Mohegan Sun Launches Annual Hot Summer Fun Celebrations on June 15th

Millions in cash prizes and giveaways as well as celebrity sightings, pool parties and the hottest names in entertainment

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 28, 2015) – The 18th annual Hot Summer Fun is hotter than ever with big names and fabulous prizes this summer. The celebrations, which kick off June 15th and run through September 6th, will feature millions in cash prizes, giveaways, fireworks displays, as well as the most unforgettable entertainment and nightlife.

Special Events

Swipe your Momentum card all summer long for a chance to win 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250! The Roll With Your Top Down Giveaway runs from June 15th to September 4th. Swipe your Momentum card at any kiosk and you could roll out with Free Slot Play, Momentum Dollars or up to 100 entries toward the Grand Prize!

Celebrate the first signs of summer at Hot Summer Fun’s kickoff event, Sun BBQFest! Get fired up for some finger-lickin’ fun during Sun BBQFest. On June 13th & 14th, savor the flavors of the best barbeque around with festivities featuring live music, a beer trailer, barbeque battles and so much more you can sink your teeth into!

Mohegan Sun lights up the sky with an extraordinary fireworks display at the Mid-Summer and End of Summer Sizzlers. Open to all, the fun kicks off at 6:00pm and includes The Wethersfield Farmer’s Market, games for kids of all ages and carnival food favorites, as well as an area for guests 21+. These special parties will be hosted on Sunday, July 26th and Sunday, August 30th. NOTE: Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Other various events will be taking place throughout the summer including Mohegan Sun’s Signature Events series. Don’t miss an exclusive Winning Authors event with beachy bestseller Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Rumor, on Friday June 26th.

Double Up Mondays

Beginning Monday, June 15th, guests can earn double Momentum Dollars from 6:00am to Midnight. Bring a friend to sign up for a Momentum card and double the fun with $10.00 Free Slot Play for you both to enjoy. Season’s Buffett will offer two lunches for $30.00 from 11:00am to 5:00pm then two dinners for $40.00 until close. Todd English’s Tuscany rounds out the double deals with a two for $40.00 Tuscan table offer from 11:30am to 3:00pm.

Cash Dash Tuesdays

Let the money fly all summer long inside Mohegan Sun’s Cash Cube where up to $100,000 is given away every Tuesday. New this year, catch the $2.00 bill inside the Cash Cube and we’ll double your winnings! Beginning Tuesday, June 16th, every half hour from Noon to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:00pm, one lucky Momentum member playing their favorite slot machine will have a chance to enter the Cash Cube. Win up to $10,000 in 60 seconds when you dash to grab the cash each Tuesday this summer.

Power-Your-Play Wednesdays

All summer long, Momentum members can test their luck with PowerPlay Bonusing. Starting Wednesday, June 17th players can try their hand at Virtual Racing when earning 1 status point from 10:00am to Noon, 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Prospector’s Plunge takes over PowerPlay Bonusing in July with a $20,000 prize pool per tournament and in August, PowerSpin is the name of the game from 10:00am-10:00pm. September brings the Hot Spot PowerPlay from 10:00am to 2:00pm where guests can win $5.00 to $25.00 of Free Slot Play!

Cash Crew Thursdays

The wild and crazy Cash Crew will give away a total of $10,000 to four lucky guest each Thursday this summer! Starting Thursday, June 18th, play your favorite slot or table and keep your eyes peeled for the Cash Crew and you could win $2,500!

Free & Fun Fridays

Each Friday morning throughout Hot Summer Fun, Mohegan Sun will also be giving away free t-shirts for the first 3,000 Momentum members. Beginning June 19th, shirts will be distributed at the Event Center inside Sticks & Stones and Summer Coat Check  starting at 9:00am. A different color shirt will be given each week. Collect all 12 during Hot Summer Fun! Then start the weekend early with the Party on the Rooftop. This 21 and over event allows guests to listen to live music and purchase various treats from rotating food trucks.  Party on the Rooftop kicks off on Friday, June 19th with live music by Beatlemania, a tribute to The Beatles. For a complete list of participating bands, click here.

Worth the Wait Weekends

Weekends heat up at Mohegan Sun during Hot Summer Fun.  Dance under the stars at GLO – the only nighttime pool party in New England, soak up the sun during three featured Day GLO parties, enjoy a drink under the world’s largest indoor planetarium dome at VISTA Lounge at Wombi Rock or party the night away at MIST, a steamy, contemporary venue that sits beneath the water wall in Casino of the Wind.

Let the Music Play

This summer, Mohegan Sun has your concert hookup with 34 concerts drawing a quarter of a million people this summer! The top-ranked Mohegan Sun Arena will be home to hot tours like Ariana Grande, Def Leppard, Shania Twain, Meghan Trainor, Rob Zombie, Idina Menzel, Kelly Clarkson and so much more.

The Wolf Den, which is open seven days a week, free and for guests 21 and over, will see such acts as Andy Grammer, Cassidy Pope, Salt N Pepa among others. Don’t miss the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun with multiple home games inside Mohegan Sun Arena throughout June, July and August!

About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular travel destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class golf course and spa, over 85 shops, restaurants, nightclubs and bars, three award-winning entertainment venues including the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena, and three stunning casinos all under one roof. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford, New Haven and Providence, and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and ocean waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, find us on Pinterest and view us on YouTube.

