Jan 08, 2020 02:40 PM EST

Marshmello, TLC, Luis Fonsi and More to Perform at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras Celebration

Marshmello, TLC, Luis Fonsi and More to Perform at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras Celebration

Universal Orlando Resort announced today who will be performing at their  25th annual Mardi Gras celebration - a family-friendly version of the iconic Big Easy bash that features a spectacular nightly parade, authentic Cajun-style cuisine and - on select nights - live concerts by a star-studded lineup of musical artists. The event will take place from February 1 through April 2.

DJ and producer, Marshmello, the multi-platinum international star behind global smash-hits "Despacito" and "Échame La Culpa," Luis Fonsi, and best-selling American girl group of all time, TLC, known for mega-hits such as "Waterfalls," "No Scrubs," "Creep" and "Unpretty," will be performing as well as other that are listed below. 

The party doesn't stop there! Inspired by the all-new Treasures of the Deep theme, the nightly Mardi Gras parade runs throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida featuring intricately detailed floats, vivacious dancers and stilt performers with extraordinary costumes, and countless beads. This year, the parade will debut six new floats inspired by mystical creatures of the deep, the sunken city of Atlantis and more. All 12 hand-crafted floats are engineered by Kern Studios, the same company that has created floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947. And, fan-favorite floats, including the Riverboat and King Gator, will return with all-new décor celebrating 25 years of the party.

Plus, guests can enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard and performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street. New to this year's event, guests can enjoy all-new food and beverage offerings at the Carnival Around the Universe tasting tent that will feature dishes inspired by carnivals worldwide with new menu items debuting bi-weekly throughout the event. And returning to this year's event are fan-favorite add-on experiences, including the Bayou Boil, bringing guests an authentic New Orleans crawfish boil experience, as well as the Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard which gives guests the chance to try a variety of classic New Orleans dishes throughout their visit - including gumbo, jambalaya, po boys and more.

All of the excitement of Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with a Seasonal or Annual Pass (blackout dates apply). And just launched, Florida residents can experience this year's Mardi Gras celebration and the spring season by saving up to $65 on multi-day tickets. 

2020 MARDI GRAS HEADLINERS LINE-UP
(performing in the Music Plaza)

Feb. 1 - The Roots
Feb. 8 - Karol G
Feb. 15 - Bell Biv DeVoe
Feb. 16 - +Live+
Feb. 22 - Kool & the Gang
Feb. 29 - TLC
March 7 - REO Speedwagon
March 8 - Dustin Lynch
March 13 - Luis Fonsi
March 14 - The All-American Rejects
March 15 - Diana Ross
March 20 - Chris Young
March 21 - Earth, Wind & Fire
March 22 - Marshmello
March 28 - Why Don't We
March 29 - Gavin DeGraw
 
2020 Mardi Gras New Orleans Bands Lineup
New Orleans Bands
(Performing in the French Quarter Courtyard)

Feb. 1 - Feb. 13 - Dirty Bourbon River Show
Feb. 14 - March 5 - Free Agents Brass Band
March 6 - March 21 - New Breed Brass Band
March 22 - April 2 - Naughty Professor Brass Band

For more information, head over to www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.

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