Universal Studios Orlando hosts ‘Florida’s Biggest Party’ with its annual Mardi Gras celebration, bringing ten fan-favorite bands and singers on select weekend nights from Feb. 27 to April 16.

This Saturday night’s celebration takes place in the middle of the seasonal event, featuring parades, beads, food, and a live concert from Shawn Mendes – you might remember Shawn from Vine where he would post song covers.

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Since becoming Vine-famous, Mendes has signed with Island Records and released his first album – Handwritten – in April of 2015, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The 17-year-old has had many hit songs such as Life of the party and Stitches.

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A general schedule of events includes:

  • 4 p.m. – French Quarter Courtyard opens
  • 7:45 p.m. – Mardi Gras parade starts
  • 8:30 p.m. – Live concert begins

A full schedule, and remaining events, follow:

  • February 27 Fall Out Boy
  • March 5 Kool & the Gang
  • March 12 The Fray
  • March 13 Adam Lambert
  • March 19 Shawn Mendes
  • March 20 3 Doors Down
  • March 26 REO Speedwagon
  • April 2 T-Pain
  • April 9 Jessie J
  • April 16 Yandel

Knight News will be at Universal Mardi Gras Saturday night March 19 to provide coverage of the celebration.