Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Continues With The Roots

The Roots at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 

This Saturday, GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop/neo-soul band The Roots, house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and best known for their singles, “The Next Movement,” “The Seed” and “You Got Me,” will shake up Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration with a live concert on the Music Plaza stage. Before the concert, guests can catch colorful beads by the handful during the festive Mardi Gras parade, which features 12 vibrant floats, including three new additions celebrating Jules Verne’s novel, “Around the World in 80 Days.” Guests can also visit Universal Studios Florida’s very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine and see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.

Schedule of Events for Universal Orlando’s

Mardi Gras Saturday, May 17:

  • 4:00 p.m. – French Quarter Courtyard Opens

  • 8:15 p.m. – Mardi Gras Parade Starts

  • 9:00 p.m. – Live Concert with The Roots Begins

Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras

Universal Orlando’s “N’awlins”-inspired, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras runs select nights through June 7. The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.

2014 Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Talent Line-Up

Event Date Headliners (Performing in Music Plaza)
May 17 The Roots
May 24 Cher Lloyd
May 31 Huey Lewis and the News
June 7

Robin Thicke


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