Third Annual Sun BrewFest Returns In October

Microbrews, craft beers, and more finished off with an exclusive BrewBrunch

Uncasville, CT (August 21, 2014) – Sun BrewFest returns to Mohegan Sun on Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th with a variety of finely crafted brews to please any palate. Treat yourself to a weekend of beer tasting capped off by an exclusive Sunday BrewBrunch.

Saturday Tasting Sessions
Tap into up to 200 of the best beers around during one of the two tasting sessions on Saturday, October 4th. Explore a wide variety of breweries pouring out 2 ounce samples of their favorite beers for guests to enjoy in souvenir, mini pilsner glasses. Try and find your favorite as you taste your way through Craft Beers, Microbrews, Imports, Domestics and ciders. Live music keeps the entertainment going all day long inside Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom.

Tickets to the tasting sessions are $25.00 each. The first session runs from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and the second session runs from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

BrewBrunch
The fun continues to flow on Sunday during a special BrewBrunch sponsored by Goose Island and Absolut from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The BrewBrunch features beer infused cocktails and an array of brunch items, each and every recipe containing Goose Island beer! If you’re all brewed out, don’t worry, Absolut will help you create your own signature Bloody Mary for the perfect brunch beverage.

Tickets to the BrewBrunch are $60.00 each and include all food and drink.

Sun BrewFest Packages
This year Mohegan Sun is offering two special packages for Sun BrewFest.

  • “BrewFest Fanatic”
    • $40.00 per person
    • Entry into an exclusive “Fantatics Hour” on Saturday from Noon to 1:00pm
    • Entry into the first tasting session on Saturday
  • “Brew Lover’s Weekend Package”
    • $100.00 per person
    • Entry into the first tasting session on Saturday
    • Entry into the Sunday BrewBrunch

Hotel Package:
Take part in Sun BrewFest, plus be treated to all Mohegan Sun has to offer with this special hotel package! Packages start at $599.00 and include an overnight stay at Mohegan Sun’s luxurious hotel on Saturday, October 4th as well as two tickets to the first tating session on Saturday October 4th and two BrewBrunch tickets on Sunday October 5th.

Tickets for Sun BrewFest go on sale Friday, August 22nd at 10:00am at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster. A portion of all ticket prices will go to the American Red Cross. Tickets will be required for entry to all events. All guests in attendance must be 21+.

For the most up-to-date information and a list of brewers participating in Sun BrewFest, please visit sunbrewfest.com.

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.

Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check Presents Kathy Wakile of The Real Housewives of New Jersey

WHAT:
Kathy Wakile of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey visits Mohegan Sun for a free Reality Check event to sign copies of her new cookbook.

WHEN/WHERE:
Friday, October 10th
8:00pm- Book Signing Event
The Shops at Mohegan Sun

IN DETAIL:
Mohegan Sun is about to get a whole lot sweeter when Bravo reality star, Kathy Wakile, stops in for a special Reality Check event. The New Jersey housewife turned dessert queen will sign copies of her new cookbook, Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts That Keep Life Real Sweet for fans on Friday, October 10th.

Kathy is a business woman and mother of two. Her most recent achievement is her venture into indulging specialty foods and desserts. Her dessert line includes cannoli kits, chip & dip platters, desserts, gluten free and specialty coffee’s items which are all available for purchase through her website. To learn more about Kathy, follow her on Twitter and like her on Facebook.

*Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Kathy Wakile will be signing copies of Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts That Keep Life Real Sweet which will be for sale at Spin Street.

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.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Debuts Their Rock Opera The Christmas Attic Live Across North America

Returning to Mohegan Sun Arena on November 16th for two shows

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, beginning on November 13th. While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. The 2014 Winter Tour, presented by Hallmark Channel, will find TSO playing more than 120 shows in 71 cities across North America and will play Mohegan Sun at 3:00pm and 8:00pm on Sunday, November 16th.

Tickets are $51.00 and $41.00 go on sale Friday, September 12th 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 13th, subject to availability.  See Trans-Siberian for more details.

TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O’Neill explains, “After kicking off the New Year in front of two million fans at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, followed by our second European tour, the band felt that a perfect way to end the year would be to perform the only rock opera from the trilogy that has never been seen live. Some of the songs off The Christmas Attic have never been played live. As I have always said ‘it is fun to write the songs, it is fun to record them, but they are never really completed until we perform them in front of a live arena audience’. Of course the second half of the show will feature, TSO iconic classics and fan favorites, such as “Wizards In Winter,” “Requiem” and “Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo 12/24””.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic will be re-released, to coincide with the tour, complete with bonus tracks, as well as a special vinyl edition. Called an “…inspiring story…” by USA Today and “Majestic, sweeping, …” by Billboard magazine. The album’s (and stage production’s) narrative begins on Christmas Eve, when a young girl’s curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic.  She decides to sneak up into the attic of her parents’ home while she should be asleep and there discovers a magical doorway to the past in the form of a mysterious trunk filled with ornaments, toys, old records and bundles of handwritten letters. A startling discovery in one of the letters, leads to an unlikely adventure.

TSO, which celebrated its 15th year of live shows last year, has consistently ranked in the Top 10 for yearly gross revenues and attendance, according to touring industry trade Pollstar. The group has played more than 1,600 shows for more than 11 million fans, and in the process, cemented itself as one of the world’s biggest arena Rock acts. This ongoing success is due to TSO founder Paul O’Neill’s vision. O’Neill has melded the sound and fury of Rock with the storytelling of Broadway to create a unique amalgamation he calls “rock theater” that leaves crowds of all ages speechless. Additionally, TSO’s live performances receives raves from critics, such as: “As the enthralled audience members filed out of the arena, more than one person was overheard saying something to the effect of ‘It gets better every year’,” “This current tour demonstrates once again the incredible showmanship of Trans-Siberian Orchestra,” and “The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is evidence that the genres of rock opera, progressive rock and symphonic rock have not died, and that they actually are thriving… What’s cool about it is that the people of all ages and all walks of life can enjoy it.”

As in all previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select local charities.  The consistent growth of TSO’s touring popularity has increased the group’s contributions and, to date, TSO has donated more than $11 million to local charities.

While off the road, TSO is constantly stockpiling new projects in their arsenal, including the rock operas Gutter Ballet and the New York City Blues Express, Letters from the Labyrinth, and Romanov: When Kings Must Whisper, an epic story set amidst the Bolshevik Revolution.

TSO will unveil exciting information on new music in the next few months. Stay tuned to http://www.trans-siberian.com/ for more details.

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.

For art assets and more information on the Winter 2014 Tour, visit: trans-siberian.com/press/winter/