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Sheryl Crow, Aretha Franklin, Blondie lead Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras concert series



We're still not sure exactly when Universal Studios Orlando will open the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but the park is still giving us plenty of reasons to drive up I-4.

The park's annual Mardi Gras celebration kicks off Feb. 6, and the park has once again attracted a slew of top-notch talent for its weekly concert series: Sheryl Crow, Blondie, Dierks Bentley, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Akon, Flo Rida, Miranda Lambert, 3 Doors Down, KC and the Sunshine Band, Kool and the Gang, Chicago and the Beach Boys.

The concerts take place each weekend through April 17, which is way past the end of Mardi Gras, but hey, the party never stops in New Orleans, so why should it stop in Orlando? Admission to the concerts is included with a Universal ticket or annual pass. Get the full concert lineup after the jump.

Feb. 6: KC and the Sunshine Band

Feb. 13: Heart

Feb. 14: Kool and the Gang

Feb. 20: Blondie

Feb. 27: Dierks Bentley

March 6: Akon

March 13: Aretha Franklin

March 20: Miranda Lambert

March 27: 3 Doors Down

April 3: Beach Boys

April 9: Sheryl Crow

April 10: Flo Rida

April 17: Chicago

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-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: AP.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:16pm]


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