Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras concert lineup: Kelly Clarkson, Big Time Rush, J.Cole and more

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Every year, Universal Orlando turns out the best concert lineup of any theme park in Florida, with its Mardi Gras Concert Series. The lineup for the 2012 edition is out, and it's full of top-charting acts that'll have your tween begging for a trip to Orlando.

Boy-banders Big Time Rush (above), Hot Chelle Rae and Plain White T's; pop stars Kelly Clarkson and Jill Scott; and hip-hop upstarts J.Cole, B.o.B. and Prince Royce are among the hot acts on the bill. For fans of, ahem, a different generation, there's Diana Ross, Cyndi Lauper, the B-52s and KC and the Sunshine Band. And for everyone, obviously, there's Boyz II Men.

Clarkson, Ross and Hot Chelle Rae are all performing in Tampa Bay around the same time as their gigs in Orlando. And considering J.Cole is slated for a Friday in mid-March, we'd say he's a solid bet to join this year's 94.1 Wild Splash lineup.

The concerts are included in park admission. Click here for all the details. And get a nearly complete schedule after the jump.

Feb. 11: The B-52s

Feb. 18: Kelly Clarkson

Feb. 19: Boyz II Men

Feb. 24: Diana Ross

March 3: TBA

March 10: Big Time Rush

March 16: J.Cole

March 17: Jill Scott

March 23: Hot Chelle Rae

March 24: B.o.B.

March 30: Plain White T's

March 31: Prince Royce

April 7: Cyndi Lauper

April 14: KC and the Sunshine Band

[Last modified: Friday, January 13, 2012 3:44pm]

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