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UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND WITH PERFORMANCES BY A GREAT BIG WORLD AND GAVIN DEGRAW 

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Guests Can Experience Twice the Excitement with Live Concerts this Friday and Saturday

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration continues this weekend with live performances by pop duo A Great Big World and multi-platinum Grammy nominated recording artist Gavin DeGraw. The weekend kicks off Friday, March 21, with A Great Big World, best known for their singles “This Is The New Year” and “Say Something.” The next night, Gavin DeGraw will take to the Music Plaza Stage to perform hits including “Best I Ever Had” from his acclaimed fourth studio album, Make A Move, and his double platinum smash single “Not Over You.”  

Universal Orlando’s “N’awlins”-inspired, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras runs select nights through June 7. 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 Verne’s novel, “Around the World in 80 Days.” Guests can also visit Universal Studios Florida’s very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine and see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.

 

2014 Mardi Gras Talent Line-Up

Mardi Gras Event Dates

Headliners

 

March 21A Great Big World
March 22Gavin DeGraw
March 28Kelly Rowland
March 29Weezer
April 5Skillet
April 12Lynyrd Skynyrd
April 19Kool & the Gang
May 3Nelly
May 10The Wanted
May 17The Roots
May 24Cher Lloyd
May 31Huey Lewis and the News
June 7Robin Thicke

Schedule of Events for the Weekend:

  • ·         4:00 p.m. – French Quarter Courtyard Opens
  • ·         7:45 p.m. – Mardi Gras Parade Starts
  • ·         8:30 p.m. – Live Concert Begins

o    Friday, March 21 – A Great Big World

o    Saturday, March 22 – Gavin DeGraw

The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.