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Mohegan Sun Caps Off Huge, Celebrity-Filled And Action-Packed 20th Anniversary Weekend

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Performances from Kevin Hart & Friends, Fergie, LL Cool J, Jessie James Decker filled the weekend as did celebrity sightings like Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, David Ortiz, Anna Kendrick, Joe Manganiello, Brody Jenner and countless more

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 17, 2016) – Heading into this October, Mohegan Sun set out to provide a full month of non-stop entertainment in honor of the flagship property’s 20th Anniversary, highlighted by a blowout weekend that kicked off this past Friday. The weekend certainly exceeded expectations, with multiple special anniversary events, incredible entertainment, signings, appearances and jam-packed after parties filled with celebrities like Jessie James Decker, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, LL Cool J, Anna Kendrick, Clive Standen, David Ortiz, Martin Sensmeier and many more.

The fun kicked off with the return of Kevin Hart to Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, October 14th, where he hosted the “20th Anniversary Comedy All-Star Gala” that featured other stand-up heavyweights, Dave Attell, Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho and Keith Robinson. Following the performance, Hart ran into David Ortiz on the Red Carpet, as they headed into the “Official Kevin Hart After Party” inside Mohegan Sun’s popular night club, Avalon. Jessie James Decker, the Country Pop singer, reality TV star and wife of New York Jets Wide Receiver, could be seen on Friday’s red carpet just after her performance in Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre, as well!

Saturday evening was highlighted by the arrival of model and Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle co-host, Chrissy Teigen and Grammy Award-winning R&B singer and husband, John Legend, who walked the Red Carpet outside of Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe just before Midnight to the delight of adoring and screaming fans. From there, the superstar couple made their way into the 20th Anniversary Ballroom Party that celebrity DJ and producer, Timbaland, was headlining. Other notable guests that partied at Mohegan Sun Saturday evening included Brody Jenner, Tyson Beckford, Robin Thicke, New London’s own, Cassie (who can be seen here joining Timbaland by the DJ booth), Clive Standen, Joe Manganiello, Wes Welker, Johnny Damon, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Ramona Singer, Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers (click to view additional images of Chrissy, John and more at Mohegan Sun on October 15th. For higher resolution images, please contact Mohegan Sun PR.)

And for what possibly was the most anticipated Wolf Den performance in the legendary venue’s 20-year history, Hip-Hop great, LL Cool J, put on a show for the ages at Mohegan Sun. The crowd, which stretched deep into the gaming floor that surrounds the 350-seat, free venue, erupted when LL took the stage, and never let up through hits like “Hey Lover,” “Doin’ It Well,” “Hush,” “Headstrong” and “Ill Bomb.” The Rap icon wished Mohegan Sun a happy 20 years before wrapping an incredible performance, and stopping by the red carpet himself.

And just across the way inside the award-winning Mohegan Sun Arena, Fergie performed her many hits for a special 20th Anniversary concert for fans. Special guest, Daya, who had one of the biggest hits of the summer with, “Hide Away,” opened the show.

Video footage from Mohegan Sun’s 20th Anniversary weekend:

October 14th

October 15th

Other special events and signings that took place this past weekend included a special edition Reality Check with former Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino and his mother, Paola, as they greeted fans in The Shops concourse for a Q&A and photo meet and greet. The two are currently on Food Network’s Vinny and Ma Eat America. Mary, Mauro and Maddalena from TLC’s hit show, Cake Boss, presented Mohegan Sun’s Senior Leadership with a special 20th Anniversary cake on the Tuscany Terrace Saturday afternoon, as well.

Some of the world’s biggest performers are still yet to come as part of Mohegan Sun’s month-long 20th Anniversary, with Sia and special guests Miguel & AlunaGeorge making their way to Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday, October 26th, Carrie Underwood on Friday, October 28th and the one and only, KISS, on Saturday, October 29th. More comedy, big-time Wolf Den acts and signature events are on their way too! For more, visit

About Mohegan Sun
Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, 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, 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, follow us on, Instagram @mohegansun, view us on and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Pop Open the Perfect Bottle for the New Year with Tips From Mohegan Sun’s Wine and Beverage Manager Joseph Vita

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

This year, compliment your New Year’s celebration with the perfect bottle of champagne. Mohegan Sun’s Wine and Beverage Manager Joseph Vita shares his tips for choosing the ideal bottle of champagne to bring in 2009. 

Champagne is Supposed to be Fun

When you hear the word “champagne,” you automatically think of festive celebrations. Every day is festive when champagne is involved and we should enjoy it as much as we can because it accompanies so many foods. One does not have to buy expensive champagne to enjoy it; surround yourself with friends to make the experience all the better.

Know What Champagne is

The French culture is very particular about this because champagne originated in this region. Everything else is considered sparkling wine. From surrounding areas you can get Sekt from Germany, Spumante from Italy and Vin Mousseux from other areas in France.

Know the Different Types of Champagne

1. Méthode champenoise is the name for the exact multi-step process of producing champagne fermentation in the bottle. Look for this on bottles of sparkling wine from the US and Italy.

2. Vintage champagne is made in the year stated on the bottle. Eighty percent of the wine must be from the year stated and is a blend of numerous wines that the master blender puts together to get the style the producer wants. The remaining twenty percent is from reserve wines aged within two to three years that the blender uses to produce a house style.

3. MV – Multi-vintage, These make up the most popular champagnes. The champagnes are blends of wines sometimes with over five different vintages. This allows the master blender to keep a particular style as he fashions various amounts from different years to create a singular year-to-year style.

Understand the Label

Understanding the label will help you identify which champagne will satisfy your friends and family.

1. Brut is the dry style of champagne and is most popular; there is also an Extra Brut which is drier with little or no sugar.

2. Extra-dry is unusual; it’s a little sweeter than Brut.

3. Demi-sac is the sweetest of champagne.

Understand the Style of Wine

Champagne is made of using these varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
1. Blanc de Blanc is made from Chardonnay. This is crisp and a little lighter in style with notes of green apple.

2. Blanc de Noir is rich, full bodied champagne generally made up from Pinot Noir and Pino Meunier.

3. Rose is made in a variety of different ways. Some add a still red wine to the White Wine Cuvee, or by letting the skins of the Red Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier grapes soak for a short time with the whites, which is called Pink Champagne.

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