Entertainment

Hall Communications & Mohegan Sun Announce Locals Live 2017 Music Competition Set For The Wolf Den

Monday, August 14th, 2017

WHAT: Local bands and musicians are given the opportunity to win some cash and play the same award-winning venue that has hosted the likes of Eddie Money, Cassadee Pope and Vertical Horizon beginning Wednesday, October 25th. Here is their chance to turn a dream into a reality with Mohegan Sun and Hall Communications Locals Live 2017!

WHEN/ WHERE: Wednesday, October 25th – Wednesday, November 29th

(Every Wednesday except November 22nd)

8:00pm to 11:00pm in the Wolf Den

IN DETAIL: Mohegan Sun & Hall Communications are back hosting another exciting 5-week contest every Wednesday from October 25th – November 29th (excluding November 22nd) from 8:00pm – 11:00pm, where 16 local bands and musicians, four per week, will compete live at the Wolf Den. The four bands/musicians that receive the most overall votes from the audience will compete in the finals on November 29th in front of expert judges to vie for the $5,000 grand prize. Second 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 performances 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: Tuesday, September 12th

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, 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 90 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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Kenny Chesney To Be Inducted Into Mohegan Sun’s Walk Of Fame

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Fans are invited to honor Kenny Chesney in recognition of his multiple back-to-back concerts at Mohegan Sun Arena

WHAT: Mohegan Sun is proud to announce the newest Arena Walk of Fame inductee, Country superstar Kenny Chesney. Chesney has played five back-to-back sell-out performances at Mohegan Sun Arena since he kicked off his Sun City Carnival 2009 Tour. Now, the songwriter from east Tennessee returns to Mohegan Sun for his final two indoor shows of 2017 on August 10th & 11th. Chesney will be presented with his Walk of Fame star outside the Mohegan Sun Box Office a few hours prior to his August 11th show.

WHEN/ WHERE: Friday, August 11th at 4:00pm

Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office Forecourt

WHO: Mohegan Sun and Tribal Executives

Kenny Chesney

IN DETAIL: Mohegan Sun Arena’s most memorable performers including Bon Jovi, KISS, Rod Stewart, Taylor Swift, Mötley Crüe, Keith Urban and so many more have been honored as Walk of Famers and have stars placed outside of the Box Office. With two shows at Mohegan Sun Arena, marking another sellout, this sets the perfect timing to recognize Chesney as the 31st inductee into the Walk of Fame.

The Walk of Fame award recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of Mohegan Sun as the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination. All of the individuals inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be permanently located at the entrance to Mohegan Sun Arena.

For more show information, visit mohegansun.com/entertainment.

*Media and public are invited to attend the induction ceremony.

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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Tony Bennett Returns to Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Multiple Grammy award winner live in the Arena on September 30th

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 12, 2017) – Mohegan Sun presents Tony Bennett, the 19-time Grammy award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Saturday, September 30th at Mohegan Sun Arena. Adding to the performance, Tony’s daughter Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of Jazz and Pop standards.

Tickets are $60.00 and $40.00 and go on sale Friday, July 14th 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 15th, subject to availability.

With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes 19 Grammy awards, including the prestigious “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award,” making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, Bennett is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.

Celebrating his 90th birthday in August of 2016, the milestone was marked by the presentation of Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet To Come, a two-hour prime time special that aired in December while a companion CD of the same name was released simultaneously. Last fall also saw the release of Bennett’s fifth book, Just Getting Started, which he co-authored with journalist Scott Simon. Bennett’s 85th birthday in 2011 marked the release of Duets II and made music history by making Tony the oldest artist to ever have a #1 CD on the Billboard Album Charts.  Duets II followed up Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic CD, released in 2006.

2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the singer’s signature song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” as well as the release of a new documentary film, The Zen Of Bennett, created and conceived by Tony’s son and manager Danny Bennett. Bennett also authored his fourth book Life Is A Gift released in 2012 and entered the NY Times Best Seller list. In 2014, Tony Bennett released a collaborative album with Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek, featuring these two legendary artists performing Jazz standards. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Charts making Bennett the oldest musical artist, at the age of 88, to have an album top the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy award in the “Best Traditional Pop Album” category.

For more information on Tony Bennett please visit: tonybennett.com and exploringthearts.org.

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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