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Barrett-Jackson Accelerates Northeast Auction With A Week Of Collector Car Events From Mohegan Sun

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The inaugural New England Conours d’Elegance, sponsored by Barrett-Jackson, will set the stage for the2nd Annual Northeast Auction; Thrilling activities for the whole family, including a collector car show, concours and road tour will lead up to this year’s Northeast Auction; An enviable docket of collector vehicles – including a very rare 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider with only 77 miles (preview) and a’70 Mustang Boss 429 with only 10 test miles (preview) – is lining up to cross the auction block at Mohegan Sun

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 15, 2017) – Barrett-Jackson is kicking its 2nd Annual Northeast Auction into overdrive with a full week of collector car activities, events and unparalleled auction action. Building on the momentum from last year’s first double sellout in the company’s history, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction® is fueling the enthusiasm of the collector car hobby across the Northeast with its premier automotive lifestyle event at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, June 21-24, 2017. Barrett-Jackson will rev up for the week of activities as the title sponsor of the New England Concours d’Elegance, which begins Saturday, June 17th. Additional events and activities will continue through the week, culminating with the highly anticipated auction at Mohegan Sun.

“We are extremely grateful to all those who supported our inaugural Northeast Auction last year,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The electricity generated at last year’s record-setting event was unforgettable. This year, we decided to build on that high energy by creating even more collector car activities for the whole family, first by serving as the presenting sponsor of the New England Concours d’Elegance and continuing with our Northeast Auction.”

Tickets are on-sale now at Barrett-Jackson.com and are also available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

Activities revving up the week in the Northeast include:

  • New England Concours d’Elegance sponsored by Barrett-Jackson – Saturday, June 17th, through Sunday, June 18th, 2017
  • New England Concours Summer Tour – Monday, June 19
  • 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction Preview Day on Wednesday, June 21
  • 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction from Thursday, June 22 through Saturday, June 24

Consignments are already pouring in for Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction, including one of the world’s most desirable supercars, a 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider (preview), which can only be purchased outside of this auction by joining an extensive waiting list. This Corsa Red prancing horse has only 77 miles and features a power retractable hardtop, 3.9-liter V8 engine, 7-speed F1 dual clutch transmission and over $90,000 in optional equipment. Also crossing the block is an incredibly rare ’70 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (preview). With a fresh restoration and only 10 test miles on the odometer, this Grabber Blue Boss 429 is an extremely coveted Mustang and includes the Drag Pack convenience group, competition suspension and 429 Boss engine with 375 horsepower.

The Northeast Auction will add more examples of American performance and design to the auction block with a ’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (preview). One of only 59 built in Ivy Green, this authentic Shelby was completely restored in 2010 and is fully documented in the SAAC Shelby Registry.

Also on the docket is a custom ’66 Corvette Pro-Touring Convertible (preview), which is a ground-up build on an Art Morrison chassis. Under the hood is a ground-shaking LS3 engine with a custom forced-intake manifold mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The interior is completely new and Dyno-matted from the firewall back.

Auction guests will also see a European take on performance with offerings that include a ’88 Porsche 930 911 Turbo Cabriolet (preview) with a factory slant nose. This Porsche features a 3.3-liter engine with 4-speed transmission and includes the original Fuchs wheels.

“It’s clear from the unprecedented response to our inaugural Northeast Auction that Barrett-Jackson is a perfect fit for the area,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We bring in enthusiasts from across the region, as well as international guests. I have no doubt that this year’s auction will bring a whole new level of energy to the collector car community across New England.”

Click here to consign a vehicle for the 2ndAnnual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction. For information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/Bidder/Home.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company: Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature extensive live television coverage in 2017, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

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 visitingmohegansun.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 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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