Line-Up Revealed for Universal Orlando Mardi Gras - Diana Ross, TLC, Kool & the Gang and More!

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Line-Up Revealed for Universal Orlando Mardi Gras - Diana Ross, TLC, Kool & the Gang and More!
It’s time to party!
Get ready to dance the night away as Mardi Gras returns to Universal Orlando Resort, with their biggest and best musical line-up yet.

The concert headliners have been revealed for the 25th annual Mardi Gras celebrations at Universal Orlando Resort, and it looks set to be a star-studded event! Check out the list of performers below:

  • Saturday, February 1 - The Roots 

  • Saturday, February 8 - Karol G

  • Saturday, February 15 - Bell Biv DeVoe

  • Sunday, February 16 - +Live+

  • Saturday, February 22 - Kool & the Gang

  • Saturday, February 29 - TLC

  • Saturday, March 7 - REO Speedwagon

  • Sunday, March 8 - Dustin Lynch

  • Friday, March 13 - Luis Fonsi

  • Saturday, March 14 - The All-American Rejects

  • Sunday, March 15 - Diana Ross

  • Friday, March 20 - Chris Young

  • Saturday, March 21 - Earth, Wind & Fire

  • Sunday, March 22 - Marshmello

  • Saturday, March 28 - Why Don’t We

  • Sunday, March 29 - Gavin DeGraw


  • 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

This exciting event is great for all the family, and features a nightly parade, traditional Cajun-style cuisine, and much more exciting entertainment. 

Universal’s Mardi Gras 2020 runs daily from February 1 - April 2, with the concerts taking place for 16 selected nights during the event, starting at 8:30pm. 


The event this year takes its inspiration from an all-new Treasure of the Deep theme. Each evening, a Mardi Gras parade will make its way through the streets of Universal Studios Florida. There’ll be intricately detailed floats, vivacious dancers, and stilt performers with extraordinary customes and countless beads. 

Guests will be treated to six new floats this year, inspired by the creatures of the deep, the sunken city of Atlantis, and much more. The floats are also hand-crafted by Kern Studios - the iconic company which has been creating floats for the original parade in New Orleans since 1947.

Fan-favourites Riverboat and King Gator will also be returning, featuring new decor that celebrates 25 years of the party. 

Attending with kids? Don’t worry - the Little Jester’s Parade Viewing Area has been created just for children to be able to view the event, located in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop. Get an unobstructed view of the celebrations. 

Food & Drink

The French Quarter Courtyard will be home to authentic Cajun-inspired cuisine during Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras event, open each day from 4pm. New for this year is also the Carnival Around the Universe tasting tent, showcasing dishes inspired by carnivals worldwide with brand new menu items debuting bi-weekly throughout. 

The Bayou Boil is returning this year, giving diners that authentic New Orleans crawfish boil experience. Purchase The Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard and get the chance to try a variety of classic New Orleans-inspired dishes throughout your visit. Dine on gumbo, jambalaya, po boys, and much more! 

Ready to explore Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras event for yourself? Browse our ticket packages now! 



Orlando , Seasonal Events