Hall Communications and Mohegan Sun Announce Locals Live 2016 Music Competition Set For The Wolf Den

WHAT:
Are you a local band or musician looking to play at an award-winning venue? Here’s your chance to perform on the same stage as legendary act, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, the latest chart topper Andy Grammer and throwback faves Salt-n-Pepa when Mohegan Sun and Hall Communications team up again for Locals Live 2016 inside the Wolf Den! Grand prize winner also receives $5,000 cash!

WHEN/WHERE:
Wednesday, October 26th – Wednesday, November 30th
(every Wednesday except November 23rd)
Wolf Den

IN DETAIL:
Mohegan Sun & Hall Communications are back hosting another exciting 5-week contest every Wednesday from October 26th – November 30th (excluding November 23rd) from 8:00pm-11:00pm, where 16 local bands and musicians, 4 per week, will compete live at the Wolf Den. The 4 bands/musicians that receive the most overall votes from the audience will compete in the finals on November 30th in front of expert judges to vie for the $5,000 grand prize. 2nd place receives $1,000.

Come out, enjoy $3.00 Bud & Bud Light specials and text to vote for your favorite! The voting period for each act is open on the night of their performance from the hours of 8:00pm-11:59pm.  Voters can text in their vote up to a maximum of 5 times.

Simply click here for rules and to submit your demo video!

Deadline to Enter: Monday, September 12th

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:
Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun 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.com/mohegansun, follow us ontwitter.com/mohegansun, Instagram @mohegansun, view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Mohegan Sun Reveals Additional Performers and Details for Star-Studded Month-Long 20th Anniversary Celebration

Brand Reveals Lineup For “20th Anniversary Comedy All-Star Gala” hosted by Kevin Hart as well as performances by Bruno Mars, Fergie, Tedeschi Trucks Band and LL Cool J

UNCASVILLE, CT (August 15, 2016) – After twenty years of welcoming millions of guests through its doors to experience the region’s finest accommodations, casino offerings and live entertainment, Mohegan Sun is pleased to announce today additional acts and details to the exciting lineup of special events to take place throughout October in tribute to the property’s 20th anniversary celebration. From Country to comedy and Hip-Hop to Rock n’ Roll, the East Coast’s top entertainment destination is rolling out the red carpet for the world’s biggest performers and celebrity talent in what is sure to be the must-see celebration of the fall season.

As part of this huge milestone, Mohegan Sun will be presenting its “20th Anniversary Comedy All-Star Galahosted by Kevin Hart starring Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell, Margaret Cho and more. Set to feature an evening of stand-up comedy performances, the event will take place on Friday, October 14th at 8:00pm, the same day as the release of Hart’s groundbreaking movie What Now, performed in front of an 50,000 people at Lincoln Financial Field. The 20th anniversary festivities will continue throughout the weekend, with Fergie performing in Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, October 15th at 8:00pm and Lynyrd Skynyrd closing out the incredible weekend in the Arena on Sunday, October 16th at 7:30pm.

Tickets for the 20th Anniversary Comedy All Star Gala and Lynyrd Skynyrd go on sale Friday, August 19th at 10:00am.  Tickets for Fergie go on sale Saturday, August 20th at 10:00am.  Tickets will be available for purchase on ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.

Mohegan Sun is also thrilled to announce that the Tedeschi Trucks Band will be bringing their “Let Me Get By World Tour 2016” to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, October 30th and SNL Alum and Broadway star Ana Gasteyer will be perfroming a very special set of three performances in The Cabaret Theatre on Friday, October 7th, Saturday October 8th and Sunday, October 9th. Tickets for both Tedeschi Trucks Band and Ana Gasteyer go on sale Friday, August 26th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.

From October 1st through October 30th, Mohegan Sun’s nationally recognized venues, including the 10,000-seat Arena, which was recently named the 2016 “Arena of the Year” at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas and known for showcasing top headlining concerts and premier sporting events, will host more than 40 acts (with over 30 Grammy Awards among all) for fans to enjoy throughout the month.

