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Mohegan Sun Gears Up For A Huge Spring & Early Summer

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Great events, the best in comedy, exceptional concerts and Barrett-Jackson’s first Northeast Auction, all upcoming at Mohegan Sun

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 29, 2016) – There is no shortage of entertainment on the horizon for Mohegan Sun in 2016! Entertainment, drink specials, featured dining, incredible shows and more are all lining up for what is sure to be an unforgettable start to the Spring and Summer months!

Cinco de Mayo
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Mohegan Sun and take advantage of all the amazing specials our restaurants have to offer. Get the party started early and head to SolToro Tequila Grill where they’re celebrating all week long with a variety daily food and drink specials rounded out with a Rock n’ Roll Dueling Piano show on Friday, May 6th at 9:00pm. Party on May 5th at Geno’s Pub with a featured Blue Point Beer Dinner from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, just $50.00 per person. Cap off your Cinco de Mayo celebrations with a special happy hour at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville!

2016 Kentucky Derby
Watch history in the making on Saturday, May 7th, live from the comforts of the Uncas Ballroom. With 9 large race screens, 30 betting terminals and 1,000 seats, it’s a great place to take in the best horse racing day of the year. Guests can meet and mingle with Mike “Mut” Mutnansky, talk show host for WEEI Sports Radio, Mike Vesce, writer and workout analyst for DRF and Anthony “Big A” Stabile, host of Xpressbet Radio on HRRN.  $25 and $50 wager’s receive special bonuses. Windows open at 11:00am and for more information, visit Kentucky Derby

Great Comedy
Two legendary comedians are on the bill at COMIX Mohegan Sun this spring as well. Regarded widely as one of the top stand-up comedians of all time, Dave Attell will play 8:00pm and 10:00pm shows on both Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th.

Greg Fitzsimmons, a regular radio host on Howard Stern’s Sirius/XM channel, 4-time daytime Emmy Award Winner and former head writer for The Chelsea Handler Show and Man Show, will play three consecutive nights at COMIX Mohegan Sun, beginning Thursday, May 5th. For additional information on these performances and additional upcoming COMIX Mohegan Sun performer’s, visit COMIX

Kenny Chesney at Mohegan Sun Arena
The much anticipated 2016 Spread the Love Tour makes a two night stop in Uncasville this May! Mohegan Sun Arena is primed to host back-to-back shows, beginning with a Friday, May 13th concert beginning at 7:30pm. Chesney will take the stage again the following evening, on Saturday, May 14th. Special guests for both shows will be ACM “Vocal Group of the Year” nominees, Old Dominion.

In addition to Chesney’s two Arena shows, Def Leppard returns to the venue for a Sunday, May 15th show with fellow rockers REO Speedwagon and Tesla, Selena Gomez takes the stage on Friday, May 29th and 5 Seconds of Summer recently announced a 2nd Mohegan Sun Arena show by popular demand, playing back-to-back evenings beginning on Thursday, June 30th. For more, visit

And of course, the world’s greatest car collecting auction is at Mohegan Sun from Thursday, June 23rd through Saturday, June 25th, when Barrett-Jackson kicks-off. This northeast auction at Mohegan Sun will mark the first time that Barrett-Jackson has held an event in the northeastern United States. Over its 45-year history, Barrett-Jackson has consistently provided a world-class automotive lifestyle experience for its bidders, consignors, sponsors and fans. The auction block will be inside the award-winning and top ranking, Mohegan Sun Arena. For tickets and more information, visit Barrett Jackson at Mohegan Sun

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.

Def Leppard Reschedules 2016 Tour Dates

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Live at Mohegan Sun Arena May 15th

Def Leppard has rescheduled the band’s previously postponed dates on their 2016 tour. Tickets purchased for the previously scheduled shows will be honored on the rescheduled dates. Mohegan Sun Arena’s new date will now be Sunday, May 15th for a 7:00pm concert. Special guests to include REO Speedwagon and Tesla!

Tickets are $79.00 & 59.00 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets are also available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.

Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages,” Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The upcoming tour follows on the heels of the band’s massive 2014 co-headlining tour with KISS, last summer.

About Def Leppard:

Def LeppardJoe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, the group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic Rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. For the past thirty years the band’s epic live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.

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.

Styx & REO Speedwagon’s Midwest Rock-N-Roll Express Tour Heads Into Mohegan Sun

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Live in concert on August 24th

Decades of timeless Rock music will be in full force on Saturday, August 24th when Styx & REO Speedwagon bring their Midwest Rock-N-Roll Express Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena for a 7:30pm performance!

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Friday, May 3rd 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; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, May 4th, subject to availability. More details available at also.

STYX – Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips (along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo), have performed more live since ’99 than all of the previous years of its career combined.  Two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar Box Office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon, Bad Company (to name only a few), two more studio albums and no end in sight, STYX continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time.

Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual Arena Rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads.

By the early ’70s, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jump started the burgeoning Rock movement in the Midwest. It carved a path that was eventually followed by STYX, Kansas, Cheap Trick and more.  Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out” followed, setting the stage for 1980′s explosive Hi Infidelity. REO rode the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S. and 40 million around the globe, with a string of gold and platinum records and international hit singles.

Even now, fully established with songs on the radio in every city and town they ever set foot in, REO Speedwagon still has that Midwest work ethic. The band has gone on stage and in the studio to work- dozens of albums, thousands of concerts, and countless radio spins. Their eyes have always been on the future and on the road – not a year has gone by where REO Speedwagon didn’t perform live, thrilling fans with hit filled sets.

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 For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.