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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 Mohegansun.com/20

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 mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun, Instagram @mohegansun, view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Mohegan Sun Rolls Into One Of Its Most Star-Studded Summers Of Entertainment Ever

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Mohegan Sun is set to play host to Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Michael Bublé and countless more for this summer; 183 shows & events in 123 days!

There is no other place in the region to catch the amount and variety of entertainment that Mohegan Sun is geared up to bring this summer. Beginning with the recent sold-out Bruce Springsteen shows in late May, through August 31st, Hot Summer Fun at Mohegan Sun will host well over 100 shows. Fans of comedy, the Connecticut Sun, MMA, boxing and of course – live music, are in for one of the best summer lineups ever at Mohegan Sun.

This summer, Mohegan Sun Arena is set to host the likes of Katy Perry, Michael Bublé, Justin Timberlake, John Mellencamp, Queen + Adam Lambert, Lionel Richie with CeeLo Green, Kevin James, Jake Owen, Alan Jackson and The Moody Blues! And the ever-popular Wolf Den will bring in Ambrosia with John Ford Coley, Austin Webb, Hoobastank, Warrant, Dustin Lynch, The Bacon Brothers and Grand Funk Railroad this summer, among many more performers. Treehouse Comedy brings some of the funniest touring stand-up out there to The Cabaret Theatre every Saturday evening and don’t miss the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun with multiple home games inside Mohegan Sun Arena throughout June, July and August!

View the full summer schedule for Mohegan Sun Arena, The Wolf Den, The Cabaret Theatre and Connecticut Sun here:  Mohegan Sun Summer Entertainment!

John Legend Announces New Summer Dates For 2014 North American Tour; Plays Mohegan Sun Arena on August 1st

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Tickets on sale June 7th; Citibank Pre-sale begins on June 3rd

Nine-time Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling artist John Legend will continue his highly acclaimed 2014 North American tour with new summer dates beginning in Highland, CA on July 17th.  The highly anticipated tour comes on the heels of Legend’s #1 smash single “All of Me,” from his critically acclaimed fourth studio album Love in the Future, which recently claimed the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart. The single marks Legend’s highest selling and charting single of his career to date, with sales over 3 million in the US.  John Legend plays Mohegan Sun Arena for the first time on Friday, August 1st for a 7:30pm show. Special guest for this show will be R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius.

Tickets are $45.00 and go on sale Saturday, June 7th 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 Sunday, June 8th subject to availability. There will be a Citibank pre-sale beginning Tuesday, June 3rd at 10:00am local time. For more ticket purchase information, please visit www.johnlegend.com.

Legend’s current tour, “An Evening with John Legend: The All of Me Tour,” wraps June 28th in Woodinville, WA and features John in an intimate and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet.  In a recent review, Billboard hailed the show as “one of the best concerts ever.”

Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter.  He’s sold an impressive seven million albums worldwide. His work has garnered him nine Grammy Awards, three Soul Train Awards, the BET Award for “Best New Artist” and the special “Starlight Award” from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  A graduate of University of Pennsylvania where he studied English and African-American literature, Legend participated in a wide range of musical activities while in college. During the same period, Legend was introduced to Lauryn Hill, who hired him to play piano on her track “Everything Is Everything,” and shortly thereafter he began to play shows around the Philadelphia area, eventually expanding his audience base to New York, Boston, Atlanta and Washington D.C.  After college, Legend was introduced to then up-and-coming Hip-Hop artist Kanye West, who quickly signed Legend to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint and hired him to sing vocal hooks on some of his music.  Legend started gaining momentum through a series of similar collaborations with established artists, adding vocals to an impressive list of chart-topping hits including West’s “All of the Lights,” Jay Z’s “Encore” and back-up vocals on Alicia Keys’ 2003 song, “You Don’t Know My Name.”  Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, was released in December of 2004 through Columbia Records.  The critically acclaimed album spawned the artist’s first hit single, “Ordinary People” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006, including Best R&B Album, “Best New Artist” and “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.”  The follow up was 2006’s platinum-selling Once Again, which brought Legend another Grammy, “Best Male R&B Performance”, for his single “Heaven” and included collaborations with Kanye West, will.i.am and Raphael Saadiq. Legend’s next release was 2008’s Evolver, led by the hit single “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000. Legend followed Evolver with 2010s collaboration with the Roots, Wake Up, which won the Grammy for “Best R&B Album” a year later.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011 and ranked in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.