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Fall Out Boy, 3 Doors Down, Diana Ross among Mardi Gras lineup at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando on Tuesday released its lineup for this year's Mardi Gras celebration. The spicy gumbo of current and classic music acts includes Fall Out Boy, 3 Doors Down and Diana Ross.

The theme park also announced that it would have four new floats in the parade celebrating carnivals around the globe. They include: Venetian Carnival, Oktoberfest, Fourth of July and Rio de Janiero's Carnival.

The pop, rock, country and R&B artists will put on free concerts on the Music Plaza stage on select nights Feb. 6 through April 16. A New Orleans-style parade and French Quarter food and zydeco music is all included with admission.

Here's the lineup:

Hunter Hayes:Feb. 6

Diana Ross: Feb. 13

Barenaked Ladies: Feb. 14

Nate Ruess: Feb. 20

Fall Out Boy: Feb. 27

Kool & the Gang: March 5

The Fray: March 12

Adam Lambert: March 13

Shawn Mendes: March 19

3 Doors Down: March 20

REO Speedwagon: March 26

T-Pain: April 2

Jessie J: April 9

Yandel: April 16

Among the New Orleans bands scheduled to perform in the park's French Quarter are Mississippi Rail Company, Cha Wa, Soul Project, The Big Easy Playboys, Gravy, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Naughty Professor, Rockin' Jake, Beth McKee & the Sliders, Daddy Mack Blues Band and Big Al and the Heavyweights.

Mardi Gras events are included with admission at Universal Studios, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando; $102, $97 child. See universalorlando.com for information and Florida resident discounts.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne can be reached at [email protected] Follow @SharonKWn on Twitter.

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