Sun WineFest Tickets Go On Sale For 2015

Tickets for the 12th annual Sun WineFest go on sale Friday, August 29th

Uncasville, CT (August 28, 2014) – Join Mohegan Sun for the 12th annual Sun WineFest on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015 and uncork a weekend full of fine wine, great food, celebrity chefs and more. Tickets for all Sun WineFest events go on sale Friday, August 29th through Ticketmaster and the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

The Grand Tasting
Sample over 1,000 varieties of wine and beer during Sun WineFest’s main event, the  Sun WineFest Grand Tasting, on Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th. Browse your way through endless selections from Bogle Vineyards, Bravium, Winebow, Otter Creek, Harpoon and many more inside the Convention Center and Uncas Ballroom. Choice menu items from some of the region’s best restaurants will also be available for purchase including Bella Bella Gourmet Foods and First & Last Tavern.

Tickets to the Saturday Sun WineFest Grand Tasting are $90.00; tickets for the Sunday tasting are $70.00. The event runs from Noon to 5:00pm both days.

Bourbon Tasting
Get a jump start on Sun WineFest and take part in the Friday, January 23rd Bourbon Tasting inside the Uncas Ballroom. The tasting, which runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm is presented by Jim Beam and invites guests to sample a variety of fine bourbons.  Dine on delectable hors d’oeuvres and round out the evening by sampling an array of cigars.

Tickets to the Bourbon Tasting presented by Jim Beam are $90.00 per person.

Elite Cru Tasting
Taste “the-best-of-the-best” vintages and get one-on-ones with the winemakers during the Sun WineFest Elite Cru Tasting. Learn the principals behind their craft and get a closer look into some of the finer wines Sun WineFest has to offer.

This year there will be two tastings, both on Saturday, January 24th. The first session runs from Noon to 2:00pm; the second tasting runs from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Tickets to the Elite Cru Tasting are $210.00 each. The ticket price includes the Elite Cru Tasting as well as entry into Saturday’s Sun WineFest Grand Tasting.

Celebrity Chef Dine Around
On Saturday, January 24th guests are invited to the Celebrity Chef Dine Around to watch the masters at work. Celebrity chefs will be on-hand serving up their best recipes at several live cooking stations. Enjoy the pairing of fine wine or premium beer to match each signature dish.

The Celebrity Chef Dine Around will take place inside the Uncas Ballroom from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Tickets are $200.00 each.

Sun WineFest Grain & Grapes Ticket Package
Gain entry into the Friday night Bourbon Tasting presented by Jim Beam and the Saturday Sun WineFest Grand Tasting with this year’s special Grain & Grapes Ticket Package. The package is $145.00 and includes entry into both events.

For more information about all Sun WineFest 2015 events, featured personalities, hours and area hotel information, visit sunwinefest.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on     Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Dierks Bentley Announces 2nd Leg Of 2014 Riser Tour Amid Capacity Amphitheater Crowds And Glowing Reviews

Randy Houser and Eric Paslay join Mohegan Sun Arena show set for Saturday, November 15th

Platinum selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley announced that a second leg has been added to his 2014 Riser Tour.  The 20 city run begins October 2nd in Stockton, CA and runs through the  end of the year with special guests Randy Houser and Eric Paslay on the US dates. The tour rolls into Uncasville, CT for a 7:30pm concert on Saturday, November 15th at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Tickets are $45.00 and go on sale Friday, September 5th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, September 6th, subject to availability.  See www.Dierks.com for more details.

“It’s going to be tough to top this summer, but every night I get more excited and don’t want this run to end.  I’m just living in the moment as much as I can and taking it all in…it really has been the best summer of my life,” said Bentley.  “I’m looking forward to having Randy and Eric on the road for the next leg…both of them are crazy talented.”

While capacity crowds have filled amphitheaters across the country, Bentley’s tour has also caught the attention of critics who note headlining is “what the man was born to do” (Arizona Republic).

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Slipknot Announce The Prepare For Hell North American Headline Tour With Very Special Guests Korn And Openers King 810

Tour heads to Mohegan Sun Arena on December 5th; Tickets on sale Friday, September 5th

Global Rock juggernauts Slipknot have announced the next phase of their uncompromising history -– the release of .5: The Gray Chapter – the fifth studio album from the Grammy Award® -winning group – arrives on October 21st, while their North American Prepare For Hell tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, is set to kick off immediately following the band’s previously announced Knotfest (October 24th – 26th). The major tour heads to Mohegan Sun for a Friday, December 5th concert, beginning at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $48.50 and go on sale Friday, September 5th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, September 6th, subject to availability.

.5: The Gray Chapter is available now for pre-order on the iTunes Store, with all pre-orders receiving instant downloads of the album’s powerful new song “The Devil In I” as well as “The Negative One.” .5: The Gray Chapter is also available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs (2 bonus tracks and expanded packaging) as well as limited edition, colored vinyl double LP set.

Slipknot unleashed “The Negative One” earlier this month, marking the groundbreaking band’s first new music in more than six years. The song immediately hit #1 on Billboard‘s Trending 140 chart, with the band and track both quickly becoming trending topics on Twitter globally and in the US. The track is currently sitting atop the metal singles chart for its third straight week and counting. Meanwhile its nightmarish companion video – directed by the band’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown) – has quickly drawn more than 2 million individual views at Slipknot’s official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgA7KIwKlOE.

Slipknot have also announced the Prepare For Hell Tour - a major North American headline tour with very special guests Korn and openers King 810 – kicking off October 29th in El Paso, TX and traversing North America through December 7th.

“We’ve been waiting a long time for this,” stated Slipknot’s Corey Taylor. “Not only do we get to tour with friends who we respect, we’ve also chosen a band that represents the fury of the future. Slipknot is coming to your town. And hell’s coming with us.”

The nationwide run will see Slipknot coming hot off the heels of their US live return at their own KNOTFEST, with two unique sets at their very own three-day metal and heavy music destination festival slated for October 24th through October 26th at San Bernardino, California’s San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds. Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink and curated by Slipknot themselves, KNOTFEST will see Slipknot headline the Main Stage on both Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, offering fans a taste of the upcoming album with a unique concert experience each night. KNOTFEST will feature over 60 bands – including Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass, and many others – performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday Night VIP Pre-Party Bash (featuring Slipknot’s DJ Sid), band performances and other activities for those that purchase VIP or Camping Packages. For details, including complete ticketing information, please see www.knotfest.com.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.