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The Streets of Universal Studios Come Alive for Mardi Gras

The Streets of Universal Studios Come Alive for Mardi Gras

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Published by Greg W Sheldon
Fun music for the Mardi Gras time of year. Check it out.
Fun music for the Mardi Gras time of year. Check it out.

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Published by: Greg W Sheldon on Feb 21, 2012
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 Universal Studios, one of two amazing theme parks at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida,boasts the largest Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans - complete with a live concertseries that features a diversity of musical stars, colorful parades full of floats (plenty of beads willalso be thrown around!), elaborately costumed characters and delectable "Big Easy" cuisine suchas jambalaya and shrimp gumbo. In addition, Mardi Gras at Universal Studios features live performances from some of the FrenchQuarter's most talented musicians through the "Celebrate the Music of New Orleans" program.New Orleans musicians scheduled to appear include Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, T-Broussard andthe Zydeco Steppers, Brian Lee and The Blues Power Band, Billy Iuso and The Restless Natives,Lil' Malcolm and The House Rockers, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Dopsie and The ZydecoHellraisers, Chris Klein and The Boulevards, Lil' Brian and The Zydeco Travelers, Soul Project andMem Shannon and The Membership. Known as the "ultimate street party," Mardi Gras at Universal Studios takes place nearly everySaturday night from early February to mid-April. Admission to Mardi Gras at Universal Studios is$44.95 plus tax. Live concerts in the Universal Studios Mardi Gras Concert Series begin at 8:30PM. "This yearly event is a wonderful addition to the dynamic rides and shows at Universal StudiosFlorida. Both locals and visitors alike enjoy the nationally recognized musical acts that headlinethe Mardi Gras events," said Kyle Collins, Director of Interactive Marketing for HotelsCorp.com. "Inaddition, Universal CityWalk hosts an official Mardi Gras after-party that includes free admission toselect nightclubs, including Pat O'Brien's, the official Mardi Gras Headquarters of CityWalk." 2007 Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Concert Schedule o Donna Summer - February 10, 2007 Known as the "Queen of Disco," this Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter's slew of hitsinclude "Hot Stuff," "Last Dance" and "She Works Hard for the Money." o Huey Lewis & The News - February 17, 2007 The quintessential '80s rock band, Huey Lewis & The News charted frequently with suchclassics as "I Want a New Drug," "Do You Believe In Love," "Hip to be Square" and "If This is It." o Taylor Hicks - February 24, 2007 Winner of the fifth season of American Idol, Taylor Hicks recently released his debut album, whichhas proven a big hit with his hardcore fan base - known as the "Soul Patrol." o Wynonna - March 3, 2007 Award-winning country music singer Wynonna Judd (daughter of Naomi and sister of Ashley)boasts several No. 1 hits, including "I Saw the Light," No One Else on Earth" and "She is His Only
Need." o The Doobie Brothers - March 10, 2007 A classic rock band, The Doobies continue to entertain audiences of all ages with such tunes as"Takin' it to the Streets," "Black Water," "Listen to the Music," "It Keeps You Runnin'" and "What aFool Believes." o The Temptations & The Four Tops - March 17, 2007 Two legendary groups from the Motown era combine for a one-of-a-kind concert experience thatwill feature such classics as "My Girl," "Get Ready," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," The Way You Dothe Things You Do" and "Baby, I Need Your Loving," among many others. o Sean Paul - March 24, 2007 An extremely popular and talented Jamaican dancehall reggae artist, Sean Paul has reached thecharts with such hits as "Gimme the Light," "Get Busy," "Like Glue" and "Temperature." o Daughtry - April 7, 2007 Although Chris Daughtry finished fourth place during the fifth season of American Idol, the rocksinger formed his own band Daughtry and released an album (full of hits such as "It's Not Over"and "Breakdown") that has already reached No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. o KC & The Sunshine Band - April 14, 2007 Founded in the early '70s, KC and the Sunshine Band scored a number of disco hits such as "GetDown Tonight," "Shake Your Booty" and "That's the Way (I Like it)." Orlando, Florida Guide, the most comprehensive online guide to Orlando and Disney World, alsofeatures discount Disney World tickets, incredible deals on Orlando hotels and individually tailoredOrlando vacation packages.  Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Ryan_Wiseman 

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