Universal Orlando Resort announces the addition of pop duo MKTO and hit singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips to the list of popular artists performing at this year’s Mardi Gras celebration.
Best known for their multi-platinum singles, “Thank You” and “Classic,” pop group MKTO will make their concert debut at Universal Studios Florida on Friday, March 13. The group’s name stands for musical duo Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, as well as “Misfit Kids and Total Outcasts.”
On Saturday, March 28, “American Idol” victor Phillip Phillips will take the stage. His most popular song, “Home,” has endured great success with more than four million copies sold, and he released his newest album, “Behind the Lights,” last May.
Running select nights Feb. 7 to April 18, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras is a family-friendly version of the famed New Orleans festival. The event features a dazzling parade with thousands of beads, fresh Cajun dishes, bands straight from Bourbon Street and live concerts by some of today’s hottest musical acts, such as Kelly Clarkson, Jessie J and Trey Songz.
To view the complete musical lineup and learn more about the event, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras.