This attraction is open seasonally.
Description And Comments
Mardi Gras Concerts take place on most Saturdays (and occasionally other nights) after dark during the months of February, March, and April. (In 2014 the month of May and part of June were also included.)
Every Mardi Gras event night, after the parade concludes (approximately 45 minutes after step off), a big-name concert kicks off on Music Plaza Stage. The concerts are a definite highlight of Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration. With dozens of 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 -- Foreigner, Huey Lewis and the News, Olivia Newton-John, Styx, Heart, The B-52's -- and present, such as Nelly, Weezer, Daughtry, and Jessie J.
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 2016 schedule is:
|February 6 (Saturday)||Hunter Hayes|
|February 13 (Saturday)||Diana Ross|
|February 14 (Sunday)||Barenaked Ladies|
|February 20 (Saturday)||Nate Ruess|
|February 27 (Saturday)||Fall Out Boy|
|March 5 (Saturday)||Kool & The Gang|
|March 12 (Saturday)||The Fray|
|March 13 (Saturday)||Adam Lambert|
|March 19 (Saturday)||Shawn Mendes|
|March 20 (Sunday)||3 Doors Down|
|March 26 (Saturday)||REO Speedwagon|
|April 2 (Saturday)||T-Pain|
|April 9 (Saturday)||Jessie J|
|April 16 (Saturday)||Yandel|
See our Universal Studios Florida Showtimes page for specific times. Note that showtimes may not be released until very close to the show date.
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 TWISTER restrooms. 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.
There is no additional charge for Mardi Gras Concerts. They are included with park admission.