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by Dianna Ranere

Mardi Gras Opening Weekend with DAUGHTRY at Universal Orlando Resort 2/8

 

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION KICKS OFF THIS SATURDAY WITH ROCK BAND DAUGHTRY LIVE IN CONCERT

Guests Can Enjoy the Spirit of the Big Easy at Universal Studios Florida on Saturday and Select Nights

Feb. 8 through May 31

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 Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration begins this Saturday, Feb. 8, at Universal Studios Florida – combining unmatched theme park entertainment with delectable Cajun cuisine, authentic New Orleans bands, an awe-inspiring parade and live concerts by some of today’s hottest artists.

 This Saturday, Grammy award-winning rock band Daughtry will kick off the celebration with a live performance on the Music Plaza stage. With popular hits like “Home,” “It’s Not Over” and “No Surprise,” Daughtry has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. The band’s lead singer, Chris Daughtry, was discovered on season 5 of the hit show, American Idol.

 Before the concert, guests can catch colorful beads by the handful during the festive Mardi Gras parade, which will feature 12 vibrant floats, including three new additions celebrating Jules Verne’s novel, “Around the World in Eighty 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.

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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 Mardi Gras Talent Line-Up

Mardi Gras Event Dates

Headliners

(performing in the Music Plaza)

February 8Daughtry
February 15Barenaked Ladies
February 16Thomas Rhett
February 22Robin Thicke
March 1Collective Soul
March 8Prince Royce
March 14Cody Simpson
March 15Foreigner
March 21A Great Big World
March 22Gavin DeGraw
March 28TBD
March 29Weezer
April 5Skillet
April 12Lynyrd Skynyrd
April 19Kool & the Gang
May 3Nelly
May 10The Wanted
May 17TBD
May 24Cher Lloyd
May 31Huey Lewis and the News

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 WHEN:Daughtry – Saturday, February 8, 2014

4 p.m. – French Quarter Courtyard Opens

7:15 p.m. – Mardi Gras Parade Starts

8:00 p.m. – Concert Begins

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SOURCE Universal Orlando Resort