Entertainment

Quiet Riot To Postpone Mohegan Sun Show Indefinitely

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

January 6th performance will be rescheduled at a later date

The Quiet Riot show that had been set for January 6th in the Wolf Den has now been postponed due to a personal matter with the band.  Mohegan Sun and Quiet Riot apologize for the inconvenience and will reschedule a date in the near future. 

Wolf Den performances are free and open to the public, must be 21 years or older to attend.

For more information on the Wolf Den 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.

R&B Group New Edition To Play At Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

All original members will perform live in Mohegan Sun Arena on February 18th

Original New Edition members Bobby, Johnny, Ralph, Ricky, Ronnie and Michael have hits that have spanned over the past four decades and will reunite on a tour that will headline at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, February 18th at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $39.50 and go on sale Friday, December 30th 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, December 31st, subject to availability.

New Edition was formed in the Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts by Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Bobby Brown, who began singing together in 1978 while still in elementary school, hoping to perform for pocket cash. They eventually recruited friend Ralph Tresvant as a fourth member and after winning a talent show in 1980, also added Ronnie DeVoe. More talent show victories followed, including a prestigious gig at the local Strand Theatre, where they performed the Jackson 5′s “The Love You Save.” They were discovered by writer/producer/impresario Maurice Starr, who signed the group to his small Streetwise label in hopes of launching a Jackson 5 phenomenon for the 80s.

“Candy Girl,” a song Starr co-wrote for the group, was released as their first single in 1983, when the members ranged in age from 13 to 15. Despite a lack of major-label interest in the group, “Candy Girl” was a smash, topping the R&B charts. Their debut album, also titled Candy Girl, spawned two more R&B hits in “Popcorn Love” and “Is This the End?” and MCA offered the group a deal.

They would go on to have successful hits in the 90s and then temporarily separated to focus on solo endeavors. The group returned in the 2000s when P. Diddy signed them to his Bad Boy label for the release of their 2004 comeback album, One Love.

 Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th best venue by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  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.

Mohegan Sun Has Your Passport To Paradise

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Northeast’s premier entertainment destination transforms into a tropical paradise this January

UNCASVILLE, CT  – There’s no need to hop a seaplane or go aboard a ferry to island hop this winter. Just head over to Mohegan Sun this January for a special weekend of island hopping fun under the Sun!

On Saturday, January 14th, escape the winter blues with Mohegan Sun’s Island Hop party- where the 130,000 square-foot Shops concourse will be transformed into a tropical paradise complete with a tiki bar, steel drummers, Island Oasis signature drinks, a live DJ and more. Food, drink and retail specials will also be featured at a number of restaurants and retailers throughout the property including Ballo Italian Restaurant & Social Club, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Jasper White’s Summer Shack and Tommy Bahama, among several others.

As part of Island Hop at Mohegan Sun, guests will receive their very own Mohegan Sun “passport.” Each time a guest ‘island hops’ at any of the participating retailers or restaurants, they will receive a stamp. Once they collect at least three stamps, they can enter to win an eight day (seven night) Celebrity Cruise! The prize, valued at over $4,000, includes balcony cabin accommodations, all meals, entertainment, taxes and tips.

The winner will be chosen on January 14th at 11:15pm at the DJ stage in The Shops at Mohegan Sun. One entry per person. Must be present to enter; need not be present to win. All participants must also be Player’s Club card holders and at least 21 years of age.

For a complete list of participating restaurants and retailers, or for more information on Island Hop at Mohegan Sun, please visit mohegansun.com/playing.

About Mohegan  Sun

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining 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.