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