Travel: Universal Studios Orlando Mardi Gras Festivities Starting Feb 9th!

This Saturday, February 9th, Universal Studios Orlando will be kicking off their Mardi Gras festivities with a special concert by alternative rock band, Lifehouse, with a live performance on the Music Plaza stage.

With popular hits like “Hanging By A Moment,” “You and Me” and “Whatever It Takes,” alternative rockers Lifehouse have sold more than 15 million albums sold worldwide. The band’s music has been featured on hit TV shows, such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scrubs” and “Smallville,” and in films like “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”

Along with the Lifehouse concert, Universal Studios Orlando will have a six-week long Mardi Gras celebration.  The family-friendly celebration runs select nights through April 20th, and will include parades, Mardi Gras beads (remember, this party will be family-friendly), and Universal Studios own French Quarter Courtyard, with authentic New Orleans-style bands, and delicious cajun cuisine!  This years parade will feature new floats inspired by the “Colorful Cultures Around the World” theme, including the Elegance of India float.

The schedule of events for February 9th:

4:00 p.m.:  The French Quarter Courtyard opens
7:45 p.m.:  The Mardi Gras Parade begins
8:30 p.m.: Lifehouse concert begins

Lifehouse is not the only band coming to town.  Universal Studios Orlando has other hit musicians coming for the Mardi Gras celebration, including PitBull!

Other Saturday concerts during the Mardi Gras celebration include:

Feb 16th: Steve Miller Band
Feb 17th: Boys Like Girls
Feb 23rd:  Trey Songz
Mar 2nd: Demi Novato
Mar 9th: Montgomery Gentry
Mar 15th: Sean Kingston
Mar 16: Matchbox Twenty
Mar 22nd: Austin Mahone
Mar 23rd: Philip Philips
Mar 30th: Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo
Apr 6th: Kool and the Gang
Apr 13th: Pitbull
Apr 29th: All American Rejects

For more information, visit Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Orlando.  You can also like Universal Studios Orlando on Facebook and Twitter

(Disclosure:  I received no monetary or product compensation for this information.  This is a travel information publication only.)