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Fire Up Some Fun at Sun BBQFest

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Rain or shine, Sun BBQFest returns featuring Chef Myron Mixon

Uncasville, CT (March 31, 2016) – Brace yourself for a grillin’ and chillin’ good time at Sun BBQFest. On June 11th & 12th, sink your teeth into the best barbeque around with festivities featuring celebrity BBQ Chef — Myron Mixon, live music, beer trailers, barbeque showdowns, local vendors, food trucks and so much more!

Tickets are $5.00 per day and go on sale Friday, April 1st through the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Kids 6 and under get in free. The weekend of the event, tickets for entry are available at the gate along with food and drink tickets.

Eat, Drink, Compete

Get in on all the BBQ action and decide who reigns supreme during the People’s Choice Contest all weekend long. Purchase $2.00 samples from 20 participating Kansas City BBQ Society teams and cast your vote for the ultimate best at Sun BBQFest. Competition remains fierce on Saturday with a Rib Contest from Noon to 2:30pm followed by a Wing Challenge from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. For $5.00, each contest offers a sampling of 5 wings or 5 ribs for you to judge! A portion of the proceeds benefits the Sun BBQFest official charity, Operation BBQ Relief.

Keep the lip smackin’ snackin’ going with the impressive lineup of local restaurants and vendors! Taste your way through the endless supply of scrumptious meats and satisfying options from local food vendors! Wash it all down with a selection of beers including Bud, Bud Light, Yuengling and Sam Adams. Select cocktails will also be offered for $7.00, perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day!

Mix with the Master
Myron Mixon, celebrity chef, three-time Barbeque World Champion, and judge on the reality television show “BBQ Pitmasters” will be at the BBQ Fest on Saturday and Sunday, performing cooking demonstrations, signging books/merchandise, hosting a VIP gathering and judging a sweet dessert competition. Nicknamed “the winningest man in barbeque,” Myron will be passing out the trophies on Sunday while mixing-it-up with competitors and showcasing his award-winning smokers — proudly manufactured in neighboring Waterford, CT.

Exceptional Entertainment

The Winter Parking Lot heats up with music, Weber Grill Academy demos and classes, a fireworks show and more to celebrate summertime and all things BBQ.

Dance all weekend long with live music on the main stage. Green Tea Band, Country Mile, Jay Dempsey Band, Coyote River Band and Southern City Band will be providing the beats for this epic parking lot party.

Saturday night goes out with a bang! Don’t miss a spectacular fireworks display. The fireworks kick off at 9:15pm and are guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.

NOTE: Mohegan Sun requires persons under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during Sun BBQFest.  Unescorted minors will have their parent/legal guardian contacted to pick them up immediately.

To learn more about Sun BBQFest, please visit the event website.

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 mohegansun.com. Connect with us on     Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Derek Hough & Peta Murgatroyd Take Center Stage For Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Free Reality Check featuring most recent Dancing With The Stars winner Peta Murgatroyd and 3-time dance champion Derek Hough on June 24th

WHAT: Two of Dancing With The Stars’ most successful professionals will be heading to Mohegan Sun for a very special Reality Check on Sunday, June 24th.  This free, live event begins at 3:00pm and will feature a question and answer segment along with a live dance performance in The Shops concourse. A free signing event will follow at 4:00pm.

WHEN: Sunday, June 24th

3:00pm: Live Performance and Q&A

4:00pm: Public Signing Event

The Shops at Mohegan Sun

IN DETAIL: Presented by The Shops at Mohegan Sun, Reality Check is an exciting and interactive event that brings the best and brightest stars from the reality TV world to Mohegan Sun.  Reality Check events provide fans with the ultimate exposure to their favorite reality stars with engaging, live exhibitions in The Shops at Mohegan Sun followed by intimate signing events. Events are free and open to all ages.

ABOUT DEREK HOUGH: Derek Hough, the only 3-time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC show Dancing With The Stars, started dancing in his hometown of Salt Lake City, UT, at age 11. Just one year later, he moved to London to live and train with the top dance instructors in the world and attend performing arts school where he studied theatre, music and dance.

