Celebrate “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” At Mohegan Sun on May 2nd

Uncas Ballroom set to host special party for the 135th annual Kentucky Derby

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 6, 2009) – Celebrate the 135th annual “Run for the Roses” at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, May 2nd. A special party will be hosted in the Uncas Ballroom beginning at 10:00am. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the race and get some expert advise from some of horse racing’s finest minds – all while enjoying some tasty treats prepared by Mohegan Sun’s all-star culinary team.

Picking that winning horse can be a daunting task.  That’s why here at Mohegan Sun we like to have a couple aces in the hole, otherwise known as horse racing experts Jim Mazur, President of Progressive Handicapping, Inc and author of The Triple Crown Undercard Handicapper 2007, and WEEI sports radio host Mike Mutnansky. 

All guests who make a $25.00 wager will receive an official pass to the Derby Buffet or a Kentucky Derby festival souvenir (while supplies last).  Advance wagering will also be available on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st for guests who would like to get their picks in early.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early for Mohegan Sun’s Kentucky Derby 2009 Party in the Uncas Ballroom as space is limited and available on a “first-come, first served” basis.  Seating will be limited to the first 1,000 customers.  Additional standing room will be available but will be limited.  Must be 21 or older to participate.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Styx, REO Speedwagon and .38 Special Join Forces at Mohegan Sun

“Can’t Stop Rockin’ Tour” takes over the Arena on July 1st

Three powerhouses of Rock are teaming up for an unforgettable night at Mohegan Sun Arena.  Styx, REO Speedwagon and .38 Special will perform live on Wednesday, July 1st at 7:00pm.

All tickets for this incredible lineup are $45.00 and go on sale Saturday, April 11th 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 may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Sunday, April 12th subject to availability.

Styx began as an Art/Progressive Rock band in the early 70s and scored a hit single with “Lady” in 1975.  It wasn’t until after the release of their 1977 album, The Grand Illusion, that Styx became an arena headliner.  Some of the band’s biggest hits include “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Babe” and “Mr. Roboto.”

REO Speedwagon’s constant stream of chart-topping albums and hit singles distinguished the band’s output in the late 70s and early 80s.  Their most recent album, 2007’s Find Your Own Way Home, is their first CD of completely new material since 1996.

.38 Special formed in the mid 70s, becoming a household name with such hits as “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up In You” and “If I’d Been The One.”  The current lineup features guitarist and co-lead singer Don Barnes, rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer Donnie Van Zant, guitarist Danny Chauncey, bassist Larry Junstrom, keyboardist Bobby Capps and drummer Gary Moffatt.

For more information on Styx, REO Speedwagon and .38 Special 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 Adds Special Spring Holiday Dishes

Mohegan Sun restaurants to offer gourmet dishes and desserts for Easter and Passover

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 3, 2009) – Mohegan Sun will feature special menu additions throughout the property for Easter & Passover.  The following offerings will be available:

The Longhouse will be serving Braised Lamb Shank accompanied with Stuffed Morel Mushrooms and served with Spring Vegetable Couscous and Tomato Cabernet Jus.  This will be offered at $34.00 per person.

At Birches Bar & Grill, enjoy a mouthwatering four-course meal that will start out with Soup du Jour and a Garden Salad with your choice of dressing.  The entrée will feature a Roast Leg of Lamb with Parsnips, Maple-Glazed Carrots, Herbed Fingerling Potatoes, and Apple Demi Glaze infused with Mint.  Top this meal off with Coconut Bombe with Fresh Berries and Edible Spring Flower, for $28.00 per person.

Starting on Passover and continuing through Easter, Fidelia’s will be showcasing some special menu items that include Gefilte Fish, Beet Horseradish and Matzo Crackers.  On Easter Sunday, Fidelia’s will be offering Brown Sugar and Honey-Glazed Smoked Pork with Mélange of Brussels Sprouts, Baby Carrots, Broccoli and Cauliflower and Mashed Sweet Potatoes for $16.00 per person.  Dessert will also feature Coconut Bombe with Fresh Berries and Edible Spring Flower.

Seasons Buffet will be showcasing an array of delicious foods and desserts starting at the carving board which will feature Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Shallot & Rosemary-Crusted Lamb Roast and Roasted Turkey Breast & Thighs.  Other special items for Easter Sunday include Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint Jus Li, Seared-Spiced Salmon and Shrimp with Chicken & Penne topped with a Cajun Cream Sauce.  Add some savory sides such as Sautéed Green Beans with Wild Mushrooms, Honey-Buttered Yellow & White Corn and Maple Glazed Baby Carrots.  Desserts will include favorites like Apple or Fruit Cobbler, Warm-Battered Cheesecake Bites and Sticky Buns, Cinnamon-Raison Rice Pudding, and Pineapple Upside-down Cake.  Breakfast starts at 7:30am and lunch begins at 11:00am.  The Buffet is open until 10:00pm breakfast is $10.85 for adults and $6.84 for children.  Enjoy lunch for $16.98 for adults and $9.43 for children.

For more complete information on Mohegan Sun’s restaurants, visit mohegansun.com and click on the “dining” link or call 1.888. 226.7711. 

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 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.