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Fire Up Some Fun at Sun BBQFest

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Rain or shine, Sun BBQFest returns featuring Chef Myron Mixon

Uncasville, CT (March 31, 2016) – Brace yourself for a grillin’ and chillin’ good time at Sun BBQFest. On June 11th & 12th, sink your teeth into the best barbeque around with festivities featuring celebrity BBQ Chef — Myron Mixon, live music, beer trailers, barbeque showdowns, local vendors, food trucks and so much more!

Tickets are $5.00 per day and go on sale Friday, April 1st through the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Kids 6 and under get in free. The weekend of the event, tickets for entry are available at the gate along with food and drink tickets.

Eat, Drink, Compete

Get in on all the BBQ action and decide who reigns supreme during the People’s Choice Contest all weekend long. Purchase $2.00 samples from 20 participating Kansas City BBQ Society teams and cast your vote for the ultimate best at Sun BBQFest. Competition remains fierce on Saturday with a Rib Contest from Noon to 2:30pm followed by a Wing Challenge from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. For $5.00, each contest offers a sampling of 5 wings or 5 ribs for you to judge! A portion of the proceeds benefits the Sun BBQFest official charity, Operation BBQ Relief.

Keep the lip smackin’ snackin’ going with the impressive lineup of local restaurants and vendors! Taste your way through the endless supply of scrumptious meats and satisfying options from local food vendors! Wash it all down with a selection of beers including Bud, Bud Light, Yuengling and Sam Adams. Select cocktails will also be offered for $7.00, perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day!

Mix with the Master
Myron Mixon, celebrity chef, three-time Barbeque World Champion, and judge on the reality television show “BBQ Pitmasters” will be at the BBQ Fest on Saturday and Sunday, performing cooking demonstrations, signging books/merchandise, hosting a VIP gathering and judging a sweet dessert competition. Nicknamed “the winningest man in barbeque,” Myron will be passing out the trophies on Sunday while mixing-it-up with competitors and showcasing his award-winning smokers — proudly manufactured in neighboring Waterford, CT.

Exceptional Entertainment

The Winter Parking Lot heats up with music, Weber Grill Academy demos and classes, a fireworks show and more to celebrate summertime and all things BBQ.

Dance all weekend long with live music on the main stage. Green Tea Band, Country Mile, Jay Dempsey Band, Coyote River Band and Southern City Band will be providing the beats for this epic parking lot party.

Saturday night goes out with a bang! Don’t miss a spectacular fireworks display. The fireworks kick off at 9:15pm and are guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.

NOTE: Mohegan Sun requires persons under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during Sun BBQFest.  Unescorted minors will have their parent/legal guardian contacted to pick them up immediately.

To learn more about Sun BBQFest, please visit the event website.

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, 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, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 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 Connect with us on     Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Mohegan Sun Launches Annual Hot Summer Fun Celebrations on June 15th

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Millions in cash prizes and giveaways as well as celebrity sightings, pool parties and the hottest names in entertainment

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 28, 2015) – The 18th annual Hot Summer Fun is hotter than ever with big names and fabulous prizes this summer. The celebrations, which kick off June 15th and run through September 6th, will feature millions in cash prizes, giveaways, fireworks displays, as well as the most unforgettable entertainment and nightlife.

Special Events

Swipe your Momentum card all summer long for a chance to win 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250! The Roll With Your Top Down Giveaway runs from June 15th to September 4th. Swipe your Momentum card at any kiosk and you could roll out with Free Slot Play, Momentum Dollars or up to 100 entries toward the Grand Prize!

Celebrate the first signs of summer at Hot Summer Fun’s kickoff event, Sun BBQFest! Get fired up for some finger-lickin’ fun during Sun BBQFest. On June 13th & 14th, savor the flavors of the best barbeque around with festivities featuring live music, a beer trailer, barbeque battles and so much more you can sink your teeth into!

