Uni­ver­sal: Marsh­mello, Luis Fonsi com­ing to Mardi Gras

Orlando Sentinel - - PEOPLE & ARTS - By De­wayne Bevil

Uni­ver­sal Or­lando has re­leased its Mardi Gras con­cert list, which in­cludes per­for­mances by TLC, Luis Fonsi and Marsh­mello. The New Or­leans-in­spired event be­gins Feb. 1 at Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios theme park.

Uni­ver­sal’s Mardi Gras also in­cludes a nightly pa­rade, which will fea­ture six new floats that fall into a Trea­sures of the Deep theme. Ex­pect the sunken city of At­lantis and mys­ti­cal crea­tures to be rep­re­sented, Uni­ver­sal says. The pa­rade and con­certs are in­cluded in reg­u­lar park ad­mis­sion.

En­ter­tain­ers set for the park’s Mu­sic Plaza stage, sub­ject to change, in­clude:

■ Feb. 1: The Roots

■ Feb. 8: Karol G

■ Feb. 15: Bell Biv DeVoe

■ Feb. 16: Live

■ Feb. 22: Kool & the Gang

■ Feb. 29: TLC

■ March 7: REO Speed­wagon

■ March 8: Dustin Lynch

■ March 13: Luis Fonsi

■ March 14: The All-Amer­i­can Re­jects

■ March 15: Diana Ross

■ March 20: Chris Young

■ March 21: Earth, Wind & Fire

■ March 22: Marsh­mello

■ March 28: Why Don’t We

■ March 29: Gavin De­Graw

Show time is listed at 8:30 p.m. for the Mardi Gras con­certs. The pa­rade start times vary ac­cord­ing to night, rang­ing from 6-7:45 p.m.

In ad­di­tion, New Or­leans bands will per­form in the park’s French Quar­ter Court­yard. Sched­uled are Dirty Bour­bon River Show (Feb. 1-13), Free Agents Brass Band (Feb. 14-March 5), New Breed Brass Band (March 6-21) and Naughty Pro­fes­sor Brass Band (March 22-April 2).

The event also in­cludes a new foodand-bev­er­age op­tion, the Car­ni­val Around the Uni­verse tast­ing tent and add-on ex­pe­ri­ences such as the Bayou Boil. Classic New Or­leans dishes will be sold.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to uni­ver­sa­lor­lando.com/mardigras.

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EFE

Luis Fonsi is set to per­form at Uni­ver­sal’s Mardi Gras on March 13.

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