Kenny Chesney Joins Mohegan Sun’s Walk Of Fame

Country superstar becomes 31st performer to receive Mohegan Sun’s Walk of Fame star!

UNCASVILLE, CT (August 14, 2017) – On Friday, August 11th, Mohegan Sun honored Kenny Chesney with a long overdue Walk of Fame award. Taking place before his second back-to-back show, Chesney joins an exclusive list of entertainers who have stars lining the forecourt of the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Accepting the award, Chesney said, “Thank you so much for having me… We really do enjoy coming here and playing, it’s something we look forward to every year!”

“Kenny Chesney first played here in our Arena in 2008; and while it may be hard for many here today to imagine, following today’s sellout performance Kenny Chesney will have performed before nearly 10 sellout crowds at Mohegan Sun Arena – which is truly remarkable,” said Ray Pineault, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun.

Kevin Brown, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council, also mentioned, “Mohegan Sun Arena has been open for 15 years and over that 15 years we have accumulated enough shows, sellouts and great stars to become the 3rd best performing arena in the world right here at Mohegan Sun – all because of great fans, especially Country music fans like you folks.”

Kenny Chesney joins the likes of recently inducted Mohegan Sun Walk of Famers New Kids On The Block, Kevin Hart, Bob Seger, Mötley Crüe, Frankie Valli and so many more.

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

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

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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