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Diana Ross, Kool & the Gang Among Artists to Play Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras Concert Series

George Pimentel/WireImageIf you're planning a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, between early February and mid April, you'll be able to check out some great music in addition to all the cool rides and attractions.  Diana Ross, Kool & the Gang and REO Speedwagon are just a few of the well-known artists that will be performing shows as part of the theme park's 2016 Mardi Gras concert series.

Ross' concert is scheduled for February 13, Kool & the Gang's show will take place on March 5 and REO Speedwagon will rock out on March 26.  A total of 14 headlining shows will be held at Universal Orlando's Music Plaza during the Mardi Gras celebration, while a variety of New Orleans bands a slated to play in the French Quarter section of the park.

Other headlining acts lined up for this year's festivities include Barenaked Ladies, sometimes Queen singer Adam Lambert, 3 Doors Down, Jessie J, Fall Out Boy, fun. frontman Nate Ruess, The Fray, Hunter Hayes and Shawn Mendes.

With the price of admission to the Universal Orlando park during the celebration, which runs from February 6 to April 16, visitors will be able to enjoy the concerts as well as a Mardi Gras-style parade complete with floats, street performers and lots of beads.  In addition, all sorts of Cajun cuisine will be available for purchase at the park's French Quarter Courtyard.

For more details about the Mardi Gras festivities, and a complete list of performers and concert dates, visit

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