Posts Tagged ‘Concerts’

Mohegan Sun Signs Exclusive Partnership With Webster Bank Arena

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Uncasville, CT (December 6, 2017) – Mohegan Sun, the premier entertainment destination in the Northeast, announced today an exclusive partnership with the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. The three year, multiple-level agreement involves concerts, sporting events and sponsorships is effective immediately.

“This is an exciting day as two of the strongest entertainment venues in the state join forces,” said Tom Cantone, Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE). “We have had an open relationship with Webster Bank Arena for years and this agreement is a further extension of the long-term partnership we look forward to having with them.”

Kevin Brown “Red Eagle,” Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and MGE Management Board said that, “Today’s announcement is more than just a partnership with the Webster Bank Arena. It’s a demonstration of our commitment to bringing tourism to all of Connecticut, not just the southeastern corner. It is a commitment to Bridgeport, a city rich in history and culture, to help with the growth and rebirth of the Park City.”

Brown added that, “While we may be expanding our footprint across the country and internationally, our headquarters are and will always remain here. Connecticut is our home.”

“We are thrilled to have a true partnership with the premiere gaming and entertainment facility in Connecticut,” New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers Owner Jon Ledecky said.  “Mohegan Sun will help secure concerts that will appeal to the local community, as well as become a visible sponsor in our first-class arena.  This multi-year agreement is just the beginning of a long-term marriage and is fantastic news for the supporters of the Webster Bank Arena and the City of Bridgeport.”

“As a venue consultant to the Webster Bank Arena and the New York Islanders, we are excited to assist the organization in its pursuit to provide world class facilities and events for its patrons and fans,” Co-Chairman of Oakview Alliance, Peter Luukko said.

Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT is home to the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena, one of the top ranked venues within theworldBillboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of the Year” at the Country Music Awards three times within the last nine years and was voted “Arena of the Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas among several others.

About Mohegan Sun:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, 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, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 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 mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

About Webster Bank Arena:

Webster Bank Arena has been a staple of the Bridgeport community since it opened in 2001, hosting nearly 150 events each year, including sporting events, family shows, concerts by world-famous musicians and much more. It is managed by Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment and features nearly 10,000 seats as well as 68 suites of varying sizes, three large hospitality areas, and a state of the art, 30×16 ft., high-definition video board. Webster Bank Arena has been home to the New York Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, since the team’s inception in 2001 and also hosts home games for Sacred Heart University’s men’s hockey program and Fairfield University’s men’s basketball team. The Arena’s success has a dramatic impact on the economic status of downtown Bridgeport. More information is available by visiting  www.websterbankarena.com or the Arena’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Paul Anka Returns To Mohegan Sun This Fall

Monday, August 21st, 2017

UNCASVILLE, CT (August 21, 2017) — Legendary artist and popular music icon, Paul Anka, is set to return to Mohegan Sun Arena to perform on Saturday, October 21st at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $49.00, $39.00 and $29.00 and go on sale Friday, August 25th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, August 26th, subject to availability.

Paul Anka has sold over 90 million sales worldwide and his songs have been performed over 100 million times, some of which include “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “Lonely Boy,” “Diana” and “You’re Having My Baby”.

Anka’s New York Times Bestselling autobiography came out in April 2013, published by S. Martin’s Press, entitled “My Way.” During the same time, his new 14-song album entitled Duets was released by Sony Music Entertainment and featured artists such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, Celine Dion and Michael Bublé. Duets provides a musical journey through the life and times of Paul Anka and includes heartfelt liner notes written by Anka himself as an introduction to the  classic songs he and his collaborators have chosen. Duets set a milestone in Billboard Chart history because with the CD, Anka became the only artist to have a CD on the Billboard Top 100 Chart for seven consecutive decades.

In 2014, Anka saw the release of a song he co-wrote with Michael Jackson entitled, “Love Never Felt So Good” off of Jackson’s album Xscape. As lead song off of Jackson’s CD and it’s first single, it has received massive radio, sales and critical success and reached #1 in over 50 countries.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Kenny Chesney To Be Inducted Into Mohegan Sun’s Walk Of Fame

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Fans are invited to honor Kenny Chesney in recognition of his multiple back-to-back concerts at Mohegan Sun Arena

WHAT: Mohegan Sun is proud to announce the newest Arena Walk of Fame inductee, Country superstar Kenny Chesney. Chesney has played five back-to-back sell-out performances at Mohegan Sun Arena since he kicked off his Sun City Carnival 2009 Tour. Now, the songwriter from east Tennessee returns to Mohegan Sun for his final two indoor shows of 2017 on August 10th & 11th. Chesney will be presented with his Walk of Fame star outside the Mohegan Sun Box Office a few hours prior to his August 11th show.

WHEN/ WHERE: Friday, August 11th at 4:00pm

Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office Forecourt

WHO: Mohegan Sun and Tribal Executives

Kenny Chesney

IN DETAIL: Mohegan Sun Arena’s most memorable performers including Bon Jovi, KISS, Rod Stewart, Taylor Swift, Mötley Crüe, Keith Urban and so many more have been honored as Walk of Famers and have stars placed outside of the Box Office. With two shows at Mohegan Sun Arena, marking another sellout, this sets the perfect timing to recognize Chesney as the 31st inductee into the Walk of Fame.

The Walk of Fame award recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of Mohegan Sun as the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination. All of the individuals inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be permanently located at the entrance to Mohegan Sun Arena.

For more show information, visit mohegansun.com/entertainment.

*Media and public are invited to attend the induction ceremony.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.