Freestyle Extravaganza IV at Mohegan Sun Arena

Celebrating Club/Dance music live on Saturday, February 21st

Mohegan Sun Arena will once again host the top talents of Freestyle Dance music when Freestyle Extravaganza IV takes over on Saturday, February 21st at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $68.00 and $48.00 and are on sale now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to Tickemaster.com, call any Ticketmaster Charge By Phone number, or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.

The 2008 Freestyle show brought together some of the best-remembered and most loved Dance music of the 80s, and the 2009 edition continues the revival.  Born in the club scene of New York City during the end of the Disco era, Freestyle went on to capture a generation with its irresistible beats and marked the start of the Hip-Hop sound.

Performers include Sisqó, with hit songs like “Thong Song” and “Incomplete,” CeCe Penniston with “Finally” and K7/TKA is in the lineup with their hit song “Scars of Love.”  C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams will perform “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” and The Cover Girls perform “Show Me” and “Wishing On A Star.”   George Lamond performs the hit song “Bad of the Heart” and Fascination are sure to bring “Why You Wanna Go” to the Arena stage. Additional performers include Noel with “Silent Morning,” Cynthia with “Change On Me,” Coro with “Where Are You Tonight,” Hanson and Davis with “Hungry For Your Love,” Special Ed with “I Got It Made,” Slick Rick with “Children’s Story,” Doug E. Fresh with “The Show” and Newcleus with “Jam On It.”

For more information on Freestyle Extravaganza IV, visit mohegansun.com or nuestramusica.com.  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Jolin Tsai Returns to Mohegan Sun

Live in the Arena on Sunday, February 8th with special guest Energy

Jolin Tsai will be celebrating the Chinese New Year with her fans in Mohegan Sun Arena.  The show will feature two performances on Sunday, February 8th; the first at 2:00am and the second at 2:00pm with special guest Energy. 

Tickets are $168.00, $128.00, $88.00 and $58.00 and go on sale on Saturday, January 4th.  Tickets can be purchased through International Entertainment Marketing based out of New York at 718.888.3113 or through www.iemshowplace.com. 

Tsai is a Golden Melody Award-winning Taiwanese singer, actress and dancer. She was discovered through a singing competition at the age of eighteen and later signed with Universal Music and released her debut album Jolin 1019 in 1999.  The album was a success and made her an instant star in Taiwan.   

She released the single “Spirit Of The Knight” with Sony Music in 2002, which became a big hit and led to the highly-anticipated release of her album Magic.  The album showcased a more playful and sexy image of Tsai and her music became more dance-oriented.   The album has sold over a million copies in Asia.   The Chinese media refers to Tsai as “Dancing Diva” after her album of the same name as well as her performance at the 2006 MTV Asia Awards, which featured yoga elements and props such as a ball and a ribbon.  Recently, Tsai incorporated new skills into her concerts such as flying rings and pole dancing in addition to her usual multi-style dances.  Fans can expect to see these new dances in her upcoming concert at Mohegan Sun.  

For more information on Jolin Tsai with special guest Energy and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com.  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Asian Marketing hotline at 1.877.999.9977.

 

 

 

 

 

“Kung Hei Fat Choy,” Happy New Year

Get ready to ring in 2009 as Mohegan Sun gears up for the Chinese New Year on Sunday, February 8th.  To commemorate the longest and most significant Chinese holiday, Mohegan Sun will host a variety of events including renowned artist Jolin Tsai at Mohegan Sun Arena, a traditional Lion Dance, special menus at several restaurants and extraordinary bus giveaways.  

The celebration begins with two performances from Taiwanese Pop singer and “Dancing Diva,” Jolin Tsai with special guest Energy at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, February 8th. The first show will be at 2:00am, with a follow-up performance at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $168.00, $128.00, $88.00 and $58.00 and can be purchased starting January 4th through International Entertainment Marketing based out of New York at 718.888.3113 or through www.iemshowplace.com 

In addition, guests throughout Mohegan Sun will be mesmerized with a traditional Lion Dance which symbolizes exorcising evil spirits and summoning luck and fortune.  The Lion Dance will start at 1:00pm, heading from Sunrise Square to The Shops at Mohegan Sun, throughout Casino of the Sky and to Casino of the Wind.  Money God will be present in The Shop’s concourse from Noon to 1:00pm, handing out lucky red envelopes symbolizing good luck; photo opportunities will also be available.  

Special dishes will be served at a number of the restaurants at Mohegan Sun. In Bamboo Forest, the not-so-secret ingredient is seafood as it is incorporated into over half the dishes including Good Fortune, an eight-piece dish of dried oysters, two pieces of Shiitake mushrooms and dehydrated vegetables over a bed of lettuce in light brown sauce.  Other dishes include Steamed Whole Fish which symbolizes a wish for surpluses and bountiful harvests every year. 

Guests can also enjoy an array of festive meals at The Cove’s Noodle Bar. There guests will have their choice of a number of soups including Shrimp & Pork Wonton Soup, Beef Noodle Soup and three varieties of Congee. Some of the specialties and dim sum meals for the evening include Steamed Clams, Roasted Duck and Lau Mai Gai, a mixture of rice, chicken and sausage wrapped in a bamboo leaf.   

Getting to Mohegan Sun just got easier and a little cheaper as several bus companies from New York and Massachusetts have teamed up with Mohegan Sun to offer an exceptional bus package to their travelers.  In addition to the $45.00 bus package, starting January 26th and running through February 5th, bus travelers will receive a lucky red envelope containing anywhere from $5.00 to $100.00 upon arrival.

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.