The following Arena performances are scheduled as part of Mohegan Sun’s 20th Anniversary celebration:

  • Tim McGraw on Saturday, Oct. 1st (2016 CMT Award winner for “Video of the Year”)
  • Bruno Mars on Friday, Oct. 7th (Makes return to Mohegan Sun Arena with only concert appearance of the year)
  • Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets pre-season game on Saturday, Oct. 8th
  • Megadeth with special guests Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church & Havok on Thursday, Oct. 13th
  • Mohegan Sun’s 20th Anniversary Comedy All-Star Gala Hosted by Kevin Hart Starring Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell and Margaret Cho on Friday, Oct. 14th
  • Fergie on Saturday, Oct. 15th
  • An Evening With Lynyrd Skynyrd on Sunday, Oct. 16th
  • Dane Cook, Presented by Comix on Friday, Oct. 21st
  • Sam Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 22nd (Last year’s “Artist of the Year” at the Country Music Awards and #4 currently on the Hot 100 Country Songs Billboard chart with, “Make You Miss Me”)
  • Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire on Sunday, Oct. 23rd (Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards)
  • Sia with special guests Miguel & AlunaGeorge on Wednesday, Oct. 26th (#1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Cheap Thrills” featuring Sean Paul)
  • Air Supply on Thursday, Oct. 27th
  • Carrie Underwood on Friday, Oct. 28th  (2016 CMT Award winner for “Female Video of the Year” as well as currently #10 on the Hot 100 Country Songs Billboard chart with “Church Bells.”)
  • KISS on Saturday, Oct. 29th (2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees)
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band on Sunday, Oct. 30th

The following Wolf Den headlining performances are also scheduled as part of Mohegan Sun’s 20th Anniversary celebration:

  • Tonic on Saturday, Oct. 1st
  • Everclear on Friday, Oct. 7th
  • America on Saturday, Oct. 8th
  • The Yardbirds on Sunday, Oct. 9th
  • Little Anthony and The Imperials on Friday, Oct. 14th
  • LL Cool J Featuring Z-Trip on Saturday, Oct. 15th
  • Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx on Saturday, Oct. 22nd
  • Jackie Greene on Sunday, Oct. 23rd

Laugh Out Loud…

In addition to the spectacular musical entertainment slated for this fall, the 20th anniversary fun continues at COMIX Mohegan Sun, an upscale Comedy Club and Craft Beer Bar, where guests can witness well-known comedic talent including national headliners, superb regional and local talent and off-beat shows.

The October COMIX lineup includes:

  • Bobcat Goldthwait on Thursday, Sept. 29th through Saturday, Oct. 1st
  • Deon Cole on Thursday, Oct. 6th through Saturday, Oct. 8th
  • Bert Kreischer on Thursday, Oct. 13th through Saturday, Oct. 15th
  • Lenny Clarke on Thursday, Oct. 20th through Saturday, Oct. 22nd
  • Tom Arnold on Thursday, Oct. 27th through Saturday, Oct. 29th

Check out mohegansun.com/20 for the latest updates on shows and ticketing information, celebrity appearances, special promotions and various 20th anniversary events that are taking place on-property at Mohegan Sun this October.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard MagazinePollstar 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.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 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.

Connecticut Sun Players To Star In Latest Signings & Sightings Event at Mohegan Sun

WHAT: Join Connecticut Sun’s Morgan Tuck & Kelly Faris on Thursday, September 15th as they sign autographs and meet fans during a special Signings & Sightings event at Mohegan Sun.

WHEN: Thursday, September 15th

6:30pm

The Shops at Mohegan Sun

IN DETAIL: Keep the summer sizzle going and join Connecticut Sun stars, Morgan Tuck and Kelly Faris when they stop by The Shops concourse for a free autograph session on Thursday, September 15th. Don’t miss your chance to meet these former UCONN players during this exclusive Signings & Sightings event.

Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to time restrictions, Morgan & Kelly will only be signing the headshots given out at event OR 1 personal item per guest. There will be no personalization. This event is bracelet-only. A limited number of bracelets will be distributed starting at 5:30pm at the signing location in The Shops concourse. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line. Photos taken with personal cameras are prohibited.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun 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 Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.