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Universal Studios: Mardi Gras concert lineup includes B-52s, Pitbull, Neon Trees

Universal Studios has released the lineup of musical performers for this year's

Mardi Gras

festivities, which are every Saturday evening between Feb. 12 and April 23 plus three Friday concerts and one Sunday event. That will make three consecutive weekends with concerts on both Friday and Saturday night during the key

Spring Break

period.

The concerts are set for Music Plaza stage after the bead-flinging parade each evening.

Feb. 12: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Feb. 19:

The B-52s

Feb. 20 (Sunday): KC & the Sunshine Band

Feb. 26: Pitbull

March 5:

Lynyrd Skynyrd

March 12: Foreigner

March 18 (Friday): Neon Trees ("Animal")

March 19: Thirty Seconds to Mars

March 25 (Friday): OneRepublic ("Apologize," "Stop and Stare")

March 26: Blake Shelton

April 1 (Friday): Sean Kingston

April 2: Ne-Yo

April 9:

Lifehouse

April 16:

Beach Boys

April 23: TBA

New Orleans bands again will be playing in the French Quarter area during the event. Performers include Big Al & the Heavyweights (Feb. 12) , Lil Malcom and the House Rockers (Feb. 19-20), John Lisi & Delt Funk (Feb. 26), Grady Champion (March 5), Honey Island Swamp Band (March 12), J.J. Callier and the Zydeco Knockouts (March 18-19), Soul Project (March 25-26), Lil Brian & the Zydeco Travellers (April 1-2), Rockin Jake (April 9), Beth McKee & the Sliders (April 16)and Daddy Mac Blues Band (April 23).

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