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    Mardi Gras Live Concerts

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Description And Comments

Every Mardi Gras event night, after the parade concludes (approximately 45 minutes after step off), a big-name concert kicks off on the Music Plaza Stage near Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster. The concerts are a definite highlight of Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration. With great musical acts entertaining the crowd at no extra cost, there is really no downside to these fantastic concerts, other than the extraordinary crowds popular artists can draw.

To get an idea of the quality of the acts, performers in recent years have included heavyweights from the past -- Diana Ross, Kool & The Gang, REO Speedwagon, Huey Lewis and the News, Styx -- and present, such as Fall Out Boy, Adam Lambert, Jessie J, Yandel, Hunter Hayes, and T-Pain.

In addition to the headliners, Universal also has as small stage near in the French Quarter food stalls, where authentic New Orleans musicians play zydeco and blues before the big show.

The 2018 schedule is:

Date Performer
February 3 (Saturday) Sean Paul
February 10 (Saturday) The Beach Boys
February 17 (Saturday) Kelsea Ballerini
February 18 (Sunday) Andy Grammer
February 24 (Saturday) Macklemore
March 3 (Saturday) 311
March 4 (Sunday) Phillip Phillips
March 10 (Saturday) Jason Denulo
March 11 (Sunday) Fitz and the Tantrums
March 17 (Saturday) Foreigner
March 18 (Sunday) Fifth Harmony
March 24 (Saturday) Jessie J
March 25 (Sunday) BUSH

Shows usually start at 8:30 PM or 9:00 PM, but see our Universal Studios Florida Showtimes page for specific times. Note that showtimes may not be released until very close to the show date and that they may change, so verify the start time once you get to the park.

Touring Tips

The concerts are standing-room only and first-come/first-served; crowds can be enormous, and folks sometimes start lining up shortly after park opening for the hottest acts. There is no extra-cost VIP area available, but there is an ADA accessible viewing section near the restrooms on the New York side. Large video screens broadcast the stage to those standing in the far back, so consider watching from the New York Battery Park area if you aren't an uber-fan of the artist.

Special Comments

There is no additional charge for Mardi Gras Concerts. They are included with park admission.

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