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Vets Rock Featuring Joe Walsh & Guests: A Concert Benefiting the USO & Veterans Expo Comes to Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Annual Military and Veterans Event slated For Friday, November 3rd; Concert tickets on sale Friday, September 15th

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 12, 2017) – Mohegan Sun is proud to announce that it will be welcoming back Vets Rock, inpartnership with WTNH and iHeart Media, on Friday, November 3rd. The third annual Vets Rock kicks off with a special day filled with valuable support, services and resources for our military, veterans and their families including a career fair, suit fitting and a mobile vet center. The day will be capped off by a performance by legendary rocker, Joe Walsh, inside the award-winning Mohegan Sun Arena. The concert starts at 7:30pm.

This year’s event is in partnership and benefits the USO Connecticut (USO), our nation’s leading organization dedicated to serving our Armed Forces.

“This year we are all in on helping the USO. The USO is an organization that every veteran or family member of a veteran knows about. They’re a worldwide organization. They provide support to soldiers and families in far-flung dusty locations and here at home,” said Kevin Brown, Chairman, Mohegan Tribal Council.

“We are extremely fortunate to have the support of Mohegan Sun as we further expand USO programs and services throughout the state of Connecticut and the region,” said Brian Whiting, President & CEO USO Metropolitan New York. “This commitment will allow the USO to reach more service members and military families – ensuring they stay connected to the grateful nation they choose to defend.”

Vets Rock 2017 begins with an opening ceremony at 10:00am in The Shops concourse, hosted by Gil Simmons of WTNH-TV. Events thereafter will take place from 10:00am – 7:00pm.

Vets Rock Expo

One week before Veterans Day, the third annual Vets Rock, hosted by Mohegan Sun is to reach an overall goal of help, raise money, provide services and a good time for Veterans in and outside the Southeastern Connecticut community.  Throughout the day in the Uncas Ballroom, Mohegan Sun and the USO, have provided special services and activities for Veterans and their families.  Including a career fair and workshop presented by Hiring Our Heroes whom are featuring 100 employers from throughout the region.  More events in the Uncas Ballroom include the Save – A – Suite Professional Attire fitting, complimentary flu shots for Veterans and a mobile vet center.

“The U.S. Department of Chambers partners with us with a Hiring Our Heroes job fair where over 100 local, regional and some national employers. That will literally take a resume, possibly do an interview and maybe even provide a job that very day right here in the ballroom,” said Brown.

Veterans can register for events at mohegansun.com/vetsrock

Discounted hotel rates will be available for Veteran’s signed up as well, subject to availability.

Vets Rock Concert

Mohegan Sun Arena presents a very special Vets Rock Benefit Concert beginning at 7:30pm on Friday, November 3rd.  The concert is MC’d by longtime veteran’s advocate and music icon, Tony Orlando, will feature performances by special guests, to be announced, and headlined by Eagles legend, Joe Walsh.

Tickets are $89.00, $69.00 & $49.00 and go on sale Friday, September 15th 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 Mohegan Sun’s Box Office at 10:00am on Saturday, September 16th, subject to availability.

ABOUT USO

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

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.

Joe Walsh Announces Fall 2015 Solo Tour With Dates Along The East Coast From September 18th – October 17th

Monday, July 27th, 2015

“A fluid and an intelligent player. There are not many like that around” – Pete Townshend, Rolling Stone MagazineMohegan-sun-arena-joe-walsh-october-2015

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 27, 2015) – On September 18, 2015 Joe Walsh will launch his Fall solo tour that will carry on through October 17th. Mohegan Sun Arena will host Walsh for an 8:00pm show on Friday, October 16th. The tour also hits Ohio and Ontario, but primarily showcases dates on the eastern seaboard, with New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina all set to welcome the Rock legend.

Tickets are $39.50 and go on sale Friday, July 31st through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, August 1st, subject to availability.

This tour will reunite Joe with one of his Barnstorm band members, keyboardist and drummer Joe Vitale.  Additionally Walsh will be supported with band members Gannin Arnold on guitar, Tommy Simms on bass and Drew Hester on drums.

Joe will be performing hits from throughout his career, ranging from the James Gang to his Barnstorm days, to the Eagles and his solo records right through to 2012’s ANALOG MAN, and some surprises:

“I’m going back in the catalog to dig out some songs that I haven’t ever played live, but everything everyone’s coming to hear will also be in the show,” Joe said.  “I’ve got a great band and I’m excited to play with my old friend Joe Vitale again. I also love being able to go into smaller venues. I’ve missed it…The interaction with the audience is much better, everybody has a good seat and it reminds me of the old days. I think I play my best in a small venue when the bass drums are kicking me in the pants. I’m really looking forward to it all.”

ABOUT JOE WALSH:

Best known for his powerful guitar licks, Joe Walsh has entertained the masses and captivated his peers for more than three decades with such classics as “Funk #49,” “Walk Away,” “Life’s Been Good” and “Ordinary Average Guy.” In 1969 Walsh found success with The James Gang, followed by a stint with Barnstorm, a trio he founded.  In 1973 Joe released his first solo album, which proved him a legitimate solo act with a limitless career on the horizon. By 1975 he joined The Eagles, bringing a harder Rock sound to the group with the acclaimed Hotel California, The Long Run and Eagles Live.

In 1994, after a 14-year hiatus and several solo albums, The Eagles released Hell Freezes Over, which reached #1 on the Billboard charts and sparked one of the most successful tours in music history. And in 1998 The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the first year they were nominated. Walsh performed at the 2012 Grammys with Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl and at the 2012 MusiCares event honoring Paul McCartney. That June Walsh released Analog Man, his first solo album in 20 years, performing solo shows around the world to support it throughout that year. In 2013 the award winning The History of The Eagles showcased at Sundance, the two part authorized documentary and in February it aired on Showtime. In conjunction with the April release onto DVD the Eagles began their extensive The History of The Eagles World Tour. On February 9, 2014, Walsh was featured in several songs on the CBS Special The Night The Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles. In 2014 Walsh played select solo shows as well as with the Eagles on The History of The Eagles World Tour, with new dates continuing throughout 2015.  In April 2015 Walsh performed with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for Starr’s Induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, later broadcast on HBO. In May 2015 Walsh joined Eddie Vedder and Pete Townshend for an All Star Celebration of The Who’s music to benefit Teen Cancer America.

For more information please visit: JoeWalsh.com

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.