Entertainment

It’s Back: Bingo After Dark Returns To Mohegan Sun And Is Bigger And Better Than Ever

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

 $15,000 in cash prizes up for grabs each night of 2-night event Memorial Day weekend

UNCASVILLE, CT– Celebrate your Memorial Day in style with the return of Mohegan Sun’s Bingo After Dark, May 25th and 26th. The event, which launched back in February, was so popular Mohegan Sun not only decided to bring it back but expand it to two days – with an extra 500 seats each night! This late-night bingo tournament hosted by KellyAnn Gannon – the ring girl for Cage Titans, features $15,000 in cash prizes, a live DJ and more.

The event kicks off at 10:00pm and will be held inside Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom.  The cost is $20.00 per person and covers eight games, a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, entertainment and more. A cash bar will also be available.

Starting at 8pm, the party kicks off early in the Convention Center with a cash bar, music and more with doors opening to the Uncas Ballroom at 9:00pm. Prize pools vary from $1,500 to $3,000 per game, with a total of $15,000 being awarded each night. DJ K-Otic will be on-hand to spin tunes between rounds.

Player’s Club members can also swipe their cards throughout each of the two nights for a chance to win a $1,000 bingo bonus. The winner will be announced at the end of the final game.  Winners must be present to win.  If you don’t have a Player’s Club card, signing up is free and easy!  Just visit any of the Player’s Club booths for more details. 

Think the party is over? Not a chance! Head over to Todd English’s Tuscany for a party on the patio. There, guests can enjoy a special Bingotini and music by DJ Luciano on Friday night and DJ Valentina on Saturday.

Tickets will be available starting Monday, April 16th at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.   Must be 21 years or older to attend.  For more information, visit mohegansun.com/bingo.

About Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, 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 on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.

Largest BBQ Fest In Connecticut To Be Hosted By Mohegan Sun This June

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Three day festival featuring live bands, national BBQ experts, cooking demos, rib contests and more at Mohegan Sun June 1st-3rd

UNCASVILLE, CT  – Warm up with a weekend of tasty BBQ, live music and fun with Mohegan Sun’s first annual BBQ Fest June 1st – 3rd in the Winter Parking Lot. Host Mike Petit of NESN’s Grillseekers emcees the three day event filled with cooking demonstrations, live bands and BB “QnA” sessions with Pitmaster Troy Black. Guests can also enjoy the beats…and treats from DJ Chef Marc Weiss, shop the Sardilli Farmer’s Market, ride the mechanical bull and watch Joey “Jaws” Chestnut battle in a rib eating contest!”

Tickets are $30 per day including 8 food tickets and go on-sale Monday, April 16th at 10am through Ticketmaster.com or at Mohegan Sun’s Box Office. Kids 10 and under get in free (does not include food tickets).

Finger Lickin’ Good

What’s your guilty pleasure: ribs, pulled pork or classic BBQ chicken? Try them all at the first annual Sun BBQ Fest where the nation’s best barbeque experts and vendors will be on hand. Guests can also stroll around the Farmer’s Market and pick up some of their favorite fresh produce by Sardilli Produce & Dairy.

Or watch Competitive Eating Champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut battle in a rib eating contest on Saturday, June 2nd at 4:00pm. Back in July of 2011, Chestnut won his fifth consecutive hot dog championship eating 62 hot dogs and buns, just under his world-record earned in 2007 for consuming 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes.

Learn the Tricks

Ever wonder how the pros make it look so easy? Here is your chance to learn. Throughout the weekend, a number of events will be taking place where guests can learn the tricks of the trade right from the professionals. From various cooking demonstrations to special BB’QnA’ with Pitmaster Troy Black, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn their hidden secrets.

With a knack for invention and love of barbecue, Black has gained an impressive reputation as an award-winning, competitive barbecue chef and brand ambassador. His zeal for both barbecue and the industry has taken him on an incredible journey from the Southern Living magazine editorial staff to full-time competitive barbecue chef. In the spring of 2010, Black’s first book, The Big Book of BBQ, hit the national scene.

Guests can also enjoy an appearance by Ray Lampe, otherwise known as Dr. BBQ. To learn more about the five time author and chef, visit drbbq.com.

Be Entertained

Throughout the weekend, guests can enjoy a number of live bands right on the main stage. Performers include Robert Cray, Jay Dempsey & Highway Call, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Mammoth Jack, Sugar and Shady Creek. Visit mohegansun.com/bbq for exact schedule of events.

Guests will also be entertained by DJ Chef Marc Weiss, as he not only spins the hottest beats but will mix up some gourmet dishes at the same time. To learn more about DJ Chef, visit djchef.com/home.html.

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

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.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.

Nickelodeon’s The Fresh Beat Band Hits Mohegan Sun On September 21st During Their Nationwide Tour

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

The Fresh Beat Band live in concert tour presented by Nickelodeon adds 50 cities to 2012 tour

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, are adding a second leg to their current sold-out nationwide concert tour and will perform live at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, September 21st at 6:30pm. 

Tickets are $34.50 and go on sale Friday, April 13th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  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, April 14th, subject to availability.

The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour presented by Nickelodeon features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry) and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing The Fresh Beat Band hits from seasons one, two and three of the Nickelodeon live-action music series that teaches preschoolers about music appreciation.  Songs performed include “Here We Go,” “A Friend Like You,” “Bananas,” “Just Like A Rockstar” and others.  The first-ever The Fresh Beat Band soundtrack The Fresh Beat Band: Music From The Hit TV Show is currently available on iTunes and in stores everywhere.  The album features 19 catchy, preschool-friendly tracks, also culled from three seasons of the TV series and has been #1 on the iTunes Children’s Music chart since its release in January.

Nickelodeon will premiere a new episode of The Fresh Beat Band, “Keeping It Green,” on Earth Day, Friday, April 20th. The Fresh Beat Band debuted in 2009 and is now in its third season on Nickelodeon. The show centers on four best friends Kiki, Shout, Marina and Twist who are in a band and love to sing and dance.  In each episode, preschoolers sing and dance along as they help The Fresh Beat Band solve everyday challenges. Preschoolers learn the fundamentals of music such as melody, rhythm, tempo and performance styles, as well as the importance of friendship, working together and respecting each other’s differences.  Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber and Jason Mraz have all hung out with the Fresh Beats and additional celebrity guests will appear throughout season three.  

Check out the tour website freshbeatbandlive.com, Facebook page facebook.com/freshbeatband and for more Fresh Beat activities and fun, go to nickjr.com/the-fresh-beat-band/.


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Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 5th best venue in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.