Diana Ross among 2022 Mardi Gras acts at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has announced the entertainment for its Mardi Gras concert this year, with Diana Ross, LL Cool J and Jason Derulo among the acts.

The event takes place from February 5 to April 24, and Universal says it will be “louder, spicier and better than ever” with the return of live entertainment.

Admission is included in the price of a ticket to Universal Orlando Resort. All concerts will take place at the Music Plaza stage, set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster.

As well as the 15 headline acts (below), brass bands from Bourbon Street will perform daily throughout the park, bringing the sounds of New Orleans to Universal Studios.

This year’s Planet Mardi Gras parade will feature six floats with cosmic-inspired elements like comets, rockets and martians in addition to the traditional New Orleans-inspired floats such as the Jester and 50-foot King Gator.

A Mardi Gras Food and Beverage card will available for guests to sample the special food on the park’s menu for the event, including the Crawfish Boil and Beignets from New Orleans.

The schedule of Mardi Gras acts is as follows:

February 5           Sugar Ray

February 12        Diana Ross

February 19        Barenaked Ladies

February 20        Styx

February 26        Jon Pardi

March 5                LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-Trip

March 6                Marshmello

March 12             Lee Brice

March 13             Becky G

March 18             Khalid

March 19             Seal

March 20             Gavin DeGraw

March 25             The Revivalists

March 26             Jimmie Allen

March 27             Jason Derulo

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