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The Who Plot Return To Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Historic rockers will perform live in Connecticut on July 20th

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 17, 2017) – The Who, one of Rock’s legendary and defining bands, are hitting the road this summer and will be making their way to Connecticut for a live performance at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, July 20th.  The show will begin at 8:00pm.  Fans can expect the band to take them on an ‘Amazing Journey’ through their entire career from the days of The High Numbers to classic albums such as Who’s Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia, My Generation and Live At The Leads up to the present day.

Tickets are $146.00 and $110.00 and go on sale Friday, April 21st at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, April 22nd, subject to availability.

The Who have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane.  Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional Rhythm and Blues structures, challenged Pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. Now into their 53rd year, the band is still going strong and winning rave reviews.

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.  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.

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Finger-Lickin’ Fun At Sun BBQFest

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Rain or shine, Sun BBQFest comes back on June 3rd & 4th

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 7, 2017) – Get ready for all-day finger-lickin’ fun at Sun BBQFest! On June 3rd and 4th, taste the flavors of the best barbeque around with festivities featuring live music, a beer garden and Tito’s RV, barbeque battles, local vendors, food trucks, fireworks and so much more.

Tickets are $5.00 per day and go on sale Friday, April 7th at 10:00am through the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Kids 6 and under get in free. The weekend of the event, tickets for entry are available at the gate along with food and drink tickets.

Wings, Ribs & More

Join the BBQ action and decide who reigns supreme during the People’s Choice Contest all weekend long. $2.00 samples will be available from 20 participating Kansas City BBQ Society teams, and guests can cast their vote for the ultimate best at Sun BBQFest. On Saturday, the competition continues with a rib contest from Noon to 2:30pm, followed by a wing challenge from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. For $5.00, each contest offers a sampling of 5 wings or 5 ribs for fans to indulge and then judge. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Sun BBQFest official charity, Operation BBQ Relief.

BBQFest goers can taste their way through an endless supply of delicious meats and other flavorful options, all from some of the best restaurants and food vendors that can be found in the region. Wash it all down with a refreshing selection of beers that include Bud, Bud Light and Sam Adams. Select cocktails will also be offered for $7.00 – just what might be needed on a hot summer day!

Incredible Entertainment

No festival would be complete without live entertainment! The Winter Parking Lot heats up with music, demos and a fireworks show to celebrate summertime and all things BBQ.

Dance all weekend long with live music on the main stage. Jay Dempsey Band, Will Evans Band, Green Tea Band and Southern City Band will be providing the beats for this can’t-miss parking lot party.

End Saturday night with a bang! 20Ride, a Zac Brown Band tribute band, will take the stage leading up the spectacular fireworks display – set to kick off at 9:15pm and guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.

NOTE: Mohegan Sun requires persons under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during Sun BBQFest. Unescorted minors will have their parent/legal guardian contacted to pick them up immediately.

To learn more about Sun BBQFest, please visit the event website.

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, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 80 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.

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The Mohegan Sun Expo Center To Open Summer 2018

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Construction has begun on an $80 million Exposition & Convention Center to be located near the Winter Entrance of Mohegan Sun, officials announced at a press gathering Thursday while speaking in detail on the full project; United Natural Foods announced as early partner

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 23, 2017) – Leaders of the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun gathered Thursday afternoon at the flagship property in Connecticut, to announce the official plans for The Mohegan Sun Expo Center. Construction is underway with a target opening date of summer 2018. The expansion will span over 240,000 gross square-feet and will be located by the Winter Parking garage and in close proximity to Mohegan Sun’s newest hotel, Earth Tower. The New York based architect firm KPF (Kohn Pedersen Fox) and the construction team out of North Stonington, A/Z Corp, are partners on the project.

The Exposition and Convention Center is expected to attract more corporate and association trade shows, in addition to exhibitions such as Barrett-Jackson and the National Association of Postal Supervisors. It gives Mohegan Sun a great opportunity to also expand current consumer geared shows like Terrificon and bring about tech industry shows, golf shows, musical extravaganzas, home-shows, motor sports and hunting & fishing shows.  One of the first partnerships announced today by Assistant General Manager, Jeff Hamilton, is with United Natural Foods Inc (UNFI), as he eluded to a full-scale food show already in early planning stages for next year.

Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin Brown speaking at the event today as well, touched on more exciting partnerships to come and further positive impacts that the Expo Center will soon have for southeastern Connecticut. “This new conference center will help solidify Mohegan Sun as not just the premier conventions destination, but the premier resort in the Northeast region. It will enable us to host some of the largest trade shows in the nation and take back some of the lost conventions that seek bigger venues in Boston and New York,” the Chairman stated.

The Mohegan Sun Expo Center will bring in an estimated 200 jobs, including construction and permanent roles, with an additional 100 supplier jobs anticipated. Other key details and figures for include:

  • 21,412-net square-foot ballroom, divisible into two and featuring over 3,000 net square feet of pre-function space
  • The Exposition Center itself, will be 131,000 net square feet
  • Feature free parking, 6 loading docks from an open parking field and additional drive in access from 2 grade level drive-in doors
  • 18 meeting rooms in total, ranging from 360 square feet to 675 net square feet
  • A 1,263 square-foot boardroom with 230 square feet of pre-function space and its own outdoor terrace
  • 3,600 net square feet of outdoor space, which includes a large wrap-around terrace for the full center
  • A 5,361-net square-foot kitchen
  • Additional features include a mobile box office, up to the minute technology, digital displays inside and outside the center, free Wi-Fi, contiguous exhibit space

On the design front, the new Expo Center will be a column-free structure with clerestory windows, offering flexible programming within a naturally-lit space. The main circulation spine that connects the exposition hall to the pre-function area also provides access to the overall facility, including the ballroom and adjustable meeting rooms. Along this path, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors lead visitors onto an outdoor patio that adds gathering space in warm weather and buffers the building from Cove Road that loops around the entire site. Greenery extends east to the recently completed Earth Tower, which shares the same grand entry as the Sky Tower. Interior finishes will recall the Tribe’s cultural history, with custom carpeting and light fixtures that reflect Native American motifs, the nearby Thames River and the color palettes of the Earth and Sky Towers. Additional below-grade entertainment tenant space will comprise of 20,000 square feet of the total expanse, further diversifying the center’s mixed-use program.

Once completed in the summer of 2018, ideally in time for next year’s Barret-Jackson Car Collector’s Auction, Mohegan Sun will be home to the largest meetings and convention spaces between Boston, MA and New York City.

To learn more, visit mohegansun.com/EXPO

ABOUT KPF: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is the architectural firm responsible for Mohegan Sun’s Project Sunburst expansion, which includes programming, master planning and the design of the magnificent exterior of Mohegan Sun. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm offering master planning, space planning, programming, building analysis and interior design services for a prestigious roster of international clients in both the public and private sectors. More information about Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is available by visiting kpf.com.

ABOUT A/Z CORP: A/Z Corporation is a leading design, construction and maintenance services provider focused on delivering innovative, single-source solutions. The company’s mission is to provide the highest levels of quality and value to the clients it supports in technology-driven industries. This is a commitment that the firm has upheld for nearly 50 years. A/Z’s growing team of 450+ professionals is serving some of the most recognizable private and public companies throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States via its offices located throughout the region.

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, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 80 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.