A multi-talented entertainer and 3-time, Emmy nominee, Hough recently took a season off from Dancing With The Stars to film his first starring role in a feature film for director Duane Adler and producer Robert Cort in Cobu 3D: New York Nights.

Hough’s professional Ballroom dance accolades include World Under 21 Latin American Champion, 2-time Open British champion (Blackpool), 2-time International Open to the World champion’ and 2-time U.S. Open champion.

ABOUT PETA MURGATROYD: Peta Murgatroyd, fresh off of her Mirrorball trophy win alongside football star Donald Driver on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, has had quite a career in dance. She was born in Auckland, New Zealand and raised in Perth, Western Australia.  Murgatroyd has studied Classical Ballet since the age of 4 and trained for 12 years under former Principal Dancer of the Kirov Ballet, Madame Lubov Nikonrenko.  She is also trained in Contemporary and Spanish dance.  When she first began Ballroom dancing, she won an Australian State championship within her first three months, leading her to move to London to further her career. Amongst many international competitions, she finished 2nd in the Great World City Championship, was a semi-finalist in the Singapore Lion City championship and was a finalist in the Australian Open championship.

Murgatroyd has performed regularly on the hit show Dancing With The Stars in America and in Australia and has also been on Australia’s and Holland’s So You Think You Can Dance programs. She has choreographed and performed with great artists like Heart, Rod Stewart, Taio Cruz and Enrique Iglesias.

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 mohegansun.com.  Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us onyoutube.com/mohegansunvideos.

Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check Steps It Up

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Edyta Śliwińska and Alec Mazo of Dancing With The Stars with special guest Aiden Turner will participate in a free live performance & signing on June 23rd

AE_genesis_2009The Shops at Mohegan Sun will be presenting a very special Reality Check with Edyta Śliwińska and Alec Mazo of Dancing With The Stars with special guest Aiden Turner. This live event at Mohegan Sun will be taking place on Wednesday, June 23rd with a performance at 7:00pm followed by a signing event. This free and exclusive event will take place in The Shops at Mohegan Sun.

Presented by The Shops at Mohegan Sun, Reality Check is an exciting and interactive event that brings the best and brightest stars from the reality TV world to Mohegan Sun.  Reality Check events provide fans with the ultimate exposure to their favorite reality stars with engaging, live exhibitions in The Shops at Mohegan Sun followed by intimate signing events. For more information, visit mohegansun.com/reality-check.

Edyta Śliwińska is a professional dancer born in Poland. She is the only dancer to appear on all ten seasons of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. She has teamed with celebrities Evander Holyfield, George Hamilton, Joey Lawrence, Jeffrey Ross and most recently Aiden Turner.  Paired with NFL superstar Jason Taylor in season six, Śliwińska had her best finish to date, as her and Taylor finished in 2nd place.  Śliwińska is a five-time U.S. National finalist and is married to fellow Dancing With The Stars professional dancer Alec Mazo.

Alec Mazo, born in Russia, is best known for being the winner of the first season of Dancing With The Stars with partner Kelly Monaco.  He has also been a part of the Dancing With The Stars tour and is featured in a section of the new Dancing With The Stars fitness book.  Alec has been in the movies Dance With Me and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and has also appeared in the hit NBC series, Heroes.  He and wife Edyta have produced instructional DVDs including Fitness with the Pros and Dancing like the Pros

Aiden Turner was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, just outside of London, England.  He was discovered by a modeling agency upon returning to London after an exotic vacation that took him to destinations across the globe.  He then studied acting at the Method Studio Covent Garden in London that led to numerous commercial and television castings both abroad and within the United States.  He was cast in the ABC daytime television drama All My Children in which he starred from 2002 – 2009, playing the role ‘Aidan Devane,’ a character created specifically for him.  In 2003, Aiden was nominated for “Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series” at the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

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.