldwide, The All-American Rejects will take the stage with a rockin’ performance on April 20. Best known for hits like “Dirty Little Secret,” “It Ends Tonight” and “Move Along,” The All-American Rejects has become a popular and influential band in alternative rock. Their hit single, “Gives You Hell,” became the most played song of 2009 from Billboard’s Top 40 chart and was even covered by the hit TV series, “Glee.”

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On April 6, Kool & The Gang will “Get Down On It” at Universal Studios Florida. For more than thirty years, Kool & The Gang has created funky, soulful beats, gaining fame their hit single “Jungle Boogie.” Since then, the band has taken their combination of smooth R&B and pop-funk grooves and created infectious dance beats like “Celebration” and “Ladies Night.”

Running on select nights Feb. 9 through April 20, guests will experience the spirit of The Big Easy with an authentic, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida. The event couples unparalleled theme park entertainment with a dazzling parade, authentic New Orleans musicians, mouth-watering Cajun cuisine, tons of glittering

Mardi Gras beads and live concerts by high-profile artists. The full Mardi Gras lineup is included below.

The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras is included with admission to Universal Studios. For more information, visit



Mardi Gras Event Dates


(performing in the Music Plaza)

Saturday, February 9 Lifehouse
Saturday, February 16 Steve Miller Band
Sunday, February 17 Boys Like Girls
Saturday, February 23 Trey Songz
Saturday, March 2 Demi Lovato
Saturday, March 9 Montgomery Gentry
Friday, March 15 Sean Kingston
Saturday, March 16 Matchbox Twenty
Friday, March 22 Austin Mahone
Saturday, March 23 Phillip Phillips
Saturday, March 30 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Saturday, April 6 Kool & The Gang
Saturday, April 13 Pitbull
Saturday, April 20 The All-American Rejects