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New Kids On The Block Become The 30th Inductee Into Mohegan Sun’s Walk Of Fame

Friday, June 12th, 2015

One of the most beloved and long-time performers at Mohegan Sun Arena, New Kids On The Block, were inducted today into the Walk of Fame

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 12, 2015) – Earlier today, Donnie, Joey, Danny, Jordan and Jonathan of New Kids on the Block entered the Box Office forecourt outside of Mohegan Sun Arena to accept their honor as the 30th Walk of Fame inductees. Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Sun, Tom Cantone and Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown, spoke briefly through roars and screams as they introduced one of Mohegan Sun’s most beloved and all-time selling acts.  “We love you all and we love Mohegan Sun Arena every time we play here. It’s also great because it’s halfway between our hometown and New York. We get the best of our fans here!” said Donnie Wahlberg as the cheers grew even louder.

The event took place today just after 4:00pm in front of many of NKOTB’s faithful and shortly from now, the band will take the stage at Mohegan Sun Arena with Nelly and TLC to open, as part of the Main Event Tour.

“Tonight will mark the 9th consecutive sellout for NKOTB and with one more, they will tie Billy Joel’s record. It’s a tribute to the great team here that runs one of the top Arena’s now in the world,” said Senior VP of Sports & Entertainment, Tom Cantone.

Kevin Brown also mentioned how honored he was to take part in presenting one of Mohegan Sun Arena’s best ever, their Walk of Fame star. He also gave praise to the hard work and high level of performers that Tom and the whole entertainment staff provide for fans on such a consistent basis.

The band joins the likes of recently inducted Mohegan Sun Walk of Famers Kevin Hart, Bob Seger, Mötley Crüe, Frankie Valli and so many more.

New Kids On The Block sold more than 80 million albums worldwide — including back-to-back international #1 songs, 1988’s “Hangin’ Tough” and 1990’s “Step By Step” — and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits like “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Cover Girl,” “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You,” and “Tonight.”

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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. 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.

MOHEGAN SUN CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH EXCLUSIVE SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE BY JENNIFER LOPEZ

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

 Lea Michele, Regis Philbin, Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo, Jaime Pressly, Donnie Wahlberg, Kenny Wormald, and Others Made Appearances Over the Weekend

 Uncasville, Connecticut  – Mohegan Sun celebrated its 15th anniversary with a star-studded weekend that included a sold out performance by the sensational Jennifer Lopez. Lopez delivered a spectacular show with her popular hits like Love Don’t Cost A Thing, Let’s Get Loud, On The Floor and her new single Papi. Surprise guests Fat Joe and DJ Enuff had the crowd going wild.

 Celebrities in attendance throughout the weekend included Glee’s Lea Michele, Terrence Howard, Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo, Donnie Wahlberg, Kenny Wormald, Jaime Pressly, Maria Menounos, Jesse Metcalfe, Hugo Becker, Tinsley Mortimer and Kelly Bensimon.  Appearances by Chefs Todd English, Bobby Flay, Jasper White, and Buddy Valastro, Dancing with the Stars Mary Murphy, Regis and Joy Philbin, Susan Lucci, poker extraordinaire Beth Shak, and performances by Stephen Stills, Port Chuck, and Dierks Bentley. In addition, MTV’s Jersey Shore castmates, Sammi, Ronnie and Deena participated in a meet and greet with fans and appeared in Mohegan Sun’s Ultra 88 nightclub, adding excitement to the weekend.

 DJ Kiss, a staple on the New York nightlife scene and celebrity favorite, headlined a star-studded after party in Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club, Mohegan Sun’s newest restaurant and lounge.

 “Mohegan Sun is so pleased to give back to the people who have supported us over the last 15 years”, said Mitchell Etess, CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. “It was a thrill to host such great celebrities and our good friends.”

 About Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 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 www.mohegansun.com.  Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.

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Friday, October 21

EVENT NAME: Mohegan Sun’s 15th Anniversary Celebration – Day 1

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Saturday, October 22

EVENT NAME: Mohegan Sun’s 15th Anniversary Celebration – Day 2

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EVENT NAME: Jennifer Lopez Special Concert at Mohegan Sun’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

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Donnie Wahlberg’s Official BIRTHDAY BASH at Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Mohegan Sun and Ultra 88 Night Club host Donnie Wahlberg’s official birthday party on August 25th  

UNCASVILLE, CT (August 19, 2009) — At 40, he’s still got the Right Stuff. Grown-up boy band member turned producer, film star and song writer, Donnie Wahlberg is throwing his official 40th birthday celebration at Mohegan Sun and inviting fans to help blow out the candles.  The birthday bash begins at 9:00pm on Tuesday, August 25th at Ultra 88 Night Club.

Donnie Wahlberg jumped to superstardom as a member of the Pop sensation New Kids on the Block in the late 80s.  Wahlberg then went on to have a very successful career as an actor and film producer, co-starring in the popular miniseries Band of Brothers and numerous feature films such as Righteous Kill, Ransom, The Sixth SenseAnnapolis and various installments of the Saw series.  Most recently, Wahlberg has been on a world tour with reunited New Kids On The Block members and is rumored to be working on a solo music project of his own.  There have been discussions of a possible debut of some new music live from the stage at Ultra 88 Night Club.

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.