Universal Orlando 2014 Mardi Gras concert lineup released

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The Wanted is the final announced act in the Universal Orlando 2014 Mardi Gras concert lineup. While certain Orlando theme parks keep losing musical acts, earlier today Universal Orlando released an unusually strong list of artists for their 2014 Mardi Gras concert lineup. This year's event opens on February 8 with a performance by Daughtry, and continues all the way until May 31, with concerts on Saturday nights and select Fridays in March. Top names on the Universal Orlando 2014 Mardi Gras concert lineup include Barenaked Ladies (who backed out of a SeaWorld gig post-Blackfish), Robin Thicke, Foreigner, Nelly, Gavin DeGraw, and The Wanted. All headliner concerts take place on the Music Plaza stage in Universal Studios Florida after the Mardi Gras parade (which features 3 new floats inspired by "Around the World in 80 Days"), and are included with regular admission or annual passes. Here's the full concert lineup direct from Universal, including the authentic New Orleans bands performing in the "French Quarter Courtyard" food and merchandise area:

2014 MARDI GRAS TALENT LINE-UP

Mardi Gras Event Dates

Headliners

(performing in the Music Plaza)

New Orleans Bands

(performing in the French Quarter)

February 8

Daughtry

Remedy Krewe

February 15

Barenaked Ladies

Soul Project

February 16

Thomas Rhett

Soul Project

February 22

Robin Thicke

Rockin Jake

March 1

Collective Soul

Big Al and The Heavyweights

March 8

Prince Royce

Daddy Mac Blues Band

March 14

Cody Simpson

Mississippi Rail Company

March 15

Foreigner

Mississippi Rail Company

March 21

TBD

The Big Easy Playboys

March 22

Gavin DeGraw

The Big Easy Playboys

March 28

TBD

Dirty Bourbon River Show

March 29

TBD

Dirty Bourbon River Show

April 5

Skillet

John Lisi and Delt Funk

April 12

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Beth McKee & The Sliders

April 19

Kool & the Gang

Gravy

May 3

Nelly

Chris O'Leary

May 10

The Wanted

T Bird & The Breaks

May 17

TBD

Grady Champion

May 24

TBD

Cha Wa

May 31

TBD

Naughty Professor

 

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