Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

Earth, Wind & Fire (cancelled)

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios Florida
6000 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
United States

Event Description:

**Out of an abundance of caution and to assist with our nation’s preventive efforts, Universal Orlando Resort will temporarily close its theme parks, hotels and Universal CityWalk. Universal CityWalk will be closed as of Tuesday, March 17, and Universal Orlando’s hotels will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20. We anticipate remaining closed through March 31 – but will continue to evaluate the situation.

It’s Florida’s Biggest Party!  Celebrate 25 Years of Party at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras, every night now through April 2nd at Universal Studios Florida. Enjoy an authentic New Orleans celebration with a spectacular nightly parade featuring dazzling floats, outrageous street performers, and beads by the handful. Visit the French Quarter Courtyard where mouthwatering Cajun food is available for purchase, and live bands from the Big Easy perform nightly. On select nights* you can catch some of the biggest names in music live in concert and all the entertainment is included in your Universal Studios Florida admission or Annual pass.

Earth, Wind & Fire were one of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands of the '70s. Conceived by drummer, bandleader, songwriter, kalimba player, and occasional vocalist Maurice White, EWF's all-encompassing musical vision used funk as its foundation, but also incorporated jazz, smooth soul, gospel, pop, rock & roll, psychedelia, blues, folk, African music, and, later on, disco. Lead singer Philip Bailey gave EWF an extra dimension with his talent for crooning sentimental ballads in addition to funk workouts; behind him, the band could harmonize like a smooth Motown group, work a simmering groove like the J.B.'s, or improvise like a jazz fusion outfit. Plus, their stage shows were often just as elaborate and dynamic as George Clinton's P-Funk empire. More than just versatility for its own sake, EWF's eclecticism was part of a broader concept informed by a cosmic, mystical spirituality and an uplifting positivity the likes of which hadn't been seen since the early days of Sly & the Family Stone. Tying it all together was the accomplished songwriting of Maurice White, whose intricate, unpredictable arrangements and firm grasp of hooks and structure made EWF one of the tightest bands in funk when they wanted to be. Not everything they tried worked, but at their best, Earth, Wind & Fire seemingly took all that came before them and wrapped it up into one dizzying, spectacular package. -Artist Biography by Steve Huey

 

*Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, refunds, or returns. Prices, dates, times, attractions, and entertainment subject to availability and may change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.