Special Events

Jim Jefferies’ Stand-Up Tour Comes To Mohegan Sun Arena

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Comedian will perform live on Friday, October 27th

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 11, 2017) – Presented by COMIX Mohegan Sun, the hilarious Jim Jefferies is set for a stand-up comedy performance in the Theater at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, October 27th.

Tickets are $60.00, $50.00 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.

Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his controversial, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. Jefferies is currently starring in the new Comedy Central hit late show, The Jim Jefferies Show. The Weekly series features Jim traveling across the globe to tackle the week’s top stories and controversial issues of the day.

His international stand-up tour, The Unusual Punishment Tour, kicked off last summer to rave reviews. Last summer also marked the release of his fifth major stand up special in seven years, Freedumb. The special is Jim’s second to air on Netflix and follows the huge success of Jim Jefferies: BARE, in which he delivered a now iconic routine on guns and gun control in the United States. Jim created, wrote, produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed FX series, Legit, which ran for two seasons and has since gained a cult following.

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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Terrific Comic Con Fun Returns to Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

The largest gathering of comic book artists and writers, featuring stars from the hottest comic books, sci-fi TV and movies, with a very special tribute to TV’s Batman, the late and great Adam West!

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 20, 2017) – Holy Terrific Comic Con! TERRIFICON, Connecticut’s largest comic and sci-fi convention, returns to Mohegan Sun’s Convention Center and Uncas Ballroom on August 18th – 20th with more stars, artists and events to satisfy the cravings of fans from around the Northeast. Don’t miss all the exclusive and unique features of this year’s TERRIFICON – three full days of fun for the whole family featuring more than 60 artists and 300 dealers of comic books, costume contests, cosplay, artwork and collectibles, video games, interactive workshops, after parties and so much more.

Dates & Admission:

Friday, August 18th: 1:00pm to 8:00pm – $27.00 per person

Saturday, August 19th: 10:00am to 7:00pm – $30.00 per person

Sunday, August 20th: 10:00am to 5:00pm – $27.00 person

*Kids ages 10 and younger will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Military personnel, active or retired and first responders can get special Friday tickets for only $20.00 on-site at Mohegan Sun.

Tickets are available to purchase now by logging on to Ticketmaster.com or calling Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number at 1.800.745.3000. Tickets are also available to purchase, free of service fees, at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

In Detail:

TERRIFICON, once again produced by Connecticut-based firm, Big Fedora Marketing, which has been bringing Pop culture to the Nutmeg State since 2012 (TERRIFICON, CT GamerCon), promises this will be their most thrill-packed event ever. The three-day event will feature guests such as Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick from HBO’s Game of Thrones, Marvel Comics Iron First and Marvel’s soon-to-be-released The Defenders, which debuts on Netflix on August 18th.

TERRIFICON is also a celebration of the people who bring fans’ favorite superheroes like Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Batman, Captain America and hundreds of others to life in the pages of comic books. Fans can meet legendary artists and writers like former Marvel Editor-in-Chief, creator of Iron First, Ms. Marvel and Ultron, Roy Thomas. Thomas will be joined by artist Howard Chaykin who worked with Thomas on the Star Wars comic book in 1977. The two creators will be together for the first time on stage to discuss the Star Wars comic book, which is said to be the book that saved Marvel comics.

“TERRIFICON is just that: the ‘terrific’ comic con. I grew up dreaming of an event like this, and as a lifelong fan, I am making the dream a reality year after year” said Mitch Hallock, Producer and Organizer. Hallock is also a Pop culture expert and has been a podcaster for over a decade. He appears regularly as “King of the Nerds” on CT’s number one radio morning show WPLR’s Chaz & AJ.

This year’s TERRIFICON will be the largest gathering of comic book creators in Connecticut history, including a first-ever CT appearance by today’s hottest Batman team, including writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo – rock stars in the comic book industry! Other celebrity guests include: Sean Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and Gilmore Girls, Benedict Samuel from The Walking Dead and Gotham, Chris Sullivan from Guardian of the Galaxy Vol.2 and This Is Us, Violet Beane from The Flash, Shannon Purser from Stranger Things, Echo Kellum from Arrow and Dean Cain, TV’s Superman from Lois and Clark, who is now a recurring character on Supergirl.

TERRIFICON at Mohegan Sun will also feature Batman TV-series actor Burt Ward (Robin) and former Miss America, actress Lee Meriwether, who portrayed the Catwoman in the 1966 Batman theatrical movie. Ward and Meriwether will take part in a special tribute on Saturday night to honor their costar, cherished actor Adam West, who was scheduled to be TERRIFICON’s guest of honor, but who sadly passed away from leukemia on June 9th at the age of 88. This year’s comic convention will be dedicated to Mr. West’s memory and fans can pay their respects, share memories and see classic Batman vehicles on display, such as the 1966 Batmobile, Batcycle and Batboat, and for the first time ever in Connecticut the actual Batcopter.

Please visit TERRIFICON’s website for more details: www.terrificon.com.

ABOUT BIG FEDORA MARKETING:

This event and advertising firm is the brainchild of lifelong comic book fan and pop-culture expert, Mitch Hallock. The firm has been producing and organizing comic book conventions in Connecticut since 2012, including events held at Mohegan Sun starting in 2015. More recently, the firm launched CT GamerCon, which focuses on video and tabletop gaming, also held at Mohegan Sun in April 2017.

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 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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Barrett-Jackson Ups The Ante Heading Into 2017 Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun This Week

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Auction Features Sold-Out Docket and Family Activities Wednesday-Saturday

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 19, 2017) - The 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction returns this week, June 21-24, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® will once again offer a full schedule of events, including a variety of family festivities and the automobilia auction starting Wednesday during Preview Day. The excitement continues Thursday through Saturday with the collector car auction, featuring a sold-out docket for the second year in a row.

The event kicks off Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. with Preview Day, where fans can see the cars up close before they cross the auction block and enjoy watching the bidding action beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the arena during the automobilia auction. Exhibitors will be on-site with activities and a variety of automotive and lifestyle products, including fine art, jewelry, furniture and more. A fan favorite – the Ford and Chevrolet Ride ’N Drives and Dodge Thrill Rides – returns to Mohegan Sun and provides fans an opportunity to test-drive the latest offerings from the automakers or take a heart-stopping ride around a closed track with a professional driver.

The event ramps up Thursday, Friday and Saturday with gates opening at 8:00 a.m., the automobilia auction starting at 10:00 a.m. and the collector car auction beginning at 1:00 p.m. each day. Recently filling up the sold-out docket are a very rare 1972 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (Lot #672.1), an original 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #709) and two beautiful Jaguar XKE Series I (Lot #678/Lot #681) vehicles.

A complete list of events and times is available at Barrett-Jackson.com, including the live TV broadcast schedule on Discovery, Discovery Turbo UK, Velocity and Velocity Canada. Tickets are available in advance online and at the gate from the Mohegan Sun Box Office, with discounts for Seniors, Military, Students and Children.

To get involved in the action by becoming a consignor or bidder at a Barrett-Jackson auction, call 480-421-6694.

View video here: Inside the Northeast Auction!

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 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 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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