Macklemore, Sean Paul, new floats highlight 2018 Universal Mardi Gras

January 9, 2018, 12:00 PM · The Universal Orlando Resort today revealed the headliner concert line-up for its annual Mardi Gras festival at Universal Studios Florida.

The spring food-and-music event kicks off February 3 and runs through April 7 this year, with headliner concerts on Saturday nights and three Sundays through March 25. This year's performers are:

February 3: Sean Paul
February 10: The Beach Boys
February 17: Kelsea Ballerini
February 18: Andy Grammer
February 24: Macklemore
March 3: 311
March 4: Phillip Phillips
March 10: (To Be Announced)
March 11: Fitz and the Tantrums
March 17: Foreigner
March 18: Fifth Harmony
March 24: (To Be Announced)
March 25: Bush

Every night of the Mardi Gras festival — which is included with regular park admission to Universal Studios Florida — will feature musical entertainment and Cajun food for sale in the park's French Quarter Courtyard, located between the Mummy and Jimmy Fallon rides. Each night also will feature a family-friendly Mardi Gras parade, with abundant free beads and six new floats among the 12 units: Andromeda, Orion, Scorpius, Serpentarius, Taurus, and Virgo.

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