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Earth, Wind & Fire To Play June Show At Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Concert to kick off at 8:00pm on June 21stEWF play Mohegan Sun Arena in June of 2014

Mohegan Sun Arena will welcome one of the most timeless and talented bands ever, when Earth, Wind & Fire heads to Uncasville, CT for a Saturday, June 21st performance.

Tickets are $45.50 and go on sale Friday, April 11th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  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, April 12th subject to availability.

During the 1970s, a new brand of Pop music was born – one that was steeped in African and African-American styles – particularly Jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of Pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and ’70s multicultural spiritualism. “I wanted to do something that hadn’t been done before,” Maurice explains. “Although we were basically Jazz musicians, we played Soul, Funk, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Rock and dance music…which somehow ended up becoming Pop. We were coming out of a decade of experimentation, mind expansion and cosmic awareness. I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners’ spiritual content.”

EWF would go on to sell millions of records world-wide and have charted countless hits like “Let’s Groove,” “Celebrate,” “Reasons” and “Saturday Nite.” Their concerts are also incredible, as the band is well-known for giving fans one of the most exciting, high-energy and impressive performances of any live act of their era.

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. 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.

nues 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. 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.

John Mellencamp To Play Summer Concert At Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Show slated for Saturday, July 5th; Tickets on-sale Friday, March 28thJohn Mellencamp returns to Mohegan Sun Arena for a July 5th, 2014 concert

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 24, 2014) – Mohegan Sun Arena is set to welcome Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp for a Saturday, July 5th performance, beginning at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $49.50 and go on sale Friday, March 28th 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, March 29th subject to availability.

John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly regarded songwriters of a generation. He went on to release 26 albums with domestic sales exceeding 40 million units and amassed 22 Top 40 hits.  A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, he has been nominated for 13 Grammys, was recipient of Billboard’s Century Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award, Q’s Classic Songwriter Award, Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and, most recently, the John Steinbeck Award. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years.  The unique instrumentation of his band and overall approach is widely credited with being the forbear of the Americana/No Depression genre of rural-inflected music.

Mellencamp’s show is powered by a catalog of thought-provoking material that includes the autobiographical “Small Town,” ”Jack & Diane,” “Lonely Ol’ Night,” “Crumblin’ Down,” “The Authority Song,”  ”Rain On The Scarecrow,” plus “Paper in Fire,” “Check It Out,” to name just a few.  All of those plus the inclusion of roots-oriented music from his recent T Bone Burnett-produced No Better Than This album makes a John Mellencamp concert a singularly authentic experience.

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 #3 in the Nation and #3 in the World for top stops in 2013 and also ranked the Arena 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.

Julianne & Derek Hough To Appear Live On Stage In Move Live On Tour

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Superstar siblings to tour North America in their own all-new dance production, including stop at Mohegan Sun Arena on June 22ndJuilianne Hough & Derek Hough Take Dance Tour To Mohegan Sun Arena on June 22nd, 2014

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, Move Live On Tour, onstage across North America beginning May 28 through July, 2014.  Move Live On Tour will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Hough’s headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to Salsa and Hip-Hop and everything in-between. The performance heads to Mohegan Sun for a Sunday, June 22nd show beginning at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $30.00 and go on sale Friday, March 21st 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, March 22nd subject to availability. More details are available at Mohegan Sun as well.

For tour routing and additional ticket information, visit moveliveontour.com.  VIP packages will be available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, including backstage tours, pre-show parties and meet and greet opportunities with Julianne and Derek.

According to Derek and Julianne, “No matter where we go in the world, the question we hear most from people is ‘when are you going to do something together?’  We feel that everything we’ve done up to this point has led us to creating this show and we can’t wait to share it with our fans.”  The Dancing With the Stars champions conceived the show, which they are staging with Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo (Nappytabs), best known for their Emmy Award-winning choreography on So You Think You Can Dance.  “We’re so thrilled to be working with Nappytabs – their creative energy is perfectly aligned with ours and we couldn’t dream of better partners to bring Move Live On Tour to life.”

The pair, both of whom are also accomplished singers and musicians, promise musical surprises and special guest appearances in a show they describe as “a cross between a Broadway spectacular and the hippest, coolest dance party you’ve ever been to.”  The Houghs and their Move Live On Tour troupe will also be going into local communities on the tour to engage local dance groups and non-profit organizations to include them in the whole “MOVE” experience in fun and unique ways, in order to encourage and celebrate dance.

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 #3 in the Nation and #3 in the World for top stops in 2013 and also ranked the Arena 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.