Universal Orlando has announced most of the headliners for its upcoming 2019 Mardi Gras concerts.
The event will run nightly from Feb. 9 through April 4 at Universal Studios Florida. On 13 of those nights, concerts will take place on the park’s Music Plaza Stage. The full lineup includes:
— Feb. 9: Bush
— Feb. 16: Gavin DeGraw
— Feb. 17: Dan + Shay
— Feb. 23: Macklemore
— March 2: TBA
— March 9: Becky G
— March 10: Sean Paul
— March 16: Steve Miller Band
— March 17: Ziggy Marley
— March 23: NF
— March 24: Pitbull
— March 30: TBA
— March 31: TBA
Several of the acts are making a return to the Mardi Gras stage. Macklemore, Sean Paul and Bush were all part of the 2018 lineup. Gavin DeGraw was part of the 2014 event.
The park’s New York area (re-christened the “French Quarter Courtyard” during Mardi Gras) will feature live music every night of the event from New Orleans-style brass bands like Dirty Bourbon River Show (Feb. 9-17), Naughty Professor Brass Band (Feb. 18-Feb. 27), Free Agents Brass Band featuring Honey Bannister (Feb. 28-March 18) and New Breed Brass Band (March 19-April 4).
Along with the concerts, the event will also offer Cajun food and other New Orleans favorites.
“Our culinary team has whipped up new and returning fan-favorite food and drink options,” Universal Orlando content engagement representative Denielle Ricci wrote on the Universal blog. “We’re talking beignets, frog legs, crab étouffée, and crawfish! Plus, we’re going to have a signature Mardi Gras cocktail, craft beer and more.”
The nightly Mardi Gras parade will be making its return. The theme this year will be “Party Animals,” so expect to see “floats and performers dressed as their spirit animals from all over the world like the Arctic, jungle, ocean, swamp and more.”
The concerts are included with regular admission to Universal Studios Florida. To entice locals, Universal announced this week a special 3-day, one-park-per-day ticket deal for Florida residents for $160 with a valid promo code from a Coca-Cola or Coke Zero Sugar product.