Of Monsters And Men Reveal Dates For Massive North American Headline Tour

Mohegan Sun Arena to welcome the tour this September; New track and lyric video for “Hunger” Released Today; Band launches behind-the-scenes of Beneath The Skin weekly video series; Highly anticipated sophomore album Beneath The Skin out June 9th

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 27, 2015) – OF MONSTERS AND MEN officially announce dates for their upcoming North American headline tour in support of their highly anticipated sophomore album, Beneath The Skin [Republic Records], out June 9th.

This tour kicks off August 5th in Calgary, Alberta Canada and plays major markets across the continent and concludes October 17 in San Diego, CA.  Mohegan Sun Arena will welcome the band for a Saturday, September 26th concert, beginning at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Friday, June 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, June 6th, subject to availability.

Fans can access a special pre-sale via the group’s official site, today. This adds to their already packed summer schedule with confirmed festival appearances including Sasquatch, Osheaga, Lollapolooza, Toronto Urban Roots Festival, Austin City Limits and more.

Yesterday the band released a new track “Hunger” off of the LP. The haunting tack premiered on Nylon.com and is available for instant download with purchase of Beneath The Skin. Watch it here! On “Hunger” Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir recalls: “The first idea for “Hunger” came on our last tour. I was always playing this one verse again and again on the bus, obsessing over it. Some songs kind of do that to you. So it was in the works for a long time before we actually started making a song out of it.” Those who pre-order the album will also receive instant downloads of “Crystals,” “I Of The Storm” and “Empire.”  Pre-order it here!

In addition, as fans await the arrival of Beneath The Skin, the multi-platinum Icelandic group have created a series of intimate behind-the-scene vignettes following the making of the record. A new clip will premiere each week leading up to the June 9th release. The exclusive series documents Beneath The Skin’s creation with up-close-and-personal documentary footage and dives into the stories behind the album’s lyrics, production, composition and more. You can watch the first clip on Billboard.com.

Meanwhile, the music video for Beneath The Skin’s first single “Crystals” debuted last week with Entertainment Weekly raving “(The video) Led by Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir with gold-flaked eye shadow and metallic accents dripping from her lashes – overseeing her bandmates in an almost-Frankensteinian affair, the video is as captivating as its track.” Check out the breathtaking video here.

OF MONSTERS AND MEN have come a long way from their native Iceland. They quickly became a phenomenon in 2011 with the quadruple-platinum “Little Talks” and their chart-topping debut, My Head Is An Animal, which has since moved 2 million copies worldwide. Since then, the group has delivered rapturous performances at festivals such as  Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Pukkelpop, and Splendour in the Grass as well as at countless sold out headline shows the world over. They have charmed TV audiences with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Graham Norton Show and Saturday Night Live. In the midst of it all, they lent the single “Dirty Paws” to a trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the iPhone 5 introduction video, while “Silhouettes” was featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.

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. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. 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.

Father’s Day Specials At Mohegan Sun

Give Dad an unforgettable day with dining and shopping specials on June 21st

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 21, 2015) – Thank Dad for all he’s done for you with a Father’s Day he’ll cherish. Mohegan Sun is dishing out all the best dining and shopping specials for Fathers and families to enjoy.

Todd English’s Tuscany will be hosting a Father’s Day 4 course tasting menu. The specialty dinner will feature a deluxe menu including a wedge salad, ricotta gnocchi, and grilled swordfish in a celeriac puree with watercress salad, radish, shaved fennel, topped with a citrus vinaigrette. Finish off the meal with a small chocolate cake with vanilla gelato for dessert. The dinner is $60.00 per person or $90.00 per person with a wine pairing.

Surf & Turf is on the menu for a spectacular Father’s Day at BALLO Italian Restaurant. Families are invited to bring in their Dads to enjoy shrimp and crispy pecorino potatoes accompanied by a 24 oz. bone-in rib eye for only $57.00.

On Father’s Day Hash House A Go Go will feature “Dad-approved” selections including Papi Chulo hash, Felix’s “Front of the TV Meal” and a peanut butter and banana flapjack!

Geno’s Fast Break will take 20% off any meal and beverage for Dad and Geno’s Pub will feature a burger and draft beer special for just $16.99. On Father’s Day, Geno’s Bagels, Sweets & Subs will dish out Dad’s choice of pancakes or eggs with home fries or toast and bacon or sausage for only $8.99. Wok On by Geno’s Fast Break will take 50% off one combo for Dad’s on June 21st.

No Father’s Day would be complete without a sweet treat. Stop by Ben & Jerry’s for an ice cream cake for Dad. Cake prices start at $18.99 and require 48 hour notice.

Follow up the Father’s Day meal with a little shopping at The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Bluwire has The Revo on special for just $116.99, a perfect gift for the Dad who loves technology. Robert Graham is also treating all Dads to $50.00 off a purchase of $300.00 or more.

Round our your Father’s Day festivities with a trip to Clay Pipe from June 19th to June 21st for 20% off five of the best cigars including the Cohiba Comador Toro Grande, the Davidoff Spec “R” Turbo and more!

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 85 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.