Universal Orlando will kick off Mardi Gras 2020 on February 1, and it will run daily through April 2 with authentic Cajun-style cuisine, an incredible nightly parade, and live concerts from some of the biggest names in music.
As soon as we get past the holidays, it’s time for the spring theme park events, and one of my favorites is Universal Orlando‘s Mardi Gras.
This week, UO announced the concert line-up for Mardi Gras 2016, which runs select nights from February 6 through April 16, at Universal Studios Florida. It’s a good mixture of current chart-toppers to classic legends, across a variety of musical genres.
It’s time for the first WMMO Free Downtown Concert Series event for 2013, and this time it will be REO Speedwagon taking the stage on March 3.
The concert will take place in downtown Orlando at the corner of Orange Ave and Livingston. Gates open at 4pm, and the show starts around 8:30pm.
There will be vendors selling food and drinks for this free concert that is usually packed with people.
If you don’t want to stand all night, you can purchase VIP tickets that include seating by the stage and VIP bathroom access. Tickets are $47 each.
For more information, visit wmmo.com.
Classic rock group REO Speedwagon will be the headliner for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal Orlando CityWalk.
Admission to the festivities on December 31 also includes a selection of gourmet cuisine, admission to seven CityWalk nightclubs, and a traditional midnight champagne toast.
Tickets are $124.99, if purchased by December 15; $144.99 if purchased between December 16 and 31. Universal Orlando annual passholders can get a discounted price of $104.99 until December 15, as well.
For more information, visit universalorlando.com.
Mix beer, BBQ, live music and theme parks, and you have the annual Bands, Brew & BBQ at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens in Tampa.
Here’s the concert line-up for SeaWorld:
February 12 – Huey Lewis & the News
February 19 – Willie Nelson
February 26 – REO Speedwagon
March 05 – Josh Turner
And the concert line-up for Busch Gardens:
February 13 – Montgomery Gentry
February 20 – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
February 27 – The Commodores & The Pointer Sisters
March 06 – Travis Tritt & The Charlie Daniels Band
Reflecting the new ownership, the beer garden will feature over 20 breweries, including craft and international brews.
The concerts are included with regular park admission, but the BBQ and beer are extra.
I’ve had a fun time at this in past years, but I do wish they would alternate concerts between the parks so Saturday’s line-up played Busch Gardens on Sunday and vice versa.
Are you planning to go to any of these shows?