Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Return To Mohegan Sun Arena

Live at Mohegan Sun on Sunday, November 2nd

Classic vocalist and American Pop icon Frankie Valli will bring his hits “Big Girl’s Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Rag Doll,” “Who Loves You,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Working My Way Back To You,” plus countless more to Mohegan Sun Arena this fall. The show is booked for Sunday, November 2nd and starts at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Friday, August 1st through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call any Ticketmaster 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, August 2nd subject to availability.

There’s something about Frankie Valli’s music that makes young people of every generation want to get up and dance. Amid the Disco era, the Seasons hit it big with “Who Loves You,” which reached #3 in 1975, and “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night), a No. 1 record in 1976. On the other side of the Atlantic, “You’re Ready Now” and “The Night,” which didn’t do anything in the U.S., emerged from dance clubs in the north of England to become huge hits in Europe. Two decades later, in 1994, a dance club remix of “December 1963” climbed to #14 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2000, a French-language rap version of “December 1963” went to #1 in Paris. And a few years ago—a remix of the Four Seasons’ 1967 hit “Beggin’ ” became the #1 dance record in Britain.

Valli and the Four Seasons have influenced many other great recording artists. For example, from Barry Gibb: “Frankie Valli to me has become one of the hallmark voices of our generation. From the deepest emotions of his real voice to the power of his falsetto, he created a style that we all still strive to emulate.” From Billy Joel: “I wrote ‘Uptown Girl’ as the flip side to the story of ‘Rag Doll.’ I always loved that record.” And from Brian Wilson: “In the early ’60s the Four Seasons were my favorite group. I thought they were fantastic. The voice blend was fantastic. The competition helped me to get cracking. It inspired me, because they made good music. I went to the piano thinking I could top their music.”

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 at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Mohegan Sun Golf Club Hosts First Annual Til Duty Is Done Golf Classic

WHAT:
Mohegan Sun Golf Club hosts the first annual Til Duty is Done Golf Classic on Saturday, September 27th. Come show your support and help bring awareness to Til Duty is Done; an organization helping to restore and improve the lives of veterans.

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, September 27th
11:00 am- Shotgun Start
Mohegan Sun Golf Club

IN DETAIL:
Enjoy a day of fun and golf for a cause at the Til Duty is Done Golf Classic on Saturday, September 27th. The tournament is a shotgun start, 4-man scramble and begins at 11:00am at Mohegan Sun Golf Club. The price per ticket is $250.00 and includes a golf cart and breakfast & lunch at the course. A dinner ceremony and auction inside Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom is also included in the price.

Registration will be held between 8:00am and 9:00am at Mohegan Sun’s group check-in lobby. Transportation from Mohegan Sun to Mohegan Sun Golf Club is available by shuttle at 8:30am, 9:00am and 9:30am. Returning shuttles will begin at the conclusion of the tournament. All participants are eligible for a hotel discount.

There is a 10% discount offered to all active and retired military. Non-golfer packages include a wine tasting, casino 101 and a ticket to the awards dinner on September 27th and are $100. To register for this event, or to learn more, please visit our website.

ABOUT TIL DUTY IS DONE:
Til Duty is Done is an organization helping to restore and improve the lives of veterans. Targeting veterans who are at risk for homelessness, Til Duty is Done helps maintain and restore dignity to their lives. Their mission is to serve, empower and engage veterans through supportive housing and employment opportunities.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN GOLF CLUB:
Mohegan Sun Golf Club is a private 18-hole championship golf course that has been recognized statewide for its impeccable greens and lavish fairways. Renowned Architect Geoffrey Cornish, who has designed more golf courses in New England than any other architect, designed the club. A renovation in 2002, by Architect Steven Kay, resulted in several new teeing areas and the most playable bunkers in southern New England. Further enhancements were made for the start of the 2012 season by Northeast Golf Company’s Robert McNeil, equipping the course with all-new greens, five rebuilt holes and 125 yards of extra distance. More information is available at www.mohegansun.com/golf/ or connect with us on Facebook.

Curran vs. Pitbull Headline September 5th Kickoff From Mohegan Sun Arena Live On Spike At Bellator 123

Kongo Back In Action, King Mo Returns & Lashley Debuts

Bellator delivers a night of must-see fights for MMA fans featuring some of the most exciting fighters in the sport as Pat Curran, Patricio Pitbull, King Mo, Cheick Kongo & Bobby Lashley return to action on Friday, September 5th from Mohegan Sun Arena live on Spike TV.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com, Bellator.com or by visiting the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

The night will be headlined by a Featherweight Title fight between two of the very best in the sport as reigning Bellator Champion Pat Curran defends his belt against Brazilian striker Patricio Pitbull. The fight has been nearly two years in the making after Curran successfully defeated Pitbull in 2013 with a narrow split decision victory. After Pitbull stormed through the Season 9 Featherweight Tournament, both Pitbull and Curran have engaged in verbal sparring matches via social media that has resulted in one of the most anticipated fights of 2014.

“I’ve been wanting this rematch with Curran for a long time, and it’s finally here,” Pitbull said. “I won that first fight, and I should be Bellator Featherweight Champion right now. This time, I’m not going to let it go to the judges. Curran has started to get cocky and he’s disrespecting me. He has no idea what I’ve been through to get to the title.”

“Pitbull has been running his mouth a lot lately and everyone is sick of hearing it,” Curran said. “I’m ready to shut him up for good. I’m an even better fighter now than I was the first time we fought and I’ll show you him how a true champion fights on September 5th.”

King Mo returns to the cage after his controversial loss to Rampage Jackson at Bellator 120, as the American Top Team product will square off against New Jersey native Tom DeBlass. DeBlass enters the fight 2-0 in Bellator and is looking for the biggest win of his career against King Mo on September 5th.

“Listen, I respect Mo and I think he’s a world class athlete,” DeBlass said. “That being said, I know what I’m capable of, and I not only believe that I will win the fight, but I’m going to finish him. Bellator has treated me incredible, and I’ve been asking for big fights. Mo is the next step to get to my ultimate goal, and I’m not taking it lightly. I’m fighting in a huge fight back on the East Coast for a promotion I love. It doesn’t get much better than this.”

The main card will be rounded out by the Bellator debut of fan favorite Bobby Lashley, who brings a 10-2 record into the cage while also currently holding the TNA Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship. Lashley will square off against Bellator veteran Josh Burns in a heavyweight clash to open the September 5th show live on Spike TV.

The night will also feature a clash of heavyweights as Cheick Kongo returns to the Bellator cage to face the heavy handed Lavar Johnson. Both veterans of the sport, the two giants will engage in a slugfest that should produce fireworks live on Spike TV.

More announcements on the September 5th fight card from Mohegan Sun Arena will be made in the coming weeks which include Connecticut’s own, Brennan “The Irish Bad Boy” Ward.

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 at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.