ORLANDO, Fla. — Pitbull, Bush, Macklemore, Dan and Shay are among the chart-topping acts expected to perform at Universal Orlando for this year's Mardi Gras event.

  • Other acts include Ziggy Marley, Gavin DeGraw and the Steve Miller Band
  • Universal's Mardi Gras 2019 to run from Feb. 9 through April 4

The resort's annual Mardi Gras celebration is a family-friendly themed version of the New Orleans celebration and features Cajun-style dishes, a nightly parade with beads and performers and live concerts on selected nights.

Other acts scheduled to perform at this year's event include Latin star Becky G., Gavin DeGraw, Ziggy Marley and the Steve Miller Band. More acts will be announced.

For the first time, food and beverage items this year will be served in smaller, tasting sizes, the resort stated.

Universal Orlando recently announced a Florida resident deal.

Universal's Mardi Gras 2019 will run through February 9 through April 4. Go to UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras to see the full lineup and dates.