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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.

Craig Jackson’s Inaugural Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction Brings Top Cars, Greg Olsen And Other Celebrities To A Sold-Out Arena

Sunday, June 26th, 2016
  • Celebrities, exhibitions and wide range of exotic, muscle and custom cars attract record 90,000 people to lifestyle event
  • First time in Barrett-Jackson history for “double sell out” with daytime Friday and Saturday tickets sold out within a few hours of opening on Thursday
  • Barrett-Jackson sets attendance record for any event at Mohegan Sun, creating huge economic impact
  • More than 1,700 registered bidders vied for over $26 million dollars in collectible vehicles and automobilia

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 26, 2016) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, created the ultimate high octane experience at its inaugural Northeast Auion on June 23-25, 2016, attracting high profile celebrities, captains of industry and sports stars among the record-setting 90,000 people who bought over $26 million in cars and automobilia at world-class entertainment destination Mohegan Sun. In a first for the 45-year-old company, Barrett-Jackson sold out of its weekend tickets within hours of opening on Thursday.

Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, comments, “Only at Barrett-Jackson can someone rub shoulders with celebs – including Carolina Panthers All-Pro tight end Greg Olsen, former NBA star Dan Gadzuric, Chef Buddy Valastro of “Cake Boss” fame, “Fast N’ Loud” host Richard Rawlings, Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars,” and actor and martial artist Chuck Zito – while bidding on some of the most collectible cars in the world. The anticipation for our event meant every seat in the arena was filled and we set many records over the weekend including the largest attendance for any event in Mohegan Sun’s history.”

From the spectacular and star-studded Opening Night Gala to the closing bid, the weekend was full of memorable moments, such as when “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro presented Craig Jackson with a custom replica cake inspired by his mother’s 1934 Cadillac coupe, which Jackson had purchased at the Scottsdale auction earlier this year (Valastro’s eleventh Carlo’s Bakery is located in Mohegan Sun). Additionally, as at every Barrett-Jackson event, charity was an important part of the weekend: more than $605,000 was raised for a variety of worthy causes through the sale of six charity cars. Carolina Panther Greg Olsen stepped up to the block to sell a 1969 Chevy Camaro for $100,000 to benefit his charity The HEARTest Yard, and the Zac Brown Band sold a custom 2015 Jeep Wrangler to raise $120,000 for Camp Southern Ground.

Barrett-Jackson’s vision to bring a collector car event to the Northeast region was realized with near unparalleled success for a first-time auction. The total number of bidders (over 1,700) surpassed initial projections, with a record-number registering for bidder credentials on-site. Auto enthusiasts and families traveled from across the U.S. and Canada to enjoy the event, which included special exhibits, vendors and activities such as Ford and Chevy Ride ’N Drives and Dodge Thrill Rides all three days. Ticket sales for Friday and Saturday sold out within a few hours of the Thursday opening, with Barrett-Jackson adding additional seating and auction personnel to accommodate the unprecedented crowd, even offering Twilight tickets available for purchase after 5pm.

“The inaugural Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun had the entire region energized,” says Ray Pineault, President & GM at Mohegan Sun. “We had more guests to our beautiful resort and casino in a 3-day span than ever before. We appreciate the tremendous dedication, effort and hard work of both our Mohegan Sun team members as well as the Barrett-Jackson team. It was an incredible weekend at Mohegan Sun and we’re truly thrilled about the partnership going forward.”

Barrett-Jackson will next light up the Las Vegas strip during its 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction from Oct. 13-15, 2016. For more information on consigning your vehicle and becoming a bidder, follow the link to

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners, Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2016, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit, or call 480-421-6694.

About Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, 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 Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Don Henley To Tour Europe And North America In Summer 2016

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Mohegan Sun Arena to host tour on September 17th; Tickets on sale beginning Saturday, April 8th at 10:00am

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 5, 2016) – Don Henley will tour Europe and North America this summer beginning June 20th in Stockholm, Sweden at Ericsson Globe, with dates scheduled through September 21st. Henley will play Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, September 17th for a 7:30pm concert. The artist will perform songs spanning his entire career from the Eagles and his vast solo catalog, including songs from his latest release, Cass County.

Tickets are $69.50 and $49.50 and go on sale Saturday, April 9th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to; 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 starting Sunday, April 10th, subject to availability.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for many of the concerts before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 5th at 10:00am local time. Check for complete tour and ticketing information.

Don Henley, both as solo artist and as a member of the Eagles, has received many accolades, including eight Grammy Awards, numerous gold and platinum records and performed sold-out concert tours worldwide. A respected, popular and critically celebrated musical artist, Henley is a founding member, vocalist and songwriter of the Eagles that has become one of the most influential bands in America. Henley’s solo

career is acclaimed with such hits as “Dirty Laundry,” “Heart Of The Matter,” “Boys Of Summer,” “The End Of The Innocence,” and “All She Wants To Do Is Dance.” He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Henley’s career as a musician and activist continues to evolve.  In 1990, he founded the Walden Woods Project (, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting the historic woods in Massachusetts where author/philosopher Henry David Thoreau first championed the concept of land conservation.  The Project, celebrating its 25th anniversary has protected vast tracts of Walden Woods from the threat of commercial development, has created a highly acclaimed environmental educational initiative for students (, and maintains the most important library of Thoreau-related research material in the world.  In addition, Henley founded the Caddo Lake Institute in his native East Texas, a privately operating foundation to act as an “ecosystem-specific” sponsoring entity, underwriting local wetland science and conservation education including cultural and ecological research and monitoring. Henley also co-founded the Recording Artists’ Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group formed to represent the interests of recording artists.

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. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” 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.