Mohegan Sun lights up the sky with an extraordinary fireworks display at the Mid-Summer and End of Summer Sizzlers. Open to all, the fun kicks off at 6:00pm and includes The Wethersfield Farmer’s Market, games for kids of all ages and carnival food favorites, as well as an area for guests 21+. These special parties will be hosted on Sunday, July 26th and Sunday, August 30th. NOTE: Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Other various events will be taking place throughout the summer including Mohegan Sun’s Signature Events series. Don’t miss an exclusive Winning Authors event with beachy bestseller Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Rumor, on Friday June 26th.

Double Up Mondays

Beginning Monday, June 15th, guests can earn double Momentum Dollars from 6:00am to Midnight. Bring a friend to sign up for a Momentum card and double the fun with $10.00 Free Slot Play for you both to enjoy. Season’s Buffett will offer two lunches for $30.00 from 11:00am to 5:00pm then two dinners for $40.00 until close. Todd English’s Tuscany rounds out the double deals with a two for $40.00 Tuscan table offer from 11:30am to 3:00pm.

Cash Dash Tuesdays

Let the money fly all summer long inside Mohegan Sun’s Cash Cube where up to $100,000 is given away every Tuesday. New this year, catch the $2.00 bill inside the Cash Cube and we’ll double your winnings! Beginning Tuesday, June 16th, every half hour from Noon to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:00pm, one lucky Momentum member playing their favorite slot machine will have a chance to enter the Cash Cube. Win up to $10,000 in 60 seconds when you dash to grab the cash each Tuesday this summer.

Power-Your-Play Wednesdays

All summer long, Momentum members can test their luck with PowerPlay Bonusing. Starting Wednesday, June 17th players can try their hand at Virtual Racing when earning 1 status point from 10:00am to Noon, 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Prospector’s Plunge takes over PowerPlay Bonusing in July with a $20,000 prize pool per tournament and in August, PowerSpin is the name of the game from 10:00am-10:00pm. September brings the Hot Spot PowerPlay from 10:00am to 2:00pm where guests can win $5.00 to $25.00 of Free Slot Play!

Cash Crew Thursdays

The wild and crazy Cash Crew will give away a total of $10,000 to four lucky guest each Thursday this summer! Starting Thursday, June 18th, play your favorite slot or table and keep your eyes peeled for the Cash Crew and you could win $2,500!

Free & Fun Fridays

Each Friday morning throughout Hot Summer Fun, Mohegan Sun will also be giving away free t-shirts for the first 3,000 Momentum members. Beginning June 19th, shirts will be distributed at the Event Center inside Sticks & Stones and Summer Coat Check  starting at 9:00am. A different color shirt will be given each week. Collect all 12 during Hot Summer Fun! Then start the weekend early with the Party on the Rooftop. This 21 and over event allows guests to listen to live music and purchase various treats from rotating food trucks.  Party on the Rooftop kicks off on Friday, June 19th with live music by Beatlemania, a tribute to The Beatles. For a complete list of participating bands, click here.

Worth the Wait Weekends

Weekends heat up at Mohegan Sun during Hot Summer Fun.  Dance under the stars at GLO – the only nighttime pool party in New England, soak up the sun during three featured Day GLO parties, enjoy a drink under the world’s largest indoor planetarium dome at VISTA Lounge at Wombi Rock or party the night away at MIST, a steamy, contemporary venue that sits beneath the water wall in Casino of the Wind.

Let the Music Play

This summer, Mohegan Sun has your concert hookup with 34 concerts drawing a quarter of a million people this summer! The top-ranked Mohegan Sun Arena will be home to hot tours like Ariana Grande, Def Leppard, Shania Twain, Meghan Trainor, Rob Zombie, Idina Menzel, Kelly Clarkson and so much more.

The Wolf Den, which is open seven days a week, free and for guests 21 and over, will see such acts as Andy Grammer, Cassidy Pope, Salt N Pepa among others. Don’t miss the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun with multiple home games inside Mohegan Sun Arena throughout June, July and August!

About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular travel destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class golf course and spa, over 85 shops, restaurants, nightclubs and bars, three award-winning entertainment venues including the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena, and three stunning casinos all under one roof. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford, New Haven and Providence, and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and ocean waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, find us on Pinterest and view us on YouTube.