Three Spectacular Christmas Shows At Mohegan Sun

The Beach Boys, Kenny Rogers and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in the Arena

Ring in the holiday season at Mohegan Sun with three unforgettable shows.  The Beach Boys Christmas Harmonies and Favorite Hits will be live in the Arena on Sunday, November 29th at 3:00pm.  Kenny Rogers’ annual Christmas & Hits Tour will be in the Arena on Saturday, December 5th at 8:00pm and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra’s traditional Holiday Pops show with conductor Keith Lockhart will be live in the Arena on Thursday, December 17th at 7:30pm.

Tickets for The Beach Boys Christmas Harmonies and Favorite Hits show are $25.00.  Tickets for Kenny Rogers’ Christmas & Hits Tour are $35.00 and tickets for the Boston Pops Esplanade traditional Holiday Pops show are $50.00 and $40.00.  Tickets for all three shows go on sale Monday, October 5th 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 Tuesday, October 6th subject to availability.

What started out in the early 60s as a garage band in southern California has now evolved into a solid piece of Rock and Roll history.  In 1988, The Beach Boys were among the names inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the group claimed a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.  This special show will feature The Beach Boys performing everyone’s favorite Christmas classics.

Kenny Rogers is a prolific performer who has produced over seventy hit singles spanning multiple genres and charts.  His awards and accolades form a lengthy list and cover over five decades. He has recorded over sixty-five albums, sold over 120 million albums and is considered the 8th best-selling artist of all time. Rogers’ Christmas & Hits Tour will encompass a variety of his Country hits as well as classic Christmas favorites.

There are many traditions throughout the holiday season, but none as magical as the Holiday Pops. This year, Keith Lockhart and the orchestra welcome the vocal virtuosity of the extraordinary Swingle Singers, a group whose name has become synonymous with flawless excellence and high-level entertainment since their ground breaking debut album Jazz Sebastian Bach in 1963. The current line up of young, gorgeous and talented singers is, of course, several incarnations from the original team – Ward Swingle affectionately refers to them as his “grandchildren” – however the sound remains unmistakably Swingle. The concert also features a special visit from Jolly Ole’ St. Nick and a time-honored audience sing along.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th best venue by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 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.

JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND

SUMMERZCOOL TOUR 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

To the delight of Parrotheads Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band return to Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, November 21st.  The show begins at 8:00pm.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 3rd 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 Sunday, October 4th, subject to availability.  There is a six-ticket limit per customer.

Jimmy’s upcoming album, Buffet Hotel (one t), is scheduled for release in December.  The title cut has a strong West African influence and was conceived during a trip to the “Festival In The Desert,” a music festival that takes place annually near Timbuktu, Mali.  “It was one of the best musical experiences of my life,” said Jimmy.  It was there that Jimmy ran across the Buffet Hotel, an old colonial era train station/hotel which was the venue for the music scene that exploded in Mali after its independence in 1960.

After Jimmy started writing for Buffet Hotel, he decided to introduce three of the new songs into his 2009 set list. The three were “Summerzcool,” the quintessential beach song, which also became the tour name, “A Lot To Drink About,” a commentary on current events, and “Surfin’ In A Hurricane,” the first surf song Jimmy has ever written.

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

311 to Perform Live at Mohegan Sun

Performance in the Arena on Sunday, November 22nd

Alt-Rockers 311 will head out on the road later this year for a run of headlining dates in support of the band’s most recent album, Uplifter and will be performing live at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, November 22nd at 7:00pm with special guests State Radio.

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Friday, September 25th 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 Saturday, September 26th subject to availability.

Fans will be treated to new tunes from 311’s latest release, Uplifter, in addition to favorites from the band’s eight previous studio albums, including one platinum, one triple-platinum and five gold certified records.  Uplifter, the band’s first album in almost four years, was released June 2nd on Volcano Records.

State Radio is an Alternative Rock band from Boston, MA, consisting of former Dispatch member Chad Urmston (lead vocals, guitar), Chuck Fay (bass) and Mike Najarian (drums).  The band’s third album, Let It Go, is slated for release on September 29th, 2009.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th best venue by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 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.