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Barrett-Jackson Extends Northeast Auction, Sees Interest Grow Among Younger Bidders, High Demand For Customs, Trucks

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 27, 2017) – The atmosphere was electric as Barrett-Jackson’s extended Northeast Auction attractedthousands of registered bidders – including an increase of younger bidders – and surpassed the $94-million mark in total funds raised for charity to date. The Barrett-Jackson 2nd Annual Northeast Auction sold 630 vehicles, with sales totaling approximately $23.5 million at a 95.74-percent sell-through rate. 685 pieces of automobilia sold for more than $819,000, bringing the total sales to more than $24.3 million. Approximately 72,000 people attended this year’s auction, which was extended to four days based on the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural event.

“We’re extremely grateful to our sponsors, consignors and bidders for helping make this year’s Northeast Auction another banner event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Several thrilling trends emerged, including a surge in participation by younger guests. On Friday we experienced the sheer excitement when a pair of young teenagers sold a Bandit Trans Am (Lot #449). We also saw the demand for trucks grow, along with top-tier custom vehicles that had been professionally restored or modified.”

The Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction docket included a wide range of American muscle, European classics, exotics, sports cars and one-of-a-kind customs. The top sellers at the auction included:

2017 Ferrari 488 Spider (Lot #657) – $434,500

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #709) – $407,000

1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible (Lot #699) – $269,500

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 (Lot #706) – $231,000

1966 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot #665.1) – $220,000

1959 Dodge Custom Royal Super D-500 Convertible (Lot #691) – $220,000

The auction also claimed four new world auction sales records, including a ’53 Willys Wagon (Lot #319), a ’47 Indian Chief Motorcycle with Sidecar (Lot #352), a ’93 Land Rover Defender 110 (Lot #659) and an ’04 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Pickup (Lot #714). In addition, the top-selling ’17 Ferrari 488 Spider (Lot #657) was the first ever to be sold at auction.

“Our Northeast Auction has evolved into an exciting automotive lifestyle event that’s unrivaled in the region,” said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. “We’re also the barometer for the collector car market and are the first to identify changes in the market. We intentionally design our dockets to capitalize on these emerging trends and create the best possible experience for our bidders.”

Barrett-Jackson also passed the $94-million mark for total funds raised for charity with the sale of a “life-size” Hot Wheels® 2014 Transit Connect. The van was donated by Ford and sold for $50,000, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. A ’96 Ford Mustang built by the students at the Jordan Vocational High School hammered in at $65,000 on Friday, with all proceeds benefiting Jordan High School’s automotive program. The Mustang originally sold at the Palm Beach Auction and was donated back by the winning bidders, Jeanette and John Staluppi, to spur additional funds for the school.

Sales of automobilia items were also a favorite part of the auction among guests. Sales totaled more than $800,000, a 7-percent increase in sales over last year’s record-breaking auction. The top automobilia seller was Lot #7387, a mid-1950s Polly Oil restored service station fuel island with two original Bennett model #966 gas pumps, which sold for $24,725.

The 10th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction will be held Oct. 19-21, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. More information can be found online here.

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DJ KHALED Live At Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Tickets go on sale June 30th

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 26, 2017) – Following the release of his highly anticipated new album this past Friday, GRATEFUL, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum artist, mega producer, entrepreneur, author and music guru DJ Khaled is set to be live at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, August 17th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $55.00, $45.00 and $35.00 and go on sale Friday, June 30th 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, July 1st, subject to availability.

Arguably the best record of 2017, GRATEFUL marks Khaled’s 10th studio album with his new single “To The Max” ft. Drake soaring to the Top 10 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart – continuing a tradition of multi-platinum mega-hits, including “I’m On One,” “No New Friends” and 2016’s “For Free.” Once again, the two titans team up to deliver summer smash of epic proportions!

“To The Max” arrived hot on the heels of Khaled’s biggest song to date “I’m the One” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne. The song debuted #1 on Billboard Hot 100, earning DJ Khaled his first #1 single in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand, maintaining a spot at the top of charts everywhere.

Khaled, whose music has defined Hip-Hop and R&B for the past decade, continues to drive conversations and excitement worldwide trending across the globe with his posting of GRATEFUL cover artwork on social media. The photo features Khaled’s seven-month-old son and album executive producer, Asahd, relaxing in a hot tub.

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.

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Huey Lewis & The News Return To Mohegan Sun

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Grammy Award Winners Perform Live on Wednesday, November 1st

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 26, 2017) – One of America’s truly great Rock ‘n Roll bands Huey Lewis and the News will be making their way back to Mohegan Sun for a performance in the Arena on Wednesday, November 1st at 7:30pm. Currently in their 38th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever.

Tickets are $45.00, $35.00 and $25.00 and go on sale Friday, June 30th 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, July 1st, subject to availability.

As great a recording career as the band has had, there is something extra special about a Huey Lewis & the News live show. They incorporate a variety of musical influences including R&B and Soul to create their own unique sound. Frontman Huey Lewis’ unmistakable voice has a rich, textured quality that lends itself well to not just their hits, but also to the variety of other songs featured in the show. Lewis also brings some Bluesy tones to the performance when he breaks out into his harmonica solos. The group has written and performed such classic Top 10 hits as “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Stuck With You,” “I Want A New Drug,” “If This Is It,” “Hip To Be Square,” “Do You Believe In Love” and “Workin’ For A Livin.” They also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the hit film Back To The Future. “The Power of Love,” nominated for an Academy Award, went to #1 on Billboard’s singles chart and was a smash hit worldwide.

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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